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Monday, March 09, 2015
My Top 5 Foundations

I recently decided i am going to do a series of "My Top 5" including blushers, primers, makeup brushes and more. I enjoy reading posts about other bloggers favourites and finding new products that work for me. I do struggle with oily skin but i will advise if the product would work for other skin types. 

Seventeen Stay Time Foundation | £6.49
I have been using this since last summer and i have kept re-purchasing it and will keep using it for a long time to come. I have tried many full coverage foundations and found they are infact not full coverage at all. My skin is pretty clear and i only have the odd breakout now and again but i do generally just like the full coverage look. This foundation is the most full coverage i have found and surprisingly it doesn't feel heavy on my skin. The bottle has a pump for easy application. It lasts all day even with my oily skin, it leaves a dewy finish but once i apply my powder it looks amazing.

For Best Results Apply With: Flat Top Brush
Skin type: I think this would also work for dry skin or anyone who has bad breakouts.

Maxfactor Face Finity Foundation | £8.15
I bought this back in January after using the primer from the Face Finity Range. This foundation is medium coverage and feels very light on my skin. I do find i reach more for this foundation when my skin is clear as it does cling a little to any dry areas but it works well with my oily skin. Boots sell this for £12.00 but if you click the link above all beauty sell it for only £8.15.

For Best Results Apply with: I use my Mac 187 which is extremely soft
Skin type: Oily skin, unsure if it would work well with dry skin.

My boyfriend bought me this for Christmas and he actually got the right shade and everything! The downfall is it doesn't come with a pump so i did pay an additional £3 for the pump. The coverage is medium but buildable. I have found i dont need to use alot of product as it does spread well. It states to absorb oil and lasts for 8 hours which i have found it does last longer if you apply powder during the day. If i want a fuller coverage i have recently been mixing this with my Revlon Colorstay Foundation which gives the perfect coverage.

For Best Results Apply with: Mac 187 Brush or Real Techniques Sponge
Skin type: Oily Skin (it does cling to my dry patches but i have heard people with dry skin say it worked for them)

I also got a sample size of this in a set for Christmas. This is a light coverage foundation so i honestly didnt think i would like it at all. I was wrong, this foundation blends my blemishes and evens out my skin tone. Yes the coverage is light so i wouldn't use this if i have a breakout. I first wore this on an all day shopping trip and it did last all day, i had a little bit of shine around my chin but i would of normally touched up with powder. I can see this being a favourite in the summer.

For Best Results Apply with: Flat Top Brush or Real Techniques Sponge
Skin type: Oily Skin 

Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation | £5.99
I dont usually like Collection products but i did pick this up a few months ago. The main reason i picked it up is that it is oil free and lasts for up to 16 hours. The foundation does feel a little thick but once i have buffed it into my skin it feels quite light. The shades i have read alot of people say they are a little dark/orange but for me once applied it doesn't look orange and once i buff it in a little more it blends well.

For Best Results Apply with: Flat Top Brush or Buffing Brush
Skin type: Oily/Combination Skin





30 comments on "My Top 5 Foundations "
  1. I really want to try the Max Factor foundation! I love the primer from this range :) I haven't used any of these but they look good! Nice post

    x Julia | Wing Me a Dream

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    1. The foundation is lovely, you should try it x

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  2. The benefit foundation is defo one of my current faves~ Great picks :)

    www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Its such a great product when my skin is clear x

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  3. Love the Benefit and Maxfactor foundations, they work great on me. Great review:)

    http://oksiblueberry.blogspot.gr

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    1. I dont think there has been a maxfactor foundation i haven't liked x

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  4. oh I will have to give some of these a try, I have been using revlon colourstay for years and getting a bit bored!

    Eilidh from Velvet Winter

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    1. If you like the Revlon one you will love the Seventeen one :) x

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  5. I really want to try the mac foundation, it looks gorgeous x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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    1. I love it, can see it lasting me ages x

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  6. MAC Studio Fix Fluid is my holy grail! I've never though to try Collection or Seventeen for foundation but I'm always up for grabbing a bargain :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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    1. If you like full coverage then the seventeen one is perfect. The Mac one is lovely on the skin x

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  7. Great picks! I love the Benefit foundation it gives such a nice dewy finish, definitely perfect for Summer as you said! x

    Toni
    clarkecouture.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think i will use it alot in summer as i usually ditch the full coverage when its too hot ha x

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  8. I loveee Mac Studio Fix, repurchased it too many times! I like the Max Factor one too! xo

    Catherine | Pretty Little Beauty Blog

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    1. MAC Studio Fix is amazing, works wonders x

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  9. I adore Max Factor for the price, they are so good. But you can't beat a bit of MAC!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. MAC always wins haha but you can get some amazing drugstore ones too x

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  10. I was going to get the Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation, but since it is a light coverage I probably wont. Thanks for saving me money haaha x
    x noirbeanie.blogspot.com

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    1. It is definitely a light coverage, i only use it if my skin is good x

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  11. The benefit hello flawless foundation is one of my faves too although even the lightest shade is a little too dark for my super pale skin x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. I do find it is a little dark but i just put a lighter powder on top to balance it out x

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  12. Such a great run down of all the foundations! :) I have the Benefit one, and for MAC I have Studio sculpt which I love, but definitely want to try out the Studio Fix! :)
    haveyouseenhowshespeaks.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks for reading :) the mac studio fix is really good it isnt as thick as the sculpt but still gives amazing coverage x

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  13. I love the seventeen foundation! The colour is perfect and the coverage is just amazing! I should try the Max Factor one too! x

    Beyond The Velvet | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. The seventeen one is my favourite for full coverage :) x

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  14. Mac studio fix all the way!

    www.emilyroseperrin.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I randomly found your blog, but already love it! Everything is so beautiful! Great job!

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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    1. Aww thank you, glad you enjoy it :) x

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