As I mentioned in a recent post, my skin has been looking a lot better lately and because of the warm weather I’ve been skipping out on the heavy bases… in fact, all bases – except for a touch of illuminator and a dust of finishing powder.
One of my top skincare purchases has to be the Origins Make A Difference Plus Skin Rejuvenating Treatment, I seriously adore this stuff and it really makes a difference to my skin. It helps to look more even, brighter and just… more plump and hydrated too. I feel like I mention this all the time but it’s definitely an absolute night-time must for me as it helps so much with my complexion. By morning, I feel so much happier with my skin and after a week or so of constant use, I feel like my pores are really minimised, too – this is probably one skincare product I could never live without!
My first step (post-day moisturiser) is the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone *. I wasn’t really a fan of this particular shade until I applied it recently and noticed how flawless it made my skin, it created such a soft-focus look that instantly boosted my skin confidence. I swear by illuminating primers to cover imperfections and just generally even everything out, it’s a big job but it does incredibly well.
For any blemishes that are still peeking through (there’s also one), I’ve actually been applying the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation Compact *, I actually really love this as it’s meant to be allow you to top up your makeup without the dreaded cake! I would rather wear NO makeup than have it look heavy and caked on my skin… bleugh! I tend to use this as a concealer as it’s so light and melts flawlessly in to the blemish, concealing without highlighting it. Full review here.
A quick sweep of blusher never fails to help me look a little alive, I usually opt for something with a bit of shimmer, like theBalm Hot Mama! – these highlighting blushers catch the light and draw attention to my cheeks, ie. away from any spots. This is quite pigmented so a light hand will be enough for a light peachy glow.
And lastly, how could I skip out on my favourite flawless finishing powder, By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder! (Full review here) This is seriously dreamy stuff – I won’t lie to you, it costs an arm and a leg but it’s worth it if you’re willing to hand over the cash. It retains moisture in the skin and completely smoothes over pores, it’s my must-have makeup item and I have made a promise to myself to never be without it. Yep, I’m committed to this stuff. I usually use a nice fluffy powder brush and lightly sweep over the smallest of amounts, makeup is set all day and I’m pleased with how great my skin looks. A voila!
What are your products for skipping out on the foundation? Do you feel confident enough to leave the base alone?