What foundation should I use? The best foundations explained…

Foundations are one of the hardest makeup products to decide apon. There are so many on the market.

I like to try out new launches and believe I have a good knowledge of this subject.

What foundation should you buy…

Light coverage 

MAC face and body – This is a great all rounder. Normal to dry skin. Can be used on the body; great for legs in the summer. Light to buildable coverage and a hydrating finish. Oil based and water proof. For more MAC foundations check out my other pages.

Chanel Vitalumiere aqua – This is a water based foundation with a natural satin finished. This would suit all skin types as it’s neither shiny or totally matte. Coverage is buildable but gives a flawless finish. Spf 15 30ml. 

Bourjois Healthy mix- Light to buildable coverage with a beautiful dewy and hydrating finish. Claiming it lasts for 16hrs I would say not quite as long. Prefects the skin and hydrates. A great affordable option. Normal to dry skin

Chantecaille – This is a very light coverage tinted moisturiser which looks natural on the skin. It has great skincare benefits and lovely for someone who doesn’t like to feel foundation on the skin and a no makeup day. All skin types

Medium coverage 

Giorgio Armani silk cream – This gives you the perfect complexion. It’s a satin to slightly luminous finish and really evens out any redness and blemishes. Great for all skin types apart from very oily. You would need powder. This stays on all day and glides on easily.

Estée Lauder Double wear BB all say glow – I am not a fan of the original double wear but this is beautiful. This gives a medium to buildable coverage but needs a little working in when applying. It feels slightly dryer but stays on all day. Water and sweat resistant great for summer days or events. All skin types 

Chanel CC cream – Normally you would think a CC cream would be light coverage but this is medium. It colour corrects pigmentation and redness and helps to treat this too. It’s a hydrating finish and lasts an adverage amount. It smells great and has spf 30 to stop any sun damage. All skin types/older skin

Dior Airflash – A unique foundation in a spray bottle. This is light to full coverage depending on your application. Gives a lightweight feel with a perfected skin. I use this on its own or on top of another foundation for a flawless night out look. Spray this on your hand or a brush first and then apply. A satin finish. All skin types

Nars Sheer glow – This is a cult classic, medium to full coverage and gives a satin finish. Not glowy in my opinion. Great for normal to oily skin. Not really for dry or flakey skin types. This gives a flawless look. Lovely for events, work and stays on all day.

Full coverage 

Mac Studio sculpt – A dewy finishing with hydrating properties. Flawless and a whipped texture when applied. This can sometimes feel a little sticky on the face at first but settles down. Normal to dry skin types. Totally full coverage 

Charlotte Tilbury Magic foundation – This crosses the line between medium and full. It applies easily without thinking about it too much. Good for all skin types except very dry. Again some days can feel a little stiff to apply, using a primer helps. Stays on well, and looks flawless.

Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able foundation- This has a different applicator it’s basically a stick with a ball on the end but this helps dot the foundation on. The most pigmented formul ever. You need one dot for each side of the face that’s it. The finish is matte and long lasting. Overdo the coverage and you can look cakey. I love this! Normal to oily skin types 

Dior Forever – This was recently reformulated by Dior. Has full coverage, a good colour range. It stays on your face for 16hours and is a mate finish. Great for normal to oily skin and Spf 35.

MAC Pro LONGWEAR nourishing waterproof – This foundation claims a lot but lives up to them. It is one of the longest lasting products I’ve ever used. Hydrating on the skin, great for humid evenings and nights out. The colours come up a little light so get swatched in store. Normal to dry skin types

L’oreal Infallible 24hr matte – The packaging of this and Mac Pro LONGWEAR is almost identical. They are a similar coverage and texture when applied but this dries down more matte. Also very long lasting. Will control oil on the skin throughout the day. A great affordable option. Normal to oily skin types 

I hope this helps you decide which foundation to try.

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