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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Asking for a Friend - Summer Proof Bases

Summer Proof Bases

It may not be sunny here in Scotland but it is humid and somewhat sticky which has no boded well for my foundation. As someone who hasn't really embraced dewy or sheer bases the Summer months are forever a struggle - I want something that is lightweight yet covers all my blemishes and scarring, something that doesn't cake nor look heavy and more importantly won't slide off my face.

In the past I relied on Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation but I do find the shades to be a little tricky to match perfectly to my skin tone. Then there was my dabble with Chanel Vita which is a lovely enough foundation but is highly perfumed and does sometimes irritate my skin. I know a lot enjoy MAC Face and Body Foundation but it never fully sets on my face, regardless of what primer or powder I use along with it. I want to love NARS Sheer Glow, great shades and decent enough coverage but I do feel it is a little over hyped. Typically (and I'm not saying all) BB and CC Creams don't offer enough coverage for my skin needs and again don't always set on my oily skin. What can I say, I'm picky!

So what do I want? A lightweight foundation that covers well, it doesn't have offer a matte finish but it does have to be long wearing and if possible contain an SPF. I want a foundation that doesn't become uncomfortable on the skin when the weather becomes humid - no mean feat but I'm hoping someone out there who perhaps lives in a more tropical climate than myself will have a few suggestions? I have no restraints on budget as this is an everyday product that I will be using for a good few months so I am more than happy to invest.

So tell me what is your go to Summer base?


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28 comments:

  1. I am actually wearing the foundation you've photographed today and where I am, we are having a bit of a heatwave and it hasn't budged! It covered my acne and scarring and is really comfortable to wear too x

    Blushhx

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  2. You know what...you all have to be grateful of the weather in your country because where I am it is extremely hot with zero humidity.

    My skin tone has already gotten 2 shades darker.

    At this point I wish I had a little bit of humidity, maybe rain, and some wind to cool us.

    ^_^

    ❀✿Makeup, Skin Care, and Hair Care✿ ❀

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  3. I really want to try out this foundation! I have super oily skin as well!!

    Kendal | Life With Kendal

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  4. I really like YSL Touche Eclat for summer. It's lightweight but still gives decent coverage. I find if I pair it with a setting spray it lasts all day!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  5. I've found that I just can't wear many foundations this time of year. Instead I've been opting for just an spf, concealer and powder!

    Lorna | www.studsanddreams.com xx

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    1. I'm usually the same but even my collection lasting perfection is all shiny come lunch time and a horrible greasy feeling like I just wanna scrub it all off and put my hair up. Any concealer recommendations that don't budge?

      www.simplysara.co.uk
      x

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  6. I have a very oily t-zone and along with having to wear glasses in front of a computer screen all day I'm always searching for the perfect combination to make my make up stay in place all day without being cakey and heavy!

    The best combination I've found and which I turn to pretty much everyday now, is the L'Oreal Infallible 24hour matte on top of the Bodyshop's Instablur primer (best primer I've ever used). I then finish off with just a touch of Urban Decay's De-slick powder! If I need a little extra for a particularly sweaty occasion I use a spritz of Urban Decay De-slick setting spray on top too!

    Hope this helps! :)

    Emily x

    www.emilylouiseuk.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. O also a good moisturiser under the primer for extra matte action and an SPF is the Vichy Ideal Soleil Mattifying Face Dry Touch SPF50+ :)

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  7. I really love Infallible but it's no Estee Lauder Double Wear!
    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

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  8. I also go for the healthy mix, but recently I've been loving BB creams!!

    Lauren x | http://laurenselwood.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. That primer above intrigues me... anyone try it? I have been loving Mac's new Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation. I wore it in Myrtle Beach last week through intense humidity and it stayed put but didn't feel dry on my dry skin. Really nice foundation for Summer!

