Foundation Hunt

I've been on the hunt for a foundation I can't live without and this has actually proved to be such a difficult job. I've tried several high street foundations in the whole process, I was looking for good coverage, as well as how long it lasts and price. Although when I took to Twitter with my problem there was so many helpful people recommending lots of foundations for me to try!


Unsuccessful Foundations
1. Max Factor Colour Adapt- 70 Natural | £9.99
2. L'Oreal Infallible 24H-Matte - 13 Rose Beige | £7.99
3. L'Oreal True Match R2 C2 - Rose Vanilla | £9.99
4. Borjouis 123 Perfect  - No53 Light Beige | £10.99 


All of these foundations are alright in their own rights, but sadly just alright. I've had issues with the colour undertones with  Max Factor (too much pink- I have rosy cheeks) and the L'Oreal true match (it was very yellow). Then I found the L'Oreal Infallible Matte didn't stay in place very long during a normal day. Bourjois shade 53 was the closest for my skin tone, the colour still looked wrong settling for this shade. I also had such high hopes for Bourjois with its 3 correcting pigments but it just didn't do the job for me -sigh-. I have quite big pores and I found the foundations to either cling to them and make them visible or just not cover the issue in the first place. 


Successful Foundations
1. No7 Beautifully Matte - Deeply Ivory | £13.50
2. Estee Lauder Double Wear - Pale Almond | £30

I'm at peace with having No7 foundation because it isn't too pricey at £13.50 a bottle because it meets all the points on my checklist for the perfect foundation - plus Boots regularly gives away vouchers for a discount on makeup for No7. However, Estee Lauder I just didn't want to like because of the £30 price tag that comes with it. If you ask the majority of people to recommend a foundation they will suggest Estee Lauder Double Wear and even though I was sceptical, I must say I completely see why. I picked this up at the airport, which meant it was cheaper but it's still going to break my heart when I replace it. Both of these foundations are good with matching my skin tone (No7 actually do a skin match if you aren't too sure what shade to get), they are long lasting I usually get through a full day without noticing any deterioration in quality and lastly it gives me the coverage that I want. I'm pretty sure my foundation routine will not change for the foreseeable future because they actually do what they claim to do. I guess sometimes price is very reflexive of quality! 



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