Friday, 5 February 2016

Three Products for Faking Good Skin

The relationship between me and my skin is a constant battle of trying to get it to 'glow' and yet trying my hardest not to break out in spots. I've noticed over the years that certain products aimed at creating radiance or flawless skin can sometimes cause my rather sensitive skin a whole lot of bother (Porefessional I am looking at you!). However, I think I've finally found the perfect balance between flawless skin that looks radiant rather than shiny and glows in all of the right places...

One thing I have recently stopped doing over the last few years is looking to high coverage foundations for my base. I used to make this mistake thinking that as these type of foundations are aimed at concealing every little imperfection then I would be left with perfect skin, but that wasn't the case. I now realize that these foundations broke me out and made my face look cakey. These days I opt for a BB cream or a light coverage foundation and use a high coverage concealer to hide my under eye circles and blemishes. I rather enjoy the Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer as it offers a lot of coverage, has amazing lasting power and blends seamlessly into foundation. I also like how this can be used as both a skin and under eye concealer and the consistency is just perfect. I tend to switch to my other beloved Collection Lasting Perfection when I am just going about my every day business but I find this Estee Lauder a real treat for nights out and special events when I do use it!

Speaking of bases it isn't unlike me now to mix my primer into my foundation or BB cream or even mix foundation into my mousturizer. I feel as though my skin has become a lot drier ocer the last couple of years and whilst I used to use a mattifying primer on a daily basis I now tend to use something to create radiance such as the L'oreal Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer. To be honest this isn't a primer in the way most people think of them. I don't think it necessarily makes foundation last longer but it definitely makes the skin look a lot more healthy and also smoothes it out lines and blemishes creating the perfect surface for foundation to go on top of.  This is one of my all time favourite base products! 

Last but not least I pretty much always use some sort of setting spray when I am trying to make my skin or base look perfect and my all time favourite has to be the Urban Decay All Nighter Fixing Spray. I normally spray this onto my beauty blender and apply directly to areas where my concealer is and places around my nose where the make up has a habit of sliding off my face. I also use a few sprays over all of my face too, and I can't say I have ever tried a better fixing spray than this one. So long as Urban Decay keep making their setting sprays and eye shadow bases I will foever be the loyalist of loyal customers! 

Do any of you find particular prodyucts in your make up collection perfect for faking good skin? 
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