Ace Base

My base is my favourite part of my beauty routine and the area that I invest the most in. When you find a selection of products that work well together it is almost as good as realising you didn't eat all your refresher sweets. So here are what I products I have been turning to lately including an old favourite and a new concealer than might have knocked my number one of its throne. 

Primer is still something relatively new to my routine but boy oh boy what a difference it has been making. My chin is were my make up breaks down the quickest and by half way through the day it won't be like I was wearing any. Enter the Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch* not only does this make my skin feel and look better applying make up on top of it is just darn dreamy. Even when I have a couple of nasty breakouts this somehow manages to make them look so much less aggressive making them far easier to conceal. Lucky for me I have never suffered with terrible under eye circles if I have I haven't had enough sleep than my eyes just tend to be puffy than dark. The Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer with the help of trusty Origins GinZing eye cream covers any discolouration around my eye area with plenty of hydration. 

MAC is definitely not my first choice for a foundation however their Studio Sculpt NC15 is an exception. The colour doesn't oxidise throughout the day which is my main problem with MAC's base offerings and it is pale enough for my ghostly winter complexion. This gives a medium coverage which I prefer throughout the cooler months and a satin like finish, I like to build this up a little bit more on the areas that need extra help but no matter how much I build this up it still looks perfectly natural on the skin. For any blemishes or redness I have been using the Seventeen Stay Time concealer which I think I actually prefer to infamous Collection Lasting perfection concealer. I find that this still offers a high amount of coverage without being caky or just simply too heavy on the skin, I also find the shade extra fair is much better suited to us fair skinned girls out there. I am a loyal powder user but as I switched my foundation out to something a little less radiant I wanted to retain that lit from within kinda look. The MAC MSF in 'Lightascape' is perfect for those among us who like to powder there skin to set everything into place whilst adding a beautiful dimension to the face.  

What are your favourite base products for winter?