2015 Favourites | Base Products

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Glo & Ray Nebulae Foundation | Looking for a dewy finish foundation that actually sets on your face without slipping all over the place? This is your best bet. I hate dewy foundations, they don't suit me and I never feel like they're completely set on my face, but this offering from Glo & Ray has changed my opinions slighty. I love how it leaves a healthy natural glow, that also gives the skin a bit of a blurred look working wonders for my skin. It blends in to your natural skintone to leave an even finish, that lasts all day without touch ups. You can read my full review here, if you want to find out more.

Smashbox CC Primer | Smashbox are my go to brand for primers, I rarely use anything else. Their colour correcting offering is an apricot toned primer that evens out skin tone and counteracts discolouration and dark spots. It creates such a flawless, even base to apply makeup to, and it really does counteract redness better than any other product I've tried. It improves the wear time of makeup too, making my foundation last throughout the day and way into the night which is brilliant for a busy bee like me that rarely gets the chance to glance in a mirror to check for touch ups. I reviewed it fully here too.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer | Everyone raved about this concealer when it first came out, but since then it's kind of disappeared. The shade range is shocking, I'll tell you that now, but if you're one of the lucky ones to find the perfect match then this is a concealer I wouldn't think twice about picking up. It really leaves a healthy look to the skin, whilst still looking natural. When I have a bit of a tan, I love using this as an under eye concealer, it really brightens up the area without looking cakey. As my shade is a little too dark, I stick to covering unwanted blemishes with it. I'm yet to find something this concealer cannot cover.

L'Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation | The best matte foundation I have ever tried, and for under £10 it's a complete bargain. I'll tell you now, I wouldn't recommend it for dry skin because it is just so mattifying and I feel like it would clingy to every dry patch more than anything. L'Oreal have smashed it out of the park with this foundation, it's just a long lasting, non cakey, matte dream for the skin. It's not high coverage, it's more a medium base, it could be built up but I prefer to leave it as it just looks so natural and works wonders for hiding all my imperfections.

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation | At the start of the year this was my go to foundation, and I only changed things up when this run out and I couldn't get it any more due to Covergirl not being available in the UK. I wouldn't hesitate about picking it up again if I ever get the chance. It leaves a flawless matte finish on the skin, but it also makes skin look so healthy and glowy too.

The Body Shop Instablur Primer | It's very rare that I'm using anything other than Smashbox as a primer, I've never really been a fan of any other brands for primer. They can be very hit and miss. The Body Shop's Instablur is a good drugstore alternative when I'm running out of my Smashbox and can't quite justify the £25 price tag that comes with it. It's brilliant for covering shiny skin before apply foundation, and it improves wear time whilst blurring out a few imperfections on the way too.

Seventeen Stay Time Concealer | This is like the Collection concealer that everyone raved to the hills about, but 100 times better. The texture is light and creamy, which leads to easy application and blending and it leaves a flawless skin finish. It's the lightest concealer I've ever tried, it just feels so nice to wear throughout the day because you just can't feel it. It's high coverage but it's not cakey and I've never had signs of creasing with it. The shade range is actually more in paler girls favour, the lightest shade is definitely the best I've seen on the highstreet for us pale girls.

What were your go to base products in 2015?

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