Since January I have been religious with my skincare routine, even after really late nights where the last thing I have wanted to do is a 15 minute facial, I’ve stuck with it. Luckily I’ve seen a lot of changes in my skin. For as long as I can remember I’ve been that girl with bad skin, it is oily/ dehydrated with quite visible pores and blackheads, which if I’m honest, does make it difficult to leave the house bare faced. Luckily really noticeable blemishes are pretty much a thing of the past (apart from this week, there is a monster on my chin), so I’m needing a little less coverage than the usual medium coverage base I would reach for day to day.
After seeing all the hype I decided to try the La Roche Posay BB Blur (on sale at the minute on Escentual!). This is a mousse foundation that has a really light texture, I find it to blend really well with both a buffing brush or my fingers. Lots of people don’t like this, but it is a silicone based formula, so on the days where my skin is really dehydrated I stay well away. However when my skin is more oily, this is perfect. It does a really good job at blurring the pores on my cheeks and nose, it is so refreshing being able to wear a foundation that isn’t like a mask but just targets the one area I need the most help with. My T-Zone has a lot more excess oil than the rest of my face, so this foundation doesn’t keep the shine away for as long here, but that is after around 6 hours of wear which I’m happy with considering how lightweight it feels.
So if you have dry skin I would say it’s a no go, but for anyone with oily skin, add this to your makeup bag and thank me later (especially the holiday makeup bag!)
What are your favourite lightweight bases?