The May Base

Dewy skin is in for Spring, and we’re stocking up on the best buys for a glowing complexion. This summery routine will keep makeup primed and in place throughout the indecisive weather…

A good primer is essential for the warmer months, and we swear by the By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Primer (£42) for keeping skin smooth, and makeup in place. This is a bit of a miracle worker for those who have a bit of a bumpy complexion, as the super softening formula melts in to the skin and instantly minimises pores and uneven texture.
The formula is also hydrating, thanks to the hyaluronic acid within – meaning your base never looks dry or cakey by lunchtime. We love.

Of course, when our dewy dreams need to be fulfilled, there’s only one product for the job – NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (£31), an incredible base with a very loyal following. This offers medium, buildable coverage with a satin, glowing-not-sweaty finish that even oily-skin girls can indulge in.
Although the formula is more than ideal, it works best over a primer just to ensure total long wear and a stay-in-place finish.

Finally, we’ve been sweeping on the Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Moonbeach (£30), our go to cheek shade for a polished pop of dewy colour. This is a beautiful coral hue with flecks of gold glitter, it instantly finishes any makeup look – and it lasts impressively well on the skin!
One quick sweep and pat action will soon have your skin looking lush.

Have you tried any of these products? 

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  • Sophie

    The CT beach stick looks lovely!

    Sophie x | SophiesMakeupBlog

  • Angeline

    Sheer Glow is my favourite foundation!

  • Josephine Ong

    Dying to try the Nars Sheer Glow!

  • Lily

    Nars Sheer Glow is just divine. The CT beach stick looks gorgeous though x

  • Emma Louise

    I have recently got the nars foundation, cant wait to try it! x
    Emma |

  • Gemma Louise

    I love Nars Sheer Glow, it’s my favourite ever foundation, can’t wait to get it out this summer! xx

    Gemma Louise | Just Little Things

  • Axelle | Style playground

    Believe it or not, I never tried Nars sheer glow! I really need to get my hands on the stuff, it sound lovely! As far as primers go, I recently started using the mineral veil from Hourglass and I absolutely love it!
    Axelle | Style playground

  • Kate

    I’ve never tried Nars Sheer Glow, I’d really like to though but my student budget means I tend to stick to drugstore foundations :)

    Kate xo //

  • Katie

    I NEED Nars Sheer Glow!!!!! I’ve heard so many raving reviews!

    Absolutely beautiful pictures too, this blog is a dream!


  • Zoe Newlove

    Now I need all of these. I very nearly picked up a Tilbury Beach Stick, I wish I had now!!

    Zoe Newlove Beauty Blogger & MUA

  • Rebecca H

    I love NARS Sheer Glow, it’s perfection! x
    Beauty Wanderer

  • Lauren S

    I’m currently between Sheer Glow and Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk, both amazing formulas!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  • Erin and Katherine

    Love dewy skin! I’ve been loving my Dr Perricone no foundation foundation for that.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  • Katherine L.

    I have really oily skin, but I also love a dewey complexion–such a hard compromise. I generally stick to matter foundations, and try and add quite a bit of sheen back to my cheeks and high points. Loving the Charlotte Tilbury product!


  • Millie Robinson

    The Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick looks so stunning! x

  • Lucy

    Seriously loving natural, dewy skin at the moment- I want to try the Nars foundation so bad!

    Lucy | Ooh La Luce

  • Emma Louise

    I have just got the Nars foundation and i am so excited to try it x
    Emma |

  • Megan Lillie

    I really need to pick up the NARS foundation soon – I’m constantly seeing good reviews yet I don’t own it!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

  • Hollee Daze

    I love your blog! I’m definitely going to try some of these, thank you!!

  • Lorna – Studs and Dreams

    The CT stick looks lovely! I’m obsessed with the NARS foundation too, incredible!

    Lorna | xx