Happy Friday team! I’m sharing with you today my top five essential items for creating that flawless makeup base !
A good moisturiser – the only reason my skin is coping with the cold right now! I use the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturiser for underneath makeup due to its lightweight and easily absorbing formula, and the Avene Hydrance* moisturiser of an evening because it just gives it that extra kick overnight! Keeps my skin in its best possible condition for makeup.
Primer – choice of Primer is a personal thing, but I do love a good mix of primers to target specific areas. I’ll use those targeted primers and follow over 90% of my face with the Mecca Cosmetica Hydrating Primer – it works amazingly as a Hydrating Primer, and is lightweight enough that it’ll work with any skin type, not just dry or dehydrated.
Corrector – one of the best things that’s ever happened to my Under eye circles is the Brightening Peach Corrector by Pixi Beauty*. A lighter peach shade, it works so perfectly under my eyes to help hide the dark tones of those circles! Whilst it doesn’t fully erase them, it’s by far the best corrector I’ve ever tried. I find that my base looks its best with an even skintone and this certainly helps! For any other shades I recommend the Urban Decay correctors for their lightweight blendable products.
Concealer – a full coverage under eye concealer isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it is mine! I like a full coverage that doesn’t feel too heavy, and my best recommendations are the Tarte Shape Tape, Urban Decay Naked Skin & Bare Minerals BareSkin. These are formulas that are heavier in coverage without feeling cakey under the eyes and help to even out the under eye area.
My choice of foundation and powder vary daily depending on the coverage and finish that I’m after for that specific day, however I have one final essential.
Kat Von D Setting Spray – this guy is legit. A setting spray that sets your face in place. I still get oily around my nose but that’ll never change. I’ll spray this all over my face at the end of makeup application and return home between 8 and 12 hours later and it’ll be like I haven’t even left yet – my makeup is still absolutely perfect! It has the most alluring yet not overpowering cucumber scent and a super light spray comes from the nozzle but I’m absolutely in love with the product and couldn’t recommend it higher!