For the past year or so, my make up base has varied due to my love hate relationship with medium to full coverage foundations. As a result, for the past 6/7 months I have been devoted to the Nars tinted moisturiser due to its glowy finish and it’s just skin appearance. However as Autumn and winter have slowly crept in, I have had to give in to something with a bit more ooomph that will cover up any blotchiness on my face. Being the diva that I am, only the best would do, and I found myself browsing through the Charlotte Tilbury collection. I ended up going for the Light Wonder Foundation as opposed to the new Magic Foundation as that looked a bit more full on than what I was going for. Some might argue that the light wonder is a little bit too glowy for this time of year but who cares really? My skin is already dull from pregnancy so a mattifying foundation would just make me look zombie-like. As a foundation I really can’t fault this. It blends out beautifully, sinks into the skin easily and gives my skin the vitality that it’s missing. Bravo Charlotte on this lovely creation.
After what has felt like forever, I am back! After having written my 2000 word assignment in french and getting settled at my new job and at our new house, I finally feel relaxed enough to get some pen onto paper and talk about my recent changes in my make up routine!
Obviously the last time I properly wrote about my make up routine was probably in the depths of winter in Germany, and now I have to talk about it on the other end of the spectrum as I am in depths of summer, in the south of France. Before moving here I obsessed over finding a good SPF and a tinted moisturiser for everyday wear. I was willing to pay a decent amount of money for this as well, contemplating a YSL BB cream for 30 odd quid and then the kiehl’s SPF for another £30. Until I found my kiehl’s beauty blemish balm for a meagre £20! Its basically a tinted sun tan lotion which oddly I love! It’s SPF 50 and goes on like a thick gooey lotion but blends amazingly leaving all my imperfections covered. It smells like a sun tan lotion which some people may hate but for me I love as it reminds me of lying on a beach slathered in factor 70 when I was much younger and had more sensitive skin. This has given me complete confidence that spending 6 months in the sun will not turn me into a leather bag and hopefully I can hold on to my youth for a while longer. I use this every day without fail and on really evil skin days, I just mix in a bit if this with foundation so that I don’t miss out on the SPF protection. Whats your summer base?
When I first realised that I did in fact like make up and beauty products, there were many things that caught my eye. It was like being new on the dating scene, I had no idea what I was looking for or how to set about finding it. It was through watching Pixiwoo’s youtube videos that I developed a little crush, and it was on MAC Face and Body. I’ll be honest, it was the packaging that drew me in, as shallow as that may sound and after a couple of months of debating and countless visits to the MAC counter, I decided to take a leap of faith, and commit myself to MAC Face and Body. Looking back, I didn’t really appreciate it, I loved it but my heart wasn’t in it and over time, the love diminished.
As mentioned in my previous post, I am really trying to cut down on my make up and coverage which left me with a small problem as most of my foundations are high coverage. So I went crawling back to MAC Face and Body with my tail between my legs, and it’s safe to say I am completely in love again. Having more experience with make up now, I have really learned to appreciate the control you can have with this foundation. One layer leaves you with the most natural finish, so much so, my freckles actually looked more apparent but if I wanted I could just keep adding more and more until I get the coverage I want. It really is the dreamboat of foundations.