Saturday, 22 June 2013

My perfect base




I thought I'd show you the concoction of foundations I'm using at the moment to get my current perfect base. Mixing it up is working really well for me right now, even if it is a little bit of a palaver and a little painful for the purse!

I firstly apply MAC face and body really lightly all over my face. This is quite a sheer, low coverage foundation, almost like a tinted moisturiser (in fact, I've used some tinted moisturisers that have more coverage than this). I don't want to end up looking like I actually have face full of foundation  (even though I do), so this is a really good start just to even out my skin tone. 

Next I take the Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick and with my fingertips, dab a little over the centre of my face, and on any blemishes. Essentially I suppose I'm using this as a concealer, and for a little more coverage, in a discreet way! (I've reviewed the foundtion sticks here incase you're interested!)



Next I take the tiniest amount of Chanel Vitalumiere in a slightly darker shade than the others (like the shade I'd wear if I'd had a hot summery holiday), and apply this with a small foundation brush just around the edges of my face, my jaw-line and my forehead. This gives my foundation a little more depth to it. 

Finally, the famous YSL Touche Eclat. This I just pop underneath my eyes and across my cheekbones, for an illuminated  awake effect.I blogged about it in more depth over on a guest post on Kayleighs blog here, and also on my own blog  yesterday here just incase you missed it.

Have you ever used any of these foundations? 

Which foundations do you like to use to create your perfect base? 

I'm having a lazy blogging day today :) Some of you might be interested to know that my husband very kindly bought me a new camera (spoilt little lady, thank you!) So I'll be back on my Youtube channel very shortly, just have to get over my camera phobia all over again :s 

18 comments:

  1. Yay looking forward to seeing you back on YouTube :) xxx

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  2. I like the look of the Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick! :)
    Simply-Abbi xx

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  3. Really want to try Mac Face and Body!
    I'm just using Rimmel Wake Me Up at the moment, I find it looks so nice when you apply just a bit.

    AmeliaRoseL.blogspot.co.uk
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  4. I've been toying with the idea of getting a Benefit Play Stick but that Bobbi Brown one looks good too, argh dilemma!

    Jodie x
    www.retrococktail.co.uk

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  5. Your skin looks great, the routine obviously works!

    itsamadsmadsworld.blogspot.ca

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  6. Really want to try face & body - mixing it sounds like a great idea to get the perfect base xx

    Zoe | Sweet Electric

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  7. You are so gorgeous!!

    Nicky
    zeeblikesit.blogspot.com
    xx

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  8. Recently I've been mixing Mac face and body with Laura Mercier silk cream foundation, they give a lovely dewy finish with a touch more coverage, I love the combination :)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. seems like awesome products! & you look super cute :)

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  10. The Bobbi Brown foundation stick looks awesome. I'm interested to try a foundation stick. xx
    http://withasideofbeauty.blogspot.com.au/

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  11. Oooh always intrigued by the Bobbi Brown foundation sticks! x

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  12. This is such good idea; I'd never really thought of mixing foundations before. But as everyone else has already said, your skin looks amazing so it clearly works :) xxx

    kasiasbeautydiary.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Your skin looks flawless! Thank you for sharing your tips with your readers. This is a really good idea and allows you to sculpt your face without using harsh bronzers!

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  14. I love Face and Body. I love Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation, never tried the one above though. Also always wanted to try the YSL heard so many great things about it xx

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  15. I love this Chanel foundation! Always makes my skin look glowing :) Love this post xx

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  16. Really lovely post. I love mixing up my foundations too! It helps you find the perfect base for your face.

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Been reading your blog for awhile its one of my favs... ♥ what colour shade mac do you use Please xx

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