Most Popular foundations

My most asked question is probably 'what is the best foundation?'. The truth is, it really does depend on the individuals preference and skin type. 

I have therefore decided to write a readable, mini review of the most popular foundations and the main qualities you might want to know about them. Save money on buying foundations and give this a read before you buy.

Estee lauder - Double Wear

This is truly a long lasting foundation, it is great for anyone who has any acne scaring and redness or rosacea they want to cover. It lasts all day or night gives a heavy coverage. I use this foundation on those with dry and oily skin and it tends to work on both, I would however always use with a setting powder, especially on oily skin. The best thing about this foundation is that is does stay all day. If you're after a long lasting coverage, this one is for you

  • Coverage - Full
  • Finish - Matte
  • Skin Type - Combination/Oily 
  • Wear - Very Long Lasting
  • Price point - £23

Nars - All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

I tend to use this foundation on anyone with very oily skin. I find this foundation gives a really lovely glow on anyone with great skin. Whats great about it, is that you can use it without setting powder and it still has a long lasting wear, but I wouldn't ever use it on someone with dry skin. It is very matte and can sometimes cling to any dry patches. The difficult thing about this foundation is the packaging. The foundation does tend to spill out of the spout sometimes which can make it messy.

  • Coverage - Medium coverage
  • Finish - Matte
  • Skin Type - Oily
  • Wear - Long Lasting
  • Price point - £32

Illamasque - Skin Base

This shade range of this foundation is great. It feels very light on the skin and has a good amount of coverage. It is great for building up, meaning you can really even out the complexion no matter what your skin type. It gives a semi-matt glow but still looks natural. I tend to use it on combination skin and build it up as applicable.

MUA Tip - It also has no SPF which makes it great for photoshoots.

  • Coverage - Medium/Full - (build-able) 
  • Finish - Matte
  • Skin Type - Combination/Oily
  • Wear - Medium lasting
  • Price point - £32.50

Chanel - Perfection Lumiere

This is one of the most natural foundations. It is brilliant for anyone with great skin and gives a lovely, fresh, healthy glow. It is great for combination skin and smells great. It is weightless and blends like a dream but doesn't come in a huge range of shades. It gives a fresh dewy finish and I find I use this on a lot of brides. It is long lasting when used with a setting powder, but can fade quickly without powder. It does feel very light and invisible on the face.

  • Coverage - Medium
  • Finish - Dewy
  • Skin Type - Combination
  • Wear - Medium lasting
  • Price point - £36

Chanel - Perfection Lumiere Velvet

This foundation has been overtaking its sisters by storm. Its matte finish and velvet feel is great for oily skin. This foundation has all the plus points to the perfection lumiere but seems to have been repackaged in a much more efficient plastic, rather than glass bottle. It also gives a better coverage and is longer lasting. It gives a real pore minimised look and is great for combination or oily skin. 

  • Coverage - Medium/Full (build-able)
  • Finish - Matte
  • Skin Type - Oily
  • Wear - Long Lasting
  • Price point - £33

Bobbi Brown - Skin Foundation Stick

These foundation sticks are very easy to carry around and top up with. I find them a little creamy but not too greasy. They provide a good range of shades and a full coverage. It is build-able and I would tend to use it on combination skin rather than dry skin as it tends to stick to any dry patches. It can double as a spot concealer as well as a foundation and is very practice. It gives a glowing dewy finish for anyone wanting a more fresh look.  

  • Coverage - Medium/Full (build-able)
  • Finish - Dewy
  • Skin Type - Combination
  • Wear - Medium lasting
  • Price point - £29.50

Mac - Face and Body

This is a great foundation for anyone with already good skin. It give a light to medium coverage and is very lightweight on the skin. It is great for anyone wanting to cover acne on the chest or any areas other than the face. This foundation is great for anyone wanting to look fresh and natural. It has a build able coverage and is best used on dry skin. 

  • Coverage - Light to Medium (Build-able)
  • Finish - Dewy
  • Skin Type - dry
  • Wear - Medium lasting
  • Price point - £22

 

 

I hope this helps. If you have any questions about any foundations or products that I have not talked about, let me know and I will give you my feedback. 

Love love love, 

Kimmy x