Tuesday, 1 January 2013

The foundation debate: Series 2

Here is another batch of foundations I have tried and my thoughts on them, I will list what shade I am, and I am a mac NC20 for reference.

Bourjois healthy mix serum - 52:

 This is my favourite drugstore foundation so far. First of all it smells amazing and gives a healthy satin finish to the skin (and by healthy I don't mean full on oil slick) the coverage is light to medium and shade 52 is a light yellow undertone which I love. The foundation doesn't last for 16hrs as the product claims but still has quite a good staying power. The only reason I am still looking for the perfect foundation is because this foundation does tend to get shiny throughout the day and the coverage is quite light, a really good foundation I just get bored easily and want to try new products.

Bourjois healthy mix - 53:

 I adore the smell of this foundation, it reminds me of summer but the heavy scent is something to bear in mind for people with sensitive skin although I don't find it unpleasant. This foundation gives light to medium coverage although the shades are darker than the serum version and the formula is thicker. This is not a foundation that has good oil control properties though although the finish is supposedly semi matte.

N07 BB Cream for oily skin types - fair:

I really liked this product when I first got it as I found it blurred imperfections and gave quite good coverage. However in winter the lighter shade is way too orange and the oil control is not good even though the product is meant for oily skin I found I had to powder every 2 hours throughout the day.

Revlon Colourstay - 180 sand beige:

 I love this shade of foundation when first applied it is a light beige with golden/yellow undertones. The positives about this foundation are: good colour range, good coverage, long lasting, and quite good oil control as there are 2 foundations to cater for oily or dry skin types so obviously I got the one for oily skin. This foundation oxidises quite a bit and I have noticed that if I put it on in the morning, by the time I get to school it is 2 shades darker, The smell is quite strong and reminds me of paint which I actually quite like but I know some people won’t. Although the foundation claims to be lightweight I find it very heavy and thick and even the finest dusting of powder makes it cakey. The other concern I have with this product is it breaks me out, a lot as in cystic bumps which I haven't experienced with any other foundation and it seems to be just my shade as my friend has the shade 160 buff and hasn't experienced any problems with it but after trying my shade she had the same reaction. I use this foundation for going out as it doens't have as much flashback as my Dior skinforever and lasts well with good coverage.

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