I don't wear makeup every day, but I wear it enough on a regular basis to know what looks good with what on who. Me in particular. Recently, I've come to realize that I tend to reach for specific products that just go so well with each other. Though it has limited to me to just a few products most of the time, I can finish my base in just under ten minutes! An achievement my mom claims is unnecessary.
So this what I use for my everyday base. Note, this is different from formal makeup base etc. Everyday makeup shouldn't have contouring or lots of blush. This is just what I use to look half-way decent and half-way natural when I go out.
Here are the products for my foundation base!
Naked Skin Foundation in Shade 2.0 | I gabbled over this product in my review here. It's not a foundation for formal wear, but it is perfection in a bottle for everyday use. I apply this with clean fingers and without a primer underneath, unless I expect to be out from 9 to 5. It leaves my face almost bare with an even base. Any imperfections found can be covered by concealer such as...
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 10 Ivory | Concealers are expendable to me, I pick and choose how I please but I find myself reaching for this one often. It's a little too yellow and a bit too dark for me. Once I blend it using a damp sponge, it looks absolutely wonderful. Unfortunately, it's almost finished and I have to find a substitute soon.
Benefit High Beam | This highlighter is an angel sent by the makeup heavens for a pale zombie like me. Buying this in August for my birthday haul here, I have not been able to stop wearing it since. I apply a small dot on the high points of my face, and blend thoroughly. If you don't, unnatural lines will be noticeable. If you do, it leaves a luminous glow on your skin.
Essence All About Matt Fixing Compact Powder | Essence products are either the best or the worst things ever, never hitting mediocrity. That said, their face powders are amazing. I mentioned buying this last month here and I've been using it as alternative to Elf's High Definition Loose Powder. Both powders are fantastic, but Essence doesn't get everywhere every time I use it.
Essence Silky Touch Blush in 050 Sweetheart | Like concealers, blushes are expendable. I don't particularly care about the blush on my face but this one has to be my favourite. This blush is a natural light pink, pigmented without looking clownish. I apply this on my cheekbones, because I like them to look like they could cut someone.
This base is nowhere near as full-coverage that you would need for a night on the town. Without makeup, you can see every vein and capillary on my face, circles around my eyes darker than ash. In fact,many asked if I was sick/a vampire/zombie. With this makeup, at least I look like a healthy vampire/zombie that has just eaten.
So what's in your everyday foundation base? Have you ever tried any of these products and were they as satisfying as I found them to be? Please let me know!