Today I wanted to share with you my go to spring base routine. I’m constantly trying to figure out the right combination of products that will give me the best looking base. My thought is, everything works better with a great base, and as I tend to go for a more natural look most days, my base is where I spend the majority of my time. I tend to stick with this routine for every day, only really changing up the base itself. Right now I’m alternating between a couple lightweight bases.
I start out by dusting a small amount of the MAC Mineralized Skin Finish on my face, in the place of a primer. I don’t like the look of tinted moisturizer when applied on top of a primer, and I find that a light dusting of the powder helps the tinted moisturizer last longer. I then apply my NARS Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturizer (I wear the shade Alaska). I love to use this because the coverage is great for a tinted moisturizer, it evens out my skin tone and covers my redness, while stilling looking natural.
I’ve been absolutely loving the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer for my under eye area, as well anywhere that I need additional coverage (you can read my whole post on Pro Longwear here). I then use the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Radiant to highlight the high points of my face, and the inner corners of my eyes where I tend to get serious shadows.
I then set the under eye concealer with the tiniest amount of Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder. I set the rest of my face with the Mineralized Skin Finish, which adds the slightest bit of additional coverage and sets the tinted moisturizer in place. Finally, I use my favourite Body Shop Honey Bronzer to make my pale skin look a little less pale.
From there, I will go in and do my eyes, cheeks and lips, where I tend to be much more creative.
Are you a base perfectionist like I am?
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