When I wear makeup I almost always go for a full coverage base. I like to blur out all of my imperfections while making sure my makeup lasts all day! I have narrowed it down to my top 5 products that I wear on a daily basis to achieve a flawless base that doesn’t budge!
Step One: Moisturize moisturize moisturize. This step helps your makeup to look fresh! This Sheer Transformation moisturizer by Ole Henriksen is my go-to daytime cream. This moisturizer is formulated to even out your skin tone and smooth your skins texture making it the ideal moisturizer to apply under your makeup! This doesn’t make my face oily and it doesn’t make my makeup slide throughout the day! The formula is extremely lightweight and it really nourishes the skin!
Step Two: Prime. I have boycotted primers in my daily routine for the longest time! I had yet to try one that actually worked. But then I found this gem. I wanted to try a primer to smooth and blur out my pores so I started testing out this Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer! Make Up For Ever has several primers that serve different purposes but the smoothing one is the one I wanted to try. I love this because it actually does what it says. This smooths and blurs out my complexion but it doesn’t make my makeup slide or get oily throughout the day! Perfection.
Step Three: Apply your base. I have yet to find a foundation that even slightly compares to my Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation. This is has been my holy grail for years and for good reason! If you want to be absolutely 100% sure your makeup WILL NOT BUDGE you need to try this stuff. It’s a full coverage foundation that lasts up to 15 hours. It seriously does what it claims. You could sleep in this stuff and it wouldn’t budge. This foundation will cover up any blemishes, redness or anything else you have that you want to hide! Although the coverage is amazing, my favorite thing about this foundation is the staying power. I have tried so many drugstore and high end foundations that by the end of the day have worn off almost completely. You don’t need a lot of product to get that full coverage flawless effect so the product lasts forever! I highly recommend this foundation to anyone regardless of their skin type!
Step Four: Set your face with powder. Setting your face with a good powder is crucial if you want your makeup to stay in place. I am a big fan of baking my face. Baking basically means heavily packing the powder on wherever you feel you need it, letting it sit for a few minutes and then dusting it away. This is what makes your makeup stay matte and budge proof! This No Color Powder by RCMA is my go-to. I picked mine up for $12 online and it lasts me forever! After I bake with this I will also dust is all over my face which again helps my makeup not to budge.
Step Five: Set your face with a setting spray. At this point you have made the base for your makeup flawless and budge proof. But no one wants their makeup to look cakey and powdery which is where a good setting spray comes in handy! Setting sprays help everything on your face to look seamless and much more natural. This Caudalie Beauty Elixir is one of my favorites! You can spray this on after you’ve finished your entire face to help smooth out your makeup and help it to look fresh. I find that this helps everything to look more blended and natural! This setting spray smells so good, almost like a spa! It is also made with essential oils to help your face look radiant and glowy!
I can guarantee you that after those five steps you will have a flawless base that will not budge! Those are the five products that have proved most effective for me personally.
What are your favorite products for a flawless base?!