As I said in my January Boots haul post, I realised last month that I was stuck in a rut with the products I used to create my base, as I'd been using the same foundation, concealer and powder since I first started wearing make up. I think I just carried on using the same products because they worked alright and were really cheap. However, since starting my blog I've got so much more into make up and alright products aren't okay any more, I now want to find my perfect flawless base combination! Of course this is a budget boutique so I won't be able to kit my face out with MAC any time soon, but I thought I'd show you the products I used to use and the slightly higher end drug store products that I'm trying out at the moment...
My old base face...
Maybelline mineral concealer in natural
Natural collection powder in neutral
Natural collection tinted moisturiser in natural
My new base face...
Bourjois healthy mix concealer in 52 medium
Rimmel stay matte pressed powder in translucent
Maybelline dream satin liquid foundation in ivory
Throughout this month I'll be doing some save versus splurge type reviews (although I'm aware none of this make up is actually expensive enough to count as a splurge!) where I'll compare these products and decide if I need to mix up my base face any further to get my perfect affordable combination. I already have a list of products recommended by other beauty bloggers that I'd like to try when my current ones run out...
Products to try next?
Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer
Rimmel clear complexion pressed powder
Bourjois healthy mix foundation
Revlon ColorStay foundation for Normal/dry skin
Please let me know what you think of any of the products in this post that you may have tried and any other recommendations you might have to help me create my perfect base face!
I've had a very busy couple of days with SUPAS (Sheffield University Performing Arts Society) meetings and taster sessions, along with other drama related things so actually really need to do some work tonight as I don't want to leave it all till Sunday evening...I'd much rather be partying at Pop Tarts though!
I hope you've all got far more exciting Saturday nights planned!