A SPRING SUITABLE BASE
With Spring upon us, the lust for luminous skin is on. A recent shake up of my routine and a quick shop of my stash and I've sorted that ideal foundation base for the radiant, dewy look we all want this season..
1 / PREP AND PRIME THAT FACE
Radiance wise, this line-up sources it's glow from this unbeatable duo. I like to mix a pea sized amount of both the Osiris CC Cream(a huge love!!) and NYX Liquid Illuminator in Sunbeam, to achieve a flawless, illuminated base. The CC Cream works at bluring and smoothing out any imperfections, creating the perfect canvas on which to apply your foundation, while the illuminator injects radiance to the skin.
2 / FOUNDATION
For foundation, this season this little drugstore gem has stolen my heart. The Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr foundation does exactly what it says on the tin and delivers a long lasting finish, albeit not 25 hours(!!) Equipped with SPF 20 its the ideal candidate for this Spring line-up, delivering a medium build-able coverage that feels light and comfortable on the skin, allowing the radiance of the underlying illuminator to subtly peer through. I opt to apply with a buffing brush for a seamless application.
3 / HIGHLIGHT AND CONCEAL
It's all about adding extra dimension and an all over glow to the skin, and to do so we're calling in the Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer. While i still lie a little on the fence with the applicator, this bad boy does comes in a shade lighter than my foundation and thus acts as a highlight. I appply in a V shape under the eye, down the bridge of the nose, on the cupids bow and on the centre of the forehead to highlight these areas. For any imperfections, in comes the Physicians Formula Concealer Duo - the concealing and correcting dream team, hiding the appearance of spots and blemishes, while correcting any areas of redness.
4 / SET AND SPRAY
To me, the dewier the finish, the better. I like to gently set the concealer in place to prevent any slipping as the day progresses, and to do so the Natural Collection Loose Setting Powder comes in. Without mattifying the concealer too much, it sets it in place and prevents eye makeup smudging under the eyes. You can get away with not powdering this foundation without it looking greasy or unfinished, so a quick spray of the NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray to lock the whole base in place and your good to go.
This line-up creates the ultimate basis for the perfect spring look, pair with a subtle bronze, a pop of highlight on the cheek bones for an extra glow and a glossy lip for a beautiful radiant makeup look.
What product line-up is your go-to for the ultimate glowing skin?