Current Favourite Base

Monday, November 17, 2014

Recently I have been in a foundation rut. All my favourite foundations seem to have died a unfortunate death and I've been left with a draw full of unloved ones and an empty bank balance. With this in mind, I decided to 'shop my stash' (ooh yeah old school beauty blogger lingo) to try and find something to keep me going until I like win the lottery and then can buy all the foundation in the world. However, plot twist. I actually ended up finding a forgotten gem that has gotten me so many compliments on my foundation that I have actually forgotten about the whole winning the lottery thing, well the whole buying foundation thing, I will still win the lottery and I will buy one direction.

Rimmel Match Perfection is a foundation that earlier this year, everyone and their gran were going on about. Because I'm a sheep, and well when you watch numerous vloggers and bloggers, they end up getting to you, I bought the foundation. I don't know why but I wasn't exactly bothered by it and it ended up in my foundation drawer. Anyways, I have picked it back up and I've been really liking it. For a start it's a steal (no don't worry I didn't shop lift this, though please tell me I'm not the only one who usually gets a security guard follow them around the stands of Boots. I must have a dodgy looking face) but this usually retails for about £6.99 which is just barginous. Yes I just made that word up.

The coverage is medium, so if you suffer with blemishes, spots and dark circles you will need some extra help from concealer, the finish is quite dewy so you'll need a powder but it's long lasting even for someone with oily skin such as myself! The result is a satin flawless finish, that has had me receive some nice compliments on my skin. For the first time in ages, my skin hasn't been cakey, and it's probably thanks to the cheapest foundation in my collection!

As well as loving this foundation, I've also recently been using a new primer, the This Works In Transit Camera Close Up* is reportedly a favourite of Victoria Beckham's and well if it's good enough for her, it's good enough for me. This primer has ingredients such as caffeine and hyaluronic acid to perk up your face and smoothen everything out for make up. I've found my skin to be smoother and my make up has been lasting longer without me having to powder 645346 times a day! Although it won't beat my Body Shop Tea Tree Primer, it's pretty nice and for a luxury treat it's been great at perking up my face when it's been looking dull and tired!

So there are my current favourite base products, what's yours at the moment?

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