My Three Base Staples

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Getting your base right sets the perfect canvas, completes your look and helps you cheat your way through a natural glow.  As much as I love trying out new makeup and beauty products, when it comes to my base I haven’t changed it in a while.  Why?  Quite simply, it works for me and when I have tried something new it doesn’t sit well and I just keep going back to these three staples.  So, here goes:

First is Nars Sheer Glow Foundation.  I have mentioned this countless times and I adore this.  It’s one of those “is she wearing foundation or isn’t she” kind of finishes with just one pump being enough to give the coverage and even skin tone that I look for.  Long-lasting, easy to blend and a perfect colour match….the ideal ingredients for a base.

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Next up is my under-eye concealer.  Dark circles are the bane of my life and probably for a lot of other people too and finding the right under-eye concealer is a hard task.  I find that anything with a strong peach undertone counteracts my dark circles but finding a formula that isn’t too heavy is important too.  I’ve tried the Bobbi Brown correctors which are also very good but for the past two years I’ve stuck to my Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Flawless Wear Concealer, which provides just the right amount of coverage.  This concealer does not cake and the doe-foot applicator means I can easily control how much of this I use.  I use the colour warm medium which works wonderfully with my foundation.

For that finishing touch I always wear powder and my preference is a translucent loose powder.  Loose powders are difficult and a tad messy to carry on the go but with the Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Pressed Powder I find I don’t need to worry about this as a light swirl of this magical powder in the morning and I’m set for the day.  The tub, as you can see, is huge and lasts for an eternity.  I have the compact version of this too (see my post here), but on a daily basis it is this loose powder version that I go for.

Honestly, these three products have formed a part of my makeup routine for ages and do not disappoint.  Have you tried these before and what are your base staples? x

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  • Highly recommend this powder x

  • ugh… great essentials!
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  • well…i have never tried any of these products. but i am really curious to try the nars foundation. i have heard great things about it!! thing is, lately, i am not in to liquid foundations. after i tried a bbcream, it destroied my face (litterally!!) and i am scared to try liquid products again. but, if i will ever buy a liquid foundation again, it will be the nars one, for sure!!
    i’ve tried in the past the chanel poudre and it is perfection!!


    • Nars Sheer Glow is my all-time fav. Perhaps ask for a sample before buying the full sized version as it’s best to make sure your skin is not sensitive to it x

  • Such pretty photos!! I’ve never tried these products but really want to try the Nars foundation xx

    • This foundation is fab, highly recommend it. Thanks for reading x

  • All these items are gorgeous – I love concealers as they instantly brighten your face and make you look so much more alert!

    Hope you’re well!

    Layla x

  • Is the etee lauder concealer LOADS better than the collection lasting perfection?
    Aleeha xXx

    • I find the Estee Lauder one is not that drying – it comes down to personal preference though