|Drugstore VS High End Foundation|
If your a girl on a budget or money is no object when it comes to makeup, then hopefully this will help you decide on where to start in the foundation vortex!
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1. Revlon Photoready - This is well known within the beauty community but it is a bit like marmite, you either love it or you hate it. This is know as the drugstore dupe for Make Up For Ever HD Foundation, it is a little more shimmery than the HD one but gives a beautiful sheen to the face and has a medium coverage that's buildable. This retails for £12.99 and is great for normal skin types.
2. Bourjois Healthy Mix - I did a review on this a couple of years back as it's very comparable to Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua (Fun Fact - Bourjois actually own Chanel), this is a beautiful lightly whipped foundation and leaves a lovely dewy glow. It comes in 8 shades and retails at £9.99, also try the serum version if you want something even more hydrating.
3. Revlon Colorstay - This foundation is a popular classic from Revlon as it is full coverage and comes in normal/dry and combination/oily formula. If your after a full coverage long wearing foundation with a flawless finish than this could be for you. It retails for £12.49 and comes in 9 shades.
4. Rimmel Match Perfection - This is an amazingly affordable foundation at £6.99 and comes in 10 shades. It has an SPF of 18 and is great if your after a glowing, dewy finish. It feels really light weight and looks like your skin but better.
|High End Foundations|
1. Bare Minerals BARESKIN - This is very new to the high end market and if you after something that's more than just a foundation, this has a serum incorporated within this mineral based formula. It has a super thin consistency and is very light and moisturising on t he face. If your more a fan of a powder formula then make sure you check out the original version, this is my favourite of the two and gives a gorgeous glow to the skin without feeling heavy. Bareskin retails for £26 and the Original is £25.
2. YSL Touche Éclat Foundation - This is at the higher end of the luxury foundations and is priced at £30.50. It is a lightweight, radiance complexion enhancing formula and if your a fan of the classic Touche Éclat and prefer dewy glowing skin then this is perfect for you.
3. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua - One of my all times favourites, it has a hydrating, dewy consistency that feels lightweight on the skin. It has an SPF of 15 and retails at £33, has great coverage and again makes your skin look natural but better. Chanel have a great selection of foundations if you want to try something that is super luxurious and good quality.
4. Make Up For Ever HD Foundation - Make Up For Ever HD has a cult following and is priced at around the £30 mark. This is a popular choice as it covers amazingly well and gives a stunning dewy finish that feels lightweight on the skin. This has an impressive shade range of 25 colours to suit any skin, it's oil free and long wearing, defiantly a girls best friend.
For me foundations have come a long way and are way more advanced offering many sellable qualities to entice you in. If you are a foundation novice or stuck in a vortex then my advice is to think about what your looking for in a foundation, pick one you like the look of and read the reviews, most have a review or rating on them these days.
On the topic of Drugstore VS High End, if you can afford to splurge then opt for one of the high end picks, I use my luxury foundation at the weekend and on a special occasion and they are some of my favourites. But if you are on a budget and simply can't afford to part with a £25 plus then the drugstore options are just as good, my advice would be to invest in a good quality make-up brush or a Beauty Blender and setting spray, it can make the world of difference.
What are your thoughts on High End and Drugstore, what are your favourites, I'd love to know??