The Perfect Springtime Base

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The Perfect Springtime Base

I’ve been finding my base makeup a real drag lately, as my skin has been really dry and every foundation I use seems cakey and too full coverage.

Primer

I’ve also been using a primer to help keep my skin hydrated and glowy, and there’s no better drugstore primer than L’oreal’s Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer. I had recently run out of this, which I think may have been what was affecting my makeup.

It’s the perfect product inbetween moisturizer and foundation ­ it gives your skin that extra kick of moisture, but with a beautiful glowy finish too.l'oreal lumi magique primer

Foundation

I decided I needed to shake up my foundation a little bit, so went for an old classic ­- Loreal’s True Match Foundation.

I tried this a few years ago, and got on with it quite well. I definitely prefer the new packaging, and I feel like the product is not quite as greasy as it was before. I picked this up in N1, which is a really good shade for me.

I will probably have to pick up a shade darker towards summer time, but I don’t mind as it leaves a really nice finish on the skin.l'oreal true match foundation

Application

I have been applying both my primer and foundation with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. I have to say, disregarding the shape, it is literally the same if not better than the Beauty Blender.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the Beauty Blender, but it is very expensive for what it is, and the Real Techniques version is nearly always on offer for 2 for£10 in my local superdrug ­ bargain.

drugstore primer

Put these three together and you’ve got a really lovely, fresh base, that covers well but still leaves the skin feeling natural.

Let me know your favourite base products in the comments!

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