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Lightweight Bases Galore

April 30th  •  Posted in Beauty

Recently I’m all about lightweight foundations and bases as when it comes to makeup I don’t really like anything too heavy going on there, and I have to admit lightweight bases are always been my first choose – I seriously can’t remember an single time I decided to went for a full coverage foundation in my entire life. I went through a lot of tubes actually, but today I want to show you the ones that still have a firm role in my makeup life…

I don’t know about you, but I’m super sick of the whole BB cream kind of thing and I tend to steer away from every new BB or CC cream release, but I still have some noteworthed in my little “lightweight” drawer. The Gosh BB Cream* (€13,99) is been in there for a while now, but this is the base I go with in summertime usually as I have a slightly too dark shade for my pale winter skin which pairs amazingly with the light tan I get in summertime instead. This super light and impalpable base aims to be a foundation, primer and moisturizer all in one but I actually am really impressed of how easly it sinks into the skin (pretty reasonable as it’s water based) and how comfortable it is to wear even in the warmer months. The Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream (£6,50) is the most recent entry in my foundation stash, and I’m super impressed with this at the moment: it contains apricot pigments to conceal fatique signs, green pigments to contrast rednesses and white pigments to cover dark spots – this really has a very nice covering power but still being pretty natural and light on the skin and leaving a luminous complexion. This is my first choice on days when my skin looks a bit dull and I need to uniforme it and create a smooth texture.

Another water based foundation I really like right now is the & Other Stories Triple Moist Foundation (£15) which aims to have a super hydrating formula and leaving a very natural finish. I don’t know about the hydration – I’m not a dry skin girl so I rarely notice if a base product tend to keep my skin hydrated, but this for sure doesn’t make my skin oilier – but is really nice in keeping things pretty natural and light. It is slightly fragranced though, and if your skin is very sensitive like mine, you should consider wearing a primer underneath (not my favorite thing). It’s still very creamy but blend and absorb super easly.

My “top of the class” lightweight bases are two though, the Rouge Bunny Rouge Sketches on Water Tinted Moisturiser* (£34,58) and the L’Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint (£9,99), both water based foundations but with opposite finishes. The former is one my skin didn’t love at first as it caused a terrible breakout as soon as I tried it, but which is now super well loved as it leaves the most beautiful wet finish and smooth texture to the skin. This seems super thick when you apply it but it actually sinks into the skin pretty soon and gives a beautifully radiant complexion. It never looks cakey or feel sticky and it looks amazing in photos as well. The latter has been my go to winter foundation, which I actually still use if I’m looking for a super matte finish; it has the messiest packaging ever but a super nice and unique formula. It’s very lightweight and never feels too heavy on the skin, and once blended it leave a silky and matte finish I really love. This combination and oily skin friendly foundation applies better with the fingers, helps in uniforming the complexion, is truely buildable and goes on super easly as well.

One thing is for sure: I can’t go wrong with water based bases and I have a good stock now, but they still are my first choise when I have to buy new foundations. However these were my favorite lightweight base finds so far.

Which is your favorite lightweight base?

  • I absolutely love light-weight bases, they are so comfortable on the skin 🙂 xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    • Definitely! I always love comfortable makeup. x

  • jotlotte

    I’ve been considering getting a bb cream for a while but there are so many I didnt know which to go for!! I think i’ll try the GOSH one! Thanks 🙂 x | Lifestyle blogger

    • You’re welcome, I really like that one! x

  • The London Turtle

    I’ve heard such good things about the Bourjois CC cream, really want to try it! Especially as I was so disappointed by my Smashbox BB creme and have been looking for a replacement. Thanks for the post!

    • You’re welcome! You should definitely try the Bourjois CC Cream, it’s super good! x

  • I just bought the Eau de Teint yesterday and am so excited to try it. If anything I’m glad to own it just for the gorgeous packaging! xx

    • Yes the packaging is beautiful (but messy!) but the product is amazing in my opinion! x

  • I want to try the CC Cream by Bourjois and also the Nude Magique by L’ Oreal! I like your reviews!!!

    • Thank you! They both are super good quality! x

  • i prefer light weight bases, they just feel so much nicer on the skin! xx

    • It feels like wearing skin! x

  • ClaraBelleRose

    I love the L’oreal magique, and light- weight bases are brilliant!

  • Great post, I love the Bourjois CC cream! 🙂 On good skin days i’m using a bit of concealer and L’Oreal lumi magique primer for a dewy look 🙂


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