Friday, 22 March 2013

My High Street Foundation Collection!

My history with foundations has been a rough battle with the high street, the difficulty in finding the right shade under those fluorescent lights, not knowing what finish or coverage to expect and furthermore, the wear time! It really is a guessing game and a trust of instincts. My collection is from a variety of brands and live in the different categories of matte, luminous, sheer and build-able! 




Without further ado, shall we commence?

Revlon Nearly Naked - Natural Beige

The Revlon Nearly Naked (£8.99) is the newest addition to my family. It has gained the title of my favourite foundation and has me reaching for it day-in day-out! It is said to be a sheer coverage foundation but if you like more coverage, don't let that put you off. I find this extremely build-able and it really does blur imperfections and even out the skin tone. Due to its 'naked' feel when layered to give a higher coverage there is no powedery-ness or cakey-ness in sight! I feel as though many other foundations are ok however I have never really fell in love with a high street foundation until I tried this, I feel I could easily throw away all my other foundations and keep this!




                                                      




Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation - Soft Beige

 The Rimmel Wake Me Up  Foundation (£8.99) is an illuminating foundation, it has shimmer so is great for when your skin needs a little bit of a pick-me-up. It is quite sheer in coverage so I would definitely recommend concealer for any imperfections, overall I like this foundation, when my skin is looking clear but a little dull it is great and gives me a summer glow as I have found these foundation to be quite warm-toned.







Rimmel Match Perfect Foundation - True Ivory

The Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation (£6.99) is supposed to adjust to your shade, this I am unsure of, maybe it does, maybe it doesn't but my eye has not noticed a change of colour when applied. This bottle was originally my mums however it isn't her colouring (she is warmer than I am) so I started using it. It is a good foundation, it is build-able and quite natural on the skin. A great every-day foundation that doesn't cause oiliness or highlight dryness.







Maybelline Fit Me Foundation - 120

The Maybelline Fit Me Foundation (£7.99) is quite build-able a light-medium coverage with a natural to dewy finish. The colour is great for my olive toned skin however I understand why some people haven't got along with this foundation as it hasn't provided a great colour range for you cooler toned ladies. For me however, this is a great foundation and leaves me looking nice and healthy.








Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation - 53

The Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (£10.99) has had much a hype in a beauty blogosphere, I however was disappointed with this product. It's a good foundation but it didn't surprise me in any way, I do however want to try the Serum to see if that foundation is any better? Overall, a good foundation but not a great one!







L'Oreal True Match Foundation - ?

The L'Oreal True Match Foundation (£10.29) is another one of those colour adjusting foundation, this shade is too light for me, I can blend it out and it makes me look a nice porcelain colour. It is build-able and I would say a good medium-coverage foundation, I find that a lot of foundations from the high street don't provide a good enough coverage but if your looking for something to cover those imperfections I would recommend this!








Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless Foundation - Beige 55

The Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless Foundation (£11.99) claims to be a 3-in-1 Primer, Foundation and Concealer. It is a medium-heavy coverage foundation with quite a matte finish, great for long wear colour, if you find your skin oily or your foundation wears off after a short few hours this may be the foundation for you. I find the finish a little too matte but if I need my foundation to last without touch-ups I reach for this! See a full review here.







What's your favourite high street foundation?

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