2019 will forever be known (to me) as the year that I finally discovered my signature makeup look. You know the look that still lets you look like you, just a million times better? Yeah, that one! If you follow me on Instagram you would've seen me wearing this makeup a lot recently but I wanted to do a more detailed post on the five key products that are crucial for creating this look and will definitely be repurchasing in the year! 
five base products i'll be repurchasing in 2019 maiyabellexo
EX1 Invisiwear Liquid Foundation | This has definitely been the biggest game changer when it comes to perfecting my makeup routine. Before I found this I was constantly having issues with my base from dry flaky skin to my foundation not lasting and going patchy but this is like cement (in a good way!) Recently I'm over the 'natural' look and I just want full coverage. This foundation gives me a flawless finish, blurs every pore, blends seamlessly, and offers a beautiful skin-like full coverage! It's pretty magical stuff!

Makeup Revolution Fast Base Concealer | You guys know that the MUR Conceal & Define Concealer has been my ride or die for ages so naturally I didn't expect to find something I love just as much but this new(ish) offering from them has completely changed my mind! The formula is slightly thinner and less creamy but in a way that's what makes it so great as it doesn't move around when I'm doing other parts of my makeup! It has a medium-buildable coverage and sets to a soft matte finish which gives a gorgeous polished finish to the skin! I'm definitely going to pick up some darker shades for contouring!

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Highlighter Duo | Lightning Dust & Fire Crystal | I think the main thing I've realised recently is that I can't do my makeup without a strong highlight. I just can't do it. And when I say strong I'm talking at least twice as blinding as what most people would call 'wearable'. There's just something about a good highlight that brings so much life and cuteness to the face and for me, it's a step that can't be skipped! At the moment I'm still completely and utterly in love with my Fenty duo! The shades are super flattering on my fair skin, the formula is super smooth and pigmented and the overall finish is exactly what I want from a highlighter!

Makeup Revolution Baking Powder | Lace | Ever since I started baking my foundation routine has been completely transformed. It's another step I can't miss and even when doing a really simple look I still have to bake my under eyes and jawline. I love this powder because it's really light and on the neutral-pink side which counteracts my foundation which is slightly yellower so my overall base looks really pulled together. When I'm ready to bake I take a fairly heavy amount of the powder onto my damp sponge (which I used to apply my foundation) and I pack it heavily onto any areas that I want to last all day! For £5 you seriously can't go wrong! They've also just released a bunch of new shades including Translucent and Banana Light which sound amazing!

Morphe Continuous Setting Mist | I had seen so many beauty bloggers and YouTubers rave about this and like most of you I kept thinking 'oh it can't be that good' but I'm here to tell you it's bloody amazing! Before this, I didn't have a dedicated setting spray but I definitely needed one and paired with the EX1 Foundation this keeps my base flawless, non-cakey and set in place literally all day! It works with other bases too but right now this combo is too dreamy to split up! Guys, I've found the one!

What are your current favourite base products?