Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Natural Look Starts with a Good Foundation!

Calvin Klein once said The best things is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural. 

Most days I go for a very natural look because I'm at school all day. With that said my skin gets really oily through out the day so chosing a foundation or BB cream that allows my skin to stay matte is crucial!

Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation 30ml - True Ivory 103
This foundation is so great, mostly because of how light it is on my skin but also because of the brilliant coverage it has. Often with drugstore foundations I have difficulty blending them (hence why I buy the lightest shade) but the Rimmel foundation easily blends to my skin tone not making me have a really bad makeup line. Yay! 
As for the 'Stay Matte' it does keep my skin matte until later on in the afternoon once home from school, once I'm home from school I remove my makeup anyway so it doesn't worry me much.
You only need the amount of your pinky nail applied to your face otherwise it can look a little cakey, but I guess that's a common problem with a lot of face products. To avoid the dreaded iced face look apply with a sponge and stipple on.

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream 30ml - Fair
$12 to $15
Out of the three products I must admit this is the one that leaves me with the most natural look, it does have less coverage than the Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation but matches my skin tone a lot better. My skin will however become oily at around midday and my reddish zones on my cheeks and nose become more visible. I will probably always reach for this one on weekends with that aside because if I'm only out for a few hours I can get away 
with it - I like the natural dewy effect it gives my skin for the first hours of wear.

Garnier BB Cream 40ml - Light / Combination to Oily skin 
I love this product it works just swell as the Maybelline BB Cream however I would only ever recommend buying it in the combination to oily skin formula because the original formula leaves a lot of people with extremely oily skin even those with relatively dry skin. I think that this product works really well the only down side being it still allows my reddish zones to show - it is a BB Cream not a foundation so I understand that has a lighter coverage.

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  1. I haven't tried any of the BB creams you mentioned, however I have being leaning on my BB cream this summer - The Body Shop All-in-One BB Cream. Prior to purchasing this BB cream, I had yet to find one that matched my skin tone naturally, and so I felt like I'd struck gold when I'd discovered that one. Haha!
    Bits & Bobs

    1. Thanks Jade for leaving another lovely comment! I do agree the BB creams are a very summer product, I haven't tried the Body Shop one you suggested but since by birthday my love of the body shop has been reignited! Maybe i'll have to make a sneaky purchase...
      Riley x