|The Urban Decay product was kindly gifted to me, without obligation.|
I don't know about you, but sometimes I don't want to go completely bare faced, but I also don't want to do a full face of makeup. I basically just want to look like a healthier version of myself! These are the days when I will reach for a barely there base product, concealer, a lip balm, and a cream blush. Brows and lashes depend on if they're tinted & with extensions, but if not, quick and minimal products will also be used. For reference, I have dry skin.
Urban Decay Stay Hydrated HydroManiac Tinted Glow Hydrator*: As the name suggests, this is for dry or dehydrated skin. I expected the coverage to be very sheer, however it's medium, but could be mixed with moisturiser to sheer it out, or else just apply a very small amount with a beauty sponge. I was kindly gifted this, but it's the wrong shade for me, so I can't say that it looks skin-like in finish, as even when I'm not wearing tan, and at my palest, this is still too light for me, and therefore I can see it on my skin, due to the difference in colour. I haven't found it to oxidise at all, so I think I will buy one a few shades deeper, as I do love how lightweight it is, but also how hydrating it feels on the skin, with the glow it adds, without looking sweaty. It's definitely one that I could imagine wearing a lot over the summer months, when I go for quick and easy makeup.
Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation: This is a very expensive foundation, and I have included it because one pump will give very sheer coverage, which basically perfects the skin (as the name suggests). It blurs pores and gives the skin a healthy, even look. That being said, I personally wouldn't pay this price tag just for sheer coverage, so I like that it can be built up to medium, without settling into pores, fine lines etc. It looks very skin-like, just perfected and is very lightweight on the skin.
Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder: I love how lightweight this is, and it adds a hint of luminosity without being overly dewy. It blurs the appearance of fine lines and pores, adds some coverage, but skin remains looking natural and healthy. If you prefer medium coverage, or one pump doesn't cover redness, a little more can always be added in those areas, but the finish will still be skin-like.
Huda Beauty Glowish MultiDew Skin Tint: I received a few samples of this as GWPs, but think I'll buy the full size before summer as I love how easy it is to apply and blend - I just dot some on and use my fingers to blend it out. I could do it with my eyes closed because it's so sheer, however it does give a light amount of coverage, evens out skin tone and adds some dewiness to the skin, without looking shiny, It's so lightweight on the skin that you really cannot tell that you're wearing it, yet skin looks healthy and perfected.
Do you prefer light bases or are you a full coverage lover? I'd love to hear your favourites, either way, in the comments below!
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