Monday, 15 August 2016

Top Drugstore Products To Create A Flawless Base That Is Instagram Worthy | Slay That Makeup Look.

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Evening guys and gals around the world. 

You well? 

I am totally full of hayfever right now, it's not even funny. It is actually causing me pain! 

I stupidly went on a cleaning spree today which in turn made dust fly everywhere and I haven't stopped sneezing. 

For a while now, I have had A LOT of people compliment me on my makeup looks, every day makeup and how flawless the overall finish is. 

With those compliments (which I am so freaking grateful for as it makes the effort I put in worthwhile) I will get asked "what do you use on your eyes- how do you get it so blended?" and "your base looks flawless, what do you use?"

So I thought I would address the whole flawless base thing for y'all today. 

I have brought together a bunch of my most used/reached for affordable drugstore products that I use to create my base whenever you see me with makeup on. 

I was going to add brushes into this but I might leave that for a separate post. I will however show you the brush that I currently reach for to apply my foundation and I feel that brush makes a massive difference. 


So, read on and I will tell you step by step what I use and it really does work. 


Lets GO!! 







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First off I will apply my daily moisturiser, you can use any that works for you but for me this is a major favourite. Sensitive skin users this would be GREAT for you. I apply this to ensure my skin is nice and supple before applying the primer. 

I will apply all over the face and neck and allow to dry for a couple of minutes.


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After the face cream has dried I will then go in with a primer. Right now I am loving the Nivea Men Post Shave Balm, it really sticks to the skin without feeling heavy and this primes the skin perfectly for your base to stick onto to.

I have found my makeup has stayed in place A LOT longer with this underneath. 

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Like every other girl out there right now, I am loving that glow though. Ha. I am also loving Sleek Cosmetics products too and I am slowly getting through their collection. 

This little beauty is their 'Barekissed Illuminator' in 'Monaco' and it's a lovely lavender/silver toned liquid highlight that is super pigmented to give your skin that dewy glow that is just addictive. This sits nicely on top of the primer ready for your foundation, where it shines through from underneath.


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The next step after the good old liquid glow, is to cover my dark circles and spots with my trusty Collection concealer. The main step now is my foundation. 

Currently I will go between my favourite Maybelline 'Super Stay 24hr' foundation and the new L'Oreal 'Infallible 24hr' both are matte and high coverage. I use shade 'Ivory' as this is more matched to my skin tone, plus it allows me to build up more of a natural bronze and contour. 

These products are pinnacle to my flawless coverage and overall appearance. If I am doing a dramatic eye look I will usually apply the eye makeup first to avoid fallout. The amount of times I have done it the other way round and the fallout has created weird grey patches on my cheeks due to it sinking into my base. Annoying much. 

I will buff the foundation in with my Nanshy 'Buffed Base' brush which is totally amazing guys. Seriously, it's dense which blends the foundation and not move it about. This gives me my airbrushed finish. 

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Skincare is another must to achieving a perfect base you can find my tips and the products I swear by here to get rid of spots and blemishes.


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To set my foundation I always use the Rimmel matte powder in 'Sandstorm' to make my finish extra matte and polished. It really sets the base in place but doesn't make it look cakey and it is really lightweight so it makes your foundation that way too. 

It takes away any shine and again maintains the airbrushed look.

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Under my eyes and around the top of my cheekbones (on top of the foundation) I will apply my Collection 'Lasting Perfection' concealer in 'fair'. 

This is the best concealer ever... It's got major coverage and I use this on top of my foundation as a highlight - to lighten the eye and cheek area. To blend this out to make it seamless I will use my Lab beauty blender and my Real Techniques beauty blender and dab it around those areas. 

This is my favourite step and it really finishes the base off perfectly. It adds light to the areas that are covered with shade if you get me. For me this is a must have step!

I will also do the same step on my chin, bridge of my nose and forehead. Hitting those places the light will naturally hit.


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Okay so this isn't technically 'drugstore' but it's £4.99 and as an alternative I do use baby powder as it does the same thing. This packaging was nicer to photo. Ha. I use the setting powder (translucent) to set the concealer and stop it from creasing. 

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As a base for my eyeshadow I will apply Mac's Pro Longwear paint pot in 'Soft Ochre'. This is yellow toned and super perfect for cancelling out dark tones and veins in the  eye area. I will then swirl onto it a skin toned shadow to set the base. This will make it a lot easier to blend your shadow out. 


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Contour is a must when sculpting your face and perfecting your final look. I will use a powdered bronzer product first in the hollows of my cheeks, up to my temple and blend it out. I will then use a cream contour to define and conquer. Ha. 

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I promise this isn't sponsored by Sleek, ha. I just love their products and the brand. 

As my final step and the finishing touch to my flawless base is to add highlighter. I do use The Balm usually but since buying these beautiful bad boys I have fallen in love and want to smother my face in it. 

I will highlight above my cheek contour and slightly under the eye to brighten it more. I will also add the glow to the nose, chin and forehead. Sometimes I also add it to my collar bone as mine are quite prominent to add extra depth. 

:) 

If anyone would like a YouTube tutorial on this or anything else let me know in the comments because I am still trying to build my confidence. Ha. That way I will know what you want to see. 

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  1. I was looking for some info on Sleek Barekissed Illuminator and found this post. And it's adorable. I'm so in love with Sleek, that I think I'm gonna buy all highlighters and illuminators they have))) And I really liked your post, it's very beautiful)

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