2014 was the year that I realised that if people were choosing to draw on fake freckles then I should probably appreciate my very real ones. For years, I've covered them up with high coverage bases to get a more even complexion as I've always thought they've interfered with blush or just not sat right, when in reality that was all in my head. Finding a foundation that doesn't make them look grey or muddy can be quite difficult but I think I've finally discovered a few that enhance my freckles rather than hide them.
Bourjois Happy Light: This is reserved for the summer months because it's just too dark for me all year round, but it's still a lovely base. It's really lightweight on the skin and rather dewy but not so glow inducing that it makes you look like you're an oil slick. It offers just a little more coverage than your standard tinted moisturiser so is great for everyday wear, it doesn't have the greatest lasting power so is best when followed up with a powder.
Clarins HydraQuench Tinted Moisturiser*: The base that really kick-started my love for tinted moisturisers. Whenever my skin is looking really dry and drab this is what I reach for because it's so illuminating, some might find it a little too dewy and on my really oily days it definitely needs powdering down. It brings so much life to the skin whilst still having a decent level of coverage and can be built up in the areas that need it. It feels so light and refreshing on the complexion which is why I love it even in the summer months as it doesn't feel like I'm wearing anything.
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat: Good skin in a bottle, I've said it before, but it really is like buffing in a good nights sleep. My favourite thing about this base is that it can be really built up in the areas that need that extra attention, but it never looks unnatural or heavy. It gives me the complexion that I wish I had without makeup, like most YSL bases it is quite heavily scented so if you're sensitive to that then maybe give this a miss.
Rodial Instaglam Skin Tint*: I'm not sure I would class this as a skin tint because it offers a really good level of coverage, I've worn this just alone with no concealer and it's covered everything up easily. It's not as glow inducing as the other bases and leaves a very skin like finish so if you want a base that is easy to apply and doesn't look like you've piled on the products then this might be for you. The only problem is the price, it's pretty expensive and even though I think it's awesome the price is a little off-putting.
L'Oreal Lumi Magique: When my really bad skin days were coming to an end this is the product that made me realise that sheer bases aren't so scary. This is super hydrating on the skin so is great in the winter months as well as being illuminating but in a natural way that doesn't just look like you've dunked your face in shimmer. It blends into the really easily but one issue I do have with is that it can't be built up that easily, it can be, but it requires a little more work.
What are your favourite bases to enhance what you've got naturally?