The Foundation Edit

P1020287Ahh foundation how i love thee. It’s quiet simply my favourite of all the make ups and I always ALWAYS have space for another in my collection. Some would say it’s getting a bit out of hand, I mean who NEEDS 17 separate foundations? A crazy lady that’s who but I say BRING ME THE BASE PRODUCTS and then proceed to cut the ney sayers out of my life… aint nobody got time for negativity like that.

Picking my favourite foundations was a bit like picking a favourite child… hard and emotionally draining at first but do-able and the below are just that, my favourites that I reach for time and time again….

 

Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint

Being the dry skin kido that i am i LOVE me some dewy foundation, in fact you’ll see a recurring theme here as these finishes are my fave and this beaut is the Queen of Dew and i mean super dewy! I wear the shade Vanilla and it’s a great match for me but with a pinky undertone and its got a good medium coverage that can be built up or sheered out. It blurs imperfections, doesn’t settle in fine lines and is SUPER HYDRATING making it ideal for parched, lack lustre complexions. This really is absolutely stunning on the skin and i have no idea why it doesn’t get more hype? Mindbogling! If like me you like a plumptious, super dewy complexion this baby will be right up your street. Gorgeous!

 

It Cosmetics Your Skin but Better CC + SPF 50

This has again got a great medium coverage *I love me some serious pigment* that can be built up or sheered out but instead of being super dewy this is more glowy from within. I brought this after Vivianna Does Makeup raved about it and it did not disappoint. I love using her tip of mixing 1 pump of this with one pump of Becca Back Light Priming Filter to create a seriously gorgeous lit from within beautiful base. I wear Fair which is a great pale skin gal colour. This lasts really well and is again great for dryer skins and I love that it’s got a massive Broad Spectrum SPF 50 for both UVA and UVB rays. I’ve been really into SPF at the moment *cus i be getting old but dont want to be looking old… if ya gets me* so this is great for everyday but also beaut enough for special makeup days too. WINNER

 

Lancome Miracle Cushion 

After two big hitters in the pigment and coverage department heres a light “good skin day” base that I mainly wear for work. I use 010 Albatre and this combines both dew and glow with a light wash of pigment that nicely evens out the complexion. Its not going to win any awards in the coverage department or hide any major blemishes or imperfections, but it’s great for when you want to wear “something” but still let you skin be the feature. It’s housed in a compact with a sponge soaked in the foundation making it really novel in the packaging department but I do worry about the germ factor so I only use clean brushes and not fingers to apply it. It’s one I reach for more often than I think and it’s a really lovely everyday base.

 

And thus concludes my Foundation Edit… but being the total foundation hoe that I am, I can say with certainly that my collection will grow! After all there’s always room for more to join the family… and if not i’ll MAKE room..

Got any fave foundation recommendations? Holla and hook a girl up 😉

 

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