When I was a teenager and in my early 20s, I loved sitting out in the sun with no sun cream on, trying to get a tan and a bit of colour in my otherwise pale complexion. Fast forward 30 years and I’m now regretting all those times I didn’t use an SPF cream. Sunspots and pigmentation are something I’ve suffered with for a while, and there isn’t much I can do about it. The need to cover these is one of the reasons why I wear more foundation these days than when I was younger. I’m not a make up expert but I thought I’d share with you my 3 favourite foundations, which are very different, ranging from high end to high street.
I’ve been using this Chanel foundation for years and it’s my all time favourite. It has a light to medium coverage and it’s great for dry skin. Vitalumiere is known for it’s moisturizing properties. It revives dull skin and gives it a luminous complexion – we all need a bit of that, right? The reason why it’s my favourite foundation? It gives my skin a glowy, dewy look which I love.
And of course you wouldn’t expect anything less from Chanel, it comes in a very sleek glass bottle, one you’d want to have on display. This is the most expensive of my 3 favourite foundations, it retails at £37 but in my opinion it’s really worth the money and a little bit goes a long way.
I’ve been a fan of Kiko products for a long time, it’s a very popular brand in Italy and Spain but I feel like they are a bit underrated and not so well known here in the UK. Their packaging resembles those of MAC and Nars, but their prices are a bit more affordable.
This is a 2 in 1 foundation and concealer that works on the skin by hiding and minimising blemishes, leaving a matte satin finish on the face. It’s a full coverage foundation with excellent blendability. I’m not usually keen on full coverage so I make sure I only use a bit and try to build up to my desired coverage. I use shade WB15 which is a bit light, so more suited for me in winter.
The packing has nothing to envy the Chanel one, in fact it’s as good. A slim glass bottle that looks gorgeous on any dressing table for less than £20.
This is the cheapest of my favourite foundations and therefore an easy one to find on the high street. I decided to give Bourjois healthy mix serum foundation a try a couple of years ago after so many popular beauty bloggers raved about it. I absolutely love it now and to me it’s as good as the Vitalumiere. Ok, the packaging it’s not as sleek, but that’s not a big deal right?
Like the other two foundations mentioned above, it suits dry skin and it’s really easy to blend, giving a natural finish. It’s made from a vitamin-rich fruit therapy formula that gives your skin a boost of radiance and that to me is a pretty good selling point!
These are my favourite foundations, what are yours?