Sunday, 3 April 2016

Finding the Perfect Base: Our Current Favourite Foundations

Happy Sunday!

Today we wanted to share with you our current favourite foundations, between the two of use we have tried A LOT of different foundations and are finally pleased with the results of our current products. If you're unhappy with your current foundation or simply your looking for a new one to try out then this post will hopefully inspire you to try the products that we're loving at the moment!    

S' Choice:
For me, foundation is one of the most important elements of my make up routine: creating the perfect base is key. I always feel that the rest of my make up looks better when I'm wearing a foundation that compliments my skin type. 
I have been spending the last few months experimenting with different foundations in the hope to find the one most suited to my skin. My skin has become more dry over the past year, meaning that I look for a hydrating foundation that doesn't make my make up look heavy and cakey. Over the past months I have tried a variety of foundations, including: Rimmel Wake Me Up, Loreal True Match, Garnier BB Cream and Rimmel Match Perfection, I found over time these foundations made my make up look too heavy and my skin dry. 
My current foundation is Bourjois Healthy Mix. This foundation is currently perfect for my skin, matching the tone of my skin and eliminating any awkward foundation lines, as well as having the right amount of coverage without making my make up appear too heavy. This formula is the most hydrating formula I have used over the past months making my completion appear less dry and more hydrated adding an overall glow to my make up.

K's Choice:
The search for a good foundation has been a long one for me, as I have combination to oily skin and am prone to blemishes. Due to this, I've always favoured a matte-look for my base as my skin can get oily during the day, so an oil-based foundation is a no-go for me. I also tend to go for medium to high coverage foundations to cover up any redness and blemishes that I have.
In the past, I've used so many different bases, with some favourites being Bourjois Healthy Mix and the Healthy Mix Serum and Tarte's Amazonian Clay (for summer use, on days when I feel I don't want or need a full face of foundation as my skin is a little too oily for this to last all day).
But my current favourite, and the foundation that I've been using for about 8 months now is the Estée Lauder Double Wear.  I wear the shade N1 - Ecru after being given a colour match in store and a sample to take home and try (I'd highly recommend getting a sample to take home with any foundation as it gives you the option to try it with your other make up products). This foundation not only lasts well (especially when powdered in oily areas for extra-staying power) but covers up most blemishes (darker spots will need concealing), blends really well into the skin and gives a matte appearance. Being a little more on the pricey side compared to my previous foundation choices, I was a little apprehensive at first but a little of the product really does go a long way, making the price less of an issue for me. If you're thinking of trying this foundation, I'd highly recommend it, but definitely get colour tested at your local counter - you don't want to end up buying the wrong shade!

We hope you enjoyed reading about our current base favourites - we've certainly tried a lot of different products over the years to get the perfect ones for our skin types! What are your favourite foundations? Or do you have any recommendations of your base-loves?

S & K  xo

Twitter  //  Instagram  //  Pinterest  //  Bloglovin'

1 comment:

  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.