Im starting my base with the new SuperPrimer from Clinique – i went for the Universal version, but there are a Redness, Radiance or even one for Pigmented skin to choose from, so it can be easy customized to your own personal needs. Im not one to use a primer daily as i find that the slippery texture annoying, but i found the Universal to be more creamy, with a balm type texture so it instantly blurs out fine lines and pesky pores. I focus on the t-zone because that’s the area im most oily.
Next, my base of choice is the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in shade 030. Initially i got it for my wedding day, but kinda forgot about it and went for the Dior Nude. After giving a good shake, i use my buffing brush to lightly layer it all over my face, adding extra in areas where need it. I find that using a kabuki/buffing type brush gives a more even, flawless look as opposite to using your fingers (tried it and it just sits on the skin). The texture is light and fresh, smells incredible and gives a gorgeous dewy finish, true to the ‘skin perfecting’ description.
Lastly, i set up my foundation with a light dust of my old favorite MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium. Again, using a Real Techniques Buffing Brush (have about 3!) i gently buff the powder all over my skin. Somehow it manages to keep shine at bay, add an extra fine layer of coverage and look luminous. Perfection!
What is your base routine? xo