Fave daily base: The Origins Smarty Plants CC Cream
Are you using CC creams? I hope so! These light-diffusing and skin hydrating bases are the best for everyday. I highly recommend them if you have fairly good skin, since they can highlight what's best about that particular asset. Using too-heavy liquid foundations will just hide what you worked so hard to achieve!
My current favorite is the Origins Smarty Plants CC Cream SPF20 PA++ (price to follow). It's a brightening base with a neutral beige tint that blends on my medium skin tone completely. At first, I thought it was going to be too light, but it doesn't actually have any coverage - it just makes skin look fresh and awake in a single layer.
It also serves as a hydrating primer. Even if I don't use moisturizer, a generous glob of this is enough to infuse my skin with much-needed moisture! It also makes my powder foundation stay on longer. Origins is one of the best skincare brands IMHO, and this CC cream is definitely more than just makeup. My skin always feels so nice at the end of the day after I remove it.
This CC cream has SPF20. It's high enough for about three hours out in the sun, but low enough that it doesn't have a white cast. As I said - just right for everyday.
I love, love the Origins Smarty Plants CC Cream. When I set it with a thin layer of my fave powder foundation, my skin looks like a winner. It doesn't cause my skin to be oilier than usual, so I'm confident enough to recommend it to dry - combination skin types.
Try Origins soon! This brand has fast become one of the best I've come across. The products just work. Totally worth the price tag. It's available in SM Makati, SM Megamall, and SM Mall of Asia.