Foundation that is! Finding the perfect base to suit you, can take years and plenty of mistakes! Everyone’s skin is different and everyone requires something different from their base depending on their needs.
We’ve all been there; too much product, wrong shade, too matte, too shiny, the list is endless, but once you get it right, creating that perfect canvas for the rest of your make up becomes effortless.
These are my 3 products that I have been using almost everyday for about 2-3 years (boring I know, but as the saying goes- I like what I know and I know what I like!), I do sometimes mix things up a little but I will always go back to my favourite little trio.
I’m not going to lie as well, they are probably the three most blogged about products in the beauty world, but I think that really shows what great products they are.
Rimmel Match Perfection
Rimmel know how too make a good foundation! This products blends perfectly into your skin, I use my Real Techniques Buffing brush or Expert face brush to really achieve that flawless, I’m not wearing any foundation look. What I love about this foundation is that it’s so versatile, if I want a quick, nipping to the supermarket, can’t bear to go out without anything on my face but want something quick and light, look; this is perfect, or on the other ended of the spectrum, if I’m getting glammed up for a night out or I’m having a particularly bad spot day, this will do just the job.
My skin has always been an issue for me, suffering from cystic acne since I was about 18/19 yrs and it’s taken a long time to manage it and finally it’s settling, but this means it still can be oily, so I have to be careful with oxidation of my foundation. I haven’t found this to be an issue with the Rimmel Match Perfection, and especially if i moisturise before applying.
Because it comes in a glass bottle it feel more expensive then it is; supermarkets often price them at £5, so I stock up or Boots and Superdrug do regular 3 for 2 offers! I’ve used expensive foundations in the past such as Chanel and Estée Lauder and as brilliant as they are, for a fraction of the price I can achieve the perfect base for me, without breaking the bank.
I use shade 100 Ivory, which is probably a bit too light for me, but I am terrified of committing the beauty faux pas of the dreaded tidemark! I’d rather build colour up with a light matte bronzer then look to orangey!
I also strongly recommend their Wake Me up foundation, this is thicker in consistency as has more a dewy, glowy look to it, that again blends beautifully.
Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer
Now here’s a suprise! One of the most blogged about high street concealers, and who can blame us, for a bargain price of £4.19, it does just the trick. Covers them pesky blemishes, spots and tiresome dark circles.
I dab a little on that troublesome are and blend in using my Real Techniques Contour brush (probably not what it’s designed for but that’s why I love the Real Techniques brushes so much, they are so versatile). I use shade 1 Fair, which is again probably too light for me but I find the shade up a little to dark but as long as I blend it in enough you can’t tell.
Rimmel Stay Matte
Oh look, another suprise!! Again, this a beauty blogger winner.
I need a pressed powder to set my foundation and concealer and to combat any oily ness but although I am a massive fan of this pressed powder, I do find it dries my skin out and makes me looks a bit too matte. I have tried a few high street powders but they all equally made my face look too ‘matte’ and all came in shades which altered the colour of my foundation too much. This product is the only one I can find that comes in transparent and for a bargain price of of £3.99, it still is a great product that sets make up for all day, which is what I require from a pressed powder.
I would recommend this product over any other high street alternative but as always I am on the look out for an alternative that’s sets my make up in place all day but keeps my foundation looking fresh and not too matte! Not too much to ask hey?!
Can anyone recommend a setting powder or spray that they cannot do without? Are you a high street or a high end foundation gal?