Base products are my favourite aspect of my makeup routine, nothing makes me happier than a flawless foundation, concealer and powder routine, everything after looks fabulous and it helps me feel better about the rest of my makeup. Foundation is my favourite product, and always my favourite to trial and I will always continue to hunt down the perfect one.
The below products are my current favourites regarding my base products and having tried so many different combinations, I feel quite confident in saying that this routine means that my base has never looked better. Sadly, most of these products are on the more expensive spectrum of makeup and can all be purchased from Sephora Australia, but however, 2 of the products are not currently available in stores in Australia, but available online to be shipped to Australia.
Fenty Beauty – Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear $50AUD:
A fabulous female owned brand with 40 shades in their foundation had me desperate to try the foundation especially after all of the online hype, I was not disappointed. While the foundation is called a ‘soft matte’ on my skin I find it more of a natural finish with buildable medium coverage. The foundation does not accentuate my dehydrated patches with rough texturing and lasts well on my skin all day while giving me a natural glow without appearing oily.
Tarte – Shape Tape Concealer $37AUD:
While Tarte completely bungled their Shape Tape Foundation release, the Shape Tape foundation is available in 20 shades with a variety of undertones. This is the most full coverage comfortable to wear concealer I have tried, and the shade ‘light neutral’ is perfect for my skin and undertones. Sadly, being an Ulta exclusive the concealer is only available online to Australia via the Tarte website.
These concealers are more readily available in Australia and can all be purchased in stores, making selecting a colour easier.
- Urban Decay – Naked Skin Concealer.
- Bareminerals – Bare Skin Concealer.
- Maybelline – Fit Me Concealer.
- It Cosmetics – Bye Bye Undereye Concealer (Original or Illuminate).
Laura Mercier – Translucent Loose Setting Powder $38USD.
Despite how disappointed I am that Laura Mercier has removed all product from in stores in Australia, I can’t discredit how beautiful LM products are. While loose setting powder definitely isn’t my favourite style of powders, this translucent powder looks beautiful on top of any foundation and concealer combination. Now being available in two shades, allowing more people to be able to enjoy this powder, despite in Australia only being available online.
IT Cosmetics – Celebration Foundation Illumination Powder Foundation $58AUD.
Having initially tried the CC powder from IT, I was very impressed with that powder, and then after using the illumination powder, I realised I prefer it much more because of its light glow and illuminating qualities. I love that this adds coverage to the makeup look without becoming cakey or emphasising pores or skin imperfections. Sadly, the powder only comes in 5 shades, which is limited, to say the least, but if you are able to find a shade in the range to suit, then I fully recommend the powder.
Let me know if there are any base products that you have been loving lately, or previously!