I get asked by friends, family and many of you out there, how I get my foundation to look flawless. Believe me it hasn’t always and I have many pictures, which I rather not share, where it has been less than flawless!
However, over the years, I have tested many foundations, brushes, sponges, primers, powders to get me to where I am today, which is a fairly long lasting flawless base.
Before I get into my routine and what I use, it is important and I mean extremely important to ensure your skincare routine is spot on. Without looking after your skin, it will be near enough impossible to get that flawless base. Watch this space for my updated skincare routine which helps me achieve the skin I am now in love with.
I am a huge sucker for moisturisers and facial oils, but at the same time I won’t get sucked into any product, just because it is being hyped up on social media. Because I have sensitive skin, and over the last couple of years, managed to get it to a really good place, I am even more fussy about what I let my skin drink up.
Since I was in high school, I was a massive fan of The Body Shop. I always felt their products were, ‘what you see is what you get’ and that is most certainly what they are. But of late, I had forgotten about how great their products really are and decided to check out their Vitamin E range.
You may or may not know, but Vitamin E is amazing for the skin. It is great for protecting you from premature ageing and protecting your skin from UV damage and pollution. This is perfect for me; living in London and most large cities, your skin is subjected to more damage than you realise.
I like to keep my day time moisturiser light, with a habit of using oils for my night time regime. I like the feeling of not clogging up my skin too much during the day so I stick to a light moisturiser and given I am also wearing makeup and spending two hours a day travelling in and out of London, this product works wonders. I then love the feeling that my skin is being nourished and repaired by a silky oil whilst I sleep.
I find this day cream lightweight and it absorbs so easily into my skin making it even easier for me to prime my skin and continue with a smooth and light makeup application. It feels refreshing and looks radiant almost immediately and I now use this daily without fail.
As mentioned earlier, I like to treat my skin to a nourishing oil. I feel like my skin goes through so much during the day, that it deserves to be pampered and looked after whilst I sleep and boy do I notice it. I am in love with this oil and enjoy applying it after my night time cleansing routine. I wake up looking refreshed and glowing, with this oil allowing my skin to soak up the lightweight moisture it brings. As an oil/serum this product is lightweight and non-greasy which is perfect for my problematic skin.
I love how these two products work hand in hand together, knowing that my skin is being protected during the day and pampered and repaired during the night.
Have you used either or both? Do you have any other favourites from The Body Shop? Let me know!
These products are not sponsored, purchased with my own money and I am simply just sharing how much I enjoy using them :)
I am a sucker for highlighting, it’s a fact. I absolutely love a little dewiness and highlighting is my favourite part of my makeup routine. Let me tell you something though, you don’t need to reserve highlighting for nights out, you can add this to your daily makeup routine, in a very subtle way. A little goes a long way and here is how I add a little glow and youth to my day time makeup look.