The Makeup #14: Back To Bases
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
I'd love to be a pop on some lip balm and go kinda gal but unfortunately with my problematic skin this is a rarity. So in the interest of not scaring any small children, there will always be several base options in my makeup collection.
For nights out, when longevity is key I use Estee Lauder Double Wear. I wear the shade fresco. Full coverage with impressive lasting power. Even after several hours in a sweaty club, this will still be in place. One for those of us with skin on the oilier side as otherwise this could feel too drying and could look cake-y as it is very matte. I wear shade 01 Fresco. The only negative is that it doesn't come with a pump.
Almost as long lasting and with a medium to full coverage is MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15. I rely on this for long days when I need my makeup to last for several hours. Or for shorter days when my skin is acting up! Another matte finish, I wear shade NC 15 for reference.
Ah my beloved Chantecaille Just Skin Anti-Smog Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15. I'm running out of ways to declare my love for this, so I'll just refer to previous posts like this one. Sold as a tinted moisturiser but this offers almost medium coverage, with a luminous satin finish. It's love. I wear the shade bliss.
Finally for those occasional good skin days, I've been loving the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser. This has SPF20 and I use the shade porcelain and the oil free version. Perfect for lazy days. A barely there, skin-like finish with a lighter coverage with a hint of dewiness.
So there you have it my back up bases if you will. What is your go-to foundation?