13 May 2017 36 comments

The Flawless Four.

I always say that if your base is good to go, the rest of your makeup comes together without much effort… except for maybe liquid eyeliner, that’s just sent to play havoc with my emotions.
Because of this, I always try and spend just that little bit longer on my base. It’s so easy to skip primer, slap on foundation or miss out illuminator – but it pays to make the effort if you want a perfectly prepped complexion.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream SPF30; Okay so this is a serious PSA! My favourite ever (EVER!) face moisturiser has been released with SPF! Jordan and I both swear by this as our daily face cream, and we’re never ever without a tub of it. It’s the very best – it’s instantly quenching, super light on the skin, and it makes the best base for makeup (just ask Jordan… heh).
I was overjoyed when the brand sent me the details on this new release, it’s just a dream come true!

NARS Smooth & Protect Primer; I have almost filed this primer under ‘products that are too good to be true’, I swear there’s no way one product can tick so many boxes!
Anyway, this is my pick of the moment – it smoothes skin, minimises pores and leaves the complexion looking seriously flawless. It also packs in SPF50 so you’re totally protected on that front too. I can’t fault it!


Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow; When my skin is looking a little lacklustre (so like, every day then) I reach for this little lovely. This is radiant skin in a bottle – the warm, glow-boosting fluid perks up the skin in an instant, meaning the complexion has the most incredible radiance.
I apply it under my makeup, and I always think my skin looks unreal after use!

Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer; I rarely use any other concealer since getting my hands on this winning beauty find. This anti-fatigue concealer aims to perk up the skin, helping to minimise dark circles and just generally improve the overall look of the complexion. I apply it under my foundation as a little extra pick-me-up on tired days.

Four products that go a long way in helping my skin look fresh and radiant! Have you tried any of these?

  • I can’t believe they’ve actually released the Kiehls moisturiser with SPF, that is amazing. I’ve wanted to try the NARS primer for a while too as everyone raves about it.

    Kristy | http://www.thevioletblonde.com

  • NatalieLeanne

    Ooh I’m so tempted to try the Keihls moisturiser now! I’ve nearly run out of my Hydra Zen by Lancome which I adooooore! 🙂 xx


  • Damn, now I think I need to try the Kiehls facial cream and Bourjois concealer. I love their foundation, so hopefully the concealer will work on me as well.

    Michelle Morchella

  • Leanne Marshall

    I have been thinking of getting this Nars primer, I am definitely going to buy it now!
    Leanne ~ lemblog.co.uk

  • Oh I wasn’t aware of this new Kiehl’s Facial Cream release, I already want to try the original one, but this one sounds really lovely for the morning! The Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer sounds really good too!


  • Loving all of these products, especially the CT wonder glow, it is absolutely amaze!!

  • Kay Nguyen

    I have never used any Kiehl’s product but now I have to try it out! Thanks for sharing <3


  • Lys

    Yay for the new Ultra Facial Cream! Looks like it’s not available in Belgium yet, but I definitely want to get one soon. The Bourjois concealer sounds great too- I love the Healthy Mix foundation so I’m curious to see how the concealer compares 🙂

  • I used to love the healthy mix foundation so I will have to give the concealer a try!

    PoppyRKay // poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

  • I love how the Kiehl’s moisturizer has SPF in it… I feel like there are so few good ones with SPF.. and if they do have it then it’s something like SPF 15/20… a bit on the lower side for a pale girl like me lol


  • Gorgeous photos Kate! I’ve never tried Healthy Mix and I always hear so many good things.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

  • Lovely selection of products! I’ve been hearing so many good reviews in the NARS primer, I have to check it out!! x

    Millie | http://www.bymillie.co.uk

  • It sounds (and looks) like the dream team of bases here Kate – I haven’t tried the NARS primer or CT Wonder Glow (yet…) but can vouch for the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial being incredible. So fab that it now comes with SPF! I’ve just started a fresh pot of it but looking forward to this addition next time I pick some up. I love Bourjois for any base products and am smitten with the Radiance Reveal Concealer at the minute. Gorgeous and glowy, but covers imperfections perfectly.


  • I’ve heard so much about the CT wonderglow. The packaging looks stunning as well. I haven’t tried any of the products you mentioned.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

  • I haven’t tried any of these products before but they all sound lovely!

    xo, Liz

  • Such beautiful products and photography as always Kate! x

  • bella

    I love the Nars primer! I have been using it for years. However, I don’t think it makes my makeup last longer! Right now I am using the Laura Mercier original primer and I like it.

  • Rain

    SPF 50 in a primer! That’s gold! Thank you Kate, I love your recommendations! It’s my fave of the four but I will sure give them a go. I love that there is a mix of high end and cool pharmacy finds too like bourjous.

  • cristy

    i really need to try somthing from charlotte tilbury, ive heard so many good things about the brand xx


  • Chloe

    I use charlotte tilbury myself it is awsome and I need a good primer so thank you!

  • I’ve just gotten round to really getting into NARS and I love the blusher so that primer needs to come at my face if it’s as good as you say 😀

    Mel ★ http://www.meleaglestone.co.uk

  • I am obsessed with the Charlotte Tilbury light wonder foundation and the Wonder Glow sounds incredible!! I’m in need of a new primer and glow booster for underneath my foundation and this sounds perfect! xx

  • I absolutely adore the CT wonder glow… honestly ALL things CT! x


  • Jess

    Wonder Glow by CT & Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream are two of my all time favourites. I’m still yet to try the NARS Primer.


  • I love the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream so I’m keen to try the version with SPF! Will be keeping an eye out for that in my local store.

    Louise | Lipstick & Luxe

  • I agree – having a wonderful base immediately elevates just about any look! <3 🙂 Thank you for all of these great recommendations, especially the primer!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Okay I’ve got to try the Kiehl’s ultra facial cream!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE

  • 受教了!呵呵!

  • Katari

    I have to agree, having flawless skin makes a huge difference in overall appearance. And now, I need to buy the NARS primer! 😀
    XO, Katari

  • The Bourgeois Concealer is my all time fave! But it looks like I might need to splash out on the Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow! That sounds amaze! Xxx


  • I really want to try that Bourjois concealer now! Have been looking for a nice drugstore find for a while.

    And the Ultra Facial Cream is my life saver so I HAVE to get the one with the SPF too!!! Such an amazing release.

    Nice post Kate!

    xo Romy

  • Natalie Redman

    Love that more brands are now incorporating SPF into their products!


  • Cara

    LOVE wonderglow! X

  • Sounds like a need to make a purchase of this wonder glow!!


  • Cande Vito

    I love the Kiehl’s moisturizer, I’m deffinetly buying it with SPF. I’m also really tempted to try de NARS primer, I’ve been looking for a new one, Loved the post!
    And also… Congratulations on the wedding! You looked flawless, I wish you both the best. x