When it comes to make up lasting all day, having the flawless ‘instagram’ look and a base that is going to stand the time is key. For me I do believe a good base does come from good skincare products and also keeping on top of your skin routine, once you have found the perfect products with a routine that works with you are on the right track.
Today I am going to talk about my perfect base when it comes to make-up. I have found all the products and steps really do help my make up not only to last all day but also to keep the ‘just’ applied fresh look all day long no matter what I am doing or how long it is on my face for!!
Starting from the beginning I am a big fan of a primer. I know a lot of people think this is a waste of a step and it doesn’t have that much of an impact in the finished look I would sort of agree, which is why I don’t use a primer all over my face. I use it in the certain areas that I need blurring out. For me this is checks and nose. This primer from Cover Fx works really well for me it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin but it is what i would call a ‘tacky’ primer. The best way I have found apply this is in a tapping movement with my fingers over the desired area.
A good foundation is very hard to come by as the beauty market is saturated with such good ones whether you are looking in high street or high end. Once I had found a foundation I adore, I don’t tend to stray too far from it. Foundation I love are: Estee Lauder Double Wear, Nars Sheer Glow and a new discovery for me is Laura Mercier Silk Creme Moisturising Photo Edition Foundation. With all of these they last incredible, feel super light on the skin but they are all very build able.
I tend to just use an concealer to brighten up under my eyes and any other areas on the face that need it. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is just incredible for this. It is super creamy stays so well but also does’t move or crease throughout the day. I do powder under my eyes before I go ahead and do the rest of the face. I love a loose fine powder to set my make up, I will only tend to set my face in certain parts I won’t do the whole face as for me I just don’t need to. I adore the Laura Mercier & Estee Lauder loose powder for me I stick to translucent as I do not want to add any more colour to the face, I just want to set.
I have been using this guide of a base routine for years, for me it works really well I only tend to mix up my foundation depending on what I fancy each day but apart from that it does stay very much the same. Once I have complete the rest of my face, I do go in and finish with a setting spray. This has been very new addition into my routine and again only really use it if I need to, so that may be if I am heading out for the day or have an event or occasion.
I would love to know of any products recommendations you love to use as your base.
Much love Alice xx