Foundation is probably the most important make up item you can own. A good one can make you look like a more radiant, healthy version of you. A bad one; well it can make you look a bit of a mess really. It doesn’t matter how good that perfectly applied smokey eye is – if your base isn’t right then it’s hard to focus on anything else.
The following foundations are my current go-tos.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum
A budget option for those who want great skin, without having to shell out. Bourjois has a reputation for producing some of the best foundations in the drugstore, and in my opinion, some of the best foundations on the market. This is a light/medium coverage, best suited for someone with a normal/combination skin type. I find that I do have to set it to keep it in place all day, but once powdered, it’s a trooper! I wear no.51, and whilst it is a spot on match – the shade selection isn’t the greatest. Bourjois need to work on that. Available from Boots, Superdrug and Tescos from £10.99
Mac Mineralize Moisture SPF15
This is a beautiful foundation. Again a light/medium coverage that can be built into medium/full. It’s a gorgeous dewy coverage that gives the skin radiance, at the same time being hydrating. With a light dusting of powder, it goes the distance too. Not great for flash photography – it’s a little too dewy for that. Best suited for dry/normal/combination, anyone too dry or too oily probably wouldn’t find this the best. I wear NC20 and its £27
Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder
I never get as many compliments about my skin as when I wear this powder. Its a mineral foundation, but I do like to dust it over a liquid to set if I’m going to a special occasion and want a little extra coverage. With tons of skincare properties (including traces of gold!) its a very smoothing foundation that is great for chucking on in a hurry. It has a light coverage that is buildable to medium, but it is best left for good skin days. The wear is roughly about 8 hours on my dehydrated combo skin. I wear fair, and it’s not the cheapest at £39 but you do get an impressive 21g of product. Smashbox do starter kits which work out to be great value, and I would definitely recommend checking it out.
You may have noticed a trend. I like my hydration.