The Everyday Base

Recently I have found myself to be reaching for the same products every single day. I’ve always had trouble finding the perfect foundation for my dry pale skin but this routine seems to be “The one.” What better way than to share my fabulous finds than with like-minded beauty obsessed people?


I’ve used the Clinique Redness Solutions Primer for about a year now and it’s still the same tube. A pea sized amount is all I need to apply to my cheeks, chin and sides of my nose. It instantly evens my skin tone from horrible red blotches to a more even look without leaving a green tinge. It’s also a great base for my makeup, I never have an issue with my foundation when this is on.

Foundation wise, the best one I have found for my dry skin is the Rimmel Match Perfection. It provides great coverage and keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day. It doesn’t sit in my dry areas at all and leaves my skin with a healthy dewy glow, nothing too shiny. This is my second bottle and I honestly can’t live without it now. Buffed into my skin with the Zoeva Silk Finish brush, it really leaves a flawless even complexion.

For concealers I use two most days but three when I’m feeling fancy. Where I usually suffer from redness, I always apply a concealer just to make sure, it also highlights my face nicely whilst providing a nice coverage. The concealer in question is the Revlon Colourstay, blemishes and redness are truly hidden with this product, it’s brilliant. For highlighting my under eyes, I’m all about the Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer which is a ridiculously long name but it covers my under eye circles perfectly and doesn’t crease of appear caky. And for the days when I’m feeling fancy and want some extra highlighting, I use the YSL Touché Eclat. At first I wasn’t sure about this product at all, in fact I hated it but now I love it. The pink undertone really reflects beautifully in the light and suits my skin tone quite well. The highlighter is noticeable but subtle and doesn’t look greasy or shiny.

I finish my base with a light dusting of Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. I use the transparent shade so my foundation is set but no extra colour or coverage is added. It doesn’t dry my skin out or appear caky. If like me you suffer from dry skin, don’t be put off by the word matte, sometimes the products are brilliant, like this one.

Have you tried and of these products? What are your thoughts on them?