Beauty | All About That Base

Wednesday, 25 March 2015


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! 

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