The Going Out Base


Although I like to keep my base quite simple for day, night time is a whole other story – especially if I’m going out. I like to use products that will make my makeup last and that photograph well. These five products work really well together, and don’t leave the face looking cakey or heavy. Although I haven’t included powder, bronzer or highlight, these five products are the always base of every night out look I go for! 

Benefit Porefessional Primer – Primers aren’t something I was ever really interested in, but I just had to pick up the Porefessional after hearing so many rave reviews. It smooths the base and leave skin bump and pore-free for foundation!

MAC Strobe Cream – I’ve spoke about this product so many times – I absolutely love it. It illuminates the skin and gives a ‘glowing from within’ look without being shiny. It really makes a difference in your base, and looks great in pictures.

MAC Studio Fix Foundation – Although foundations with an SPF in them are usually warned against for nights out as it causes shininess in photos, I’ve never had that problem with Studio Fix. It’s a slightly darker foundation than usual so it matches my fake tan, and does a great job at covering blemishes and redness.

MAC ProLongWear Concealer – This concealer is really heavy duty, so I love it for nights out. It covers everything and lasts all night – no need for touch ups.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – I know this concealer is way lighter than my foundation and other concealer, but I use it under the eyes to conceal dark circles and give a bit of highlight a la Kim K.

What’re your favourite products for a night out base?

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  1. 07/05/2014 / 6:35 pm

    Hey hun! Hope you are well?

    Do you think the strobe cream would be ok on me and my oily t-zone? Or do you think it’s a no go? x

    • 09/05/2014 / 7:01 pm

      Hey! If you have an oily t-zone, I wouldn’t recommend applying it there for fear of looking very shiny! However, if you used a mattifying foundation and powder on top I’m sure it would combat it? or you could just apply the product on your cheeks for a nice glow? xx