A couple of years ago, when I worked as a Beauty consultant in a department store, I would be surrounded with the latest launches of make-up products and the up and coming trends. More often than not I would treat myself to something once pay day had arrived.
Nowadays, I am a little bit more practical when it comes to make-up shopping, as I only have one face & rarely try new base products. I tend to stick with the ones that I know work for me and my skin…
Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude
I used to be a lover of the original Double wear as I loved the coverage it gave on my skin. As I got older and didn’t need such a high coverage (I used to have quite a few skin issues), I found it was a little too thick, to the point where it felt a little strange to move my face.
These days, I prefer Double wear Nude. It’s a medium coverage, which now suits me better and has the same amazing staying power as the original, but a lot lighter in texture. I find it evens out my skin tone and makes it look fresh and healthy, all whilst providing protection against sun damage (it has SPF30).
The Reparative Skin Tint – La Mer
This is something I either wear in the summer as it’s very sheer, or mix in with my Double wear nude, to give it a little more glow.
I like to use this on holiday/summer time as it is very lightweight and find it gives just the right amount of coverage to even out my skin tone. It provides me with a fresh glow but without making me look sweaty (never a good look!). This also contains SPF 30, which of course if very important!
MAC Pro long wear Concealer
This is probably my 5th bottle of the stuff! I love it. It provides a medium, matte coverage, which I find perfect for covering spots/redness. I also like to use it under my eyes and even though it’s a full coverage concealer, I find it never looks cakey, even when I top up my make-up on my lunch break. The only thing I dislike about this product is the pump, I can never get the right amount out and end up wasting a lot of it.
Nude Finishing Illuminating Powder – Bobbi Brown
This is a more recent discovery for me as I never really liked to use a powder to set my make-up as I didn’t like how they made my skin look.
However, I would 100% re purchase this powder ( I have already hit pan!) as it is so subtle and natural looking. It also has a blend of skin brightening botanicals to make the skin look lovely and fresh, which it defiantly does!
English Mint & Ginger Lip Care – Jo Malone London
SO technically, this is cheating as it’s not a makeup base… but it is a great base for my lip products. This is a new lip balm which is enriched with Moringa Butter, rose flower and KuKui seed oil, all which soften and hydrate the lips (& it really does!). Even though its so hydrating, it dries more of a matte finish, so doesn’t feel like you have lots of product on your lips. The Scent is also amazing, which you expect from a Jo Malone product!
Are any of these products your favourites? Or does anyone have any recommendations that I possibly should try? Let me know 🙂 x