Hello everyone. As a frequent reader of blogs, post’s regarding foundation are my favourites to read, so I thought I’d do one for all of you. In this post I’ve given you my three favourite high end foundations and their drug store equivalents. Here goes…
1) The Matte ‘I Will Stay On Your Face All Day (!!!)’ Foundation –
HIGH END: Estee Lauder Doublewear @ £29.50 – my go to for a base that I want to stay in place all day. Nothing more to say, my full coverage ‘make you look like a different person’ foundation, I use this in conjunction with the Estee Lauder Matte Primer and then a little MAC Fix+ to give my face some dewyness.
DRUGSTORE: Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation @ £8.00 (I think, I got this in the US) – the dream. Probably my favourite foundation, and that’s a claim. For a drugstore foundation, the colour is perfect for me (825), more or less the same as Doublewear but better for me, even though I am oily, I don’t favour an uber matte look. The Outlast foundation is more along the lines of a satin finish but with the same coverage and ‘stay put’ factor as Doublewear.
2) The Glowy ‘I have the skin of a Victoria Secret Model’ Foundation –
HIGH END: Illamasqua Skin Base @ £32 – one thin layer of this does the job when I’m having a good skin day. Whenever I do wear skin base, the compliments roll in, an all rounder and suitable for all skin types in my opinion. My go to college foundation alongside Wake me Up (below), as it makes me look alive but not to the point where I can’t move my face because I have so much make-up on. Belting.
DRUGSTORE: Rimmel Wake Me Up @ £8.99 – for a drugstore Foundation, Rimmel always pull it out of the bag. Like Skin Base, this imminently wakes me up (pardon the pun) and makes me look human. It has slight bits of shimmer in, but who doesn’t want to look like an Avatar? Consistency is a lot thicker than expected so don’t be shy with the blending ladies.
3) The ‘Just popping to the shops but don’t want to scare anyone with my face so i’ll slap something on’ Foundation –
HIGH END: MAC Face & Body @ £21.50 – a brilliant foundation, (I’m not sure if it can be called that title, it’s literally water and colour) one which I’m not sure WHY I love, but I do. If you have naturally fantastic skin, wear this 24/7! For me, it lasts a max. of 4 hours so its perfect for errands as it’s quick and easy to apply (Face & Body should always be applied with hands). But is the fact I then have to use a full tube of concealer after defeating the object? Ooops.
DRUGSTORE: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation @ £9.99 – gives skin that healthy glow and covers slight imperfections, which is all it claims to do. One of the most natural foundations in my collection (and theres alot). For beginners in the make-up world, Healthy Mix is a good place to start.
I hope you enjoyed this post! I loved writing it as it’s different from the normal rubbish I type.