Wednesday, 19 November 2014
It's all about the base, the base!
Though I like to experiment and change my makeup, there are some products which I either use everyday or love using on a night out or special occasion. In this first post of the series I will concentrate on foundations, concealers and powder.
Base - my current favourite foundation is Nars sheer glow. I love this foundation. I think the range of shades they have are very good and like the coverage and feel of the product on my skin. I currently use the shade Punjab (medium1) which is perfect for me when I have a light fake tan on my skin.
On the more budget end I do like Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation. This feels nice on the skin and provides a good coverage at a reasonable price.
Concealer - I have two here I particularly like. The drugstore one I like to use is by Collection and is a real bargain. I am pretty sure it costs under £5 and does a great job. I suffer from dark circles under my eyes and this conceals the very well. I also use this on areas of redness by my nose.
For the evening or if I am looking particularly tired (usually by the end of the school week and 4 early morning clubs!) I like to use By Terry Touche Veloutee in number 1 this gives a very good coverage and stays put on my skin.
To cover blemishes I have been using the Laura Mercier secret camouflage concealer and I use this mainly to cover spots which I unfortunately still suffer from at nearly 40!
Concealer can also be used in contouring and highlighting which I will cover in a separate post. Celebrities such as Kim Khardashian use this a lot for definition and is good for reflecting light off the face. Though I realise while we are popping to Waitrose to get our shopping we don't really want to be rocking quite that look.
Powder - I remember using loose powder a lot in my younger days and it going everywhere! All over my face then my handbag and carpet! I stopped using powder for a few years but I have noticed as I have gotten older that my skin has got oiler and my makeup tends to slip off my face more! Currently, I am using Rimmel pressed powder which I have been impressed with this but I do intend to try the Mac or Charlotte Tilbury ones. I will let you know what I think.
I tend to put my powder on after I have applied my foundation and base then do another dusting after bronzer and blusher. A nice big fluffy brush is ideal for this.
Let me know any products that you love.