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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Foundation Face Off

In my quest for the perfect foundation,( is it out there?) I have gathered a lot of foundations, and being the lovely, kind (big headed) blogger that I am, I thought I'd do a little comparison post to see what it is I'm looking for in my perfect foundation and what I like/dislike from each of these.

In each picture, the small picture is just moisturiser, and the large is just the foundation, no powder or concealer.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation


This foundation had so much hype built up about it and when I first used it, I was rather disappointed. However after using it more and more, I do actually quite like it. It does give a nice coverage along with a nice glow. It doesn't last very long on me though which is a shame, as I have grown to like it, and am saving it for days were I want a healthy glow, but know I don't need it to last. 

Full review - here!

Estee Lauder - Double Wear Light


I have such a love hate relationship with this foundation. Colour match, perfect, longevity, perfect, coverage, great, but I'm left slightly underwhelmed. It does give a nice coverage, but it feels slightly heavy and tacky with it. I found it to go darker/separate on certain areas on my face, which may just be my skin at the time, as that has stopped now so who knows? I wanted to love it so much, but it just doesn't live up to the price tag, which is why I think I'm slightly to harsh on it.

Full review - here!

Rimmel -Wake Me Up 


I was really impressed with this foundation when I first got it, and still really am. My only problem is that I need to get a lighter colour as this is too dark for me. I don't know why I didn't to be honest. I think it was because I wanted to try different ones, so I shall see if I ever get a tan maybe? But nothing really bad to say about this to be honest. Cheap and cheerful!

Full Review - here!


I shouldn't have taken the photos on this day as my skin was being super annoying, and it doesn't do the foundation juststice. IT isn't a heavy duty foundation. It is more for evening skin tone and covering redness. It feels really light weight and just gives my skin a little lift. It's perfect for lazy days as it's so easy to apply, and lasts around 6 hours, and just is nice to have on! I really like this, but I wouldn't wear it properly if my skin was bad.

Full Review - here!

Rimmel Match Perfection Gel Foundation


So this is one of the first foundations I bought. I got it on a whim as I didn't want to wear tinted moisturiser on a night out. It's slightly dark for me, but that's fine as I like to look tanned on nights out. Is pretty much medium to full coverage, and feels slightly heavy on your face, but I love it for nights out! I think it's really good! Maybe because it's a gel?

I haven't done a full review on it, but you can see it in all it's glory - here!

Maybelline Dream Nude Airfoam


So I really didn't give this a good review first time round, and I'm still sticking with that idea. It's mainly due to the fact that it does not last. I now use this for my Celebrity Inspired looks as it does give a nice airbrushed finish and good coverage, but by the end of me taking the pictures it's already starting to fade! Maybe it's my skin, maybe it's the formula, it's just not for me I'm afraid!

Full review - here!

So that was an overview of all my foundations. My favourites have to be the two Rimmel ones and the Loreal Mineral powder! What have I learned from this? I own more than needed, and I'm fussy as hell! I don't even know if I'm sure what I'm looking for, but I do know, although I moan, I am actually enjoying searching for one. My bank balance however, just wants me to find it now!

I also realised I have a few BB creams, so if you would like to see another post like this about them, please let me know!

How long did it take you to find your perfect foundation? Or are you still looking for this elusive item?

Laura xoxo

37 comments:

  1. Really informative post Laura, thanks for the reviews and pictures :) Like you, I haven't found my perfect foundation - there are so many things to get right for HG status. The one I'm using right now is Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum and I quite like it, except that the shade I got is too dark for me :( You've made me really want to try Rimmel Wake Me Up! It looks lovely on your skin. I have the other Rimmel gel foundation and I agree it feels a little heavy on the face, but it provides super duper good coverage. Once again though, the shade I picked is a tad too dark for me. A common problem we have it seems :p

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    1. Thank you so much :) I think one of the hardest thing is finding a good colour match, then it has to last, look nice and feel good too, it's such a difficult task, but I'm determined to find THE ONE haha!

      xoxo

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  2. This was definitely a good idea, I have about 7 foundations in rotation! The one I usually end up reverting back to is Clinique Superbalanced, but I'm dying to try Double Wear. Rimmel Wake me Up is brilliant, just sadly way too dark for me! Good luck with the search for the perfect foundation :)
    http://verylovelystuff.blogspot.com/
    xx

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    1. Thank you lovely :) Yes, the need more shades in Wake Me Up!!!
      Thank you, you too :)

      xoxo

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  3. i still haven't found the one, though l'oreal lumi-magique is good though a bit too dark! hopefully EL double wear is good =) x

