If you have been following me over here for a while, you will know that for the longest time I have had acne and acne scarring. When I first started getting spots, up until recently I always chose foundations that were full coverage.
My skin has started improving and I much prefer the look of a natural radiant base. The issue was how I could go about achieving a natural look without compromising the coverage that I needed to make my skin look clearer.
I’ve worked with Trinny London in the past and they kindly gifted me their BFF Eye Serum Concealer when it launched. I have always loved Trinny London products, and I have done a review on some of the other products i’ve tried here.
The BFF Eye Serum Concealer is unlike any concealer that i’ve tried before. It is more lightweight, smooth and hydrating due to it’s serum-like texture.
I have the shade ‘Kemi’ which is a touch too orange for me, however it works well on my dark circles, and I usually go over it with a highlighting concealer anyway.
For me, I would need a heavier coverage to spot conceal, however it does do a really good job of evening out my skin tone. It also colour corrects really well, and brightens up my dull areas.
As the name suggests, this is for the under-eye area, however I tend to use it on my cheeks and where I get pigmentation around my mouth
The product comes in a pot in line with their stackable makeup range, and so are reusable. You can refill them with your favourite products for travelling after.
Once I have applied my BFF Eye Serum Concealer I then go over my face with the Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser. I have the shade ‘4W1 Tawny’ which is the perfect match for my skin tone.
Again, this product is not designed to be a full coverage tinted moisturiser, and thats what I love about it. I’d much prefer going in with a heavy spot concealer after as opposed to putting on a full coverage foundation all over.
Using this as a foundation helps my skin to breath because it is so lightweight; I don’t feel like I’m wearing anything on my skin.
After i’ve applied an even layer and spot concealed, I then set my t-zone with a powder. I don’t apply a powder anywhere else so that I maintain the luminosity, and this really looks good all day.
For both products, I like to use my fingers. Due to the cream consistency I find it easier to blend in with my fingers.
What products do you use to create a lightweight base?