When the winter months roll around my skin instantly changes. It becomes so much dryer, and layering foundation, or any type of base product for that matter, is a real struggle. I’m a huge primer advocate, I really do believe that they can change the way a foundation looks and lasts, depending on the one you reach for. I also love to mix them. Using a pore perfecting primer where you need it, and then a glow inducing primer where you want an extra glow – you really can change up the way your skin looks, even before foundation. Today, I’m pretty much going to talk about layering a hydrating primer, over another hydrating primer. Ground-breaking. But seriously, if you have dry skin like me, this is a game changer. 

The Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base is one I reach for first. This is more of a skincare product, but I just love to use it before I go in with makeup. I saw a few people online apply this with a beauty blender, and I’ve certainly hopped on that train too, it picks up the prefect amount of product. It’s quite a thick cream, so the beauty blender helps to push it into the skin and thin it out slightly. This feels like silk on the skin, it’s absolutely lovely. I thought I would go through this stuff like water, but so far I’ve barley scratched the surface and I’ve been using it for the past month or so. Bobbi Brown skincare is more of a luxury I would say, sitting just under the £50 mark it’s not cheap, but well worth it in my opinion. My makeup always lasts so much better throughout the day, and remains fresh and nourished. I hate it when you look in the mirror after a few hours and your makeup has sunk into dry patches you didn’t even know you had…I don’t get that with this I’m glad to report.

Once that has had a few minutes to sink in, I’ll go in with the Kiehls Hydrating Glow Moisturiser. Not only does this give extra hydration, but it also gives you a lovely glow. Need I say more?! This is slightly tinted when you pump it out, but the colour doesn’t really translate on the skin or offer any coverage. It’s more of a very subtle bronzey/champagne tint to help make your skin look a tad healthier. I use 2-3 pumps and apply this all over, focusing on the tops of my cheeks and anywhere else I want an accentuated glow.  Side note, it also smells of lemon drizzle cake which is certainly a pleasant way to kick off the day. If you’re into mixing products in with your foundation this is a great one to try that with. It’ll give a dewy finish, with that added nourishment we all crave in the Autumn/Winter months!