Tuesday 17 June 2014

My Perfect Base

It seems my life is just full of all things make-up, all things brush shaped and all things beauty related at the moment, and if my life is super crammed full of them, then my blog will certainly be a reflection of this.

Which is why it seems the majority of my posts at the moment are beauty linked, which isn't a problem for me in the slightest.

I love the stuff

And it is a good job really, because this here post is another make-up related one...

Apologies if you don't like it, but it is what it is

Lets be honest though - who doesn't love a good beautifier post!

Especially when the products featured are brilliant and do a fantastic job - as these two most certainly do.

First up, we have the Bourjois Paris Happy Light Luminos Serum Primer.

And boy do I love this stuff
(Bourjois - you can do no wrong in my eyes!)

So yes - before our Blogger Holiday (here) in April, I didn't even own, use or know what a primer was really

...I know...I know....

I admit that I shamelessly stalked the other ladies beauty habits, and once back at home, I bought this primer after spying it in the hands of the very beautiful Kate and I'm more than glad that I did - it has been on my face everyday since.

Thinking about it, I really need to get a new bottle purchased...better add that to the shopping list.

It's just amazing.

I apply two small pumps worth to the tips of my fingers, rub it in a little and then massage it lightly all across my face.

With this stuff, I particularly like to focus on my cheekbone area because it really does what it says on the tin:

"...luminous complexion in any light..."

The 'glow' it helps to achieve is really subtle, natural but is so enhancing.

I bloody love it.

It has a really light scent too, nothing strong or overpowering, just lovely, fresh, clean and - well - nice.

As I said, I've used this one bottle - 100ml - for about a month and a half now and have used it almost everyday so it lasts really well and is well worth it's £10.99 price tag.

My make-up bag will not be complete without a bottle of this that's for sure.

The next primer I have loved recently is probably the only thing (except for my one MAC lippie) that I purchased purely on a whim due to the hype surrounding it.

It's the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser and if I'm being honest, I didn't really have a clue if I needed this, if I really wanted it or if it was suitable for me - I was just swept up in the moment and snapped it off the shelf the minute I saw it.

The first time I used this product, I rubbed a small amount onto my finger tips and then covered the whole of my face with it.

I was really surprised by the gel texture - it felt a little like rubbing a really smoothing, velvety filler into my skin - my face was very touchably silky all day long too.

(always a "but")

I thought applying my make-up over this would be a lot easier than it was, due to the gel creating a smooth base to work with, but this wasn't really the case.

In reality my eyeliner kind of seeped - in a smudged kind of a way - onto my face under my eyes which never happens usually.
I put this down to the primer being a little too "greasy" and gel-like near my eye, which also created the problem of my under-eye concealer settling into my creases way too prominently.

Enhancing those under eye wrinkles...hmmmm....I think not thank you very much!

But I really didn't want to be disappointed with this product so I just re-evaluated how I used it.

Being a "pore eraser" I now use this solely across my nose because this is my main "pore problem area".

The Bourjois Primer, I use across the rest of my face to help illuminate and improve the look of my face in general.

The two work very well side by side and I certainly couldn't be without either of them now

"My Perfect Base" creating essentials

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