Monday, 20 October 2014

I'm All About THAT Base...




Bout that base! Meghan Trainor, I couldn't agree more.... IT IS ALL ABOUT THE BASE - nail that and nothing else matters.... except the brows of course. This is my natural, flawless, healthy, slightly dewy but in no way cakey, everyday base. 

Whether or not you moisturise first usually depends on your skin type. I think mine’s in some sort of transition period. It used to be dry. Dry. DRY! but thanks to Liz Earle, well not here physically, but her AMAZING products, it's much more hydrated. I wouldn’t call it oily but there’s no need to O.D on moisturiser anymore. I dab a little AveneHydrance Light Moisturiser £14 just where I need it – nose, sides of the mouth, hairline and give it a few minutes to soak in so the foundation doesn’t slide. Some people can skip the moisturiser all together and go straight to the primer.

If you really want THAT BASE to last you gotta get on board with a primer. It doesn’t have to be an expensive one, Seventeen for example do some good ones, but I’m hooked on the queen of primers Laura Mercier. I use the original Foundation Primer £19. The creamy texture plumps skin and erases pores. It sinks in instantly, creating a smooth, even canvas for make-up. If I want an extra dewy look I’ll mix in a little Primer Radiance £19 or dab directly on the area I want to glow. In these pictures I dabbed a little on my cheeks only.

Current foundation love and the one that ticks-every-box.... Chanel Vitalumiere £36. Light-weight texture, perfect coverage, flawless and hydrating with a post-facial glow kinda finish. Basically he Rolls Royce of foundation! I apply with a standard No7 foundation brush and set with just a little MAC Skinfinish. A little MAC Prep & Prime highlighter under the eyes to disguise that nasty blueness and voile.... every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top!





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16 comments:

  1. Love this post! And I love that song (guilty pleasure for me!) I think I've finally found a primer that works for me; the Rimmel matte one. I have super oily skin and it's a nightmare to deal with. I wish I could have dews looking skin without being oily :( xxx

    www.dizzymisselizabeth.co.uk

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  2. Love the combo

    ♥ themarthalist.blogspot.com ♥

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  3. Love the mix between all these products!!

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  4. Gorgeous, the Mac Prep & Prime sounds right up my street :)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I'm surprised you don't already have that! It's fab, I've ditched touche eclat in it's place x

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  5. Stunning as always! Your skin looks beautiful! I love that fresh dewy glow look! xoxox

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  6. Hello you natural beauty! I would die for your skin, I think you might have just pushed me over the fence with this foundation! I need it. Xx

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    1. Thanks Meg!

      I doubt you'll be disappointed. I was shopping with my friend on Saturday and bullied her into buying it :) She loves it now x

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  7. Have everything except the prep and prime! Really want to purchase it.

    Hannah Rose

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  8. Your skin is just the most incredible thing I have ever seen!

    daisychurchward.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Daisy. I mainly put it down to Liz Earle. Been using it for over a year and it's really improved my complexion. x

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  9. Your skin is so amazing, so dewy and fresh! xx
    Girlintheblackhat

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    1. Thank you Faith! My skin's definitely having a moment, putting it down to the lovely Liz Earle. x

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  10. WOW Your skin looks amazing! I love this look! Plus your absolutely stunning. (SO that doesn't hurt either!) Thanks for sharing your secret! :)

    thesaltlifewife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Julie, you're too kind! I put it down to Liz Earle products. Started using them over a year ago and they've improved my complexion so so much! x

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  11. your skin looks so glowy and beautiful ♥♥♥

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