It’s been a while since my last beauty post (do I literally say that every time?) and in the same style as my favourite moisturisers I wanted to do a post on my favourite makeup bases.

Before we get into the good stuff, I don’t like anything that is heavy coverage, and prefer dewy bases. I break out easily so thankfully none of these bring me any blemishes!

The newest addition to my bases is Glossier Skin Tint. This is perfect for when you don’t want to wear much on your skin, but you do want a little bit of something, just incase you end up going out. It’s quite sheer, but because I’m not a fan of heavy bases this is amazing for me. I think this is going to be a long lived favourite of mine.

The next base is marketed as a hybrid skincare-makeup product, and it’s the Dr Jart BB Cream. This as more coverage than you might expect, although for obvious reasons it doesn’t last the longest, nor would I really expect it to. It’s a great lightweight base that’s super easy to blend in.

Two of my favourite base products are foundations. I love the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation because it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin but gives you great coverage and a dewy fresh base, it has pretty good staying power too and I’m not a massive powder-er I must admit.

I also really enjoy the L’oreal Cushion foundation, and every time I use it I berate the fact that I haven’t used it more! It really leaves my skin looking its best, definitely one to have a peak at the next time you’re at the shops.

Another new pick is the Rimmel Match Perfection. I’ve heard such good things about this I just *had* to pick it up, and I’m so happy with it. I’ve been using it every time I wear makeup for the last couple of weeks and it’s a becoming a bit of a love-fest to be honest. It gives really good coverage but just looks like skin. I know, I don’t know how they do it either.


What’s your favourite base? I would love to hear your recommendations!

  • I am such a fan of the Rimmel foundation!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • I’ve only tried the Stretch concealer from Glossier but I love it so much, so I’d be really interested in trying out the foundation too. Maybe in the summer when I don’t need such a high coverage..! xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • Yes it would be PERFECT for summer! It’s honestly so lovely x

  • Kate

    I used to lurveee match perfection but I’d completely forgotten about it! Think I’ll have to go and repurchase it to try again! X


    • I can’t believe I’ve been without it for so long! xx

  • Ohhh always love reading about women’s foundation picks! After my ‘no buy’ challenge, I am really hoping to pick up a Glossier Skin Tint! I really love the L’oreal Cushion!!! Unfortunately, even the lightest shade is a little dark for me (#palegirlprobs) but as a foundation, I love how it performed. I always hear Tanya Burr talk about the Bourjois foundation on YouTube. I wonder if I can get it here in Denmark … 🙂

    Madison | Breakfast at Madison’s

    • I’m loving the Glossier skin tint, its so lovely and smoothing too! Not sticky or anything like that xx

  • I really want to add Skin Tint to my next Glossier order!

    Vanessa x |

  • My favorite favorite is the becca photo filter (I think that’s what it’s called?) primer. Whatever foundation I’m wearing, when I have this on it feels so much lighter and looks so much better. And it’s perfect on it’s own for those good skin days where you don’t really want to wear makeup!

  • Amy Eade

    I love The Body Shop tea tree BB cream at the moment – I don’t like anything too heavy either and I always feel like it’s doing my skin good at the same time!
    Amy xx

  • I love the rimmel match foundation! Granted I no longer wear foundation every day, but on the special occassion I do wear, I pick it up every time!

  • I love the Rimmel match perfection too – it smells really nice too! I love using Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser for my everyday base – it barely feels like I’m wearing anything and is really light and buildable! xxx

    • I’ve never used anything Laura Mercier! Heard great things about their tinted moisturiser x