Thursday, 4 December 2014

I'm all about that BASE


Hello, happy christmas. Let's talk about makeup.. I recently went on a beauty clear out binge and got rid of all the makeup and skin care that I just don't use. I'm not a hoarder or collector of makeup so if it wasn't reached for instinctually it went. Here's what made the cut. Hash tag Makeup that made it. This post is all about the base and contour products in my top makeup drawer. Hands up this drawer has the most products out of all of them because "I'm all about that bass, about that bass, no treble..." and am obsessed with highlighting products and finding the perfect foundation. Come on I think we all are. I'll also post about my eye, cheek and lip products that made the cut, in the coming days too. Hope you enjoy xoxo

I now have four foundations! Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in 10. Loving this. The Illamasqua Skin base in 4.5. It's actually too light for me now for some reason. I have obviously been eternally tanned by the never ending summer, but I still keep this for the love and for foundation highlighting purposes or I might get paler, reasons vary. Laura Mercier oil free tinted moisturiser in Porcelain, which despite being my only tinted moisturiser is probably my second highest coverage foundation. I keep because it is great. And finally the Bourjois Healthy mix serum in 32 I believe. This is a glowy gorgeous foundation.

So to concealers and I have two Collection Lasting Perfection concealers in 1 and 2. They have high coverage, one needs to mix to get the right cover. They're good and I recommend them if your into budget makeup. Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque. A great Salmon concealer for dem bags. Mac Studio finish concealer in NC20 and NC15. I've had them forever. Great coverage so we keep them. And finally the Charlotte Tilbury Conceal and Treat stick in 1 Fair. This is divine and literally melts into the skin. Definitely too light for me but I use it to highlight. No doubt a number 2 shade will be making its way into the drawer in the future.

POWDER... and we only have one. The Chanel Les Beiges in no10. Honestly this was the only powder i ever reached for. If you read my October favourite type post you will read about about how much I enjoy using this. Chanel Forever!

Contour and bronze... Bourjois BB bronzing cream. I loved this in the summer, it's a really awesome highstreet liquid bronzer as it has no sparkle and is just great. Soleil Tan De Chanel. A cream bronzer that literally rocks my world. All the love for this.  AMAZING. Illamasqua cream Pigment in Hollow. I think this is an awesome cream contour. Don't use it very often but I really should. Couldn't get rid of it. Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder Medium. Ionly use this really on nights out when I need to "chizel dem cheekbones". Again I should use it more.

The Charlotte Tilbury Film Star bronze and Glow. This is my favourite makeup item of the year I think. The sculpt shade is amazing and the highlight is beautiful. any flaws is that I personally would like to the highlighter a touch lighter but it's awesome regardless.

The highlighters... Becca Shimmering skin perfector in Pearl. All bow down. I love etc etc etc. Dior shimmer powder in Amber Diamonds (who remembers this?) and the ultimate Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All over Radiance Cream in 01 Iced Gold. (Also who remembers this?) Both awesome. The Jemma kidd a shining discontinued star which is amazing and the amber diamonds which is gorgeous. I use this in the summer with a bronze goddess kind of look, it's too dark to use as a standalone highlight for me. Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder in Candlelight. This is amazing and if I had to chose I would chose this over the Charlotte Tilbury highlight shade, purely because it's lighter. Big Love. Another gorgeous cream highlight; the No7 instant Radiance highlighter. It's lovely (not as dewy as the Jemma Kidd but it's closer than so many other failures out there).  we like so that is why we keep. Oh and Charlotte Tilbury's Wonder glow, which I use as a primer rather than a highlighter. It's gorgeous let's face facts here. You definitely need this.

Bases DONE! As I type this I am mentally choosing my next concealer and foundation to buy. Specification: Long Lasting and fuller in coverage. Any ideas??

Thankyou for reading. If you need any products to trial, these are a good place to start. They are all GRRRRRRreat. xoxoxo