12 March 2012

My Perfect Base Combo #1

I am a base freak. I love powders and I love foundations, and I'd say 70% of my wishlist is usually bases! So it seemed apt to keep you guys updated on some of my favourite ways to wear different bases, so here's my first one! :)


1. Bourjois Healthymix Serum foundation in 55 with my No7 Foundation Brush
I wanted to try this foundation, as I fancied something just above a tinted moisturizer - and this is exactly it! It's dewy, and enough coverage to even out your skin tone. I do use concealer, but I like how you can see the skin through it, which makes it good for an everyday, uni foundation. I found that your typical foundation brush was the best to apply this, as it gave more coverage than other methods and really sealed in the product. I also liked applying it with my fingers as it really softened the look of the skin.

2. ELF Complexion Perfection powder with a Real Techniques Powder Brush
The ELF Complexion Perfection powder, aside from lightening your skin a little bit, give you the softest finish you could ask from a powder. It mattes foundation down and really sets it, so the dewyness of the Healthymix Serum is gone. For someone who has incredibly oily skin like me, but wants a sheer finish, the combo is perfect. I've also started using a new powder brush, the Real Techniques Powder Brush, and am incredibly impressed. It's so big and soft, and I was amazed at how evenly it distributes product on your face - an absolute winner, and one that often gets overshadowed by the other brushes in the range!

The final result? A natural coverage, but naturally matte look. Really good for us oily girls who find that the only mattifying foundations are full coverage ones, and want something a bit more naturally looking! :)

Since the weekend I've been trialling a different base so undoubtedly will be writing about it if I find a great way to wear it - but for now, here's my first offering of My Perfect Base :)

What's your favourite way of getting the same result?
How else have you worn these two products?

<3yu

17 comments:

  1. I love this foundation too, it's one of my favourites:) xx

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    1. Yayy yeah many people seem to like it! :)

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  2. I really want to try the original Healthy Mix, this sounds great but think the coverage will just be too light for my taste. I'm considering getting the powder brush seeing how much you love it! My 150 might be replaced in a couple monthss. Looking forward to hearing about your new one.

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    1. I genuinely don't think the original one is as low coverage as many people think - I think it's just about Dior Forever if I'm honest, if not more! Hahaha I really do love it, thanks for picking it up for me :) I might do a review!

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  3. I love the original Healthy Mix applied with the Real Techniques foundation brush (from core collection) and buffed in with the RT buffing brush! Didn't think I'd like the foundation brush as it's so small but I find it works well with the consistency of Healthy Mix. Have to try the serum version! x

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    1. No way! Everyone always seems upset that there are 2 useless brushes in the Core Collection, and it's put me off getting the set but this makes me optimistic! I do find that a lot of people don't like the traditional foundation brush but I love mine! :)

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  4. I've seriously been considering this foundation, but I've always thought it just wouldn't suit my oily skin until reading this post! xx

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    1. Yea it's a tough one, as you do need a good powder but I do really like it! :)

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  5. I am doing something wrong with this ELF powder..maybe it's the brush I"m using!

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  6. i've never tried the Healthy Mix Serum! I've heard great things x

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    1. Yea it's pretty awesome, another one of those, "I can't believe it's a drugstore item" thing :)

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  7. You know I'm a total foundation junkie too...I'm still undecided as to whether to give the serum a go but definitely going to repurchase the original in a darker shade so I can mix it with my lighter foundations in the summer. I cannot NOT fake tan for the whole summer!

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    1. Hahaha surely you'll get tan though! I think people with drier skins have liked this, so it may be a good option if tinted moisturizers scare you still XD

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  8. I love the elf complexion powder and the bourjois healthy mix serum :) such a great combo for a natural and glowy skin!
    I have the blush brush by R.T and I DIE for the powder brush. It looks all fluffy and soft! I WANT

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