Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Everyday Makeup | Foundation & Base

Everyday Makeup Products Foundation Base Rimmel Stila Urban Decay Benefit Collection 2000 Review Belle-amie
Everyday Makeup Products Foundation Base Rimmel Stila Urban Decay Benefit Collection 2000 Review Belle-amie
Everyday Makeup Products Foundation Base Rimmel Stila Urban Decay Benefit Collection 2000 Review Belle-amie
Hello lovelies and welcome to the first part of a 3 post "mini-series" where I show you what makeup I use on a daily basis! The 3 posts will be about: Base makeup, Eye makeup and Lip makeup. In this post I'm going to talk about what products I use as a base, this includes things like primer, foundation and blusher. The products in these posts aren't what I use every single day I wear makeup, but the ones I reach for the most out of my collection! For example, I like to switch up my foundation or blusher depending on the look I am going for, but I've picked out the ones I really enjoy using! Now after that little introduction, on to the post!

| Primer |
My favourite product to use as a primer, despite not technically being one, is the Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm*. As a BB cream, I actually don't like this product very much, but when used under your foundation it's absolutely amazing! It allows my foundation to apply smoothly and evenly across my face and makes it last all day! This product also has a lot of benefits to the skin including hydration and protecting it with SPF 20. An SPF is vital in a face product as it will help defend your skin from the sun's UV rays, which in turn, will help your skin age better! To see a full review of the Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm, click HERE.

| Foundation |
My everyday foundation is the Rimmel Wake Me Up in shade 100 Ivory. I'm pretty sure every beauty blogger has tried or at least heard of this amazing foundation! This foundation offers a light to medium coverage but it definitely buildable, so is great for most people. When applied over the Urban Decay Beauty Balm with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush, I get a lovely and flawless finish. It's really nice to apply and for me, doesn't go patchy or wear off quickly! This has to be one of my favourite foundations I've tried!

| Concealer |
Again, this is another beauty cult favourite, the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer. I repurchased mine in the shade Fair 1 as I found Light 2 to be a little bit dark for my skin at this time of year. The coverage of this concealer is amazing and will cover up almost any blemish or flaw! I also like how this shade is a tiny but lighter than my skin so is perfect at covering and brightening my under eye dark circles.

| Blusher |
The Benefit Fine One One is probably one of the prettiest makeup items I have in my collection! As it is a cream formula, I would apply it before my powder to avoid it going cakey on my skin. This blush comes in a stick form which 3 different shades: Pink Champagne, Sheer Watermelon and Soft Coral, all of which are beautiful blusher colours. You simply swipe it across the cheek, blend and then your done! All your blusher and highlighting done in 2 simple steps. If you would like to see a full review of this product, please let me know in the comments!

| Powder |
Finally, the last face product I apply is my Stila Angel Light Whitening Powder in Shade B. This is just a refill as I actually found this product in Poundland last year. I loved this powder so much that I bought about 6 of them, which considering I'm still on my first one, shows they were an absolute bargain! Even though this is a pressed powder, I've never had any issues with cakeiness, it just leaves my skin matte and flawless looking! This powder does come with a little sponge, but I prefer to use The Body Shop Face & Body brush for an amazing finish!

So that's all the products I use on my face to create the base of my makeup. My next post will go into what products I use on my eyes and brows! Please let me know if you liked this post and whether you'd like to see the next one in the series!

What products do you use for your base makeup?

58 comments:

  1. I love the stila powder too! A review on the Benefit one one would be fab, I've been trying to decide wether or not to buy at after reading some mixed reviews! Lou, xo

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    1. It is a lovely powder :) Brilliant, I'll try and get a review up soon! xx

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  2. Love reading everyones daily makeup/skincare routines! I like the sound of the NAKED beauty balm. I'm really into BB creams atm but looking for a darker shade of one as my current BB cream is from Asia and a little bit too light for my skin.

    Heard so many great things about the wake me up range too.

    www.SamuelJamesMorris.com

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    1. The UD beauty balm is a lovely product as a primer, but offers no coverage if used alone. Definitely try something else if you want a darker shade :) xx

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  3. the stila powder seems really good, i saw that they were in poundland but i didnt manage to pick one up because they only had the darker shades. i still havent tried the wake me up foundation, but i really need to! xxx

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    1. Ahh I guess it was just luck whether they stocked the lighter or darker shades :( The foundation is amazing, well worth trying! xx

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  4. I really want to try the rimmel foundation

    alittlebitsunshine.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Definitely give it a go :) It's sometimes half price in Savers or Wilkinsons, so only £4.98! xx

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  5. I love reading these posts, it's great to hear what products other people use! I still haven't tried the rimmel wake me up foundation but LOVE collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer, unfortunately mine is slightly too dark for me as well :(

    Charlotte xxx
    http://charlottesconfashions.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post :) The concealer is amazing! Yes I had that problem for Winter so had to go a shade down! xx

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  6. I really want to try the wake me up foundation! <3

    perlasancheza.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely give it a go if you can :) xx

