Staples: Make-up face base

My staples for my face base do not include anything fancy, essentially i’m just happy if I can cover up those red angry spots on my chin. I get spots on my chin, occasionally between my eyebrows but rarely anywhere else.  These products I use daily so that I can brave the outside without hiding my face.

Firstly we have No7 Stay Perfect Superlight Foundation in calico. I saw this on another blog and I quite like it. Because it is so light is doesn’t require much blending (or at least that’s what I hope!) and it lightly covers any scars from old spots and gives my present ones a base to take concealer. It’s a gives a I’m not wearing make-up finish that lets my freckles show.  Secondly is a concealer, either No7 Match Made concealer  in calico or Benefit Boi-ing in 01. Either just on my spots or if I have time under my eyes and at the sides of my nose. I keep changing my mind as to which I think is a little too light, but the moment but I am reaching for the No7 more purely because it is newer and so les germy. I have had the Benefit one for a long time! The No7 concealer is matched to the foundation and my skin,  though I think it a little light even though I’ve been ‘matched’ twice. The packaging is pretty bland as you can see in the photo! I then set it all with Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder  in 003 peach glow. As you can see the writing has worn off this and it is cracked, but I have had this one for a long time, it takes forever to go down! A tiny bit of fading but with all this this will last over ten hours. I always think it’s come off but then I actually take my make-up off and realise ‘oh no, you definitely had make-up on before Amy!’

So that’s what I like to use on a daily basis for my base. I don’t wear too much make-up anyway but these are a given. Have you tried any of these products or have any recommendations for me?


  1. I really want to try that concealer! It looks so nice!

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  2. lovely picks! i still need to try some no7 makeup

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    1. Hey, they've got their vouchers for money off on at the moment so you can save some money on No7. I'll have to enter your competition if it's still running! Amy x

  3. I love love love the Collection Lasting Finish concealer. I apply the product from the dub-stick applicator to the back of my hand and then I dab with clean hands onto my problem areas to avoid contaminating the whole tube of it! I haven't come across anything like it! At the moment I'm going for the lighter look and just adding the Natural Collection loose powder in Transparent, some bronzer, blush and highlighter. The powder is mighty stuff. Lovely post :)

    1. Thank you! Is that the concealer that everyone raves about or a different one from the same brand? With my No7 one I use a different finger each time to pick up some product, that's how I try to stop contamination. Amy x

    2. Sorry for delay in getting back to you, I obviously forgot to click the Notify Me box, arrgh. But yes it's the one that everyone is on about. I love it. It covers up anything and everything! Catherine x


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