I like to switch up my base depending upon the weather and during the warmer Summer months I like to wear lighter coverage & I thought I would share a few of my current favourites.
Pixi Illuminating Tint & Conceal £21.50 – I love this product as you get a tinted moisturiser and there is a little concealer in the lid too. Very handy 2 in 1 & great for travelling. The Tinted Moisturiser gives you a light coverage, evens out your complexion and has a slight iridescence to it so reflects the light and makes your skin look glowing. As this gives your skin quite a light coverage I like to use the concealer on the places I need just that little extra coverage which tends to be around my nose, eyes and chin. The concealer is in stick form so you need to warm it up first, just so it blends out without being patchy. The concealer is pretty good and I would say covers redness and blemishes well, this is very much like my Benefit Boi-ing Concealer. This also contains an SPF of 20 & although I do apply a separate SPF at least you know this has a decent amount of protection. The shade range is a little limited, there is a choice of 4 and I have the lightest – Light Glow 1.
Dr Jart Water Fuse BB Cream £18.00 – I own quite a few BB Creams & this one gives me the best coverage & it lasts all day too. I can apply this in the morning & its still there 8 hours later. This is a very light formula and sits really well on my skin, it leaves my skin looking smooth and gives it a healthy glow which I like. I have an oily T – Zone and this doesn’t look greasy throughout the day or oxidize, I can apply it and not worry about it going shiny, it does have a slight dewy finish but not at all greasy. I do powder once in the morning (force of habit) and thats normally it for the day. This can look slightly grey on the skin which is the only complaint I have but to combat that I often mix an illuminating primer with it and that helps put a little pink tone back in. If you want a lightweight formula that gives good coverage then this might be a good option for you. This has SPF 25 which is good.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser SPF 20 – This really does give me a natural but flawless finish & I love that this matches my skin tone perfectly. I tend to use my fingers to apply this & less is more. If I apply too much product it can go a little streaky, no one wants that look! It’s very moisturising and evens out my skin tone. I do find that I need to powder throughout the day with this but you can get an oil free version of this & I think that would be 100% perfect for me & will buy that option when this runs out. This is my go to base when I’m on holiday as there is no shimmer, its lightweight and it gives my skin a natural yet flawless finish. I have to say I hate the packaging as the product tends to explode out the top, even when I store it bottom down, It feels like the tube is always full of air and the product comes gushing out as soon as you take the lid off, Its such a waste.
Seventeen CC Cream Fair £6.99 – This is my product revelation of 2014, I bought this when Seventeen had a 3 for £10 offer on and I was struggling to find a third product. I bought this purely because it was new, and I am so glad I did. I have been using it for about 3 months now and my word I love it, it covers my redness without having to use a concealer and it leaves my complexion looking healthy but natural. This is the only CC Cream I have tried so can’t compare it to anything else however I will say this just feels like a lightweight foundation. I would say this has a slight Matte finish but not 100%, that might just be my oily skin making it look dewy. Either way I like the finish it gives and the coverage lasts throughout the day too which is great for a budget friendly base. It’s not my ideal colour match its a tad too dark but I make it work & I’m hoping that as we get in to the warmer days this becomes my perfect match. Im really impressed with the coverage and the lasting power of this CC Cream, it’s been a great addition to my Summer makeup routine. This has SPF 25 in which is pretty good for a high street base.
What is your go to Summer base? Have you tried any of the ones I’ve mentioned?