Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Best & Worst Foundation.

Having problem skin has always made me rely on my foundation every single day and to me having a good foundation has always been a really important part of my beauty routine! So, over the time I have been wearing makeup I have tried out so many different brands and types, ranging from high end to lower end. In this post you will that high end makeup isn't always best! I'm going to start with a foundation that I really didn't get on with! Now I know so many fellow beauty bloggers have raved  about this product which is Chanel - Vitualumiere 

Now working for Debenhams I always have a chance to have a nosie at all the new higher end products that come out and as I had a gift card to spend I thought i'd treat myself to a Chanel foundation. I have never really used any Chanel products and I was really excited to try it out! It's quite pricey at £33.00 for a 30ml bottle, so considering it's quite expensive I was expecting it to be amazing. I'm not going to sit here and completely slag off this product because I can see that it has been brilliant for lots of other people and I am one of only a few if not the only one I have seen that has said anything bad about it. After using the for a couple of weeks my skin got so bad that I had to just stop using it!! My skin broke out really badly, to an extent that the spots were so sore and my face was really greasy! Now I know this foundation is meant to give you a fairly satin finish so it may just be that it didn't suit my oily skin. Also being someone who likes a full coverage foundation I realised this product wasn't for me. So in my own opinion I wouldn't recommend this foundation to somebody with an oily skin. 

Revlon Colourstay - This has to be my favourite foundation I have ever used! It's amazing, I swear by it! It's that foundation that will always be replaced in my makeup buy every time it runs out! I particularly love this foundation because it comes in two options - combination/oily skin and normal/dry skin. So I have no problems with my face becoming greasy towards the end of the day. It gives a medium to full coverage and comes in 12 different shades. It's still slightly expensive priced at £12.49 (Superdrug) but it lasts quite a long time as you really don't need to put loads of product on your face because it's got such a good coverage that a small amount will give you a completely flawless look. 

Mac - Studio Fix Fluid - I do like this foundation, I think the coverage is really good. Probably one of the best coverage's out of all the foundations I have used, it also has SPF 15. However I really don't like the colours they do. They come in 'NC' which is Natural Cool for people who have yellow undertones to their skin, like somebody with an olive skin tone and 'NW' which is Natural Warm, for people who have pink/red tones in their skin. I find the colours I have tried in these are either too pale or far too orange and when I say orange I don't mean dark I mean bright orange! They do have a large selection of colours I just have never been able to find a decent colour for my skin. This foundation is priced at £19.50 and is available from Debenhams. 

NYC - Smooth Skin Liquid Makeup - Finally it's foundation by NYC (New York Color) this foundation really surprised me, I actually got it given to me by my Auntie who had bought the wrong colour! It was slightly too dark for me but luckily I was going on holiday a few weeks later so I took it with me as a backup foundation thinking it wouldn't be that great anyway! But when I tried it I loved it! The coverage was really good and it's oil free so there was no shine or greasiness after it had been on for a few hours. The colour I also really liked, it was a really nice golden brown colour and it looked really good with my tan. It says on the NYC website that this foundation helps to control shine for up to 12 hours and I totally agree, as I said earlier my skin is really oily so most foundation make me shiny at the end of the day. This foundation is really good value at round £2.99 and is available from most Superdrug stores. 

1 comment:

  1. oh good to know as I have combination/oily skin, thank you lovely post :-) x