(L-R: Avene, DW Light, BB Blue)
Some of my favourite posts to write are about foundations and different bases. There is nothing better than finding the perfect match, for me a good foundation is the ultimate confidence booster. I have an oily t-zone and I like a dewy looking finish from my base during the summer months. I have rounded up my favourite bases that are long lasting and light weight without being flat and too matte on the skin.
The most recent base in my collection is the Avene Hydrating Skin Tone Perfector*, now let me tell you, if you love a natural looking finish that makes you look like an angel lit from within, (who doesn’t love that?) then you need this in your life. Whether worn alone or under foundation the peachy tones help to correct the skin and add a glow. It is targeted towards those with dry skin to add hydration throughout the day. I wear this on the days my skin is feeling dehydrated and at the end of the day everything is left looking plump and healthy, not drained of moisture which is what happens when I wear a heavier base. I know it looks really dark, I was scared too when I first applied it, but it blends quickly leaving everything looking au natural. Avene is a brand I really trust skincare wise so I’m glad I love this too.
Next up is one I bang on about all the time, the Estee Lauder Double Wear Light. It seems a lot of people are put off double wear but it is my absolute go to foundation (I’m going to dedicate a whole post to it soon). The lighter version is like the originals younger sister, it provides a really long lasting (I’m talking alllll day) light/medium coverage base with a natural looking finish, perfect for minimal makeup days to just perfect the skin, in a much more discrete way than the other double wear.
Lastly is the La Roche Posay Effaclar BB Blur, this provides much more coverage than a typical BB cream. This is the perfect light weight base for anyone with oily skin and visible pores, the mousse like texture manages to blur everything leaving again a natural looking base, but without any imperfections. The staying power is also fab as it lasts a good 6 hours on my skin before I need to powder or blot any excess oil. The one issue with this one is the colour range, making the double wear light the best option for anyone unable to fit into the categories of light/medium or medium/ dark..