My Perfect Base, FOTD & OOTD

Hello Ladies,

A couple of weeks ago I went to renew my usual Mac Foundation (Studio Fix Fluid) and I happened to ask the girl if there was anything else she would recommend, she asked what skin I had and I said dry, then re-asked me what I was currently wearing.  She couldn’t believe I’d been using fix fluid, as this is totally wrong for someone with dry skin which I wasn’t aware of.  It finally made me realise why I’ve been using lotion and potions to no avail.  So not I use Studio Sculpt in NC25, which is a gel based foundation and I LOVE it.  I tried using just my regular Mac powder, but I then considered this may also be wrong, I was recommended the Sheer Pressed Powder, as it is less drying for your skin.  I’ve been wearing all this now for a couple of weeks, and my skin is so much better.  My skin is less dry and my makeup lasts a lot longer.

So I thought I’d show you all a FOTD including my new base; Studio Sculpt NC25 applied with 187 brush, Studio Sculpt Concealer in NW25 applied with a 212 brush and Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC25.  For my eyes I used my Naked Palette I applied Virgin over the lid, Sin below the brown bone, and Buck in the crease and under my lower lash.  I know I said I wasn’t overly impressed but I gave my Sleek Face Contour Kit in Light another go and I liked it this time.  I applied my Mac Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Springsheen to the apples of my cheeks, I absolutely ADORE this blush, it’s my favourite ever. To finish off I applied Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara, in Extreme Black.  To finish the look I applied a set of falsies.

Just Applied

7 Hours Later

For my OOTD I wore the River Island shirt I wore in my last OOTD, my All Saints Leather Jacket, a pair of Topshop Leggings, Miss Selfridge shorts with a mustard belt and my beloved Dune riding boots.

Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend!

Lauren xo


  1. Tia
    April 21, 2012 / 6:41 pm

    It just shows even the beauty pro's can even give us the wrong make-up. I remember I used to wear Estee Lauder Double Wear when I was 17… big mistake!!! lol xxx

  2. Charlotte Louise
    April 21, 2012 / 6:58 pm

    oh no I'm using Studio Fix and my skin is super dry!!
    Changing immediately!
    x x

  3. April 21, 2012 / 7:06 pm

    I've never tried Mac foundation (i know, shocking!) i must pop in and ask for some advice – i've heard such good things! I love your River Island shirt.. beaut 🙂 xx

  4. April 22, 2012 / 6:57 am

    Sometimes it's difficult to find the right foundation for your skin even the appropriate shade.

  5. Chi-Chi
    April 22, 2012 / 3:56 pm

    love your OOTD; looking lovely as always x

  6. Blonde Ambition
    April 22, 2012 / 4:13 pm

    Definitely change!

  7. Blonde Ambition
    April 22, 2012 / 4:13 pm

    So true

  8. Sooji
    April 24, 2012 / 10:19 am

    You are super pretty!! 😀 Love the look!!

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