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  10. I try to stay away from gel like textures in primers as i find they make me alot more oily. I am loving my Nars Sheer Glow Foundation for my summer base x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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  11. In the summer I am a big fan of Urban Decay's All Nighter setting spray. I spray this before and after applying my make up and it helps it last all day as well as making me feel refreshed. I have just started trying out YSL Touche Eclat and have really been loving it. It is easy to blend, light weight but has decent coverage.

    Beth x
    www.hellobeth.co.uk

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  12. OMG this primer is truly amazing it stands up against givenchy mr. matte and becca! I used it in the look below...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcSQ34hVksw

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  13. OMG this primer is truly amazing it stands up against givenchy mr. matte and becca! I used it in the look below...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcSQ34hVksw

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  14. I wore Revlon Colorstay to work today and it did last really well but felt gross and too heavy by the end of the day...I leave a packet of baby wipes in the car for wiping hands etc and I just had to wipe off the bulk my face make up before I drove away so my face could breathe! I actually really like the foundation you photographed, combined with the Max Factor All Day primer. It really helps everything stay put and has SPF20 in it. If I'm spending time outside I like the La Roche Posay SPFs for oily skin but I figure that in my primer is enough if I'm just going in the car to work etc. I set everything with Rimmel Stay Matte powder, Em x
    http://themusingsofem.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Clinique Anti Blemish BB Cream, hands down. Great coverage, doesn't break me out, lasts all day and has broad spectrum SPF40. It's. The. Bomb.

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  16. This is always a struggle, I still haven't found my summer foundation!

    http://lxdia.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. I really like the Dior skin foundation - it has a very natural finish and tons of shade options!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  18. I actually LOVE the L'Oreal Infallible foundation, it's the best I've tried recently, I like it more then the Nars All Day Luminous which I bought couple of months ago but still reach for the L'Oreal one if I have a long day ahead of me. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  19. I would say either Dior air for a dewy finish or jouer matte moisture tint (great coverage for a tinted moisturiser and lasts all day) both contain spf25

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  20. I would love to try these but every time i go check them out, there selection is poop! But lately my base has been Laura Mercier primer in oil-free than on top using a BB cream. When I want a lighter coverage I use a mineral foundation, it's just a little lighter

    http://ktmcgworld.blogspot.ca

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  21. I really like the original Infallible foundation. Still yet to try this version. Would be perfect in this heat!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  22. At the moment I'm using the rimmel fix and perfect primer with rimmel lasting perfection (red lid) (porcelain) mixed with bourjois healthy mix (52) - the rimmel is pink toned and the bourjois is yellow toned so you can mix to get the perfect colour! I have a lot of scarring and some still active acne atm and this foundation with collection lasting perfection concealer where I need it is lasting all day for me (except for on my nose... I don't know why!), so maybe try the healthy mix with a pink toned foundation so that you get the staying power and the right colour.
    Hope you find a winning combination! X

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  23. Hey Adrienne,

    If you happen to be in the states pick up Mac ProLongwear Nourishing Waterproof foundation. Not available in the UK yet but can get it in the states or order. It has a much fuller coverage than the original ProLongwear but a satin finish so not at all cakey. Don't be put off by the "nourishing" title I have oily skin with adult acne and dry patches (excellent) and it doesn't break me out or cling to the dry. It's the best thing I've used so far and that's a lot! Good luck with your search! Xx

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  24. The clinique acne solutions bb cream is actually more like a foundation in terms of coverage - spf 40 and lasts all day

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  25. It's tricky to find the right foundation let alone one for the summertime! But I've recently discover one worth recommending ;) It's Max Factor 3 in 1 foundation - it's so nice on the skin, not matte but not dewy, has an SPF of 20 and doesn't last quite well all day - tried and tested in humid and really hot weather ;) Hope you find my recommendation useful!

    Best wishes,
    Arabesque

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  26. Makeup base is the most important part that must stay longer for keeping the makeup for the long time. When applying the party makeup in summers the threat of loosing the make has always been a huge cause of worry. But when the summer proof makeup base has been used then this worry almost vanishes.

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