Sunday, 16 October 2016

All About The Base | Foundation Favourites

Today I'm racking up my 5 favourite foundations I've used this year so far! I love having different options of base depending on what I need out of my make up that day so here a five mini foundation reviews that may help you in deciding what foundation is best for you...
Just so you know my skin is tends to always be normal but I have an oily T Zone and I always wear power to set foundation.. please take this into consideration in relation to my reviews. These opinions are purely my own so if you have dry skin perhaps my recommendations will not be great for you! 
I recommend you always trie a foundation sample before splurging on a luxury brand. (Notice I love the word LUMINOUS in my foundations) 
bareminerals Bare Skin Serum Foundation
What intrigued me so much about this foundation is it is described as, not only a mineral foundation but a skincare serum as well to help improve you skin rather than make it worse like some foundations can. I can't say I use it enough to back up this claim or not as to see a true result you would have to use this foundation everyday to see if it made a difference with the clarity of you skin. However, if this is what you are interested in I do recommend giving it a go! In terms of coverage and texture this is rather watery and gives a light coverage, but is buildable! I'm a fan of this formula because it is free of oil, silicone, parabens and fragrance so it does feel like you're doing your skin a favour by wearing this. This foundation, like every one I've tried does oxidise on my skin within a few hours but does not look bad. It's a great option for those days I just want a little bit of colour and coverage on my face but don't expect it to last all day. 

Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
This has became one of my all time favourite foundations that I always want to have in my collection. It's a great formula but actually gives the prefect amount of coverage I feel I need (medium) The formula is lovely and light weight, giving a nice natural complexion look. Nars has created this foundation in an impressive 20 shades for all types of skin tone which I think more companies need to follow suit! I find this best applied by my fingers and then blended with a beauty blender, it does not look as good when applied with a brush! I highly recommend this if your looking for a natural looking foundation that gives a medium to build able coverage. It has great staying power which is another reason it's one of my favs! 

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
As celebrity and blogger favourite it's no surprise this foundation has become many peoples holy grail foundation.  Like them, I am a massive fan of it's radiant complexion with a satin finish. It's a great foundation especially when you've got great skin underneath because you just look so healthy! It is also versatile to be used daytime (natural look) or build it for a heavier coverage night time healthy, glowy base. I'd definitely pick this over a cakey or creamy formula any day!

Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation
I love this foundation for night time or any event where there might be pictures taken. I think its great that they reformulated this foundation when HD TV progressed because we all want to have flawless on camera! It's a thicker formula than the above 3 foundations so gives a thicker but silkier coverage and looks great regardless of the application technique. I tend to use a buffing brush or a beauty blender and I always buy this in a darker colour to match my tan as I always seem to be tanned on occasions I want to wear this. It's now my go to night time foundation that I know I can rely on. Also it has no SPF so no weird flashback on photographs. I feel like this is a foundation that will work on any skin type so really recommend you check it out.

Mac Studio Sculpt Foundation
The last foundation I've included is Macs Studio Sculpt which I was unsure whether to include because it does have a negative to it which may prevent me from repurchasing. That is that is seriously irritates my eyes so I can't blend it right up to the lower lash line, instead having to blend more carefully with concealer. For some reason even just being close to my eyes make them sting and water however, I have included it because perhaps this won't effect some people and apart from this I do like this foundation.  This is a massive recommendation to check this out as a sample first to make suer this doesn't happen to you! So, onto the good things. This is a great foundation for a heavier coverage with its gel like consistancy and lasts well throughout the day with a goos setting powder. Would I pick it over any of the other foundations... No, But that doesn't mean that is doesn't look good and blend really nicely, plus I mainly use this when I'm having a bad skin day and want to 'feel' the foundation in my face.

The next foundations I really want to try include the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation and the Urban Decay All Nighter Full Coverage Longwear Liquid Foundation as I've seem them highly reviewed.  

What's your favourite foundation?

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