Sure each and every one of us is beautiful underneath our layers and layers of makeup, but more often than not a layer of BB Cream or a swoop of some powder foundation across our face can make us go from feeling like a 2 to feeling like a 9/10!
The Armarni “Face Fabric” foundation is amazing, it glides on and covers your face like a soft fabric. The colour range covers all bases and undertones , and applies perfectly with just your fingers or a sponge. However, at the cost of $84 from David Jones for only 30ml, it is reserved for those special occasions when you want to feel a lil bit fancy.
The Body Shop Aus range is wonderful, made with ingredients that are (mostly) good for your skin. I stumbled across the “All in One Face Base” ($30) about two years ago after struggling to find a powder foundation that would last all day, and I haven’t stopped using it since. It’s perfect for faces that get a bit oily as the day goes on, as the powder pretty much covers that all up! In winter I use the shade 04 and then as my fake tan gets darker I go to 05 and then 52. Only down side is once it starts to run low, after a couple of months of every day use, it starts to crumble and fall apart which can get a bit messy!
I always put on some 50+ sunscreen under my “All in One Instablur” ($25) primer which is the most amazing mattifying gel consistency!
The Maybelline “Fit Me” range that you can pick up from supermarkets and chemists is great value. It’s tricky choosing your shade correctly because there’s no one to help you, but it’s pretty easy to guess since the colour range is quite limited.
I wear the liquid Matte + Poreless liquid foundation ($20) in colour 120,which is my exact natural shade that I pair with the Body Shop powder foundations and it lasts all day.
I’ve tried to use either #120 or #230 fit me powder on top of the matching foundation but I have found that it doesn't last as long as the Body Shop powder. I don’t apply with the sponge it gives, but instead prefer to use my beautiful brushes from Body Shop.
The “Dream Pure” BB cream is perfect for those days when you want to look like you #wokeuplikethis !
I love Limecrime for their crazy fun colours that are so delicious and last all day, but I only save these for fun dress up occasions (since I only have purple and bright blue lol).
Elizabeth Arden are my go to lipsticks, however they are a bit more expensive and I am afraid of losing it when I go out. Therefore, the Sportsgirl lipsticks are what I recommend because at $12 a pop, and a fabulous range of colours to chose from, you’ll always be happy, even if you lose your favourite colour because its not expensive to replace!
I love the Body Shop’s super soft brushes, the “face and body” brush is perfect for everything and the Kabuki brush is great for travelling and blending.
What are your go to products?