The Autumn Base

10/22/2015




I find Spring and Autumn to be seasons where I usually don't make any significant changes regarding my skincare. Sure I add an odd new toner, neutral cleanser or stock upon my face Bioderma Sensibio H2O micellar solution but - I mostly save some bigger changes in this area for Summer or Winter. What gets changed even less frequently is my base routine. I'm pretty much a low-maintenance kinda girl (by today's beauty junkie standards, at least) and I usually rely on a product that'll give my skin a nice dewy sheen, a decent concealer, liquid foundation and a powder that'll keep any shine off my T-zone all whilst not drying out the rest of my face. I'm currently using a rather unusual mix of products which create a pretty quick, even and natural-looking base that suits me at the time as *time* is something I'm pretty low on.

I'm absolutely hooked on lightly warmed-up skin and Alpha-H Gold Perfecting Daywear is the perfect boost of joy for skin! This underdog of the brand contains liquorice glycolic acid (an AHA which works to brighten and resurface the skin) and micro-encapsulated, light-reflecting particles which diffuse the look of imperfections.This isn't exactly tinted but it does impart warmth and serves as a perfect base for make-up.

Avon Anew Dark Circle Corrector is a strange product, I must say. It's beautifully hydrating and it makes such a difference for my exhausted eye area in terms of hydration, restoring youthful plump-ness and it serves as a fab base for concealer. But concealer it really isn't despite containing color-correcting particles. They do soften and tone down appearance of dark under-eye shadows but they don't erase them. In combo with any concealer from my stash, this does the trick!

You can note that first two steps of my current autumnal base routine are basically prep steps. Why? Because as temps go down and wind starts to be unkind to our skin, I tend to amp up the hydrators despite having a blemish or two. I'm trying to avoid crinkly, dry skin and this seems to help. My low-maintenance-self has been relying on BB and CC creams for a long time now but this particular BB cream is my go-to for this entire past Summer and I'm intending on finishing it by Winter. Filorga BB-Perfect Anti-Ageing Beauty Balm is so hydrating that I can slap it on without any cream underneath. It infuses my complexion with life, evens some imperfections but doesn't hide the texture of my skin. 

Finally, I dust my entire face with Bourjois Silk Edition Compact Powder which is truly amazing! It's non-drying yet it mattifies just enough (might not be enough for truly oily skin though). I love how it amps up the coverage levels if my BB cream missed anything and it doesn't settle in fine lines or around flaky skin. It feels so silky (!) soft and hugs the skin so beautifully.

I may be on the market for a new foundation although I have been testing a few already. Even though I'm more than happy with my BB/CC creams, I do like to have a nice dewy foundation in the winter months. Any suggestions ladies?

  • Obicno proljece i jesen nisu doba godine kada sam sklona uvodjenju nekih znacajnijih promjena u preparativi. Naravno, moguce da cu sebi kupiti neki toner pristupacne cijene, neutralni cistac lica da malo 'razdrmam' rutinu ili cu obnoviti zalihe meni najdraze Bioderma Sensibio H2O micelarne vode. Ipak, vecina konkretnih promjena  se desava tokom ljeta ili zime. Ono sto se jos rijedje mijenja kod mene jeste spisak proizvoda koji sacinjavaju bazu. Moglo bi se reci da ne koristim mnogo (barem po standardima danasnjih beauty zaljubljenika) te se obicno oslanjam na proizvod koji ce mi kozi podariti njezan dewy sjaj, na pristojan korektor, tecnu podlogu i puder koji ce nezeljeni sjaj drzati podalje od T-zone a da ne djeluje isusujce na ostatak lica. Trenutno koristim jedan neobican miks proizvoda kojima za cas posla postizem prirodan i ujednacen ten koji mi odgovara posto je *vrijeme* valuta kojom najmanje raspolazem.
  • Mnogo mi se dopada kada ten ima neku toplinu a Alpha-H Gold Perfecting Daywear je poput malog koktela radosti za kozu! Radi se o prilicno potcijenjenom proizvodu ovog odlicnog preparativnog brenda koji sadrzi glikolnu kiselinu iz sladica (to je AHA kiselina koja posvjetljuje kozu i potice njeno obnavljanje). Takodjer sadrzi cestice u malenim kapsulicama koje odbijaju svjetlost i na taj nacin nesavrsenstva koze blago zamaskiraju. Ovaj serum nije obojen ali zahvaljujuci navedenim sastojcima, uspijeva uciniti kozu ljepsom, toplijom i odlicna je baza za sminku.
  • Avon Anew Dark Circle Corrector je, moram priznati, dosta neobican proizvod. Divno hidratizira kozu i upravo zahvaljujuci tome mnogo pomaze poboljsanju izgleda umorne koze oko ociju. Lijepo je osvjezi i odlicna je baza korektorima. Ali korektor ovo nije, uprkos tome sto sadrzi korektivne cestice u boji. One doista 'omeksaju' i ublaze izgled tamnih kolutova ali ih ne izbrisu. U kombinaciji sa bilo kojim korektorom iz mog nesesera, okoloocno podrucje zahvaljujuci ovoj tubici izgleda mnogo bolje!
  • Primjetiti cete da su prva dva koraka moje trenutacne rutine za bazu (tj. sam ten) u sustini priprema. Zasto? Kako mjeseci odmicu, temperatura opada i vjetar pocinje biti grub spram koze. Ono sto ja pokusavam jeste da ublazim efekte tih elemenata povecanjem upotrebe hidratantnih proizvoda (i pored prisustva par bubuljica). Ono sto ne zelim je isusena, gruba koza na kojoj sminka svakako ne izgleda dobro. Jednostavno sam se vec dugo vremena oslanjala na BB i CC kreme a konkretno ova BB krema je ona u koju sam se pouzdala najvise proteklog ljeta te je namjeravam potrositi do zime. Filorga BB-Perfect Anti-Ageing Beauty Balm je divno hidratantna i mogu je koristiti cak i bez kreme ispod. Prekrasno 'ozivi' ten, ujednaci ga, prekrije manja nesavrsenstva ali ne sakriva teksturu moje koze.
  • Na kraju, preko cijelog lica nanosim malo Bourjois Silk Edition kompaktnog pudera koji je stvarno odlican! Uopste ne djeluje isusujuce a pruza tacno dovoljno matiranja (doduse, mislim da ne bi bio dovoljan za potrebe  masnog tipa koze). Dopada mi se kako lijepo prekriva i uskace u pomoc ako je mojoj BB kremi nesto promaklo. Ne nakuplja se u boricama niti oko suhih dijelova koze. Tako je svilenkasto mekan i njezno grli kozu.
  • Zainteresovana sam za neku novu tecnu podlogu iako i sama testiram par novih komada. Istinski sam zadovoljna svojim BB/CC kremama no volim tokom zimskih mjeseci koristiti dobar hidratantni tecni puder. Drage dame, imate li neki prijedlog sta da isprobam?

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