Get it right- Your perfect base.

Kiera Knightly knows that flawless skin is the key to love at first sight.

I read recently that the good ol' fashioned 'date' is becoming a thing of the past. In the article, the writer attempted to deconstruct the reasons as to why it's dying out... all of which were way off track. I alone know the truth. Dates aren't disappearing! What's vanishing is the concept of 1st, 2nd and 3rd base. Skip a base, and the relationship will, well, fade away. Similar parallels are found with achieving faultless-looking foundation.

♥1st base is the glue that makes you want to stick together forever; that kiss. In makeup world, we call this glue 'primer'. Thankfully of a pleasanter consistency than actual adhesive (I'm exaggerating slightly with the word 'glue'), primer helps to smooth the skins' surface and prolong the wear of your makeup. Apply after your usual moisturiser has sunk in.
♥2nd base is that first 'I love you'. You love your foundation, so treat it well. Keep germies out of the bottle by always using freshly washed hands when handling. Use it sparingly, dotting it around your face and blending. You may use a sponge, brush or your fingertips, but if you use a tool, make sure to warm the foundation first by pouring a bit to the back of your hand.

♥3rd base is your special secret. Keep blemishes a secret from your admirer with the greatest tool ever: concealer! For under eye circles, use a liquid concealer with light reflecting properties to blur fine lines and brighten. For scars or pimples, stick concealers offer the coverage you need. Apply with a light hand, in a shade that perfectly matches your skin tone. Use a good quality concealer brush for an expert finish.

Et voila! Fall in love with your new flawless skin... a love affair sans the messy breakup.
Stick to clever buys like:
  • Max Factor Flawless Perfection, around $34, comes with foundation and primer.
  • ModelCo FLUIDSPLASH 3-in-1 Foundation, $58, is a foundation, concealer and eye base in one nifty product.

Tried and tested:

  • Cant go past the kids at M.A.C, Select Cover-up concealer, $32 is the best concealer I've found for both dark circles and blemishes.
  • If you prefer the thicker consistancy of a stick concealer, go for L'oreal Paris Ideal Balance concealer, $24.95.
  • Rimmel Recover Perfect Skin Primers in Perfecting Veil, $9.95 is a cheapie but goodie that covers your skin in neutral colour, smoothing the surface and lessening the amount of foundation you need to get good coverage.
  • The Body Shop Lipstick/Concealer Brush, $12.95 is ideal for blending.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i cannot believe that you actually write this
how do u pull this fantastic shit out of your arse!!? so proud of you babe

luv you, im reading all of them