Good morning, and here's to a 4 day week!
I get lots of questions about my favourite foundations, and I have tried lots of drugstore and high end brands over the last few months.
I have compiled a list of my top 5 foundations, and what I love about them.
Having recently renewed my love for Stila, this foundation is fast becoming my got to for nights out, or days when I have lots on, and no time to retouch my base.
This is a high coverage, high definition foundation, that glides on to the skin with ease. It is oil free, but doesn't leave the skin looking dry or cakey. It also comes with a creamy concealer hidden in the lid, with a handy mirror too, for all the busy women out there.
I use the AYU Buffer Brush to apply this, and find it blends in to the skin perfectly with this brush.
A little goes a long way with this product, so it lasts a long time in your make up bag.
Price - €33
Available from Harvey Nichols Dundrum, Sam McCauley's Tralee, Wexford and Carlow, Marks and Spencers Mary St Dublin and Cara Pharmacy in Sligo.
This is, hands down, the best drugstore foundation I have ever used. Regardless of the price (€14.99) it is such a high quality base, meaning that even if your budget does not stretch to a high end brand, you can still achieve a super finish from your foundation. It feels light on the skin, with a medium coverage, so is perfect for day wear. This has been my daily foundation for the past few months and I cannot fault it. I have picked up a few of the shades for my kit too. I use the AYU Buffer Brush with this one too.
This is available from Boots.ie and most pharmacies nationwide.
Ladies with sensitive skin, this is your new best friend. This hypoallergenic foundation is perfect for sensitive skin types, all while providing flawless coverage to the skin, and controlling excess oil in the process. I find that I never need a concealer when wearing this base, and only use concealer to highlight my face. As this is HD foundation, it is also perfect for professionals who need a picture perfect base when working with cameras. A must have in your make up collection. I tend to use this for nights out, as the coverage is second to none, and I know that I won't need to powder throughout the night.
This retails at €33 and can be bought on www.Inglot.ie
Looking for a super light, soft and nourishing foundation for day wear? Chanel has the answer. This ultra fine fluid texture foundation can be applied with your fingers, and just glides on effortlessly.
It gives a very light coverage, but still manages to create an even base without the heavy feeling of foundation. Perfect for holidays, as it will not weigh the skin down, and allows your pores to breathe.
This retails at €40 and can also be picked up from www.Boots.ie
Anyone that has followed my blog for a while will know that this has always been one of my hero products in my make up collection. It has a great name for a reason, and can be impossible to get your hands on. I always seem to get it in Boots, Jervis St Shopping Centre!!
It is a light as air mousse make up, that feels just as lovely on the skin as you can imagine, all while giving a great medium coverage and even look. I apply this again with my AYU Buffer Brush (addicted!!!) and find just one pump is enough to cover the whole face. It retails at a great price of €19.29 and can be picked up from www.Boots.ie
So there you have it, my top 5 foundations that are always in my kit. I hope this has helped you to choose your next beauty purchase with ease..
Lots of Love,