Hi guys! I wanted to do another ‘Facts and Favourites’ blog post for you all as I love talking about my favourite products and little things I have learnt about makeup over the past couple of years! I find it strange now as I know so much about foundation, because, only a year and a half ago I knew literally nothing and would barely ever wear the stuff! This was definitely due to not knowing how to apply it and hated the feeling of foundations on my face. Now that I know how to apply it, and know which ones are comfortable on my skin, I am obsessed!
In this post I will be mentioning my favourite ones, both affordable and high end! I have gathered up quite a collection now of those which I love so I hope that you enjoy this blog!
My Favourite Foundations
If you read my blog regularly, you will know how much I absolutely LOVE the Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation. This is absolutely incredible if you want a light to medium coverage, a dewey to natural finish and a great range of shades. This is my absolute ‘Holy Grail’ foundation and I have not yet found one which I prefer to wear!
The next product is the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation. This is quite similar to the Lancome Teint Miracle, but it has a slightly more natural finish, rather than dewey, and is a slightly lighter coverage. I love it for the same reasons as the previous foundation as it’s extremely light on the skin and has great staying power.
In the affordable range, my favourite foundations are the Rimmel Wake Me Up and Rimmel Match Perfection. Wake Me Up has a beautiful dewey finish, and it makes your skin glow! It’s great for the Summer and also has a lovely scent to it. I would say it has a medium coverage as it covers the redness on my skin pretty well, but it’s not too full on. Match Perfection has a more natural finish, but a very similar coverage to Wake Me Up. I turn to this foundation usually for work because it lasts all day through my long shifts and still looks great by the end of them!
Foundation Facts and Handy Tips!
In this section of the blog post I’m going to mention a few facts and handy tips which I have for you! I have made a ton of errors with foundation before, so I have had a lot to learn!
– When shopping for your foundation shade, it is important to match it to your body, rather than your face. I like to match it to the area just below my neck, because my face is always slightly lighter than my body. This is also helpful for people who fake tan, as it’s not always a good idea to fake tan your face!
– The type of application is key to getting the perfect look. For example, some bb creams and cream compact foundations apply best when using your hands, however other liquid foundation work best when using a buffing brush. It’s all about trial and error.
– What type of finish are you after? Matte? Satin? Dewey? Natural?
– What coverage are you looking for? High? Medium? Light?
– If you, like me, suffer from redness, using a medium to light coverage foundation can be a good option and then applying a light concealer to the areas with redness, such as Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer. I find that high coverage foundations are only really necessary if you suffer from acne, acne scarring or if you just want a flawless face.
– Never apply a ton of foundation to cover up your blemishes, as this can start to look cakey. It is better to do thin layers and build it up carefully, and then use your concealer and set with a bit of powder. This looks a lot more natural.
– Don’t forget your T-zone! Setting your foundation with a light layer of powder on your T-zone area is very important. I don’t like to apply any to my cheeks during the day as I love the dewiness and natural highlight that it gives.
– Try before you buy! Especially with high end foundations, when you get colour matched, ask for a sample to take away before you purchase. This way, you can try it for a week or so and see how it reacts with your skin, whether it oxidises, how long it lasts, etc. The last thing you want is to spend £25 on a foundation for it to make your skin break out!
So there you have it guys! I hope this helps you to make an informed decision when you purchase your first or next foundation. If you have any other questions or any of your own tips then please comment below 🙂 Thanks very much for reading!
Little Miss Makeup x