Monday, April 6, 2015

Bases Overview

Spring is the time of the year where I go through my makeup collection and revaluate the good, the bad and the old. Today my spring cleaning brings me to my foundation/bases section of my collection.  With a handful of old products out, I thought I would share with you my current base collection.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum
You know you love a product when you can’t communicate in full sentences how much you adore it. This is what Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum does to me … it makes me school girl giddy. With its hydrating qualities, luminous finish, light to medium coverage and perfect colour match, this is what my dreams are made of. For those of you reading this not obsessed with makeup I understand this might sound crazy. With that being said I am hoping most of you are makeup obsessed, because this foundation is my makeup soul mate.
NARS Sheer Glow
Some days I love the finish of this foundation, but most of the time I find the formula too drying. I don’t find Sheer Glow in particularly sheer or luminous. Tons of people love this foundation, but to put it simply this did not work for me. Having already invested in the bottle and the pump I feel like I need to finish this before tossing it. Will I buy this again... absolutely not. 

 Estee Lauder Double Wear Light
Light weight texture, buildable coverage, vibrant skin, and smudge proof formula all seem like fantastic qualities. What I failed to notice was the oil control properties this foundation has and I must say that does nothing for my dry skin. My fault entirely, but a bad foundation? Absolutely not, normal to combination skin types might really seek benefit from this.

Chanel Le Beige
Le Beige is a fantastic powder for those who suffer from dry or aging skin. Yes, this will set your makeup, but no this will not give you that powdery, dry, cakey finish. Actually, this is the only powder I've ever tried that makes my skin look naturally luminous. 

Bourjois Silk Edition Powder 
This is the newest edition to my bases collection. I originally bought this thinking it would be a dupe for the Chanel, it's not. This powder boasts more coverage and mattify's more then the Le Beige. Does it mean its bad? No, just not what I was expecting. With that being said I have only worn this a couple of times so I don't really have a complete list of thoughts yet. 

There we have it my entire bases collection. Leave me a comment and let me know what some of your favourite bases are. 


  1. I loved reading this post, some great bases mentioned. I have loved the Bourjois base pretty much since it's release... So much so this was the only foundation I owned before getting obsessed with trying different foundations.

    Kristy |

    1. Healthy Mix is an excellent foundation!
      Glad to see another fan here :)

  2. Such a great post - I love reading about foundations and bases. I'm a huge fan of Bourjois' Healthy Mix Serum - you don't sound crazy at all haha I know exactly what you mean! x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

    1. LOL you have a foundation soul-mate too!
      Thank you for the commenting :)