Thursday, 6 June 2013

The Right Foundation

I always find it hard to find the right colour, texture and coverage of a new foundation, so I thought I'd show you the ones I'm using now and give a small review!

Rimmel London Stay Matte foundation
I've used this liquid foundation for about 6months, and I find it very good for everyday use, as its very light and you don't feel like you're wearing a lot of make-up.
 It has light coverage, which I like for everyday use but I think you'd need something heavier for the nights out. It's also not very build-able, you'd need a lot to increase the coverage.
There is also 'Chamomile - to help calm, Cucumber - to help clarify and cotton to help control shine'
I think it does control shine very well, especially on my forehead! I have unfortunately had a few breakouts since using it, but after about 2weeks my breakouts became better and I think my skin just got used to it!
Overall, I would recommend this for daily use, and for those who have oily skin as it controls shine and stays on for a long time (not as long as the advertised 12hours but still great!).

Maybelline Dream Matte mousse

This mousse is a cross between liquid and powdered foundation. So it goes on smoother (like a liquid) but is more pigmented (like a powder!), I normally use this on top of the Rimmel liquid one if I want more coverage - the Rimmel then sorts of acts like a tinted primer.
But this is also great for everyday use, but it is heavier and can be built on for evening use. It gives a very matte finish so I sometimes use highlighter when using this just so I don't look too pasty. A warning for dry-skinned people that this can clump to dry parts of the face and make you flake (which is a bad look) so use a primer/moisturiser before this foundation. 

Overall I really like this foundation, it's my go-to foundation and I'm on my 3rd pot! the pot also last surprisingly long which is a bonus. (sorry the pot looks kinda dirty :S)

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream

I literally only started using this product this week, so I don't have much of an opinion. But first impressions are ok, it is a good moisturiser to use before putting on a heavy foundation, as it makes the skin smooth and moist which allows the foundation to set well. It also has SPF 30 UV protection which will be great for the summer!
The liquid comes out scarily orange, but when you put it on it blends well with my skin tone, and 'fits' it! (which BB creams are meant to do, but I got a bit panicky when it came out looking sooo orange!) The texture is like most creams/liquid foundations.
There are supposedly '8 benefits in 1' in this product, and so far I agree with that it ;compliments skin tone' and is 'oil-free', it also is meant to create a natural glow, but I've used it under my usal foundation so I don't really know, and I don't feel like it hydrate all day.
So far I like this product, but only time will tell if it lives up to its many quailities!

My Primer - ELF Mineral and Face Primer

This is the primer I normally use, I would say that it is good quality for its price (I forgot how much but was very cheap!). It has quite an oily/greasy feel when you first put it on, but I've got very dry skin so that suits me well. It primes very well, especially for powdered foundations and I think it does make your make-up last a while longer too!
I would recommend applying it to just the nose, under the eyes and mouth area if you have oily-er skin.
It does have a cap but I lost it :) The bottle itself is quite large, so I don't carry it around in my make-up bag, but you could always but it in a travel-sized container as a 1 pump of this stuff goes a long way!
Overall I would recommend this primer if you're on a budget, but I don't think its necessarily high quality!