I have focused most of my attention on perfecting my base recently – I would much rather have flawless looking skin day to day than an elaborate eye look. Here are some of the products I use to get my face looking its best.
After using either makeup brushes or my own fingers for the last 10 or so years to do my makeup, and being happy enough with the results, it wasn’t until late last year that I finally gave in to the hype surrounding beautyblenders. And boy, I’m glad I did. This little wonder sponge may set you back a pretty penny ($30AUD to be precise), but it really delivers on results, particularly when I combine it with my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation. I have never had foundation that goes on so smoothly and flawlessly, and love the results every time I use it. They can be a little bit troublesome to maintain as you really have to make sure you are keeping them clean, but it’s definitely worth it. There are some dupes available, apparently the Real Techniques version is pretty similar, but I personally haven’t tried it.
My Chanel Foundation was certainly something I didn’t want to love, due to its hefty pricetag. But boy, I do. It delivers on a beautiful and natural base every time, and works perfectly with my dry skin. I love to combine it with my Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer under my eyes and on blemishes, to really give me that “I woke up like this” feeling.
To finish things off, I like to go for either my It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Loose Finishing Powder, or my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. I love that the Hourglass palette gives such a radiant glow, and I can use the other two powders as a subtle highlighter and bronzer. The It Cosmetics Powder is great for sweaty Australian summers, but I really do wish on reflection that I had bought the pressed version.
What are your favourite products for a great base?