A little bit of information about me and my skin so that you can be aware of what this base actually works for. I have combination skin which means I have an oily t-zone and drier skin around the rest of my face. I also have semi-okay skin, I don’t get loads of break outs and my skin doesn’t have too much scarring on it so I don’t need a lot of coverage; I usually go for a medium coverage.
This here is what I’m working with: pre-make up face.
Now into the base routine. Firstly I apply the Benefit Porefessional to my nose area and forehead where I have the most pores and fine lines. Then I apply the e.l.f glow lotion to the rest of my face to give me a nice glowy base.
Then I apply my foundation. For foundation today I used the new L’Oreal 24H Freshwear Foundation in the shade 20 Ivory. The L’Oréal website claims that it is a long wearing foundation with breathable technology with a medium to full coverage. It also claims that the foundation has three oil absorbers which resist sweat, water and transfer in an ultra thin liquid that gives a fresh, healthy looking complexion. I personally use one and a half pumps onto the back of my hand and use a brush to apply it to my face in downwards strokes. I feel like it gives me a natural finish which is not too matte but also not too dewy. The foundation also wears nicely throughout the day, yesterday I wore it for 13 hours and when I got home it was still there and did NOT look like it had been on my face for 13 hours. It is also really comfortable to wear, especially when you wear it in thin layers like I do, and I would agree that it is a thin but pigmented formula. I’m not that into full coverage foundations and so I find this perfect as it is a more medium coverage but it can be built up if needed. I am really enjoying this foundation at the moment and will keep using it on a regular basis. My only complaint with this foundation is that the colours are all way too pink, you can see from my chest I have a much more yellow/neutral undertone and after a while it dries down a bit more pink than I would like it too which I find is a problem L’Oreal seem to have regularly.
So that my friends is my favourite base to wear on a regular basis, I do occasionally change it up but this is my newest tried and true combination. Have you tried any of these products? And if you have please let me know in the comments.
Thank you so much for reading today and I hope to see you around these parts again soon! Alex xx