Thursday, 12 April 2018

Why I no longer wear foundation daily (& my new alternative product)

I've had so many questions about my skin at the minute & what foundation I've been using so I thought I'd write a post to encompass all of these answers into one; from what I wear to why I've made a change.

Why the change?

As we get older, healthy skin and anti-ageing is at the forefront of our minds. Some may say I'm not old at all and, at 22 years, I'm not. However, skincare can become extremely important to you at any age and I've recently started to take more of an interest in looking after my skin.

Due to my partly-Irish heritage I have freckles on my face; something I've been conscious about for as long as I can remember. Don't get me wrong, I love freckles on other people, I think they're so pretty but for some reason I just can't seem to like them on myself! For this reason, I've spent so much money over the years testing out the newest and most-hyped foundations in the hope of covering them up. In turn, this has resulted in my skin suffering as it has been clogged up and unable to breathe! Even so, I could never envisage a time that I would ever stop wearing foundation on a daily basis.

A month ago a friend of mine told me about a tinted moisturiser that she uses and, at first, I was sceptical. I couldn't see how a tinted moisturiser could provide as good a coverage as a foundation. However, due to her excitement about it and the fact that she no longer wears foundation whatsoever, I thought I'd give it a try. I must say - I've been hooked ever since!

My new alternative

I cannot explain how insane this product is. Firstly, due to it being a moisturiser it matches itself with your skin. There are four shades available so you're not limited to just one but they're not as difficult to match to your skin as a foundation! I think this is one of the reasons I've received so many positive comments as the shade matches much better to my own skin tone.

Now, let's talk coverage. I've always been a full coverage girl and, on nights out, I still do wear my full coverage foundation. However, during the day it is nice to let my skin BREATHE! I genuinely feel like I've got no make-up on as the tinted moisturiser is so light. I do think it has an amazing coverage though. I would probably say it was edging more on the medium coverage side but you can easily make it more of a full coverage product by adding a couple of extra drops. I apply this moisturiser with a stippling foundation brush which adds an even coverage, giving the effect of a foundation.

I've honestly never had so many compliments on my daytime make-up. My skin is glowing and is significantly clearer through using this as opposed to foundation. I couldn't recommend this product more! I add some contour/bronzer and highlight over the top of the moisturiser for the finished look.

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