Tuesday, 22 April 2014

My Base For Work || Featuring Rimmel, Mac, Bourjois and Seventeen

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I've struggled with my foundation for as long as I can remember now. It either slips right off my face approximately ten seconds after I've applied it or it just sits on my face and oxidise for the entire day. Finally, after years, I've found a combination which I'm pretty happy with and I thought I'd share it with you. Whilst I'm not 100% happy, it's such an improvement and it has given me much more confidence. DSCN1129
Firstly, I start by applying the Rimmel Stay Matte Primer to the inner section of my face, down my t-zone and chin. I do this to stop the oil coming through my combination skin which makes the foundation sit better on the skin. I haven't seen many reviews of this primer but I'm really enjoying it. Then I move on to the Seventeen Wow Highlighting Primer which I reviewed here. As I said in the review, I mix this in with my foundation of choice to give that glowy, dewy look. DSCN1130

My foundation of choice is Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream. Now I never thought I'd love a CC cream, I usually find they turn orange rather quickly and give little to no coverage. Not this bad boy, this has become my every day base. Mixed with the Seventeen highlighter this gives the nicest finish on the skin. The CC Cream conceals redness and provides me with enough coverage that I can confidently leave the house for a full day at work and not have to worry about my foundation throughout the day. DSCN1132
I finish off with the Mac Blotting Powder in translucent to set my base and keep oil at bay. I find with this I don't need to powder throughout the day and it really adds to the length of time my makeup lasts.

This is the perfect combination for my skin that I have found. Whilst I'm always on the look out for new foundations, this has really given me hope that my 'holy grail' base is out there somewhere. What is your favourite 'base' routine?

xo
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  1. I love your photos! I also LOVE the Bourjois CC cream! :D xo

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    1. Thank you lovely lady! It's amazing isn't it xx

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  2. Great little collection and fantastic pictures!
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    xx

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  3. It's so good that you've found your base that works for you :) Gorgeous pictures as always! xx

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    1. Finally, after all these years haha! Thanks sweet xx

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  4. I keep on meaning to pick up the CC cream :) x

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    1. You definitely should, it's well worth it :) xx

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  5. I'm glad you've found a routine for now! It's tough for sure trying to come up with that perfect combo.
    xo dana from thewonderforest.com
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    1. It really is, currently this one is perfect though! xx

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