Monday, 5 October 2015

#Blogtober 5- The Base Edit

Hi everyone, welcome to day 5 of #Blogtober and I am definitely surprised that I have been on time so far. To see all the previous #Blogtober posts, click here or search 'blogtober' above. Today I'll be showing you my foundations and bases that I use regularly and would repurchase.

The bases
I realise that they are all high end products but unfortuately the UK drugstore does not cater to darker skin tones so many woc (women of colour) find we have to pay at least £20 to get our shade but I'll save all of that for a different post. 

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser- Seychelles

I only have one tinted moisturiser and this is my latest purchase from NARS. To see my full review you can click here but it is amazing and I am in the shade 'Seychelles'. I like to use this as an everyday base when I don't want full coverage. It also has the added benefit of SPF 30 so your skin is fully protected.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid- NC45

The MAC studio fix foundation was the first foundation I have ever bought and is a great full coverage, oil- free foundation that has a huge range of shades. My shade NC45 and it also has SPF 15.
MAC Matchmaster Foundation- 7.0
I don't remember my reasoning for buying another MAC foundation, but it was recommended by one of the lovely makeup artists and is a great alternative to the studio fix fluid as it is a more medium to buildable coverage foundation. I am in the shade 7.0.

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation- Macao

And finally, the most expensive foundation I own, which is by NARS and is a fairly new release. It is the all day luminous weightless foundation. I'm sure if you watch YouTube beauty videos you may have seen a lot of reviews popping up over the spring/summer. It is a super light serum- like foundation which requires the tiniest couple of pumps. This foundation does oxidise against my skin so is slightly too dark so I mix it with a lighter foundation to get the perfect shade. The shade is Macao.

All the foundations above I believe are for oily/ combination skin types but I think if you add a heavy moisturiser for dryer skin types and a translucent powder for oilier skin types then you can make it more suitable for you.
Thank you all for reading and let me know if you have a holy grail foundation,