Ever since I laid off of the hefty make-up a few weeks ago because I wanted to just slather some things on my face and be done with it (read my minimal make-up look here), I have rediscovered a few base products that have been sitting in the back of my drawer for a little too long.
I try to make it a thing that I rotate my make-up around as much as possible. (Like every other beauty blogger I know basically). But as you all know, when you just got that high end foundation you’ve been eyeing up for so long; or you got a primer to test out that just wont finish then rotating your make-up – or parts of it – takes a back seat for a moment. But lately I have actually been reaching for some different base products than my usual. Let’s dive in them, shall we?
Very recently I finally got my hands on the Ikea Alex Drawers (5) where basically ever beauty blogger & vlogger stores their make-up. Ever since I started growing make-up collection and was worried about the space to put it all in I’ve wanted one of these because they just seemed like the best option for me. Granted I don’t actually use all 5 drawers for make-up (yet). Currently I use 3. Anyway, this whole story was to tell you that when I was moving everything from my old drawers to my new ones I found the Makeup Revolution Blur Primer after it had literally been hidden away out of sight.
I thought I would give this one another go and boy am I glad that I did. It doesn’t literally give you that blur, photoshop effect but it does come quiet close. It makes my pores appear smaller as well as being a very good base for my foundation to go on top.
Here’s a foundation that I’ve been wearing on minimal coverage days. Also featured in my minimal make-up look so I won’t go too in depth about it again. I bought this BB cream last summer specifically so that I had a light weight, minimal coverage foundation to take with me to Spain (you can read all the make-up products I took on that holiday here). All the foundations I had then were full -on- coverage. I had heard pretty good things about this one so I decided to go for it. I used it quite a lot in Spain. But then winter came around and I started using my more full coverage foundations again and this one was slightly forgotten. Until January hit and deadlines hit like a bomb. I went to this for an easy, quick, put together look and I’ve been absolutely loving it.
I took this out of the drawer again a couple of days ago because I felt like wearing something a little more full coverage than the L.A. Girl BB Cream, but I didn’t want to use my Charlotte Tilbury (’cause it’s expensive and I wasn’t going anywhere ya’ know). I saw this one (which I had honestly completely forgotten about). I gave it a go again and I seriously forgot I much I loved this foundation! I don’t remember when or why I stopped using it. Maybe it was because the colour didn’t match me anymore in summer (I tan very easily). But now it’s the perfect shade for me again and I’m loving it for days where I want a full coverage base. I apply it with a beauty blender, like every other foundation basically. It’s pretty much full coverage, except maybe on some very problematic areas.
I had heard so many good things about this concealer last year that I decided to buy it. Stupidly I bought the wrong shade for my under eyes but since it’s very inexpensive – thankfully – it wasn’t such a big deal. I used this for a good while but then in came the Nyx Cosmetics HD Photogenic Concealer and it stole the show. Until I realised it wasn’t actually all that good – could hit myself in the head. So back came this one! And I’ve re-fallen in love with it. It’s amazing coverage, so you really don’t need that much product. The only downside for me is the applicator. It’s very hard to control how much actually comes out when you squeeze it. I’d much rather have a doe foot applicator (that’s how you spell it right?). But hey, first world problems.
I don’t know if you remember me being totally obsessed with the RCMA no-colour powder but it was my favourite powder. Although I still absolutely LOVE it. I think it’s such a great powder but it’s such a hassle. It’s in a weird tub, so you have to put it into another… anything really. And since I’m embracing the minimal look this January I just didn’t feel like spending more time than necessary on powder. What was there waiting for me to use? You guessed it, the Nyx HD Finishing Powder. A – no hassle – amazing powder. I use it for all over the face, so also for under the eyes and it really sets my foundation in place so that it doesn’t move all day.