Monday, 18 April 2016

Lighter Bases For Light Days


With the lighter mornings, afternoons and evenings, I have found myself reaching for my lighter bases to provide a more Spring-like look that is natural and fresh.

I love to apply a slightly lighter base during the day at this time of year. Working in an office, I don't necessarily need to apply a full face of make up each day but there are so many different types of bases out on the beauty market now, that it is not so much the case of foundation or no foundation. However, here are a couple of my go-to choices for when I want to apply a lighter base that isn't foundation.

LAURA MERCIER TINTED MOISTURISER

I love a tinted moisturiser, and this one from Laura Mercier ticks plenty of boxes. I picked this up in September when I went over to the states, so apart from the odd occasion I haven't really felt the need to apply this product until now. It has quite a runny texture so only a small amount is needed to be blended and worked into the skin. It is slightly too dark for my current wintery paleness, however as the sun continues to shine and the weather gets better, it should match my skin tone once again. 

NARS VELVET MATTE SKIN TINT

I have already raved so much about this product on Madolyn Thinks, but it really is one of my go-to bases at the moment. It is a skin tint which provides a nice even finish to the skin, creating a natural yet covered look. It has a matte finish which is great for me during this time of year as it aids to prevent that mid-afternoon shine that I develop, thanks to my oily T-Zone and combination skin.

BENEFIT THE BIG EASY BB CREAM

I haven't really dabbled too much with BB creams but I really like this one from Benefit Cosmetics. It is another matte finish, much like the Nars Velvet Skin Tint. I do feel as though I really need to make sure that my skin is nicely moisturised and hydrated before applying this product however, it is a great match for my skin that provides the right amount of lightness for this time of year.


What are your favourite bases to wear during the day at this time of year?

Madolyn
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