(So again, this post was moved from my old blog to this one so it's a little dated but I wanted it up before I make my video on my favourite foundations of the minute. I still love these foundations but a couple of new foundations that I have discovered since writing this blog may have crept into my top 5 and pushed others out!! Either way, ye'll find out shortly in my upcoming videos!!)
My skin type changes like the weather and well, with the weather, but the main type that it always falls back on once it’s settled is Combination/oily. This being oily around the nose area, normal most everywhere else and sometimes dry/sensitive around the perimeter of my face. Talk about combination!!
So the best foundations I’ve tried & tested are.......
- Georgio Armani “Lasting Silk UV foundation SPF20”..... €42.00
This foundation is AMAZING! I’ve never found a foundation that ticked all the boxes before this and that includes a perfect colour match which for me is rare!! ( I’m #2). Unlike the old Hydra Glow foundation that Armani had before, this one really does last and unlike other matte foundations that often give a matte flat look to the skin, this has a luminous matte effect, almost satin finish. It’s lasts really well during the day, though after about 7-8 hrs my nose area will start to shine, which is normal. It comes with a pump, which when pressed once gives just enough product. It has a silk-like texture and you need very little product to get good coverage. Perfect!!
- Mac “Studio Fix Fluid” ..... €31.00 (ish)
This is a staple foundation already for a lot of people and for good reason! It’s lasts forever and gives good coverage. If anything, you have to be careful not to apply too much. The colour range within the Mac foundation is brilliant and caters for all skin tones, however, if like me you are lighter than Nc15 which is the lightest, then you just have to make do & improvise. For me this means mixing in some white Face & Body for example. The only thing is if you have drier patches, this can feel like it’s too dry over those areas so best to avoid or just use occasionally. It also contains sunblock:)
- Chanel “Mat Lumiére SPF 15” ..... €41.00
Another pricey one but well worth it! This, like the Armani one, is a luminous matte foundation, though doesn’t quite have the same to-die-for texture. I got the palest yellow toned one 05 “Faience”, but was disappointed that it looked a little too pink on me!? Being so pale, I found it washes me out a tiny bit, BUT when I mix in a little yellow/gold illuminator for example it looks way better, though sheers it out. Colour aside, the coverage is lovely and lasts pretty well during the day!
- Revlon “PhotoReady SPF 20” ..... €19.00 (ish)
For a pharmacy bought foundation, this fella was a pleasant surprise! I bought it with a voucher in Boots and only paid around €11 for it at the time. Initially I was delighted with the overall performance, it had great coverage, lasted pretty well, kept shine at bay and I like the colour (002 “Vanilla”), the only downfall really was that after wearing it for a few days in a row, it started to dry my skin out:( Such a shame! However, this isn’t enough to totally put me off, and now I only wear it every now and then as I love the look.
- Kohl “Matte Oil-free foundation” ..... €30.00 (ish)
Also Screenface “Matte Oil-free foundation” - same formula & shades.
This is an all round good “does-what-it-says-on-the-tin” foundation!
Unlike some of the others I’ve mentioned, this is a flat finish matte formula like the Fix Fluid by Mac. Some people might not like that but for anyone who has texture on their face that they do not want to draw attention to, this is perfect! It has pretty good staying power and decent colour range. I am close to the lightest “Linen” but again like the Mac, need to lighten it up ever so slightly. Also contains SPF.
So I hope this helps anyone with this skin type in finding the best liquid formulation for them, or any Makeup artists looking for the right foundations for their kits.
Chat soon Guys & Thanks a mil ^_^