I am never happy with my make-up, unless my base looks flawless. For me personally there is nothing worse than when my skin looks bumpy or dry under my foundation, I just find it throws me from doing the rest of my make-up perfectly.
So I have a selection of foundations I always turn to for a variety of reasons. I have one for a rough skin day, when I need a lift that will make me not look like a zombie that’s just rolled right out of bed. One to cover every inch of flaw on my face for you know, those Beyoncé days and one for when my bank balance is low.
Estee Lauder Double Wear has been a holy grail product for me now for a couple of years. So effortless to blend, blends to perfection, lasts hours and hours and most importantly covers every single blemish or scar. For days when I just want my make-up to look as perfect as possible I always reach for this trusty little guy. The bottle is so beautiful with a gold lid and a hefty weight to it. If you want to walk around looking photo shopped this foundation is perfect for you!
Clinique’s Anti Blemish, the first foundation I ever purchased eight years ago now and I’m still buying it. Eight years ago I had horrific acne, I was so embarrassed by it so I desperately wanted something to hide as much of it as I could. My mum agreed to let me try a foundation but the deal was I had to get one that would also help my skin. My acne is gone now, yet still to this day whenever my skin gets a few spots I wear this foundation for a couple of days and it helps so much to clear up my skin! Magic? Oh I think so.
L’Oreal True Match is my most recent lover. I purchased it as I heard it was a dupe for Estee Lauders Double Wear, the coverage is good but no where near as good as Estee Lauders. Although it does have much better coverage than any other drugstore foundation I have tried. It doesn’t cling to dry patches, doesn’t break me out and covers a great deal of blemishes for the fraction of the price! If you’re on a budget I would very highly recommend L’Oreal true match (perfect if you fake tan and need loads of different foundation shades, as the foundation has an exceptional choice of shades for the drugstore).
Foundations are very important to me as I have very sensitive acne prone skin so I’d love to hear your recommendations as well! Have you tried any of the ones I mentioned and what did you think?