The perfect foundation? Does this exist? I don’t know about you but I have spent years trying to find thee foundation, the one that does it all. I’m not going to lie to you, I have come very close. I have a top few foundations that I wouldn’t go without but none of them I can honestly say are the ONE.
I don’t think it’s possible to have just ONE foundation that’s the one for everyone as everyone’s skin is too different and we have too many different wishes. For example, not every is oily and dreams of perfect matte skin. Not everyone is dry and wants luminious skin. It’s not even that simple, I have dry skin and sometimes my mood will send me towards a matte finish. Therefore, it’s far too hard to have just one foundation that does it all. So I have narrowed down my top 5 foundations as it’s not possible to have one!
Yves Saint Laurent All Hours Foundation, £35
An oil free, matte finish foundation that surprisingly does not dry out the skin when worn. This foundation could cover mistakes of the past, that’s how good the coverage is. It blends so easily into the skin and you really do need very little. In fact I find with this foundation it’s best to build it, rather than going in with loads of product. Using the foundation this way gives an insanely flawless base! My skin isn’t bad, but is by no means perfect but when I wear this foundation you really wouldn’t know! I have been wearing this foundation a lot recently and have gotten a lot of messages on Instagram asking about it because it photographs so well too.
Getting down to the science, the foundation contains a skincare complex and UV filter which is what leaves the skin fresh and smooth. It contains an SPF 20 and does give a little flashback but what’s a little flashback when your skin looks so fab in real life?
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation Stick, £30
You know when you see people walking down the street or even in your magazines and on Instagram and they look fabulously glowy and healthy? Well, that’s what this foundation will do for you. I am not even kidding, my skin has literally never looked better than when I wear this foundation. The texture of the foundation is so creamy that it glides effortlessly onto the skin to conceal any imperfections making it excellent for touch ups also. As it leaves a satin finish, it’s perfect for my dry skin!
It’s fairly long lasting, for me personally it’s not an all day foundation because it’s creamier it has a tendency to move but so long as you don’t mind setting it with powder it’ll be perfect. If you love the sound of this foundation but you have oilier skin or want to make sure it stays on all day might I suggest Make Up For Ever Step One Mattifying Primer £25.50 to put underneath. The foundation itself was created for the latest high definition technologies of the film and TV industry to look invisible on 4K camera and in person so it’s a perfect foundation to add to your collection.
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Breathable Foundation, £8.99
I first tried this foundation a few months ago when Rimmel very kindly sent me a little parcel and I filmed a first impressions video which can be found here.
So if you want an in depth review on this foundation then you can watch that but this is my favourite drug store ‘affordable’ foundation. A light to medium coverage foundation which similar to YSL’s All hours is extremely buildable. The foundation claims to moisturise for up to 25 hours and to be honest, this could be true but I haven’t had to wear a foundation for that long. If I did I would probably have to claw it off by the 25 hour mark. Anyway, this is my go to foundation for something to throw on daytime or when I want a little bit less coverage!
Estée Lauder Re Nutriv Ultra Radiance Makeup SPF15, £76
Every now and then, just like any gal I want a little luxury in my life. That for me, comes in the form of this Estée Lauder foundation. A gloriously smooth foundation, this gives flawless radiance to the wearer and a fabulous medium to full coverage. It glides on effortlessly and feels amazing on the skin. It coats over all my texture and leaves my skin glowing. In fact, I normally use this foundation mixing it into the others that I have mentioned to add a little fabulousness to my face. On it’s own however, it is a stunning foundation.
Seriously luxurious it contains precious micro-fine gems for a flawless finish and jewel-like radiance. It contains benefits from the Re Nutriv Skincare range by Estee Lauder itself, it reduces appearance of fine lines and imperfections, enveloping skin in comfort and care.
I’m aware it’s on the pricier side so if you want something similar but not just as expensive then might I suggest Estée Lauder Perfectionist Foundation £41 but trust me, you’ll not regret the Re Nutriv!
L’Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Foundation, £9.99
I found it pretty hard to pick the last one to complete my Top 5 so I went upstairs and due to the fact that I have two bottles of this foundation on the go at once and a further 3 in the drawer as a back up that this one has made the list. Without realising it, this foundation is probably my most used. I love how lightweight it is and it’s another great one to mix into other foundations to lighter/darken. It’s honestly just a nice foundation for every day. I use it more as the throw it on, heading into town, going to the shops kind of foundation. I don’t really use it for nights out as it doesn’t pass the long lasting test for me but is great to throw on to save wasting those that are a little on the pricier side – see Estée Lauder!
The foundation has an impressive 28 shades so there will be something to suit pretty much everyone!
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