Wednesday, May 22, 2013

the foundation roundup

Foundations featured above in clockwise: Clinique even better makeup SPF15, Bourjois healthy mix foundation, Rimmel wake me up foundation, La Prairie skin caviar concealer foundation, Revlon photoready, two faced magic wand illuminating foundation.

In all honesty, I'm not someone that like to experiment with makeup. I love them and can't leave the house without them, but I'm a total creature of habit, I stick to the same makeup routine and products for years as long as they work for me. But when it comes to skincare and foundations, that's a different story. I believe the first step to getting a beautiful healthy looking face is to make sure that you have a clear radiant skin to work with. I've written a separate post for my skincare routine a while ago. ( you can read the post here.) And today I'd like to share all my favorite foundations with you.

Clinique even better makeup SPF15:
  •  Medium coverage
  • (very) dewy finish
  • slightly scented
  • moderate lasting power
  • contains SPF 15  
  • oil free
This foundation gives the most healthy, glowy and natural finish ever. I love wearing this foundation when my face is looking dull and gray. It instantly brightens up and evens out my complexion. I do need to powder a little after applying this and several times throughout the day though since it does get quite oily. So for those of you who has extreme oily skin, I'm not sure if this will be a good choice for you I'm afraid!

Bourjois healthy mix fundation:
  • light to medium coverage
  • dewy finish
  • heavily scented
  • moderate lasting power
  • do not contain SPF
  • very hydrating
I absolutely love how this foundation feels on my skin. It's ultra light and hydrating and very easy to blend. Typically I'd just use my fingers to apply this foundation and it smooths over my skin so effortlessly and beautifully. The fact that it does not contain any SPF makes it a great option for photography (no flashback!) or a night out.

Rimmel wake me up foundation:
  • medium to full coverage
  • dewy finish
  • scented
  • good lasting power
  • contains SPF 15
This foundation leaves a luminous glowing finish which brightens up even the dullest skin on earth!   This is definitely my go to foundation when I suffer from a terrible " hangover" (come on, we all have those days don't we?!) or after those restless nights! This foundation covers nearly all the imperfections including those dark circles. Like the Clinique foundation, I do not recommend this to anyone who has extreme oily skin unless you don't mind blotting your face throughout the entire day!

La Praire skin caviar concealer fundation:
  • medium to full coverage
  • dewy finish
  • heavily (but beautifully) scented
  • good lasting power
  • contains SPF 15
  • very pigmented, a little goes a long way
  • NO pump (not very hygienic)
  • comes with a concealer in the same shade of the foundation
This foundation literally melts into the skin once applied! So luxurious and gorgeous! To be honest I'm not sure how I feel about the packaging though. The glass container looks expensive and beautiful but the fact that it does not come with a pump makes it very unhygienic and awkward to use. I absolutely love the concealer it comes with, beautiful creamy texture, conceals my under eye areas or any other imperfections flawlessly. However, the price is extortionate! (I think I payed around 160 euros for it!!!) No one can justify paying that much for a foundation really! (oh dear, what was I thinking?!)

Revlon photoready foundation:
  • medium coverage
  • luminous finish
  • not scented
  • oil free
  • contains SPF20
  • not greasy
Another foundation contains luminous particles and leaves glowy finish! I guess you can see a pattern now! This is a oldie but a goodie for me.  It's a bit more matte comparing my other foundations, and it feels rather light on the skin as well which I like. and I love the fact that it contains a higher SPF than usual. It's always good to know that your face is well protected in those sunny days.

Too faced magic wand illuminating foundation:
  • light to medium coverage
  • luminous finish
  • not scented
  • built in brush 
(Yes, another illuminating product here. Clearly I just hate to have a dull face! ) I actually only use this on my " good skin" days since the product does not offer much coverage but it lightens up the face beautifully. I like the idea that it has the built in brush, however in reality it really doesn't blend the product well. It leave the skin streaky and caky. I'd rather just use my normal foundation brush for the application.



Now you have it, the most used and loved foundations in my collection. However, I'd say my hunt for the perfect foundation is still not over yet! I'm always on a look out for something that sits better, looks more natural, last longer!

I've recently discovered a new beauty site - PS Beauty which recommends the best beauty bits and bobs according to the products that you've tried and rated, combining your personal skin information( like the type, tone etc...) to give you a very accurate recommendations! In all honesty, I was rather blown away by the concept and its ability to offer a very accurate recommendation that more likely to " hit the spot" ! They've got a massive collection of foundations and shades in their database. From high street to high end, you're guarantied to find all the skin base products you've tried up there!

I was recommended the YSL touche eclat foundation at the end which just seems like the right product to try out next! Check it out the foundation finder here and let me know what's recommended to you!






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