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Summertime Bases

Friday, 24 July 2015

Summertime Bases

You'd never guess it was summer here seen as it is so dark and difficult to take a bright picture right now. But alas, that is Ireland for you and what are you going to do? Regardless of the dull weather, I'm talking about summer bases. I love a light base. In reality, I wear them all year-round, but in summer I feel like it's when they flourish on my skin and look the best. Today, I have three bases to talk about and each one for me is a personal favourite for summertime. 

Summertime Bases

Number one is my Dior Nude BB Creme. This is possibly my favourite base... like... ever... Yup, that is a big claim, but this is soooo good. This tube has been with me for over two years and I still reach for it regularly and I think there are a few reasons why. Firstly, it's a bit of a strange consistency. It's quite thick and mousse-like but still feels amazingly light when applied to the skin.

Because it's so light-weight, it's exceptionally comfortable to have on. I really dislike foundations that you can feel sitting on your face, and this just feels like you're wearing nothing. It's also got great coverage for a tinted moisturiser while still remaining fresh and dewy. It's exactly how I like a base to be.

The only issue with this is the utterly rubbish shade range. There are only four shades and sadly none of them match my skin. As a super pale person, the lightest shade just isn't perfect for me. I usually can only wear this when I have fake tan on or if I blend it down my neck. It also has a very pink undertone, which again, isn't great for everyone. But if you can get it to work for you, it really is beautiful.

Summertime Bases

Next up is the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream. I originally bought this as I thought it was a dupe for the Dior, but it ain't. That's okay though, as it turned out to be a lovely base too. It's another tinted moisturiser that gives top notch coverage while still maintaining a barely there feel. It's also quite brightening and hydrating, making it really enjoyable to wear. Again the shade range is awful. Only four, but I manage make this one work for me too.

Lastly, is one from Revlon. I actually really like Revlon bases. They have great, inclusive shades and they cater to a large audience. My favourite is their Nearly Naked. Just like the last two, this base is really dewy and light on the skin. Technically, this is classed as a foundation, but to me it is more of a tinted moisturiser as it is so weightless and light. It also has an amazingly natural finish on my skin so I never feel self-conscious or feel like I'm wearing lots of makeup. It's a lovely budget option.

So there are my three favourites for the summer. Have you tried any of them? What did you think?

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