A few of you have asked me to review a few high street foundations, so here it is! Being so pale, I often find it hard finding foundations that suit me. Also, with foundations, certain ones will work for me that will work differently for other people due to skin types. I have combination skin so some of my face is drier or oilier than other parts. Over the past week I have used 4 different foundations on different days and have been pleasantly surprised. I’ve rated them all out of 5.
Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation – 100 Ivory (£8.99). On the bottle it boasts to have an anti-fatigue effect and radiant glow. I have to agree with this. When I pumped a small amount on my hand I was dubious as it seemed slightly glittery but once applied to my face it didn’t look glittery at all. It gave a medium coverage and went on nice and evenly. Personally, I had to use a powder over the top as it left my face looking slightly shiny in the oilier parts of my face but with powder it looked lovely. The one thing I would say is that by the end of the day/night, it started to look a tad grainy and gave creases where my smile lines were but it had lasted pretty well. It also has an SPF of 15 which is great for a bit of sun protection all year round. Definitely worth it for the price. (3/5)
Collection Lasting Perfection foundation – Porcelain 1 (£3.99). When I first applied this foundation, I thought it went on quite well. Gave a nice medium coverage though was really shiny despite it being oil free so had to use a lot of loose powder on top. As the day wore on, I found it became very cakey on my forehead and didn’t look right on my skin. I was incredibly disappointed as it claimed to last 16 hours and I’d only had it on for about 2. The one redeeming factor is the SPF of 20 which is great for spring/summer though if it doesn’t last in the winter then I dread to think how it would last on a hot summers day. (2/5)
NYC All Day Long foundation – 739 Classic Beige (£1.99). I picked this one up as it was on offer reduced from £3.99 down to £1.99; BARGAIN! They didn’t have the colour I wanted so I got the slightly darker one. I’m pleased I did though as it’s a great colour for my complexion. Although being a tad cakey, it does give a good coverage and you can get away with only using a small amount. This one again made my face look a bit shiny but with loose powder over the top it looked fine. It’s meant to last for 14 hours though it does tend to wear off after a few hours. This is the only one I tried that didn’t have an SPF which is unfortunate. For the price, it’s pretty good and I was pleasantly surprised. If you are strapped for cash, it’s definitely worth trying. You may notice in the photos that it has no lid. This is because I lost it! (3/5)
B. Flawless foundation – 020 Rose Ivory (£9.99). This has to be my favourite of all the ones I tried. B. is the new brand for Superdrug and I have to say, they are really good quality products. The colour is perfect for my complexion and it goes on flawlessly. It gives a medium to full coverage as you can layer it up. I’ve found that it lasts all day so would be great to wear to work, school, college or uni. I do wear a loose powder over the top as it can, like the others, make my face slightly shiny in the oilier parts but it looks amazing and lasts once the powder is on. It has an SPF of 15 like the Rimmel foundation. The only downside to this foundation is that the pump doesn’t work properly and you have to really shake the bottle before using it has it can get a bit separated. It may just be a faulty bottle that I have causing the pump to not work properly but if B. sorted that out, it would be one of my favourite foundations. (4/5)
Obviously there are a lot of other highstreet foundations that I’ve yet to try that might be amazing, so if you know of any, comment below!
Have you used any of the foundations I’ve mentioned? What did you think of them?
Peace and love…