My Favourite Foundations!

Sunday, 17 April 2011

I've promised numerous times to do a post and video of my favourite foundations! It's about time I did, as I feel I've got a good enough use of them!
Have an open mind when reading on, and also remember: what works for me may not necessarily work for you. My advice would be to get your hands on samples of products you may be interested in, have a little test of them, and that way you are more likely to find what works for you!

So without further ado, here are my favourite foundations...

MAC Face + Body Foundation
120 ml 4.0 fl oz £23.50
My Shade : C7

MY REVIEW : This is a water-based, water-resistant foundation that offers light coverage. I find after applying it, my face still looks natural. It has moisturising properties, but doesn't leave the skin feeling all oiled up. I think it is very versatile as it can be used in the colder or warmer months. It comes in different shades and it lasts a very long time (bottle life that is), so the price isn't to dire if you think about it!
I like to apply this foundation using a duo fibre brush.


MAC Mineralise Skin Finish / Natural
10 g  0.35 US oz £18.50
My Shade : Dark

MY REVIEW : A mineral based powder foundation that offers medium coverage and evens skin tone. This foundation is very buildable and stays put throughout the day (although may oxidise if not blended in properly). It has a matte finish. I tend to use this on it's own some days, or over my other foundations as a setting powder.
I like to apply this foundation using a large powder or kabuki brush. 


SLEEK New Skin Revive Foundation
 30 ml 1.2 fl oz £7.30
My Shade : 632 Creme Caramel

MY REVIEW : This is a medium coverage foundation, that also has buildable qualities. It gives a natural looking finish and a subtle glowing look that can look very nice. It lasts a long time on, and it is very affordable. The shade range is very large, so i'm sure you will have no problem finding yours! Well done Sleek, this is My ALL TIME favourite drugstore foundation.
I like to apply this foundation using a flat foundation brush.


So there you have it. I do hope this was somewhat helpful! :) ..xo

Nail Polish : Filthy Gorgeous Nails in shades "tu-tu much" and "mango"
(My new polish brand obssesion, post coming soon!)


kia said...

really nicely presented & layout, i always find it really hard to get my pictures to stay where i want them :L xx

Sher said...

great post,I like that Sleek one,Nars Sheer glow&MUFE HD they work well with my skin

Yu said...

I MUUUUST try the Face & Body, everyone raves about it! :P

Grace said...

Good picks! Only problem is my makeup comes off SO easily, so I would love if you could go a review of full coverage foundations. I am using Pro Lumiere at the moment, but something may be better?? xxx

Jess said...

I agree with the sleek foundation! I've only started wearing foundation and it is ah-mazing. Nice review

Get Gawjus! said...

love the sleek foundation too!

Gabby said...

The MAC foundation looks like it would last forever! Interesting post m'love :) xxx

Marilou said...

Definitely gonna get myself a Mac Body and Face foundation and next time I'll be in the UK I'm going to try the Sleek one :)

Very very excited about your NAIL POST comming, it looks aboslutely gorgeous!

나니 said...

Huh? The MSF is full coverage? I have the MSF Natural in Light Medium and it seems more like it evens out the skintone than it giving coverage. >_<" I guess there are several 'versions' of it then.. I LOVE it too, though XD so whatever..

Sassi said...

I love mac so much!

StealMyHeartLove said...

I want to try the sleek foundation. Thanks for the reviews on all three! :D <3

TheUncommonBeauty said...

Thank you, this came just in time!
I've been looking for an inexpensive, quality foundation for my brown hued skin...which isn't always easy to find in the UK. My budget won't allow me to splurge on MAC/BobbiBrown/etc right I'm grateful that you shared this inexpensive find (Sleek foundation) with us :)

Kaushal said...

Face & Body has to be my favourite - I love mixing it with NARS sheer glow :) x

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Toks said...

I've been using Maybelline for the past 4 years or so, but I'm always on the lookout for something different. I never really know which foundations are best for dark skins, but this post of yours is very useful. I think I may try the Sleek one, that looks good and within my price range. Thanks for the reviews :)

salut! sophie said...

I'm always on the hunt for a new foundation, even if I have one that I love earing, so I'll definitely be checking out the Sleek foundation next time I pop into Superdrug!

Sana said...

I am obsessed with your blog. I love every single picture I've seen so far! Thank you for such informative posts!:) I am now following you!

I really want to try MACs face and body foundation. I have post acne marks so I'm not sure if its enough to cover them up but I am going to have to try it out because I'm a sucker for MAC products. Your skin looks amazing though!

xoxo sana

Sia said...

I also love the sleek makeup. Love Sia x

tishiannae said...

My favorite is Mac, and FitMe foundation!! Love the Peachy eyeshadow as well!
Please check out my blog <3

galatea. said...

i adore clean/minimal looking make up x

Carissa said...

hey love im ordering online from mac and want to get the face and body foundation. will you please do a side by side swatch comparisons between face and body in c6 and c7! PLEASE?? so i know which color to get because ur pictures are so accurate.. and im an nc42.. please !!