Every three-four months I like to update you guys on my current base routine as I'm always trying new foundations, concealers etc as they're some of my favourite products and personally I think you can always find something that little bit better. Recently I've chopped and changed quite a few items but I've managed to narrow it down to a nice handful of products that give me a flawless glowing base that still looks fresh and natural on the skin! Who says you can't have your cake and wear it too?
my fresh and glowy everyday base routine blog post
I'm not going to lie my primer stash is starting to get a bit out of hand but I can't find it in my heart to throw any of them away. I've actually gotten to a point where I use more than one on a daily basis (high-maintenance or what?). I really struggled to streamline which ones to keep in my makeup bag but my go-to picks right now are The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer* which is amazing for blurring pores and smoothing any uneven texture and MAC Strobe Cream for achieving the J-Lo glow. I also love the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base on days where my skin is looking a bit sad and needs a pick me up. 

Moving onto foundation, my taste has changed quite a lot over the past few weeks and I've been opting for bases that aren't super glowy which is what I usually opt for. My love affair with the It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF 50 is still going strong but at the moment it's been put on hold as the Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation ticks all the boxes. It has the perfect fluid consistency whilst still providing a good medium-buildable coverage and satin finish. If I'm having a bad skin day then I'll use the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer to cover any redness/blemishes that are still showing through and also to lift and brighten my under-eye area. Powder is where my routine has become slightly more full-on as I've recently started baking, not an insane amount, just enough to set my under-eyes and carve out my cheek area for a more polished finish. You definitely need to have a hydrated base underneath though or it can start to look dry and cakey really fast. At the moment I'm using the Revolution Baking Powder in Lace which is super affordable and does the job perfectly. I also add a dusting of the Bare Minerals Invisible Light Translucent Powder Duo all over the face for a subtle shimmer-free glow! 

After I've perfected my foundation I'll add a hint of colour to the cheeks, usually using the Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk or Clinique Cheek Pop in Ginger Pop and then to tie everything together I'll apply a shed load of the champagne highlighter from my Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Palette. Et voila! 

What are your current everyday makeup picks?