Gosh, can’t believe it’s been nearly a week since my last post, shame on me! I’ve been having a strange time lately though, lots of changes and pretty much my life has completely transformed in a matter of weeks, so I’ve been busy settling. Anyway, to the point! Last month, I found a new foundation that has surpassed my expectations and replaced Bourjois and Illamasqua as my go to base, so I’m very excited to share it with you.
To think, that I never used to wear any foundation is rather alarming, but every since the break out of 2011, a good base as been a must and I’ve struggled. Mainly, it’s a problem to find a shade to match and then I found Illamasqua Skin Base which was the perfect shade for me, but the texture and finish wasn’t for me. Then, for a long time I was addicted to the Bourjois BB Cream Compact, but alas, it oxidised and made me feel too orange, so ever since I’ve been on the look out for a cream base in the right shade and I’ve totally found it!
The texture of this foundation is dreamy. It’s smooth, soft and creamy and so easy to apply. I’ve been applying with a Real Techniques Stippling Brush, either in a buffing or stippling motion and it’s really impressive how little you need to apply to get a even, full coverage. I find the cream consistency so much more comfortable to apply and it provides a lovely satin finish, not too matte and not too shiny, it looks very natural. The coverage is also buildable, do I don’t find the need for a separate concealer, I just apply more where required.
For me, the shade porcelain is absolutely spot on without any oxidisation, so I’m so happy about that, so happy to be able to just be pale without a problem. The wear on this foundation does just what it says on the tin too, it really does wear for a long time, even without a powder or primer. I reckon, for me it can last up to 8 hours without touch ups on a good day. Very, very impressive.
This beauty of a foundation comes in a classy round compact, with a nice sized mirror and hidden compartment containing a sponge applicator. It’s got a latch fastening too, which makes it easy to open and easy to keep closed too. Simple, but perfectly designed.
This formula is also available in a liquid base, if that’s your preference, I prefer the cream for easy, tidy application and because it’s easier to touch up on the go. At £32 for the compact foundation, it’s a price I’m glad I paid as it’s totally worth it. I have hit pan after a month of daily use, but there’s still plenty of product to keep me going a bit longer. Can’t praise this product enough, I think everyone should give it a go!
What’s your favourite foundation?
Have you tried a cream foundation?
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