Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Foundation and Bases || Matte and Shine Free


Matte Founations and oil free primers. Matte powders

Matte and oil free foundations and primers


If like me you're on the oily side and strive for the "matte look", there are foundations and primers available to help you achieve this. Here are some I use to keep the shine at bay....
 
Starting off with primers. Laura Mercier oil free primer is a great product to have. The primer acts as the perfect undercoat for your foundation. The primer keeps a tight control on oil and shine, helping your foundation look flawless throughout the day. Another option as a primer on the cheaper scale is La Roche Posays Effaclar Mat. An anti shine moisturiser which soaks up excess oil like a sponge making it the ideal base for your make up (Be careful not to use too much as it can ball up).


As for foundations, Vichy DermaBlend delivers a matte finish which in my opinion doesn't even need powdering in place. The foundation is full coverage and will cover birth marks and spots without looking cakey and lasting all day. Make up Forever HD foundation is another good contender. The medium - full coverage foundation delivers an excellent semi matte finish making your skin look flawless and HD camera ready!
Laura Mercier Silk crème foundation is a bit of an in between base. In terms of Dulux paint it would be on the satin spectrum, not matte and not glossy. This teamed up with Rimmel's stay matte powder will achieve a shine free finish.

If you are looking for a quick and easy matte base team up Mac's Studio fix foundation powder with an oil free primer of your choice and you're good to go in a flash. Shine free and looking flawless.

What are your tips to the perfect Matte base? Any recommendations?

8 comments:

  1. I really want to try Laura Mercier products, and have heard good things about the primer and silk creme foundation.

    For me I have a slightly oily t-zone, so luckily don't have to worry too much about oil, so can't give you any recommendations unfortunately!.

    Paula at Beauty Lover xx

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    1. The LM foundation is lovely! Really good coverage without looking cakey or unnatural. xx

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  2. I am excited to try out some of these products! If you haven't tried Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation, that's another really great mousse foundation to try out :)

    Kate Xx
    themintedbeauty.com

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    1. No I haven't tried that one yet, I've heard it's good though! Thanks hun xx

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  3. The Rimmel Stay Matte Powder is my new fav! Really want to try the Laura Mercer foundation as have yet to try anything from that brand

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    1. I love that powder too. I think the foundation is a good introduction into the brand, you should try it. It's great at creating flawless skin. xx

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  4. I reallly want to try the Make up forever HD foundation I have heard so many good things about them xx

    http://yougottabegorgeousx.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's nice, not too matte so you look unnatural but enough to keep the shine at bay. xx

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