It has been a while since I have been brave enough to face the world without at least a thin veil of foundation to hide my skin, but recently I have really embraced the natural look.
No, I don’t mean ‘natural-looking’ foundation, I mean no foundation. Just a bit of concealer where needed and a dusting of my MAC MSF natural powder. I am really liking this for a number of reasons:
1. It is fast. No faffing around with sponges and blending in the morning. Sometimes life is too short.
2. It doesn’t slip of the face and need re-doing by lunchtime. All I need to do is re-dust with the MSF. Simples.
3. It can actually look better than a full face of slap. I have been having issues with foundation making my skin texture look dodgy (still on the hunt for my perfect one) but using just what I need has pretty much solved this.
I am most certainly not saying that I am done with foundation, I love it for it’s skin-perfecting abilities. But sometimes it is nice to go foundation free.
Bit of a round up of the products that have been helping me avoid the slap, but not feel like a gargoyle…
Garnier tinted eye roll on*
Love this. Not only does it do a great job of covering the dark circles but it feels lovely and cool to apply. Would happily buy it again. I bought the original caffeine version when it came out and thought it was a bit pointless -although refreshing – but this one is lovely and the tint really makes a difference.
Bourjois healthy mix concealer*
This was one of the products I picked up at the Bourjois
blogger event and mentioned in my recent Bourjois favorites
post. I really like it – the texture is thick, but creamy so easy to blend and I find it lasts really well. I know from speaking to other beauty bloggers
that the opinions on this are mixed, but personally I really like it and initially preferred it to the foundation (although now I like them both).
MAC MSF natural powder
My ideal powder. Keeps me matte, but without looking chalky. My only complaint/request with this one is that I wish MAC would bring out a mirrored compact version so it was easier to touch up over the day. I currently use the light shade but thinking of getting it in medium for summer.
Other products used (I’m becoming obsessed with Bourjois I think…):
Bourjois Volume Ultra Care Mascara for sensitive eyes*
MAC Phloof! e/s (all over)
Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush in 16 Rose Coup De Foudre*
Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder
Korres Lip Butter in Guava
Here is a mug shot (FOTD) with the natural look:
**The Small Print**
All products except those marked with a * were bought by myself.