Winter likes to take its toll on my skin every year without a fail and I’m often left with lackluster, dull and extremely dehydrated skin. Not a cute look, so I like to change up my foundation routine slightly when the colder months roll around. I like my fuller coverage all year round but in winter the glowy and healthy finish if what I look for in my base companions. I do count on it to make me look presentable and like a human again. Having said that, today I decided to give a little shout-out to my top three glow-giving winter foundations housed in my base drawer and the list goes as follows…
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua (here)
If you are a regular round these parts, I’m sure you’re all familiar with my raves of this gem, so I shall be quick. Vitalumiere Aqua is my all time favorite foundation and it ticks all the boxes. It’s one of those ‘one product to do all’ bases as it blurs imperfections, illuminates the skin, stays on for hours and hours and blends seamlessly into the skin. It gives that flawless healthy look that I’m after but at the same time it feels featherlight and doesn’t cling to imperfections. I like to apply it with my Sigma F80 (review) or Zoeva 102 Sink Finish (here) brushes and it works a total treat.
Rimmel Wake Me Up (here)
The glow-injecting properties of this anti-fatigue foundation are what make it a favorite wintertime pick. The really finely milled shimmer particles running through Wake Me Up add light to the skin, making it look fresh, bright and healthy. It’s like a complexion cheerleader and the instant pick-me-up results make it my safest bet on days when my skin is particularly dull and lifeless. Wake Me Up looks extremely natural on, almost like a second layer of skin and its incredible medium-to-full coverage makes all blemishes and imperfections nowhere to be seen. The foundation hangs around from dusk till dawn and photographs gorgeously as well. I can’t fault it and I can wholeheartedly label it the best drugstore foundation I’ve tried. It’s definitely one to check out, ladies!
Okay, I cheated with this one slightly as it doesn’t give that lovely dewy finish I’m after but I like to slap on some of the L’Oreal Lumi Magique Primer (review) prior application and I adore the way these two work together and illuminate my skin. On its own HD Invisible Cover has more of a matte finish and I reach for it when I’m after a full coverage foundation; it is my bad skin day little rescuer. It is one of those foundations, which you need the tiniest amount of and it will cover everything with no concealer needed. It still manages to look really natural and I love how nicely it blends. The longevity of this HD base doesn’t fall short either and it stays put until you say so. This flash photography-ready gem is also my special occasion bbf and I love how beautifully is photographs. My only bugbear is that it tens to cling to dry patches, so I always make sure my skin is well prepped and moisturized when I wear it.
Have you tried any of these foundations? Which is you go-to wintertime base product?
Lots of love,