Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The Dream Base: Primer, Foundation, Concealer & Powder

I used to be a no base kinda gal. A bit of concealer to even the complexion but that'd be it. Everything's changed and I've got myself the base that a girl can only dream of. No dry bits, a super even complexion, this is the base that I've always been looking for... 

Starting with the Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer* to hydrate and even out my skin and of course, make the base last even longer. This primer has a gel texture and it's perfect for my dry and dehydrated skin. I've always found primers make my skin feel weird and leave it with a odd texture, which is the
complete opposite of what it should do but this primer just works perfectly and it's a godsend for us dry skinned girls - this is going to be a dream when the colder weather comes in! 

I then apply the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Siberia*, a beautiful colour match for my uber pale skin with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush from the Core Collection. This foundation is so build-able so if you're looking for a lighter coverage then you can work with a lot less product or if you want a bit more of a higher coverage then that works well too. 

On to Concealer and NARS has got my back on this front too... The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly* is perfect and I honestly don't know how I ever lived without it. It's the perfect creamy concealer (obv) and with this selection of products I don't see it creasing or falling off any time soon. I apply it with the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush and dab it in a bit with my finger and the finish is flawless. 

To set all of that in place, I love using The Body Shop's All-In-One Face Base. This can be used as a base on it's own, but I don't really find there to be much, if any coverage and so I think it works perfectly as a powder to make the base last all day and to just matte it out a little bit. I really like this compact and using it with an Eco Tools brush works really well. 

This base just works so well with me and for my skin type. I honestly can't tell you how happy I am to have found this beautiful dream team... 

What's your Dream Team for your base? 

Lorna x


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  1. Ah Body Shops All in one face base... that was my go to product in my teens!


    1. It's super useful for making it all last that bit longer! x

  2. I need Hydra Veil in my life, I just keep on forgetting to purchase it! xx

    Charli | Secrets Behind The Closet Door

    1. I honestly can't tell you how amazing it is... x

  3. I use both of those Nars products for my base and love them, especially the concealer!


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