I thought i would do a post on how to get the perfect base today a little break from tons of reviews. I think the base is so important to your overall makeup because you have to lay the foundations to make everything else look good.
When people talk about base its usually just foundation and concealer but i think Base is so much more than just that i think it incorporates a lot of different things to ive a final pulled together well done look
First of all you need to prep the skin, use prep products that are going to be good for your skin i have dry skin so i tend to use primers/moisturisers that give hydration and help to keep my face moisturized through the day. I think the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturiser is a great moisturiser for all skin types as it is a favourite of makeup artists around the world it delivers hydration really well Daniel Sandler Retexturizing Primer is a great all round primer that anyone can use regardless of skin type or age.
Now on to your foundation you want something that is going to work for you. You don’t always have to go for the full coverage foundation because remember sometimes less is more literally if you use say a medium coverage foundation it makes it so the good parts of skin can still be seen and glow through but you can use a higher coverage concealer on the parts you want to cover and still look relatively natural without having a full face of maximum coverage foundation. I really like using the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage as it gives really high coverage but doesn’t look cakey on blemishes and lately i find myself using the Makeup Atelier Concealer Palette more as well as they have a more creamy texture but really good coverage.
Skin Base Foundation by Illamasqua is one of the best medium coverage foundations as it gives you this gorgeous glow that everyone is after while covering and evening out the skin tone without looking cakey or made up
Covering up dark circles and brightening up the eye area can make a world of difference, I like to use the pink/peach tone in the Makeup Atelier Concealer Palette it helps to actually brighten up the eye area and conceal without highlighting the problem usually on darker skin tones i will use an orange based corrector which works just as well, apply a little powder under the eye what i usually do is wait for the concealer to “cook” under the eyes before powdering that way if it creases i can fix it before powdering.
This is where a lot of people think different to what i do, i like to think that its not just foundation and concealer that makes the base but things like a bit of bronzer to warm up the face if you need to use it because in the end, everything ties together to get your end look
Ive included a bit of blush in this because usually when you’re doing the base products i like to blend blush over foundation then apply more foundation over the blush that way you get that really natural colour coming from the skin so it looks as if it were a real blush
When i think base i think everything i can do to correct or change rather than adding something to make it look like makeup so Primers, Moisturising, Foundation, Concealing and correcting, using bronzers to warm up everything and contouring to give cheekbones and adding a bit of blush for a flushed look, these are the things you are doing to change the face. Things like lips and eyes etc those are the things that you deliberately change to make it look like there is something there unless you are doing a natural look
Sometimes you really just need to think outside the box and experiment and just do what works for you because thats how we figure out things
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