All about that base
I’ve lost count of the amount of blog posts or Youtube videos I’ve watched on the hunt for the optimal way to achieve a perfect base, and all have fallen short of my expectations….until now.
You’ve probably seen all these products over your Instagram feed because a ton of people was sent a little box of goodies from Rimmel and Influenster. Now I love Rimmel products (especially their match perfection foundation and stay matte powder) so getting to test run their latest foundation and concealer makes me an extremely happy bunny…especially when it turns out to be better than most high-end base products. Bare in mind I have extremely dry skin, which is the shade of paper with neutral undertones, therefore finding foundations I love is often a chore.
For the longest time ever I’ve been a fan of the Revlon Colourstay foundation or the Mac Studio Fluid, but the only issue is that both of these are extremely high coverage, and I don’t always want to cover my skin in a thick layer. Especially at the moment I’m more a fan of lighter coverage in which my freckles will show through slightly, a lot more of a nautal look to my skin.
When I recieved this foundation from Influenster I was extremely excitied to try it out, I had previously loved the original Lasting Finish foundation, but found that it was too heavy and ended up clinging the my dry skin…something nobody wants. The Breathable edition is a whole new ball game, especially for those of us that suffer with super dry skin, it provides a meduim coverage but also leaves the skin looking smooth and perfected. One thing I adore about this foundation is the applicator, gone is the pump and instead it has been replaced with a wand that has a doupa applicator at the end. Making me want to compare it to the Clinque 2 in 1 foundation (which if I owned I totally would).
Like many other bloggers by go-to concealer for the past couple of years has been the Collection Lasting Perfection, but like several other people I’ve found that it has started to break me out due to how heavy it is. Now I’m quite lucky that I don’t suffer with dark circles, acne scars or lots of spots or have problamatic skin, so a heavy full coverage concealer is a MUST for me. Although I do have several imperfections that I would like to cover up, so I do still like to use a concealer.
I’ve been struggling to find something with a lighter coverage that actually comes in my colour, so the fact that Rimmel has released a matching concealer that is also light weight (a little goes a long way…otherwise it can start to look cakey and too heavy)
I’m all about palettes like this, they’re so much easier to use and I don’t have to go hunting for three seperate products, I can find them all in one. Now this is certainly one of the more natural palettes I’ve used, I adore the matte contour and blush shades but the highlight isn’t really for me, I’m just too much of a glaze dounut look fan. If my highlight isn’t glowing to the gods I’m not happy ~would you want a post on my favourite highlights?~
The consitancey of these powders is amazing though, they’re not chalky they feel really creamy and apply wonderfully. I’ve not found that any of them go patchy or apply uneveningly, they just give you a really natural subtle look which is perfect for day to day. Also this contour shade is absolutely perfect for us pale girls! It’s a neutral undertone that doesn’t make it look like we’ve just slapped some mud or chocolate on our face.
Now when it comes to autumn I normally reach for dark berry or plum shades…however this lipstick is slowly changing my mind. It’s a super pretty natural pink shade…kind of along the lines of your lips but better. It’s the perfect shade to pull a natural glowing makeup look all together, or even just to add a spot of colour to an otherwise makeup free face. Now I’ve tried a Moisture Renew Lipstick before and I absolutely adore it, and this one is exactly the same. They’re extremely hydrating while also packing a punch with the colour payoff and pigment, obviously being a non-matte finish it does have a lot of transfer which can be annoying…especially if you’re wearing a darker shade. However when I think about how comfortable and pleasent these lipsticks are to wear then it’s worth dealing with some transfer for that comfort.
Have you tried any of these products, if so what was your opinon of them?
Love you lots like jelly tots x
All photos within this post were taken by myself on my Olympus Pen E-PL7 in unnatural lighting. They were then edited on Photoshop CC 2015 and VSCO.