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#MakeUpCrush: It’s all about that base!

As you will have guessed from this post’s title, today we’re talking ‘bases’! A subject I’ve never blogged about actually…. I do love make up and wear quite a bit (most days) BUT up until recently, I never really found MY perfect base + foundation combo! Yep, took me a while and a lot of trial & errors but I finally got not one, but two combos I really really enjoy wearing! One for a more daytime/light coverage look and another for evening/medium coverage one.

Let me remind you a little bit about my skin. I do have a pretty even tone although I have a few little acne scars so don’t really go for anything that’s heavy as I can get away with light to medium coverage. My skin is also on the combinations/oily side and can get a little dehydrated when I’m tired or stressed out.

With that in mind, I look for something that’s kind of matte but not too matte and a base that’ll keep my T-zone from going all disco ball shine by mid-day. And I did!

Daytime Look

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I absolutely love love love the new Sephora Pore & Fine Line Filler as a base! It does blur all of my larger pores (around the nose & cheeks areas) and fill up those little dehydration lines I have on my forehead… I don’t really have any other lines or wrinkles so this one’s perfect.

It also adds a bit of a mattifying effect and allows for my beloved DiorSkin Nude BB Cream to glide on and seat perfectly for a whole day! I use the shade ‘medium’.

I usually apply my BB cream with the Inglot Pro Blending Sponge (here) which is fab!

Evening Look

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On those occasions when I need a little more coverage or I’m attending/hosting an event and need to look my best, I reach for the amazing Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet which I discovered this year and have loved ever since! I use shade 40-beige. The application is so so easy with a blender or a buffing brush and it lasts and lasts and lasts, especially when applied over a thin layer of this amazing oil-free primer: Smashbox Photo Finish. I got a sample of it when I last visited Sephora in France and I’m so glad I did cos it’s dope!! Keeps ‘the’ T-zone shine free for hours and creates a smooth canvas… the perfect pair!

So there you have it! What are your perfect primer + foundation/BB combos?! Let me know!