Friday, 1 April 2016

Updated Base Routine for Glowy Skin

Base Routine for Glowy Skin, primer, nivea men post shave balm, foundation, bourjois healthy mix, beauty blender, collection lasting perfection concealer, laura mercier secret brightening powder, hourglass ambient lighting edit, review


Base Routine for Glowy Skin, primer, nivea men post shave balm, foundation, bourjois healthy mix, beauty blender, collection lasting perfection concealer, laura mercier secret brightening powder, hourglass ambient lighting edit, review

Base Routine for Glowy Skin, primer, nivea men post shave balm, foundation, bourjois healthy mix, beauty blender, collection lasting perfection concealer, laura mercier secret brightening powder, hourglass ambient lighting edit, review

Base Routine for Glowy Skin, primer, nivea men post shave balm, foundation, bourjois healthy mix, beauty blender, collection lasting perfection concealer, laura mercier secret brightening powder, hourglass ambient lighting edit, review


I feel like I’ve been on a 6-month quest for a glowy, hydrated looking base that would work for my dry skin and it’s definitely taken some trial and error. I’ve finally managed to find a routine I’m happy with that suits my dry/combination skin, so today I thought I’d share the products I’ve been using! I did a base routine post way back when and I had much oilier skin at that point so if you lean more to the oily side, maybe check that one out too! Since my skin has taken a turn and decided to be almost perpetually dry, this is targeted towards hydration and adding a bit of glow. So without further ado, here’s my updated base routine!

Primer // This is a bit of a new step for me because I didn’t used to be a big fan of primers. Enter the Nivea Men Post Shave Balm. I’ve spoken about this a few times on the blog now but for those who haven’t heard much about it yet, this product works amazingly as a makeup primer. I apply this after I put on my moisturiser and massage it into my skin using my fingers. This has a way of adhering to makeup and creating a really smooth canvas for any product you may apply over the top. Plus it costs about a fiver so really what’s not to love?

Foundation // This is the main product I’ve been rotating since my skin got drier, as almost all the foundations I owned previously were targeted towards mattifying oily skin. All my old favourites started to look slightly cakey so I picked up the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation and I’ve been using it since. This gives really decent medium coverage and is very hydrating on the skin. I apply this using a dampened Beauty Blender and just kind of bounce the sponge all over my face until I get the coverage I want. The result is a super even looking, glowing complexion.

Concealer // This step really hasn’t changed all that much in the last few years as I’m still loyal to the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. This covers up blemishes and redness like nothing else and lasts pretty much all day. The only downfall is using this under your eyes, it seems to always end up creasing on me lately, so if you have any recommendations for under eye concealers please do let me know! When I’m done concealing I set my under eye and bridge of my nose concealer with the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder, which, as the name suggests, just adds a little extra brightness to those areas.

Powder // As with a lot of my old favourite base products, the powders I’d previously been using to set my foundation in place just looked really cakey on me when my skin was dry. To both set things in place as well as keep things looking nice and glowy I’ve since started using the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light from the Ambient Lighting Edit. This powder has the prettiest sheen to it without a hint of glitter and I still marvel at how lovely it looks in the pan! I tend to just dust this over my t-zone to keep things in place and prevent any shininess. A pretty stellar dry skin companion!

So those are the steps I’ll usually follow when I’m doing my base. It’s not the most exciting or extravagant routine, but it makes for an even finish that lasts really well throughout the day. Now that it’s spring, getting a glow has been pretty high up on the agenda for me and these products have been helping me cheat my way to healthy looking, glowy skin. I promise I’m done saying glowy in this post now! Have you tried any of these bits? What are some of your holy grail base products?


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12 comments

  1. I'm really curious to try out the Nivea Post Shave Balm as a primer, glad it's working well for you!


    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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    1. You definitely should give it a go, I was so pleasantly surprised by it! Thank you! xo

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  2. I have combination skin and find the Bourjois foundation works if i use a good primer and powder, it definitely makes your skin look healthy!
    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

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    1. I found that it worked better for me when I used a primer too. It really does give you healthy-looking skin! xo

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  3. I love the Hourglass powders. They are incredible! I skipped this big palette as I already have two of the powders and the blush palette, but I can see this being a great gift for someone who has not tried much by Hourglass! xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. I'd never actually tried any of the Hourglass powders, which is why I opted for the palette. It's definitely a great one for people who want to try a few products from the line! xo

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  4. Ahh the craze over the new 'primer' has been tempting me so much - I definitely need to get on this :)
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. Haha, it feels like everyone was talking about the Nivea Balm as a primer for ages. Definitely give it a try, I really like it! xo

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  5. I'm always looking for products that make my skin look glowy. I've seen a lot of people using the nivea men's post shaving balm and I'm so curious to try it out

    YIGE a blog

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    1. I'm always after a glowy-looking base too. I hope you like the Nivea Balm as a primer if you try it! xo

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  6. Literally all hourglass palettes (eyeshadows, powders, whatever!) are some of the prettiest makeup products I've ever seen <3

    Raashi
    raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

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    1. They really are! They're such photogenic products too, haha! xo

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