Coming into summer I have completely changed up my base routine and foundation, scraping heavier products and any kind of powder because it just melts off my face in the hotter months. Here are the products that I have a big fat summer crush on:
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Targeted Skin Tone Corrector $168.00
Available from www.feelunique.com
During summer my skin does this weird mottled redness thing, where any pigmentation or discolouration that I have decides now is the time to just come up and make my skin completely uneven. It is frustrating to say the least and all I want to do is cover it up with layers of foundation, but I have recently started using this fancy tone corrector (I am not typing out that silly long name again!) which has really helped. Any redness is immediately dulled and my skin has a very even look to it, I apply it after my moisturiser as a final skin care step before makeup and it also acts as a very thin veil like primer as well, which is good because I want to get the most out of this very expensive 30ml bottle of skin miracle god juice.
Mac Mineralize Concealer in NW25 $38.00
Available from www.maccosmetics.com.au
This was bought about 4 months ago on a very hungover Sunday morning walking past a MAC counter I caught sight of my blue under eye circles and jumped in horror. NW25 is totally not my shade at all, but it is very orange based so when applying it to any blue dark circles it will cancel them out with the power of contrasting colour!
Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector $13.99
Available from www.priceline.com.au
I had read heaps of reviews about the Garnier BB Cream comparing it to Chanel's Vitalumniere Aqua foundation, and on an impulse shopping whim last week at priceline I popped it into my basket. I am so glad that I did because it is freakin' amazing! It only comes in 2 shades which is complete bullshit - it makes me want to send Garnier a packet of the crayola skin coloured texta's with a note saying 'There are more than 2 shades of skin tone in the world babes!' Anyway if you do match one of the 2 shades available I would highly recommend trying this stuff out, it is extremely comparable to Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua in consistency and application. One application is sheer and it is able to be layered to give fuller coverage but still remains a thin veil on the face without looking or feeling cakey or thick.
Bare Minerals Stroke of Light Eye Highlighter $26.95
Available from www.meccacosmetica.com.au
The finale of summer base face, is this little gem from Bare Minerals. I apply it under my eyes very liberally, and blend out with fingers. It is the most brightening highlighter I have ever used, making my tired bags disappear like a magic trick. Heads up, this isn't a concealer so it needs to be applied post concealer and foundation if you have dark circles or it will just accentuate them.
Just a Miley space-bun selfie!
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