When it comes to everyday bases, I like a finish that is either satin or slightly dewy, and it has to look like real skin. I like a base with SPF and I like something that wears well throughout the day, generally speaking, a great all rounder.
These three are my current favourites so I thought i’d share my thoughts on them and why they deserve a post of their own!
First up is a newer discovery and a new launch from Chanel, Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation. This is ever so slightly lighter in feeling than the Vitalumiere Aqua (which I also love) and it has SPF 25, so not the best for photos, but perfect for everyday. It feels light on the skin and gives a slight glow and a light coverage. This is a liquid foundation that blends well with a brush, sponge and fingers. The only thing that could be improved is the shade range.
Second is an old favourite i’ve rediscovered, Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation. This has an SPF 15, and the finish is quite dewy. It gives the skin a very youthful look and it’s great on normal to dry skin. It feel every comforting on the skin too. The texture of this foundation is liquid but its quite a runny liquid so I find this one works best with a brush. It comes in 17 shades.
Last up is Estée Lauder Double Wear Light. This has a beautiful texture, I’d describe the finish as a satin finish but it still has a subtle glow, and it doesn’t feel too wet on the skin which helps you forget you’re wearing makeup! It’s a liquid foundation and this works great with brushes or fingers. The shade range in this isn’t too bad, but it would be great if it had the same amount if shades as he regular Double Wear range. Double Wear Light offers great coverage without masking the skin. It’s also really long lasting and because it only has SPF 10, it also photographs really well.
Let me know you’re favourite everyday base in the comments below….