It feels like I’ve been trying to get my makeup look just the way I want it for ages, and while it’s still not 100% perfect I feel more confident than ever with the way my makeup has been turning out. With the help of these five base products (and of course, my trusty UD Naked Heat Palette) I’m finally on my way to achieving the perfect look.
Once I’ve cleansed, toned and moisturised, I like to use the Benefit ‘The Porefessional’ primer to achieve the perfect, smooth base for my makeup. It works incredibly well at smoothing out my pores and it leaves my skin feeling luxuriously soft and well-prepped for the next part of my base. It works amazingly well at minimising my pores and I love how smooth my skin feels after using it. I like to leave it a few minutes so that it fully sinks into my skin before moving on to the next stage of my makeup.
This next product is one that’s fairly new to my collection after I received it in a care package from Jemma. It’s the Youth Lift Glow-plexion from Studio 10 and it’s basically one of the most fantastic products ever. It’s essentially a primer, highlighter and illuminator all in one and it leaves my skin looking radiant, glowing and healthy. I’ve been using this after my inital primer and before my concealer and foundation all over my face to achieve a subtle, healthy glow. The Glow-plexion is incredible for multi-tasking as it can be used on its own or with foundation, either underneath to achieve a ‘glow from within’ look, or on top of foundation as a highlighter. I’m absolutely in love with it.
This is an absolute staple in my makeup collection as I literally have the worst dark circles to ever grace the earth. This one is the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in the shade ‘lemon’ and I’ve actually been liking this one better than my regular shade ‘fair’. It’s great at hiding my dark circles, and while I highly doubt that they’ll ever disappear completely, this does a great job at concealing them.
I’ve had the Erase Paste by Benefit in my makeup collection for quite a while now but I had never got on with it until recently. I’m not even sure how or why I rediscovered this but I’m so glad I did! It’s incredible for using on my spots as it completely covers them. While the shade is just a tad too dark for my skin (and it’s literally the palest shade in the collection) I have found that it works amazingly well under my foundation as it completely eradicates any blemishes or scars and leaves my skin looking extremely healthy. Benefit have actually rebranded the Erase Paste so it’s now called the Boi-ing Brightening Concealer, but it’s still the same formula and works just as well. To say that it comes in an incredibly small pot, I’ve actually been so surprised at how long it lasts as you really do only need a tiny bit.
The L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Matte Foundation is another new addition to my makeup bag. I’d been on the hunt for a really good coverage foundation for a while but I hadn’t really found one that I love, but I think this one has definitely changed my mind. It’s very long lasting and makes my skin look super smooth and flawless. I love the consistency of this foundation as it’s so easy to apply and doesn’t look cakey at all; it’s a definite winner in my book!
What base products are you loving at the moment? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.