Foundation, the name says it all really. Our foundation is our make up base and personally a make up look isn’t it’s best without the right foundation. I get asked daily about foundation advice, so I thought I’d write a post about my favourite foundations and why.
- Clinique Superbalanced foundation £23
I do love this foundation, I’ve used it since I was at high school. It’s a brilliant quality foundation that’s semi-light weight with medium coverage. It’s oil free and fragrance free with anti-oxidants in the ingredients. I’d recommend it to anyone with oily/combination skin and that loves a dewy finish. It’s a great day foundation if your budget stretches that far. P.S just found out they’ve made superbalanced with SPF15 – so now it’s completely ideal for day time.
- NAKED SKIN by Urban Decay £27
This Weightless Ultra Definition foundation has been my absolute favourite recently and definitely worth the price. I love how light it is yet how well it covers my skin with a pump or so, for me that is when you know your foundation is good. It feels very fresh on my skin and I don’t feel caked and greasy, for me foundation should feel effortless, you should still look like you. It’s an illuminating foundation with a semi-matte finish, I don’t like a complete matte finish as it makes my skin feel dry so this is the ideal foundation for people who want to look healthy and fresh faced but not too shiny.
- BORN THIS WAY by Too faced £32
I’ve turned to this beauty for my evening make up due to its medium to full coverage finish. What is so nice about this foundation is how natural it looks even whilst being full coverage. Of course it is oil free, I suggest everyone goes oil free with their foundation but it is also infused with coconut water and alpine rose for added moisture and glow. This is the foundation I use on the gorgeous Casey Batchelor (see below), I’ve also got a great before and after of this foundation on my own blemished skin.
- HD STUDIO PHOTOGENIC FOUNDATION by NYX Cosmetics £12.50
This tube of heaven was such an amazing find. I’m so glad Boots introduced NYX into their stores. You get amazing quality make up at drug store prices and this foundation is proof of it. At just £12.50 I recommend everyone tries it, the high definition foundation gives perfect coverage and look amazing in photographs. It lasts all night with the right primer and doesn’t leave you feeling greasy and patchy. I used this gem on Olivia Buckland and it was featured in my recent claim to fame article in Reveal Magazine.
See below the lovely Olivia Buckland with her Cbeauty make over using NYX HD foundation.
So those 4 foundations are my go to foundations at the moment. I haven’t tried every foundation out there, I’d like to but can you imagine how long that would take. The foundations above all caught my eye due to their quality, finish and light weight texture. You will rarely see me using something thick and cakey, it’s just not my style!
There are other foundations I’ve used such as the no7 Airbrush foundation which is great for older skin and some my mum has recommended, the Loreal Nutri lift Gold and Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24h foundation which my mum swears by. She says they last all day and hide all her wrinkles….here is my gorgeous mum below, she’s always made sure my make up was good for me.
I hope this post has been helpful to you, if you have any questions or need some advice please feel free to message me through my contact page.
Remember, foundation is so important for the over all make up look, invest and choose wisely, my previous post 10 top tips for make up shopping should help.