A Week of Gratitude
No-Fail Base & Complexion Favorites
Those who may check out the what-I’m-wearing product lists attached to various review posts may have seen a pattern develop… For the last month or two, I’ve been primarily wearing Too Faced’s Born This Way foundation, which I tried again recently after they launched the Born This Way Concealer (also on this list). I usually mix two shades together, Almond and something, Ivory if I want to go a little lighter for my mix or Warm Nude for more warmth/depth. With the foundation, I dab Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Flawless Filter on my forehead, down my nose, chin, and cheeks in Light (2) or Light/Medium(3). Kevyn Aucoin’s Celestial was what I often reached for to mix in with my foundation for a luminous finish and runs a bit more golden compared to the Charlotte Tilbury shades I’ve tried (but they’re all fairly translucent).
I often use Laura Mercier’s Translucent Setting Powder, particularly if I want a more matte finish, all-over or Hourglass’ Diffused Light for a more natural finish or Luminous Light for a natural finish and more warmth. When I want a little depth and subtle color (not quite a contour but not quite a blush either), I use Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar Bronze & Glow (just the sculpt side) or Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light.
Diffused Light is a translucent, yellowed beige with subtle, warm undertones and a natural finish. As a finishing powder, it had translucent coverage... Read full review.
Charlotte Tilbury Light (2) Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44.00 for 1.00 fl. oz.) is a soft peach with warmer, yellow undertones and a soft, luminous... Read full review.
Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Illuminating Emulsion ($52.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a... Read full review.
Hourglass Diffused Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer ($50.00 for 0.39 oz.) is a muted, medium, rosy brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a... Read full review.