My 3 Must Have Bases ♡


When applying makeup personally I think it's essential to have a good base on to help your makeup look the best it can and to also help it last that little bit longer! Recently I've started venturing out from my go to primer and have started trying different ones out to see if they last just as well or if they are just a total fail.

I decided to share with you all my 3 must have bases, they range in prices and all give a different effect.

Seventeen Skin Wow 3 Way Highlighter
This is definitely a product you get your money's worth of! This Seventeen product can be used three ways either applied as a primer before your foundation, mixed in with your foundation or as a highlighter over your foundation. 
I mostly use this as a primer as I find when you apply your foundation over it there's still a gorgeous glow coming through. When you mix it in with your foundation it definitely gives you that very popular dewy look which is also so lovely and it takes no effort at all! Finally as a highlighter it is absolutely stunning on the cheek bones and when it hits the light it just gives you the most gorgeous light pink glow/shimmer and it's just one of those products that I'd definitely recommend especially if you're on a budget as being able to use it 3 different ways to get a different result is amazing. (Read more of my thoughts on this product here)

Botanics Radiance Balm
Oh I'm sure if you've been reading my blog these past few weeks you're more than likely sick of me talking about this brand but it's just so good I cannot stop talking about it! This balm is so gorgeous on the skin, it's not as vibrant as the Seventeen one mentioned above but trust me it is just as beautiful on the skin. Shining through your foundation you just have the most healthiest glow when you have this on. It also makes my makeup last for so much longer along with helping it go on so much better. It is quite runny and so you only need a little and oh my goodness you just need to try this okay! Off to Boots you go right now! (Find out more of what I thought here)

Benefit The Porefessional
Finally the one that's never not in my makeup collection! For those days where I'm not looking for a glow this is my go to base. This makes your pores basically disappear while also having a little bit more coverage in it due to it's flesh toned colour. When I have this on I don't need to worry about my makeup disappearing off my face as I know it's there to stay when I have this on underneath. It is quite pricey and if you use it everyday I'm sure you'd go through it pretty quickly even though you only need a little, it's definitely one of those products that personally I think is worth the money! (Find more of my thoughts about it here)

What is your go to base product?


  1. I currently use the Porefessional and it's like a heaven sent, but as you said it is very pricey to use on a day to day basis. I've only recently started using primers (and I already have no clue how I lived without them before) so this post was super helpful! May have to try the Seventeen one at some point :) xx

    1. So glad it helped :) Definitely worth giving it a try :) x

  2. I love Porefessional!
    Alicia :)

  3. I've tried the porefessional and honestly don't like it. My go to base products are maybelline baby skin pore eraser and makeup revolution i heart makeup no shine please primer xx

    1. Awh no thats a shame, I have yet to try the Makeup Revolution one will have to pop it on my wishlist :) x

  4. I've been using the Seventeen Skin Wow! Primer recently and I love it!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

    1. Definitely a great one for this time of year :) x

  5. All of these sound so goooood! I'm thinking of trying the benefit base. At the moment i'm loving the body shop radiant highlighter - it's so good! I use it as a base for glowy and healthy looking skin and, obviously, as a highlighter - looks great both ways!

    1. Totally recommend it, it's amazing! Ooh sounds amazing must pick it up next time I'm in store :) x

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  8. Great picks! Definitely going to try out this highlighter! :)
    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food, Beauty & Lifestyle

  9. I love the Porefessional, it's seriously the ONLY thing that reduces the appearance of my pores! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  10. I have been looking for a good drugstore highlighter so I'll have to check out the Seventeen one, thank you!

    Aliya x | |


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