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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

How To Create A Flawless Base

Well I can safely say autumn has hit! Yesterday was nice and warm and waking up this morning to a miserable cold and wet day? I hate it when it rains; I never know what to wear. It’s the 21 questions in the morning. Is it too cold for a coat? What shoes are good in the rain? What about my hair? Eurgh! I don’t mind the cold it’s just the rain I could do without! But living up north that’s not an option.

Anyway let’s get back on track, for today’s post I’ve decided to do “Flawless Face? Yes Please”. I always see youtubers and bloggers with perfect looking makeup and wish I could be like that. I’ve struggled for so long finding products that work for me, finding a good skincare routine and having that flawless look. So here is how I have finally found and got the flawless look.

How to create a flawless base

Skincare Routine

If you have read my blog previously you will know that I do have oily skin and have the odd breakout. I’m quite lucky as I don’t get a lot of breakouts its now and again. So to find the perfect skincare products for you, recognise what skin type you have and start from there. For me because I have oily skin I look for products that are oil free. I use the clean and clear moisturizer every night before bed and every morning and it has helped my skin massively. Also find a good makeup remover! I use the Garnier Micellar Water; it feels my skin feeling so smooth.


I know not everyone likes to use a primer as some people may not need it, but I find since using one has helped my makeup so much. I never used to bother with one as I didn’t see the point. I have tried many primers. Some of which failed! Once you have found a primer for you it will help your makeup last longer. Again if you have oily skin, look for ones that don’t have oil in them. 


There are two ways to use a concealer. Firstly for your under eye circles and secondly for blemishes/breakouts. I use different concealers for each thing. I do tend to struggle with dark circles which are from lack of sleep. I’m really struggling to sleep at the moment so I need something with good coverage! People apply concealer in different ways. I like to apply mine before a foundation as I just find it blends better with my skin. 


So many people struggle finding foundations right for them. Everyone has different skin types so one that someone might rave about may be your worst nightmare. Again as I mentioned in the skincare routine for oily skin look for oil free foundations or ones they give the matte effect. At the moment I have about 3 foundations I love for oily skin which are: Rimmel Stay Matte, Seventeen Flawless Finish and my newest edition Revlon Colorstay. This is all down to test and try. If you don’t like then don’t buy again. I always read reviews before I go and buy a foundation.


I always like to set my makeup with a powder just to stop that shiny look. I have tried so many powders and finally found some that work for me. I don’t like powders that have the effect to make you look like a glitter ball! I like mine to be matte and always go for a transparent powder.

 Makeup Setting Spray

I haven’t been using a setting spray for long, its only over the past year or so. My favourite is Urban Decays De Slick Spray which is specifically for oily skin types. I know Urban Decay also do another setting spray for other skin types. It does say you can apply this before and after makeup. I usually only spray it over once iv finished my makeup as I use a primer for underneath. I have found it does hold my makeup in place and I never go patchy!


Makeup brushes are essential in getting that flawless look. If I’m honest when I first started using makeup I never used to use a brush for my foundation I used to just use my fingers! Fail I know I know. I use a brush to blend in my concealer, a foundation brush (I do own two different ones but it depends on which foundation I use for which brush), Powder brush and blush brush. I don’t want to pay £30 for one brush! I have a range from Elf, Mua, Real Techniques and some cheap ones which I mix up now and again. I will do a favourites Makeup Brush post soon.


  1. I'm in the same dilemma when it rains, especially when my hair goes so frizzy and curly when it gets wet or if it's too humid. Great post.

  2. Nice post! Skincare definitely differs with each person and I agree some products may work for others and it may not work for you.

    I am a fan of Revlon liquid foundations though :) Used it many times and it's great coverage!

    xo, Pear

  3. Will have to try out that primer, seeing as InstaBlur is no good x

  4. Love this! I'm always drooling over the Daily Mail and everyones flawless make up!! Been debating getting Urban Decay's Setting Spray for ages and I think you just sold it too me! X

  5. I have wanted to try the primer since i heard of the release. from what i've read its amazing!

    Kirsty Leigh | Beauty Blog

  6. Great post very informative, I am the same with needing a foundation for oily skin! I also want to try that primer as I don't have one that is my 'holy grail' xx

  7. amazing post, please do a tutorial with steps.. I want to find a good but decent priced primer :)

  8. Lovely blog and great advice! Will have to start using a primer! Xx

  9. I used to use the Revlon Colour Stay all of the time, recently I have started seeing it popping up again in beauty review and videos, so will definitely be picking it up again when my current one runs out! I also have heard a tonne of great things about that Phwoarr Paint concealer eeek, another one to add to my list!
    Amazing post and blog lovely, xx

  10. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment. Fab blog and post by the way. I would definitely agree with the make up brushes,it was insane the difference and ease of putting on my make up when I invested in some real techniques brushes...they're fab and not too pricey...and if course I heard all about them through beauty bloggers too :D

  11. These products sound lovely!

  12. Love your blog, just followed you! Would love if you checked out mine sometime xx

  13. I have the UD setting spray! It's amazing! Couldn't believe how well it works! Just stumbled across your blog, love it x - would love for you to come visit sometime x

  14. Awesome post! Very helpful information.



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