By the afternoon my skin resembles that of someone who has just completed a marathon, (if I'm not careful) so picking a suitable base that will tame my incredibly oily skin is an important step in getting ready. I have picked out some of my favourites for the summer that help me feel more confident that my skin is looking okay!
I have become slightly addicted to the The Body Shop - Insta Blur. I never wanted to love primers if I'm honest as it is just another layer on top of my skin, but this really does help to prolong my makeup and helps me stay oil free for longer. It is a silicone formulation which I have come to prefer over cream primers, a rival to the Benefit Porefessional I think!
After seeing Amelia Liana rave about the L'oreal True Match foundation I knew I needed it.. This works because it's not heavy and doesn't provide a matte finish like most targeted towards an oily complexion. The satin, medium coverage finish is great for any redness and blemishes and with a powder on top gives an oily complexsion the chance to have skin that (I hate the term, but) glows!
A winning concealer for both under the eyes and blemishes is MAC's Pro longwear. No creasing, medium/ full coverage and long lasting. To me a concealer needs to quite obviously conceal, like no others I have tried this manages to do so leaving your skin still looking natural. So impressed with this product. FULL REVIEW
If I'm wearing eyeshadow I will apply the Urban Decay Primer Potion, a cult beauty product that is essential. Perfect for oily eyelids as it makes the shadow stay in place all day and also intensifies the pigmentation.. Who doesn't own this yet!?
Now, my Holy Grail powder, also my first MAC purchase from the airport before a holiday, so it has a special place in my heart. MAC's Studio Fix Powder (can be worn as a foundation or full coverage powder). On top of foundation this powder manages to erase any visible pores, and provides a general flawless looking finish. If I am having a rubbish skin day it is because I have forgot to apply this. My makeup will last all day, maybe a touch up on my nose if it is really warm, but I cannot fault it. It also lasts a really long time too, so although £22 may seem quite steep, it is well worth it!
With a combination of all these products my makeup stays put all day! I would love to hear your recommendations for base products..