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  7. I would LOVE to see a full review on the fine one one!! I've been thinking about getting it but just haven't been sold yet :)

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. That's good to hear Cassie :) I will definitely have one up soon! xx

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  8. I love the look of Benefit's Fine One One xx

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  9. Fabulous post Darling. I haven't tried Fine One One yet. I'm uncertain about the cream blusher formula. I'm still a powder girl :)

    Wendy | http://painttheukpink.blogspot.co.uk

    XoXo

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    1. Thank you Wendy :) Yes, cream blush isn't for everyone but I do love powder ones as well :) xx

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  10. I've been dying to try out the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation! Even though reviews are like a see-saw on it, haha! I LOVE Urban Decay BB and I seriously need to pick it up because I've been witout my mini sample for months! I like the idea of using it as a base, didn't think to do that as I like to wear it on it's own and then just powder! Still not completely sold on the FineOneOne but I'm glad so many bloggers are truly enjoying it :)

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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    1. The foundation has a lot of shimmer in it, so if you have oily skin it probably won't suit your skin! But because I have dry skin, I love the dewy effect :) The UD beauty balm is a brilliant product. If I'm having a lazy day I'll just pair it with powder too :) xx

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  11. I have the wake me up foundation, it's got great coverage and gives a dewy glow! Xx

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    1. I agree, it's a lovely foundation! xx

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  12. This all looks gorgeous, I'd love to try the beauty balm especially! I have the Wake me up foundation but sadly the ivory shade is too dark for me :( xo

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    1. I did notice that the Ivory shade is a tiny bit dark on me, but I like to think it gives some colour to my face :) Maybe give it a go in Summer? xx

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  13. The Stila powder is an absolute bargain. i find that none of the Collection 2000 concealers dont match my skin tone, they're either too light or too bright! x

    www.justshazea.blogspot.com

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    1. It was such a bargain! It's such a lovely powder too :) Yes, Fair 1 is a tiny bit light for me and Light 2 is a bit too dark for me too! You can never win haha xx

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  14. the foundation sound great >_< i would love to try.

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    1. I would recommend it, it's a great foundation! xx

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  15. I like them all to be fair lol... love the packaging for Stila though xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Haha :) Me too, except the actual product isn't too pretty! Just a pan of powder sitting in a plastic case, that's why I photographed the box haha xx

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  16. I love rimmels wake me up foundation!xxx

    www.myflingwithfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's a great product isn't it! xx

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  17. I really want to try the Urban Decay Naked Beauty Balm, sounds amazing! XO

    Honey
    www.imhoneyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It is such a lovely product, really evens out my makeup xx

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  18. I just did a post on my everyday makeup!

    check it out if you have the time x
    http://georgialouisee.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Have so much make up in common :) haha! Love this foundation and concealor! xxx

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    1. Haha :) They are great products! xx

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  20. I like your choices! I have the Fine One One and it's a beaut :D xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Thank you Gemma! It is gorgeous isn't it :) xx

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  21. I wish we could get the Wake Me Up Foundation here.. I can't find it anywhere!

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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    1. Oh no :( Hope you get to try it soon! xx

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  22. My skin is getting to the point where I can use a more sheer foundation - I may try the UD and rimmel combo!
    great post, I love the packaging of the benefit blush!
    xxx

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    1. Definitely give it a go :) You will only need a little bit of foundation then, because the beauty balm makes it apply so well! xx

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  23. Oo I've never seen this primer! I really want it now! xx

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    1. It's not advertised as a primer, but works amazingly well as one :) xx

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  25. Fine One sounds brilliant and packaging looks gorge, may have to nab that when my blusher runs out!

    http://rachelmx.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It is a gorgeous little thing! The 3 shades are so pretty xx

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  26. I've heard a lot of good things about the Rimmel Wake Me Up.. very tempted to try it!
    Love your blog, its soo cute :-) im a new follower!
    www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.com x

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  28. Great post! The Collection 2000 concealer is one of my all time favourite budget beauty concealers, such great coverage! I really want to try the Benefit Fine One One sounds amazing Xx

    www.XxClaireLouisexX.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. I LOVE posts like this but would it be possible to have a photo of your face to see how it looks all on? :)

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  30. I have to go get the UD BB cream, I never thought about using it as a primer.

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  31. I always use Wake Me Up Foundation! Check out my review on it on my blog.

    P.xx
    greywalls94.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. I really want to try the concealer!! Love your blog it be great if we follow each other !! I now follow you
    http://burstwithenvy.blogspot.co.uk/?m=0

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  33. Is the concealer quite thick or is it a good consistency? I've heard so many mixed reviews. xx

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  34. Great post :) I really want to try the Benefit Fine One One. I'm kind of curious though, do you use your fingers to blend it all in or did you use one of your make-up brushes.. because I'm not sure what would work best. Although I'm guessing fingers, because it is a creamy consistency. Sorry for the long comment aha :P

    Catriona Louise xo

    http://undertheappletree18.blogspot.co.uk/

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