The Dream Team: My Current Makeup Base

I’ve been relying on ‘The Dream Team’ for quite a while now; it suits any day, any occasion, any weather, so it’s pretty foul proof. This is a full makeup base routine, which prepares my skin for any makeup look. I shall introduce you to The Dream Team…

The Dream Team - Eucerin Even Brighter Day Cream

Eucerin Even Brighter Day Cream

  • SPF 30 and UVA protection
  • Reduces the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin tones
  • B-Resorcinol: decreases melanin production
  • Glycyrrhetinic Acid: stimulates the skin’s own damage repair process
  • Non-greasy, but thick in consistency
  • Suitable to all skin types

How I use it: I apply it to clean face, blending all over my face, neck and chest, using circular motions. Then I leave it to dry for 5 to 10 minutes before applying any makeup.

The Dream Team - Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation

  • No SPF
  • Light to medium coverage
  • Natural finish; blends seamlessly into the skin
  • Gel consistency
  • Vitamin-rich formula, contains lychee, goji and pomegranate
  • Instant anti-fatigue effect
  • Lasts up to 16 hours
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Available in 6 shades – 51, 52, 53, 55, 56 and 58 (for reference, I’m shade 53)

How I use it: I dispense one pump onto the back of my hand, and using a flat foundation brush I apply a light layer all over my face, avoiding the hair-line and extremely dry areas of my face. Then I smooth everything over with my fingers, blending the foundation towards my hair-line; I find this to be the best way to tailor the coverage I need in different areas of my face.

The Dream Team - MAC Pro Longwear Concealer

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer

  • Medium to full coverage
  • Natural matte finish
  • Lightweight and creamy
  • Lasts up to 15 hours
  • It doesn’t crease throughout the day
  • Conceals under eye circles and corrects discolorations
  • Most suitable for oily, combination, normal and dry skin; very dry skin, beware as this might look cakey.
  • Available in 15 shades: For spots and discolorations (yellow undertones): NC15 NC20, NC30, NC35, NC42, NC45, NC50; For under eye circles (pink undertones): NW15, NW20, NW25, NW30, NW35, NW40, NW45, NW50. (For reference, I’m shade NW20 (under eye circles)

How I use it: I dispense a very small pump on the back of my hand, and using my ring finger I dot the concealer around my under eye area. Then, with my ring finger I lightly dab the product, until it blends seamlessly into the skin.

The Dream Team - MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer

MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer

  • Full coverage
  • Matte finish
  • Creamy and thick in consistency, feels like a paste on the skin and dries almost instantly
  • Water resistant
  • Targeted at concealing blemishes and evening out skin tone.
  • For reference, I’m shade NC30
  • This concealer has been discontinued

How I use it: With my index finger I apply a small amount of the concealer wherever I need a bit of extra coverage and on spots, making sure it blends well with my foundation.

The Dream Team - MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder

  • Low coverage
  • Matte finish
  • Natural finish
  • Suitable for dry skin
  • Available in 10 shades: Light, Light Plus, Medium, Medium Dark, Medium Deep, Medium Plus, Dark, Dark Deep, Give Me Sun, Sun Power. (For reference, I’m shade Medium/Medium Dark).

How I use it: With a small blending brush, I set the concealer under my eyes. Then with a fluffy powder brush, I lightly set the rest of my makeup concentrating on my cheeks and forehead.

The Dream Team - My Current Makeup Base

Now you’ve been properly acquainted with my current base. The only item I change sometimes is foundation; because the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation is low to medium coverage, whenever I’m going to an event or any special occasion, I choose a foundation with a higher coverage. Other than that, everything has stayed pretty much the same.

Now it’s your turn to introduce me to your Dream Team! :)

Products mentioned
– Eucerin Even Brighter Day Cream, £22.50 (HERE)
– Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation, £10.99 (HERE)
– MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, £14.50 (HERE)
– MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer (discontinued)
– MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder, £21 (HERE)


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