The 'Forever' Face - The Basics


When it comes to beauty products, I find it very easy to get set in my ways. Once I find something I like I tend to stick with it until I either, can't afford to re-purchase or I've, shockingly, discovered something new. It's probably why I'd never make a very good beauty blogger, I find it hard to let go of products.

I received a couple of new additions to my collection of every day favourites, and have pretty much stuck with this routine since Christmas.

As my skin is prone to breakouts, I'm always wary of trying out new foundations and moisturisers, always worrying my skin won't like them. Over winter my skin got a little flaky and dehydrated. I switched up my previous offering of Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser for Normal/Combination Skin and opted for the Dry/Sensitive option instead. I really know how to try new things! 

My go-to base for the past 6 months or so has to be the Liz Earle Signature Foundation. I've raved about this before, so to save me doing so again, I'll link to said post. I apply this using the Sigma f80 brush, which blends like a dream! I tend to use this after the Laura Mercier Radiance Primer (not pictured because I'm silly). At first I didn't actually get on too well with the primer, but I think finding the perfect primer/foundation combo can really change things. 

Concealer wise, my By Terry Touchee Veloutee has seen me through almost 9 months of wear. It's nearing the end of it's lifespan and I'm still toying with whether I can afford to repurchase it. It's perfect for under the eye. I also like to use it along the bridge of my nose, as I find it almost works to highlight. The best concealer but it comes with a hefty price tag. For blemishes I've been using the Nars Creamy Concealer in Chantilly. Great consistency, not too cakey and an all round good one. 

Finally, after months of uhmming and ahhing, I received the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light. It works really well as a setting powder, and I find it works to combat redness a little too. I sometimes switch this up and use the Bourjois Java Rice Powder, although the shimmer in the second does put me off sometimes. 

I should probably try out new things more often, but these products have been working really well the past few months. I was planning to include my 'forever' mascara, blush etc, but I feel like this post has got a little long, so expect that one coming up next.