Monday, 5 June 2017

My Glowy Summer Base Combo

I'm someone who very rarely strays from my standard base routine. I've said it before but I'll say it again: when you've got combo skin, trying out new foundations can be more of a gamble than it's worth. If all goes well my skin will look decent for the majority of the day, whilst the flip side is me walking around looking like a reflective surface for a full work day.

I recently fell for the L'Oreal Perfect Match Foundation, which pretty much everyone on the planet already knows and loves. I used to own this and like it quite a lot prior to the reformulation but at some point it just stopped working as well for my skin so I jumped ship and started using other things. I didn't think the reformulation would be much of a game-changer so I stubbornly resisted repurchasing.

It wasn't until I was at my friend's house recently, having forgotten my foundation and rootling through her makeup (the gal in question is Caroline from Iridescent Places - so naturally she has a very raid-able makeup bag) to find hers that I actually used the reformulated version of the foundation. Even though the shade wasn't quite right for me the way the foundation applied literally floored me. Suddenly my pores weren't as visible, the coverage was decent enough that concealer could be used sparingly and the finish was beautifully satin without being too matte.

That same day I went to three different L'Oreal displays trying to track down my shade and I finally managed to find somewhere where it wasn't sold out. I've since been using it on the daily and haven't looked back. Where it really comes into its own is when you use it in combination with a glowy primer. I've been applying a layer of the MAC Strobe Cream underneath the foundation and it's just absolutely gorgeous. It acts as a great canvas for the makeup and I just use it as my moisturiser after my morning skincare routine. The two together give you a lovely, even and glowy base that lasts really well throughout the day.

If you've been feeling a little uninspired in the base department I highly recommend giving this little combo a go! I'm already predicting that this will be my go-to throughout summer and I'm chuffed to have found a duo that really works for my skin! What's your go-to base combo?

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  1. This is an absolutely gorgeous foundation I love it! I like how you've paired it with MAC strobe cream! Great post! xx

  2. I've been wanting to try the loreal perfect match foundation for a while now

    Beauty Candy Loves

  3. i loveee the loreal true match foundation, its probably my fave xx

  4. The L'Oreal True Match is such an amazing foundation! Great post!
    Grace xx


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