In keeping with the two posts that I have written on the essential lip products and the eye makeup products that you need this festive season, here’s another post on the 6 essential base products that you need to create the perfect canvas for every makeup look this season.
The winter season is cold, beautiful and festive, making it the ideal time of the year to experiment with various makeup looks. However, with the number of makeup products available in the market, it can get quite difficult to narrow it down to the essentials that you really need. I hope this post will give you an overview of the things that you need to stock up on to create your most preferred makeup looks. Of course, you may have to tweak some of these products depending on your skin type or on any specific skin concerns that you may have. Here are the six ultimate base product essentials that you need this season:
1. An illuminating and hydrating primer:
To start everything off with, you need the base of an illuminating or hydrating primer. This will help the makeup go on very smoothly and evenly and allow it to last through the day. It will also add a boost of radiance and youthfulness to your skin, while taking care of any dry patches. This type of a primer is a must-have for this season.
Recommendation: NYX Cosmetics Born to Glow Illuminating Primer
2. A medium-to-full coverage liquid foundation:
A medium-to-full coverage foundation that evens out your skin tone, leaves it with a beautiful demi-matte finish and also photographs well is worth investing in this festive season. In case you choose to wear it more lightly with a sheer finish, you can always apply it with a damp sponge. On your better skin days, you can also easily skip concealer.
Recommendation: Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation
3. A colour-correcting concealer:
For dark circles and hyperpigmentation, it is essential to invest in a lightweight, colour-correcting concealer. This will instantly revive the look of your skin and make it look more radiant and party-ready.
Recommendation: MAC Correct and Conceal Palette
4. A camouflaging concealer:
To conceal any blemishes, dark spots or any other kind of unevenness in the skin tone, a hydrating and creamy camouflaging concealer is what you need. This will perfect your base and lend it an even finish.
Recommendation: Estee Lauder Stay in Place Double Wear Concealer
5. A pressed powder with coverage:
For the days (and nights) when you really need to blot down the shine on your face and add an extra boost of coverage, you need a pressed powder. This will also tie in all the base products (foundation and concealers) together and give your skin a healthy and even finish. If on certain occasions you choose to skip wearing liquid foundation, then you could just layer this pressed powder on top of your concealer and be good to go.
Recommendation: MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
6. A translucent loose powder (ideally yellow-based):
For the final touch, a light dusting of loose translucent powder is ideal. This will not only take away the shine from your face, but it will set your makeup in place while lending your skin a natural and luminous finish. By choosing a yellow-based powder, you will enhance the radiance of your skin, as yellow is great for combating dullness in the skin. This type of powder is especially useful for setting the concealer under your eyes.
Recommendation: Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder