This post is all about BASE: foundation, concealer, powder……. Not necessarily the sexiest or most alluring of product lists but one that will definitely help to make you look and feel sexy and alluring!
1. BOBBI BROWN SKIN FOUNDATION SPF15
Weightless and invisible, just makes your skin look a little better and more even.
2. NARS RADIANT CREAMY CONCEALER
This is by far my favourite underage concealer as it is thick enough to really cover but sets so it doesn’t move around and settle in laughter lines.
3. No7 FOUNDATION BRUSH
Good for cream blush too.
4. ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR LIGHT
Even though this is the Light version of the UK’s most popular foundation, it still covers uneven skin really well plus lasts like you wouldn’t believe and the matt finish means that it hides enlarged pores. But use sparingly – don’t cover your entire face, only where you need it and blend blend blend.
5. LAURA MERCIER SECRET CAMOUFLAGE
Best for covering little spots and blemishes as it’s very dry and totally matt plus you can blend the two shades together to get exactly the right shade.
6. SMASHBOX PHOTO FINISH HYDRATING PRIMER
I wouldn’t bother using primers every day but if you find your makeup has practically disappeared by lunchtime then have a look at the Smashbox range of primers. They basically help makeup last a bit longer by giving it something to grip onto.
7. BOBBI BROWN ILLUMINATING MOISTURE BALM
Good for a natural day time glow as there’s no sparkle. Apply before or after makeup to cheeks, cheekbones and brow bone.
8. CHARLOTTE TILBURY POWDER & SCULT BRUSH
I absolutely love this brush because the tapered shape means that you can be precise and subtle. I use it for all powder products, (except eyeshadow although it could probably do that too!) highlighting cheekbones, contouring, bronzing the face, blush and powdering the T zone.
9. CHARLOTTE TILBURY AIRBRUSH FLAWLESS FINISH
This is the lightest, finest powder I have found.