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So coming at you with a brand new beauty review, and what I believe to be my first makeup post of 2019. As you are probably all aware by now, I have had a pretty bumpy ride when it comes to foundations, and definitely go through stages in my life where one will work for a while and then my skin will change. No.7 has been my go to for the last year or so, however I have wanted to explore a few more lately. I just had the urge to see what else was out there and whether there was something I would enjoy using even more. I also want to have a good selection in my makeup collection, with a variety of colours and textures, ready for an occasion I may encounter in life. Stepping into my local Superdrug I was overwhelmed by the selection, and have spent the last few months trialling around 15 to see which work for me. I landed on four key products, all very different, that have all been a dream to work with recently.
I am all about finding products that work for the individual, but also never being afraid to explore what else is out there. The beauty industry changes at a rapid pace, so I believe strongly in always keeping up to date with what is out there and trying out new things to see if they work for you.
When it comes to foundations, another big thing that I am very sure of is that you do not need to spend a fortune in order to find a product that truly works for you. Yes, I agree that there are a lot of beautiful products available form designer brands such as Chanel, Dior and Estee Lauder, although I do not think they are always the best. I am someone who at the moment would much rather build my selection of good products from drug stores, selecting them carefully, and having something to fall back on for day to evening and Winter to Summer looks.
No7 | Stay Perfect
So, as I just mentioned, I have been using this in shade Calico for over a year. I absolutely love it. It is the perfect everyday foundation, especially for someone like me who easily gets dehydrated skin. The silky texture of this foundation makes it incredibly easy to apply, and it sets matte after a while giving a very even skin tone, but also leaving a dewy finish from the natural radiance of your skin underneath. It really is the perfect balance. I find that this foundation can withstand anything throughout the day, and doesn’t really seem to move at all which is always a bonus. I get quite a lot of compliments on my makeup, which baffles me, and the likelihood is that most of the time it is this foundation that I am wearing. This was the best and still is dupe of the Chanel Perfection Lumiere in the old formula.
Rimmel | Match Perfection
This is the foundation that I was probably most sceptical about because of the very low price point, however have been pleasantly surprised. The coverage is excellent and I find it very easy to apply. There is such a wide variety of colour choices on offer with this foundation, making it really accessible to everyone. The thing I love most about this foundation is that you can build it up very easily to get your desired texture and coverage on the skin. I usually bring this one out for an evening look, using a couple of layers to get that flawless finish that we always want with an evening eye look and bold lip. Honestly, this is a staple product now in my foundation collection.
Revolution Pro | Foundation Drops
So it is no secret by now that Revolution is possibly my favourite drug store beauty brand. I am absolutely in awe of them as a brand, everything that they stand for, and the quality of all the products that they release. This product is no exception and I have absolutely loved using it over the last few weeks. Honestly, the best way of describing it is comfortable concrete for your face. It is extremely thick and the most textured foundation in my collection, but it is also hydrating on the skin and silky smooth all day long. Obviously, I don’t tend to wear this as an everyday foundation, as it would be too heavy on the skin. This for me is my photoshoot, evening look or event foundation as I am always assured that my skin looks its best.
L’Oreal | True Match
So with the huge marketing campaigns that have surrounded this foundation in the launch a few years ago, it is one of the most popular drug store foundations on the market. I had to include this in the selection that I tried, as for me it is definitely my best light weight foundation. This is the one I go to when I just want a healthy glow on my skin, whether that be popping to the shops, a reduced makeup day or even a gym session. It is very light weight, and even watery in texture, but definitely packs a punch when applied to the skin. I find this texture actually makes it the easiest to apply, as it doesn’t set at all until it is properly in place. For me, this colour tone in the foundation also really brings out the colour in my cheeks and definitely gives the skin a radiant finish.
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