so I did promise to have good few blogs up this month, so today I am going to be talking about my favourite foundations of all time and also I will be telling you how I achieve certain looks and how I apply the foundations.
Starting with Mac Studio Fix Fluid, I’m in the shade NC41 and I absolutely love this foundation as it works well with my oily skin and also it has a medium to high coverage. I don’t use this every day as it is a heavy foundation, however when I do use it I don’t set it with a pressed foundation powder, I prefer to set it with a translucent powder because it is a heavy foundation and adding a pressed powder foundation is too much. There is a big range of foundations for different skin tones such as yellow/olive tones and pink tones. This is £21.50 and I think this is a reasonable price as the quality is really good and a little goes a long way.
The Maybelline Fit Me foundation in 220 and the Revlon Nearly Naked are my everyday foundations. The Fit Me foundation on its own has a good coverage however I find it quite greyish on its own so I like to blend the Revlon Nearly Naked with it and although this is one of the most darkest shades they have, a small amount of this mixed into the Fit Me works really good for me. I set this with the Mac Studio Fix powder in the shade NC42. The Maybelline Fit Me is £7.99 & the Revlon Nearly Naked is £8.99, however you can get them cheaper as drugstores always have great offers on.
This is the Loreal Nude Magique Eau De Tent foundation, which came out a few months ago and I really like this foundation because it is soo lightweight and when you apply it, it doesn’t look like you have any foundation on. This is very very liquidy, you have to shake it well before you apply it, also you don’t have to set it with a powder because as you apply it, it dries up giving you a flawless look. The coverage isn’t high however it is buildable but I prefer it with one layer. I got the shades 140 and 190 however when you do go out to get this, you should get a shade darker than your skin tone because this does has a powdery finish so it goes on light. I did get this for £6.99 however it is now £9.99 but you could always get it on offer as drugstores have always got great offers on.
The foundation I love for my no make up look is the Maybelline Dream Pure BB cream and although I have got the oil free one above I prefer the one which contains the oil, just because it has more moisture in it. This is £6.99 and you can also get this cheaper as drugstores always have an offer on.
My most favourite foundation has to be the Urban Decay Naked in 6.5. Although I did use the 7.0 shade first but it was slightly darker however 6.5 is the perfect shade. They do have a good range of shades so you can find your colour easily. The reason why I love this foundation is because it has an amazing coverage but it is still a lightweight foundation and you don’t have to layer this on to get a high coverage as the coverage is really good (but it is still buildable). I set this with either a translucent powder or the Mac Studio Fix Fluid. This foundation is £27 however it does last a long time, even though it is pricey it’s still worth your money.
For oily skin especially you need to have a powder to set your makeup, just so the oils on your skin won’t slide your make up around. My all time favourite has to be Mac Studio Fix in NC42. This works brilliantly with foundations, it blends well and adds more coverage to your make up. Also it works well when you’re wanting to touch up your make up. It’s not cakey or grey looking. This comes at £21.50 which is a reasonable price as it will last a long time.
I use the Real Techniques buffing brush for the Urban decay Naked, Maybelline Fit Me, Revlon Nearly Naked & Mac Studio Fix Fluid because it buffs in the make up really good into the skin and it gives you an even flawless finish. Also when I mix my Fit Me & Nearly Naked together this buffing brush blends both foundations in well.
I also love to use a beauty blender with my Mac Studio Fix Fluid as this is a thick foundation and the beauty blender blends the foundation in evenly on to the skin also the finished look is really good. With a beauty blender you have to use it damp because if it were to be dry it would end up absorbing all the foundation so when it’s damp the foundation only sits on the surface on the blender.
With the Loreal Eau De Tent & Maybelline BB cream I prefer to use the Real Techniques stippling brush also the Mac 188 small stippling brush just because these are very lightweight foundations and they are very liquidy so the stippling brush helps keep the foundation blended well and the foundation doesn’t get absorbed into the brush it only sits on the surface.
Also with the Mac Studio Fix Powder I like to use either the Real Techniques big powder brush which is amazing because it blends the foundation in so well also because it is a big brush so it applys it in quickly. I also love the Real Techniques Blusher Blush, however I wouldn’t use it for blusher as it is soo big and it is tapered so it works well with the powder foundation as it does blend in your make up really well giving a flawless look.
Although I do have a few foundations I use them on different occasions depending on what coverage I am hoping for. You don’t always have to spend a lot of money on make up but I personally think for a good foundation you do have to spend good money on a good quality.