Monday, 1 April 2019

Current Base Staples

Current Base Staples - HollieannBowe
It's about that time of year where I start switching up my beauty products. Now that the cooler months are almost over and done with, I'm craving that natural looking dewy skin that will see me right the way through summer. My skincare has remained the same with the exception of switching to a lighter moisturiser so today I wanted to round up the beauty base products I'm currently reaching for on a daily basis, to give me that natural glow.

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream

This CC cream has actually been a staple of mine for I don't know how long. I love the way I can customise the coverage depending on whether I use a sponge or a brush and I also love that it doesn't feel heavy or cakey on my skin. I've not come across a product yet that doesn't layer well with this CC cream and despite it becoming a little tough to get hold of, it's remaining firmly on my dressing table for as long as physically possible.

L'Oreal Infallible Magic Essence Drops

Blue drops to brighten my complexion? Yes, I too was skeptical. Whilst I don't feel like these alter the luminance of my skin, they do an excellent job of hydrating. Upon first impressions I compared them to The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid  but after using them a little more, I think I prefer these because the consistency isn't thick making them very easy to blend out. Also worth nothing that, considering they're blue, you actually don't look like a smurf after application. 

L'Oreal Glow Mon Amour Highlighting Drops

I first discovered these about a year ago when searching for the perfect 'no makeup makeup'. I instantly fell in love with their versatility and their ability to not appear as though I'd poured a pot of glitter onto my face. At first I found them quite oily and though this is no longer the case, I do use them sparingly on my nose and forehead just in case. At the moment, I like applying them after the essence drops but before my CC cream - Sometimes I'll top them up afterwards too. Definitely a must have, especially since they're a fraction of the price of some others on the market.

Glossier Stretch Concealer

I have a love hate relationship with Glossier whereby I love their products but my skin hates them. This concealer is no different but I think I've found a way to finally make it work since I want to love it so much. As this concealer isn't as sheer as I first thought, without any other makeup, it's incredibly noticeable and often dries out over spots and under my eyes. Underneath my CC cream however, it works like a dream - I've been using it under and around my eyes, around my nose and even to cover blemishes and it no longer dries out or ends up sliding around my face. Since discovering this new-to-me way of using it, I've honestly been having the best time. I'm even considering replacing it - It's finally love. 

There you have it, my four current base staples, why I love them and a little bit about how I use them. Thanks so much to everyone that voted for this post in my Instagram poll, it's one I've been meaning to share for weeks! What are your current base staples or beauty bits you can't live without?


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