Ace your base this spring

Is there anything better than feeling like your concealer to foundation powder ratio is perfect?

Is there such a thing as a perfect primer? Read on because, honestly, I’ve found some fairly incredible products lately. Matte foundation seems to have taken the makeup world by storm for now.

Let's start at the beginning with some great brushes. Blank Canvas are a high quality inexpensive Irish brand. The Hot Pink Bundle (€40) contains four top selling Hot Pink Gold brushes.

F43 Flat Round Multi Face Brush in hot pink gold is the perfect foundation brush. F41 Tapered Cheek Brush in hot pink gold is the best for contouring gently. F36 Round Cheek/Foundation in hot pink gold can be used to sweep a flush of blush while E01 Round Eye Blender in hot pink gold is fabulous for concealers.

LUNA by Lisa Airbrush (€22) is a lightweight glowy three in one product that gives you the very best glowy base. You can wear it alone and the light reflecting formula blurs the imperfections without feeling heavy. Sweep some over your makeup to add a bit of extra glam. LUNA by Lisa Strobe Primer (€14) has a lightweight formula which eliminates any dull looking skin and illuminates the complexion. The perfect first step in your beauty routine for a brighter, healthier, cared for skin finish.

B-Perfect The Chroma Cover Foundation (€22.95) is infused with skin optimising ingredients combined with a concentrated pigment resulting in a flawless, full-coverage, matte finish that will last all day long, instantly taking you from desk to drinks without the fear of a foundation faux pas.

An utterly weightless, full- overage matte finish foundation, Chroma Cover is infused with a host of skin loving ingredients.

B Perfect The Chroma Concealer (€11.95) perfectly complements its foundation counterpart. With 20 unique shades spanning light, medium, tan and dark hues, its radiant, creamy formula’s velvety finish instantly conceals imperfections while diminishing fine lines, leaving you with an utter flawless canvas ready to put your makeup maestro talents to work.

Clarins Skin Illusion Velvet (€36) is a mattifying liquid foundation that gives a bare skin effect. Just a few drops of Skin Illusion Velvet are all you need to instantly enhance your complexion, control shine and blur imperfections. Its lightweight, silky and comfortable texture leaves an invisible, even matte veil with a barely-there feel. Bursting with skincare ingredients, its formula is a truly nourishing beauty cocktail for the skin. The result? Bare skin looks more beautiful day after day.

AYU Under Eye Concealer (€18) is a highly pigmented yet lightweight concealer that will brighten and even out skin tone under the eyes for a fresher, brighter and more youthful look instantly with no extra sleep required!

This highly pigmented, self-setting formula is water and sweat resistant. Infused with hyaluronic acid, it won't crease or settle, covers completely, and feels like nothing on the skin. Its unique formula instantly brightens dark circles and the hyaluronic acid can help increase skin moisture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

If mega matte foundation isn’t for you then try Clarins Ever Matte Loose Powder (€36) which sets your makeup with a sheer mattifying veil and lasts all day long. It evens the complexion with flawless coverage, blurring imperfections without drying out the skin.

The secret? Its bamboo powder extract improves make-up wear and mattifies the skin, while its peach milk provides comfort. It’s available in a compact also if you prefer that. I love a compact for my handbag but do find loose powder lovely to set.