We’ve been hitting unreal high temps here in Manila, and most days, I just like forgoing makeup. However, I recently wore my Ellis Faas Skin Veil* after going off of it for a while, and I remembered just how beautiful it makes my skin look like, so I thought I’d do a post on my favorite base combinations have been as of late.
This mostly consists of some type of sunscreen, a concealer, and a finishing or setting powder. Lately, I’ve been using the Kosé one I’ve been trying to get rid of, but I’ve recently chucked it as the last time I used it, there was a very strong alcohol smell–something I really don’t want around my face. Right now, I’m testing out the Sunday Riley Cashmere SPF 30+ Advanced Sun Defense* for a longer, more consistent period of time.
My concealers will usually be the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, as I’ve been trying to use it up, or my favorite, the Ellis Faas Concealer*. As for the powder, I almost always reach for the Le Métier de Beauté Peau Vierge Anti-Aging Pressed Powder in Shade 2.
For this version, I’ve just tossed in the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint for all over the face, right before concealer and powder. I go for this combination when I can be bothered with more than concealer, and if I’ve got a bit of redness I want to shoo away.
I never go full coverage, but there are times when a skin tint just isn’t enough to make you feel great. Sometimes I go with sunscreen; sometimes I ditch it. The products I use in this combination already have built-in SPF. I do grab for my Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, as foundations with more coverage tend to allow more room for error. I then apply the Ellis Faas Skin Veil* and pair it up with a concealer, and finish with a powder. If it’s too hot out, I wouldn’t even bother but I just can’t resist how good my skin looks with this foundation. This is the heaviest I’ll go on days like today. READ: Super fucking hot. I wouldn’t dream of reaching for my heavier-feeling foundations, at least not for the next couple of months.
What’s your sunny-day face arsenal? Would you even bother with foundation?
* Items marked with an asterisk are PR Samples.