Beauty : My Current go to base products

Monday, 2 June 2014

After running out of everything all at the same time - Why does this happen?! - I headed off to boots for a little restock. Even though I am a beauty blogger, I'm not one that has multiple products to fall back on. In some instances I have the one product I am currently using and that is that! 
This was the case when it came to base products. I do like to try out different foundations, but I usually just stick to one until it runs out, then either re purchase or try something new. In this case I went for the latter, after hearing great things about L'Oreal True Match foundation I decided to pick up a bottle. One of the main reasons for this purchase are the claims it is a Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk dupe - The foundation I wore on my wedding day which I love, but not the £36 price tag! At £9.99 I was happy to grab a bottle of the stuff and give it a whirl! So far I have to say I am really impressed.  I love everything about it and the reviews I have read are correct, it is such a good dupe for GALS. I prefer to apply it with a beauty blender, but I do get just as good coverage using my sigma dupe brush set I bought from Ebay. 

To go alongside this foundation I decided to give the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer a try. Probably the 2nd most talked about drugstore concealer behind the Collection one! I do like it. I prefer that it is a more lightweight formula in comparison to the Lasting perfection one, the coverage is good and it provides me with a lovely dewy finish which is something I love. The powder was a bit of an extravagant purchase at £12 as I usually opt for the Rimmel stay matte powder which is a bargain at £3.99 but I got sucked in by the packaging on the Soap and Glory stand & the fact a lot of people seem to be mentioning this translucent powder in videos and blog posts. As powders go, it does a good job, keeps the shine at bay which is all I need! I do love that the compact comes with a mirror inside, so its perfect to keep in my handbag for touch ups throughout the day.  

What products do you currently uses for your base? Let me know in the comments! 

Much love, 


  1. I use the Wake Me Up concealer on a daily basis such as goodie, and I find it last for ages! Need to give the L'oreal True Match a try by the sounds of things! Sounds really good! Justine xx

  2. Rimmel do such a good bargains! Need to get my hands on the Wake Me Up concealer!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  3. I'm thinking of trying the rimmel wake me up concealer, I've gone through about 10 bottles in a row of the collection lasting perfection and it's about time I had a change! xx

  4. I love all of these products and use both the powder and concealer everyday! I really like wearing Bourjois cc cream with a little BareMinerals mineral foundation over the top. It gives such a lovely finish!

  5. Really like the sound of that foundation! At the moment I'm loving the Seventeen concealers, they don't feel as heavy as the Collection one but still cover nicely! xo

  6. Snap on the concealer. I have used it for so long now, I can't seem to find a product that rivals it!



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