Monday 23 January 2017

The Lightweight Base

Lightweight bases are what I reach for when I'm wanting a 'barely there' approach to makeup, which is mostly for day to day or when I'm just feeling lazy. Often I find base products to feel like I'm wearing a mask over my skin, but these 5 are incredibly breathable on the skin and comfortable to wear all day long.

I love the way this skin tint gives my complexion that natural youthful glow. I usually wear this alone and apply it with a damp makeup sponge which gives me the most beautiful finish. It's pretty much a CC cream in terms of the sheer formula and the way it helps to balance out the skin tone. I've been using this a bunch during the warmer weather and it also works really well as a base for your foundation.

I haven't had the greatest luck with stick foundations in the past because they're either WAY too creamy so they cake up and my skin turns into an oily mess, or they don't sit well on my skin causing it to separate which isn't a flattering look. The fact that this foundation says it's shine-free and targeted at combination skin types, I had to at least give it a try and I'm a fan! I like to draw this on my face straight from the stick and blend it in with a foundation brush. Surprisingly, it doesn't cling too much onto drier areas of my skin and the formula isn't too heavy and greasy feeling which is a big positive. It is SO easy to use and it leaves my skin with a matte finish that lasts.

This CC cream does it all for me; protects against UV rays, evens out my skin tone, hydrates, breathable formula and controls oil all at the same time which is pretty amazing so I definitely think it's worth the money. When I first got my hands on this, it was the only CC cream I would use for months on end and it's just great for slapping on and running out the door on those busy mornings.

For some reason I couldn't understand the hype over cushion makeup, that was until I tried it for myself and now I can't wait to try more. This was another product that I was using a fair bit when I was going for a more effortless and natural makeup look. It feels very weightless and it just looks like skin which is one of the many things I like about this foundation.

I absolutely love everything about this foundation; from the silky lightweight formula to the flawless finish it gives my skin, it's really a winner of a foundation. It also blends like a dream and you can build up the coverage without it looking cakey. This is by far one of my go-to Spring/Summer bases.


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