Bcuz you know i’m all about that base ’Bout that Base
- April 03, 2017
Sorry about the cheesy title but I just HAD to. Anyway, moving on.
THE most important step is perfecting the base for your makeup. You might think that “oh foundation is just for performers I do not want goopy paint on my face that will make me look like a crumbly cookie!!”, but you’re wrong. Take it from a person who spent 18 years of her life thinking that exact same thing, only to discover that foundation is FUCKING AMAZING.
To start off, let me warn you, that this is the one…and probably the only thing I will ask you to invest in. Since this will cover all of your pretty little face, PLEASE commit to spending some money on it. I buy my foundation from MAC and it costs around 25 quid, but one bottle lasts me like half a year. Ugh I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s first go through the things that you absolutely HAVE to buy if you want my help in looking like a goddamned diva.
You will need:
1. Primer –
I personally love the Barry M. colour correcting green primer because it corrects the natural redness of my skin and is on the…cheaper side (cost – £5.99). However, I will always encourage going for more seasoned brands like Clarins or Clinique, although they might be a little more pricey.
2. Foundation –
I am currently using the MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 in the shade NW35 (cost -£22), which I got SIMPLY because the Pro Longwear SPF 10 foundation (cost – £25.50) was out of stock. The one I’m using gives excellent coverage buuuuuuut does not last as long as the pro longwear one and I do prefer long coverage because I tend to stay out all day and do not get the time (read: too lazy) to touch up my makeup from time to time. If you don’t think MAC is your thing (you’re cuckoo but wutevs), I’d suggest you go for Clinique’s Even Better Skincare range (cost – £25 approx) or Bobbi Brown’s Longwear Even Finish Foundation (cost – £31.50), both of which, made Vogue’s top foundations of the year list. Oooohh I almost skipped one of my favourites!! The HD Perfect Coverup Foundation by Inglot (cost – £23). Unfortunately I don’t use it anymore because nobody frikkin sells it in Canterbury ugh.
3. Concealer –
Now, if you have flawless skin with no blemishes or spots or marks that you want to hide, then you can go ahead and skip this bit completely cuz you don’t need any concealin’ you Goddess!! But, since my face is covered with a billion spots and marks, I’m just going to include concealers in my list anyway. So I have experimented with a GAZILLION concealers and my absolute favourites are MAC’s Mineralize Concealer (cost – £17.50) and Inglot’s Cream Concealer (cost – £12). I have tried MAC’s Matchmaster Concealer (cost – £17.50), but I find it better for contouring, than to cover up blemishes. It is best if your concealer and your foundation are of the same brand because then the shades will match and you will need minimal blending.
Okay this is the LAST thing you have to invest in I PROMISE…sorta… Since the foundation and the concealer are both cream based, you will need a face powder to set the foundation and concealer. Otherwise, Hello sweat and bye bye flawless makeup. I personally vouch for two powders that are absolute gems. One is the MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation (cost – £22) and the other is L’Oreal Paris True Match Minerals Foundation (cost – £14.99). Also, the Bare Minerals Matte SPF 15 foundation (cost – £26) is a pretttttty good albeit expensive option.
Soooo my lovelies…that’s all I have for you today. Hope it helped! Next week I’m going to teach you how to apply the base okaayyyy! Bye!!