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This shoot hits home for me because I use a compilation of these products every single day! These primers and bases are what make my makeup look natural and flawless- without them, my dry skin would flake and my pores would look full of makeup. Further, putting a layer of base makeup on provides notable benefit, it protects your skin from the potential damage long term makeup wear can cause, as well as brightening and adding moisture to the skin.  When considering purchasing a base I would highly suggest it!

The first product I want to talk about is the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Under-eye Cream. I use this eye cream before I apply any makeup or before I go to bed. What I notice is that the cream creates a more buoyant and perfected surface to apply concealer or face makeup.  I also love this product because it is long lasting- the small application effort is worth the 24 hour moisturized benefit!

Also pictured is the Bobbi Brown “Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm.” I swear by this product, and it is one of the products I use pretty much every day! This product is light and smooth, but I especially love the pearly iridescent color- it is perfect for fair skin. The purpose of the product is to give dull skin its natural glow, and the product lives up to its description! After using the product my skin is soft, plump, and dewy!

Additionally, I love the Chanel “Le Blanc De Chanel Multi-Use Illuminating Base.” What makes this product unique is that it targets your pores, while minimizing their appearance, it also moisturizes the skin and gives your skin natural looking hydration and contour. This product does not contain any kind of shimmer, but regardless of that it is great to use under makeup for added moisture and a flawless foundation finish!

Finally I have included the Chanel “Soleil Tan De Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid” in shade “Sunkissed.” I find this product perfect for the summer months because I like to mix it with my foundation for a bronze shimmery glow! Also, I have mixed it with the Multi-Use Illuminating base for the ultimate glow-enhancing primer! If you are interested in this product, I do want to make it clear that the fluid does have quite a bit of pigment so if you are too fair or use too much you will see a notable difference in skin tone! Regardless, I have fallen in love with the pigment as it gives the appearance of sun-kissed skin!

Sidenote: These products are on the pricier end, but when it comes to skincare, the product is more than an appearance enhancer, but it benefits the health of your skin!