The best place to apply make-up in my flat is in the kitchen. I’ve more often than not got a few of everything on the go – all in the name of research I might add. My kitchen table has therefore become a mecca of all kinds of delights. Lucky girl I know, however make-up strewn all over the place is not productive when trying to get ready in the morning or when you have visitors. Not a bad problem to have granted, but it needed some action. I had a good sort out this Easter weekend and have narrowed my current make-up regime down a bit – not quite to a bag – more a bag and a little basket – it’s much better nevertheless.
I had accumulated lots of foundation and other base products so, here is my revised choice for my base make-up – first is the Vapour Soft Focus Skin Perfector. I have been a fan of this for a while, it’s great for brightening skin and adding hydration, it’s always a nice pick-me-up under foundation. Next I use the Vapour Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation – it can be a little shiny for me so I mix it in with the OCC Tinted Moisturiser to matt it down a bit (it also mixes well with the Beauty Without Cruelty Liquid Foundation). To conceal I have been using the W3LL PEOPLE Narcissist Foundation and Concealer stick or a stick foundation sample I have from Couleur Caramel. I have never been a big user of powder but since I tried rms UnPowder – I have been using it and my foundation does stay on longer (funny that) and has a lovely finish.
That lot is staying at home and in my handbag I have the Vapour Luminous Foundation – I recently got this and have been using it as a touch-up for later in the day. It is a stick formulation so great to keep in your bag. The coverage is lighter than the Soft Focus liquid but the texture is less shiny, it gives skin a nice glow. The Luminous foundation is geared towards a normal to dry skin and and the Soft Focus to a normal/combination/oily – I’m still playing with both textures so will come back with more thoughts.
Now that I have been swayed towards the powder, I have the Studio 78 Mattifying Powder for touch-ups. It feels so soft, living up to its name Cotton Softness, and doesn’t feel cakey on the skin at all. If you want more of a polished look this is great as it has a light coverage as well as blotting shine. I apply it with my EcoTools Retractable Kabuki, which is lovely.
So, that’s my foundation until I start experimenting again. In my clean out I discovered no less than 6 liquid eyeliners so I’m doing a reminder on all of them and will write it up……