In the first of our Instagram lives, over on @gracebensonmua we discussed everything base related. Here are our top picks:
Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic, £18:
Great for: Those who find that their foundation doesn’t last all day or goes patchy.
Not so good for: Those with super sensitive skin.
Grace loves it because: I really find that after using this in the evening, my foundation sits better the next day.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, £42
Great for: Those who like a medium weight, glowy finish.
Not so good for: Those who like a full coverage, matte foundation.
Penny loves it because: This base really allows the natural luminosity of the skin to shine through. It feels weightless but gives a good 12 hours of wear with patchiness or fading.
Beauty Pie Great Skin Foundation, £30:
Great for: Those that like buildable natural coverage with a demi matte finish.
Not so good for: Those that like full coverage
Grace loves it because: The sheer buildable coverage really makes your skin look great but still like skin and it lasts all day too!
MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer, £16.50
Great for: Those who want a great all round concealer that can be used for both under eyes and blemishes/pigmentation.
Not so good for: Those who need serious dark circle coverage, though it can be layered over a corrector.
Penny loves it because: It’s very portable, has a lovely creamy texture and comes in the fantastic range of shades you would expect from MAC.
Illamasqua Skin Base Concealer, £22:
Great for: Concealing those under eye circles but also any unevenness in skin tone.
Not so good for: Those with really dark eyes – a corrector or brightener would be best used underneath. The shade range is also a little small.
Grace loves it because: It never looks cakey.
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Bronzing Cream, £42
Great for: Those who want a subtle bronze glow with getting out the fake tan.
Not so good for: Those with very oily skin.
Penny loves it because: It’s a fab product to add a healthy glow to skin. It’s also perfect to darken a slightly too pale foundation in the summer months.