2013 Favourites – Base Makeup

The products I’ve included in this post won’t surprise you if you’re a regular reader of my blog because they’re the things I keep raving about. I would have worn at least one of these products every day over the last year and they’re the things I would/have repurchased once they run out. That’s pretty high praise from a beauty blogger! So off we go:

Favourite Foundation- Burberry Velvet Foundation

There was one other contender for this title but that was also a Burberry foundation (the Burberry Sheer Foundation) but this one ultimately won out. After trying and loving both the Sheer and Velvet versions, I have to pick the velvet because it works better on my oil-prone skin. It also has the ability to be sheered out and built up which is always a plus. I know I say this all the time but if you haven’t already, get yourself to a Burberry counter, stat! The shade range is so good and is perfect for anyone who find other high end foundations too pink. For reference, I use the shade 208 in the Velvet and 10 in the Sheer.

Favourite Under Eye Concealer- Burberry Sheer Luminous Concealer

This concealer may have ‘sheer’ in the product name but that doesn’t stop it from giving really great coverage with a natural finish. I love it because the colour match (Amber) is perfect, the texture is lovely and hydrating and it doesn’t crease.  I can’t rave about it enough! An honorable mention for this category goes to the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer (in Medium/dark 2- Caramel).


Favourite Corrector- Laura Mercier Under Eye Perfector in Orange/Yellow

I have mentioned this so many times in the past that I don’t know what to say about it now that I haven’t already said! Basically, if you have dark circles and are of a darker skin tone, you need this in your life! Concealers that usually go ashy on you will look natural when applied on top of this and, depending on your skin tone, you might even be able to get away with it on its own.

Favourite Setting Powder- NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder

For years I was in love with the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder but that has now been overtaken by the NARS powder. I have it in both the pressed and loose versions and I much prefer the loose powder. The powder is very fine and sets under eye concealer like a boss! Word to the wise though, apply it with a light hand lest you end up with the dreaded reverse racoon eyes in flash photography!

Favourite Powder Foundation- MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Medium Dark

I’ve gone through at least 4 compacts of this stuff because I haven’t found anything else so far that I love as much. I apply it lightly to set my foundation or buff it in on it’s own on more ‘natural makeup days. The shade works well on me and it doesn’t turn orange or oxidise like some other MAC products.


What are some of your favourite products in the categories mentioned above? Let me know below!

Categories: 2013 Favourites, Burberry, Laura Mercier, MAC, NARS


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2 Comments on “2013 Favourites – Base Makeup”

  1. January 16, 2014 at 3:39 AM #

    I have laura mercier orange corrector and mac mineralize skin finish and love both…want to try nars reflecting powder next!

    • January 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM #

      Yes they’re all so good!

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