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    1. I can't wait to hear what you think of DW :)

      xoxo

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  4. I just use the Healthy Mix one, wouldn't call it perfect but until I'm super rich enough to be able to buy all these different ones, it's a good 8 or 9 / 10 :)
    I did want to try the dream matte mousse when it first came out though, may have to give it a try when my current one runs out! xxxx

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    1. Haha, I think I tried that years ago but can't remember what I thought of it haha!

      xoxo

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  5. I love the Healthy Mix Foundation :)

    Ive repurchased it again and again as it works well for me and its my favourite out of all the highstreet ones ive tried :)


    xxx

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    1. That's so great that it works for you :)

      xoxo

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  6. Heya, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Congrats...check out the details on my blog..

    www.mybeautymemoirs.blogspot.com

    xo

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  7. Have to agree about the foam foundation, I find the dispenser to be a right pain too.

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    1. It's not the best really is it?

      xoxo

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  8. Very cool. I'm kinda suprised the rimmell one is the best but happy too since its so affordable. Great post!



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    1. I know, it just shows that money isn't everything really :)
      Thank you :)

      xoxo

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  9. i love estee lauder double wear light!
    thanks for the comment! :)

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  10. The wake me up looks great on you. Not too matte not too dewy:) I have a review on it also and its now became my favourite foundation! Great post x

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  11. really enjoyed reading this post! The Rimmel foundation looks like it gives a lovely finish, i'll definitely have to try it out soon :) xo

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    1. Thank you lovely :)
      Let me know what you think if you do :)

      xoxo

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  12. This was such a great post! I love how much effort it seems that you put in to your posts, I'm sure I'm not the only one that really appreciates it :) Really really want to try that Wake Me Up foundation, I haven't heard a bad word about it yet!
    xx

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    1. Aw thank you so much, that's such a sweet thing to say lovely :) Thank you!
      Ooo let me know if you try it :)

      xoxo

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  13. This post was brilliant! I had trouble finding my perfect foundation too, after youve mentioned the Estee Lauder one, I might just have to get myself a sample :)

    <3 this

    claudia xxx

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    1. Thank you so much lovely :)
      Ooo let me know what you think :)
      Thank you
      xoxo

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  14. That was such a great post, thank you for comparing them all. I find the same with the Healthy mix one, I love it but it really doesn't last that long. I'm going to have to try the Rimmel wake me up one as I keep hearing good things about it.

    It would be great if you do a BB comparison!

    http://ldnsquirrelbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much :) It really doesn't which is such a shame!
      Yes I think I need to go and get it in the right shade haha!
      Thank you, I think I will soon :)

      Laura xoxo

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  15. What a great idea for a post. I have the Healthy Mix & Wake Me Up and love them both quite a lot. I am a foundation junkie (I own 17! Just counted... Holy crap!) and it's taken me a while to transition from Estee Lauder Double Wear & Revlon Colorstay (my skin is pretty terrible) to less pumps of much lighter coverage foundations. I now experiment with application tools (sponges and brushes) to get a nice finish and spend a lot of time concealing and blending.

    Sorry for the essay. d: x

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    1. Thank you :) Wow, 17!!!!! I really like applying with a Stippling and blending/buffing with the RT Buffing Brush, I've found that works best :)

      No problem, I like them, shows you properly read my post ;)

      xoxo

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  16. I think the Rimmel Wake up actually looks great. I already use Lasting finish by Rimmel and I haven't had too many problems with it either but sometimes it can be a bit heavy on the face and I don't really need a lot of foundation so I might try wake me up next time!

    Rosie
    x
    therunwayrose.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks :) Let me know what you think if you do get it :)

      xoxo

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  17. Great post Laura! I think Rimmer Wake Me up and Estee Lauder looks best on you. I higly recommend Revlon Color Stay. It has a great coverage, great staying power and it's fairly easy to blend (a lot easier than Double Wear). Plus it comes in two options - for dry or oily skin.
    I've got loads of foundations but when I use some up I will try Rimmel wake me up for sure :)

    Sylwia xxx

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    1. Thank you Sylwia, I will deffo look into it, I think I'm gonna do a drugstore splurge when I've used all of these up :) Will deffo make a note of it :)

      xoxo

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  18. I love this post, so helpful! I've been wanting to try the wake me up foundation for ages so i'll be purchasing when my healthy mix runs out which I really love but agree with you with it not being long lasting, boo! :( x

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    1. Thank you, I'm so glad it helps :)
      I love the wake me up :) I hope you like it :)

      xoxo

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