Bases For Glowing Skin
As a lover of all things dewy, radiant and glowy on my face, my Spring makeup picks and go to looks won't come as a surprise, my current storage is filled with creamy products, glow boosting products and illuminating bases all to help enhance my natural skin and to boost the overall glow. When the weather gets warmer and I've got a tan (fake or natural) I tend to strip back my makeup routine and avoid using a heavy base, relying on primers and flash balms to even everything out before going in with bronzer, highlight and blush. As we are only in May however, I am still wearing makeup when I step out outside and in the past few months, have been switching between 2 bases which give me natural looking, flawless skin that is fresh, glowy and protected.
THE BARE MINERALS BASE
The base I've been reaching for the most lately is from Bare Minerals and I've been applying their Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream* on my skin whenever makeup is needed. The beautiful light, creamy consistency of the product blends evenly and easily all over the face with either my Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush or a damp Beauty Blender. With an SPF 30, this tinted moisturiser is the ultimate morning multi tasker as it works on providing a healthy, light coverage that helps to hydrate, nourish and treat the skin with the added ingreidents of olive-derived squalane, marine botanicals and glycerin. This is an instant burst of hydration and moisture which makes my skin appear more awake, bright and refreshed each morning. To finish off the base I've been using another Bare Minerals product and this is the bareSKIN Complete Coverage Concealer*, a very fluid, light consistency concealer that is a concealer and serum in one, working on covering those dark circles, discolouration and other marks on the skin. The illuminating finish gives the illusion of brighter eyes, leaving you looking fresh faced and far more awake!
THE CHARLOTTE TILBURY BASE
Beauty guru Charlotte Tilbury has perfected the glowy base with two wonder products from her beauty range; Light Wonder Foundation and The Retoucher Pen. Light Wonder Foundation is a the secret to a youthful complexion that boasts luminosity, the light formula hydrates, minimises pores, nourishes, evens, smoothes and perfects a complexion, for a finish that simply looks like your skin, but better. The youth boosting actives help to reduce wrinkles and fight an uneven skin tone whilst pseudo-ceramides hydrate your skin for 18 hours and the SPF15 protects the skin from UV damage. On the days when I need a little more coverage, I'll buff this in with my Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush which gives a beautiful seamless finish. Although my base is pretty much done here, I still need to go in with a concealer under the eye to cover my dark circles which is where the Retouch pen comes in handy; a click up brush style concealer that contains black tea to hydrate, smooth and moisturise and a highly pigmented, luminous formula to conceal and brighten.
What are your favourite base products for Spring/Summer?