How To Achieve The Perfect Makeup Base

Finding your perfect base isn't something that will happen overnight. It takes months, or more likely, years to find the perfect products to work with your skin. But with that being said, I wanted to share with you all some of my current favourite base makeup. Their is a mixture of high end and drugstore here so hopefully something for everyones taste and budget! 



Up until about a year ago I never used to prime my skin. I'd apply moisturiser, barely giving it a chance to sink in before I added the foundation. Now, I've realised giving your face cream a little time to sink in will do wonders as will the staying powers of a perfect primer. Personally I don't use a pigmented primer as I don't have time in the mornings to blend in another layer. Instead I use a creamy one like the Rimmel Fix and Perfect Pro. It's a lovely silky layer that keeps my makeup fresh throughout the day. My only qualm with this is that whilst it claims to make your skin matte I haven't actually found any evidence of this. But as soon as you apply makeup or powder over the top that problem is easily sold.



Ahh the eternal concealer debate. Do we A: apply it before foundation or B: after. Personally I put it on first for two main reasons. Firstly, it's what I've always done, I know it works and I'm less likely to cake on the makeup if my dark circles are already vanished. And secondly because I don't wear liquid foundation, trying to blend a liquid concealer on top of my powder would just create a gunky mess. 

For dark shadows I've recently been loving the Maybelline Dream Lumi concealer. This is a sure fire dupe for the Chanel Eclat Lumiere and at a much lower price point. I'd highly, highly recommend this product! Alternatively, for blemishes, my holy grail is this Garnier with Pure Active spot concealer. Like, holy hell, I apply this if I get a spot and it literally clears it up within a day or two. It's amazing but I have this nasty feeling it might be discontinued. 


Powder Foundation

Some people love their liquids, others swear by BB creams... me, I'm head over heels captivated by my Body Shop All In One Face Base. If you've been following me for a little while you'll know that I constantly rave about this product. It has amazing coverage, it's super matte, it lasts all day... Like what else do you want me to say?! If you only take one thing from this post, I would hope it would be this product. Perfection in a pot.


Blush and Contour

When choosing a blush I tend to stay within the neutrals. I have a fear of looking like those 12 year old girls with neon pink cheeks and dark brown 'contour'. If natural is your thing too then look no further than the Benefit Rockateur blush. It's a lovely rose gold / neutral pink which adds the perfect about of colour without looking like you're hitting the year 8 disco.

When it comes to contour, Benefit's Hoola bronzer swept along your cheekbones is brilliant. When you're not graced with natural cheekbones like myself you have to take special measures and draw them in yourself. Applied with a flat contour brush, I'm obsessed with Hoola.


Okay, thanks for reading guys, let me know if you've tried any of the above mentioned products and I will see y'all in a few days! 



  1. I really want to try rockateur and hoola, they sound amazing! x

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

    1. They are! Some of my favourite products from Benefit! xx

  2. I usually prefer liquid foundation, but I've found myself using powder as of late. I looked up the Body Shop All in One Face Base and everyone raves about it in reviews as well! I'll definitely be giving it a try.


    1. It's incredible, my one and only holy grail product! I used to wear liquid but I feel like powder is less clogging xx

  3. This was such a good read HAHA!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

  4. I have to admit that I've been using liquid because it just comes off better on my skin but will flip in and out of using powder. I don't contour because I think it's a waste of time when I'm naturally pretty. How do you have the patience to contour? Hahah.

    S .x http://ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com


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