A few favourite bases

When she sings “It’s all about the base”, she ain’t wrong.  Get your skin right, and everything else will follow. These are a few post-skincare favourites.

Foundation - Glow - Highlighter - Makeup - Primer

Isn’t life just better on a good skin day? These are a few of my current faves for achieving just that.  Estee Lauder x VB Morning Aura isn’t new and until it or it’s successor are brought back to shelves I’m reluctant to continue singing it’s praises.  But it’s a beautiful base for foundation; moisturising, illuminating and ridiculously luxe feeling in all it’s golden glory.  Cue the outrageous price tag.  Given it’s limited edition status, a truly good substitute is Bobbi Brown’s Illuminating Moisture Balm, if a touch heavier. 

Next up, Chantecaille’s Future Skin.  Now this isn’t a wallet-friendly foundation but in my opinion, spend money on your base and save it on your colour products.  This beautiful foundation is lightweight and light-medium coverage, but can be built up for more depth.  It has a dreamy gel-cream texture and feels fresh, bouncy and barely there on the skin.  Some will hate the jar packaging; but with it’s whipped consistency it doesn’t deter me.  It’s oil-free, but it you want SPF included you’ll need to turn to their tinted moisturiser ‘Just Skin’ which seems to offer more coverage, despite it’s name, and a slightly heavier texture.  Future Skin is a serious winner for me.  

Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick is a crowd pleaser.  It’s available in three thousand shades (ok, maybe 31) and is creamy and blendable. Whether you want a natural, sheer coverage in select areas or a full-coverage, tv-ready face.  It’s perfect for afternoon touch-ups because of it’s stick form, and the fact that it layers well on top of itself.  Some days I just like to swirl some onto my fingertips and press it onto my face like Hannah Martin taught me, and others I’ll use a brush to really buff it in.  It covers my redness, but can look oily down the t-zone by afternoon so a little powder is needed.  Mostly, I just find this foundation easy.  There are plenty of shades so you’re guaranteed a match, there’s no messy liquid to spill or excess to waste if you pour too much, and it works even when you don’t have a brush handy, it’s just fuss free.  Who doesn’t want that? 

Find Bobbi Brown at bobbibrown.com

Find Chantecaille at Mecca

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