Foundation are one of my real big vices when it comes to buying beauty products, I have no self control. Six years a go I had one foundation and that was it, I used it everyday without fail and repurchased it over and over again oh how the times have changed. I always want to try out the latest release even though I have plenty to choose from and that serve me so well and I have a base for every occasion it seems.
The one that lasts all day: I've spoken a lot about the YSL Youth Liberator in the last few months (review here) but it really is a beautiful base that lasts all day for me. I love the hybrid formulation and that is offers a high level of coverage it gives without masking out the skin but giving enough to cover up anything I don't want on show either. Incredibly pricy yes but I always found YSL bases to last beautifully although if you are sensitive to fragrance then I would avoid them.
The I can't really be bothered one: To be honest if I'm really being that lazy then I won't apply make up at all but if I want to make some sort of effort and look more awake I always reach for a tinted moisturiser. I've been using the Clarins Hydraquench Tinted Moisturiser* a lot this summer and it is a lovely option, it offers enough coverage to just perk the skin up whilst still being incredibly natural. If my skin is looking really lack lustre than I like to double up and use this under foundation.
The everyday one: Day to day If I am wearing make up then I don't like to use my expensive bases as I like to save them for special occasions. The L'Oreal True Match Foundation is a lovely option for everyday, it isn't overly dewy or matte and offers a good level of coverage too. It is similar to the YSL Youth Liberator as it doesn't cling to any dry patches or settle in any areas and lasts all day too.
The one with seriously high coverage: It wouldn't be a foundation post without talking about the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation now would it? This the base that I reach for when I'm having a seriously bad skin day because it just covers everything yet it never looks heavy or caked on. It gives me such a beautiful flawless base and 90% of the time when using this I don't need to apply concealer on scars either which is a nice plus.
The one for really pale days: The Rimmel Match Perfection is probably one the best beauty discoveries that I've made all year. It is a very traditional foundation formulation which leaves a satin finish to the skin, it has long lasting power and offers a high level of coverage. For a hight street base it offers me one the best colour matches I've ever had and is a wonderful option for us fair skinned girls. Every time I apply this it surprises me each time because at £6.99 it behaves exactly like a high end base.
The my skin but 10 tens times better: I've not reached for the YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat in a few months but it is the base that instantly just makes my skin look healthy. I remember the first time I applied this foundation and it felt like I was just applying light onto my skin, it is beautifully light weight but it doesn't skimp on staying power either.
The natural one: As well as the L'Oreal True Match Foundation I also reach for the Revlon Nearly Naked on a more everyday basis, it all depends on how my skin is behaving and this is reserved for good skin days. It is ideal on more dry skin days as it doesn't have the most amazing staying power but when powdered does hold for a little longer. It's a natural base option as it is like the name suggests naked on the skin and does leave a beautiful natural finish, good for those no make up make up days.
What is your favourite base?
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