The Base Dream Duo

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We all search for beauty products that help make us look like the better version of ourselves, be it that mascara that curls and lengthens, the perfect red lipstick that compliments our skin tone or even taking it back to basics with holy grail skin care. When putting on our face every morning, there’s little doubt about what we all want the most – perfect looking skin.

In an ideal world, we would all wake up every day without a eye bag in sight, no spots and a healthy glow. In the real world of 12 hours days and less than half of that in sleep, it’s just not possible. I, however, have found the perfect duo for my skin at present which looks natural while still covering my horrendous dark circles and blemishes.

Enter Chanel. Yes, not the most purse-friendly of solutions, but hear me out. Chanel’s Perfection Lumiere Velvet is bloomin’ amazing. Just a small blob on the back of your hand and whirled onto a brush blends effortlessly on to the skin, feels like silk and provides buildable coverage. I use it when I want light to medium coverage, and then use my Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer on my dark circles and any other unwanted blemishes. 

The consistency of both are so similar, liquid in formulation but blending into a creamy texture which doesn’t cake or go patchy. I would recommend this more for oily skin types as it can cling to drier areas, but I have combination skin and make sure I’ve given my face a good wash with a flannel before applying it. Love love love!!

What are your current favourite bases?



  1. Inês de Castro
    February 10, 2015 / 12:16 am

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  2. Kirstie Pickering
    February 10, 2015 / 11:31 am

    Thanks so much 🙂 x

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