My last post was a bit of a rant over my drugstore dilemmas when it comes to foundation. In an effort be more positive, and (hopefully) help some of you olive skinned girls out there, I’ve put together a list of my favourite foundations at the moment.
My holy grail foundation was the MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC42. I’ve since become a bit more adventurous and tried out a numerous other foundations. – So! Here goes..
I’ve rediscovered my MAC Face & Body foundation in C5 which is a beautiful sheer, light coverage foundation with a dewy finish, great for everyday use. It works really well to even out skin tone, however it isn’t designed to cover up any problem areas. This comes in two different sizes and the smaller one is £21.50, same as the studio fix fluid, however you get 50ml of product instead of 30ml for the same price. – Great value for money!
The Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation is another great find. I wear it in the shade 7.0. While it doesn’t have a yellow undertone to it, it looks very natural on my skin. I find it’s lightweight, has a brightening effect, giving me a glow while appearing matte on the skin. Slightly more expensive than the Studio Fix Fluid at £28, but a great foundation that I will definitely repurchase.
Another one of my current faves is the Nars Sheer Matte foundation. This is something I picked up in Sephora when I was in the U.S. I bought this in the shade Stromboli as I thought I was tanned at the time ..turns out I wasn’t! It’s a bit too light for my skin tone, and the next shade up is Syracuse. I haven’t tried this to see whether it’s a good match for me, however, I’ve been getting away with Stromboli this winter, by warming it up with my trusty casino bronzer.
This is an oil-free, buildable foundation that leaves me with a healthy glow..without the shine! What I love the most about this foundation is that I don’t need to set it with powder as it leaves my skin looking perfectly matte for hours. My skin isn’t too oily, but at times, I have used a setting powder once throughout the day and have never had to reapply it. This is the most expensive splurge at £31, however I love this foundation so much that I think it’s definitely worth the investment. I love the luxurious feel of it on my skin, and the matte finish, which is just what my skin sometimes needs.
My final discovery was my new favourite, the Kiko Universal Fit foundation in Warm Beige 90. This is a medium to high coverage foundation, with the perfect amount of yellow undertone for me. It’s also a steal at only £6.90! I won’t bore you with my excitement over this foundation, but if you’re interested, click here to see my glowing review of it!
What are your current foundation faves?