Skin can look a little lacklustre at this time of year and so a product which gives the illusion of a little more vitality and radiance can sure only be a good thing.
I introduced Couleur Caramel Make-up Base (£23.50) to my pro kit back in the summer and it has since become a regular feature when I’m setting up for beauty make-ups.
At first glance it looks a little unassuming. A relatively thick and opaque white cream in a tube which I should probably refer to as sunset tan or perhaps soft peach (but essentually is an orangey beige). In all honesty, it doesn’t look very exciting but appearances can be very deceptive…
The cream can be worn either on its own or as its name suggests, under make-up. Applied with either a brush or fingers (I prefer the latter), it takes a little of working in however the result is a lovely pearlescent sheen on the skin.
Of late I have taken to using it in place of foundation on bare (preferably moisturised) skin. The light-reflecting particles give a subtle all-over glow with the high points of the face catching the light in a flattering way. Add a base on top and it will brighten the finish giving the foundation a lift.
The brightening element of the cream is reasonably long lasting and even after the sheen has dissipated there is a slight sparkle left on the surface of the skin – not enough to look sparkly but definitely enough to still create a hint of a glow.
Designed to moisturise as well as enlighten, It does contain sweet almond oil and shea butter extracts however using it in place of a moisturiser is something I would only suggest for those with very oily skins – I find the moisturising properties not enough to warrant going without.
I’ve applied this as a pre-make-up base on a lot of faces now and it is one of those products which seems to work on pretty much every skin tone. I’ve found it is particularly lovely on fairer skins if used without foundation but on darker skins if it is used with one (strange but true).
Have you tried this make-up base yet? If so what did you think?
(*denotes from organic farming)
Aqua (Water), Centaurea cyanus flower water*, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride, Olive oil decyl esters, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet almond) oil*, Decyl oleate, Glyceryl stearate citrate, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) butter extract*, Cetyl alcohol, Sesamum indicum (Sesame) seed oil*, Microcrystalline cellulose, Glyceryl oleate citrate, Squalane, Squalene, Citrullus lanatus (Watermelon) seed oil FT, Adansonia digitata seed oil FT, Equisetum arvense (Horsetail) extract*, Tocopherol, Cellulose gum, Xanthan gum, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Alcohol, Hydrogenated palm glycerides citrate, Phytic acid, Benzyl alcohol, Dehydroacetic acid, Sodium hydroxide, Lactic acid, Parfum (Fragrance), D-Limonene, Geraniol, Linalool, Citral
[+/– MAY CONTAIN : Mica – CI 77891 (Titanium dioxide)]
99.2% of The Total Ingredients Are From Natural Origin
21.8% of The Total Ingredients Are From Organic Farming