I am so happy I have found my perfect foundation match!
Being pale I have trouble finding the perfect shade.
Being fussy I HATE matte finishes.
Previously I have been living off maybelline dream matte mouse which i now hate, why did i ever try it! But if your one for cakey matte foundations- go for it, it is the uk's number one.
I tried the rimmel wake me up but i felt the shimmer didnt help conceal my spots, sort of illuminated them.
I also tried revlon colorstay due to the massive hype it had. I was in the the colour 150 buff. Again it was a matte foundation, which I dont like. Having gotten 3/5's of the way through my 2nd Revlon Colorstay I decided there must be something better! So in my local boots i did a massive swatch test looking for illuminating foundations, including rimmels match perfection, l'oreals lumi magique, maybellines fit me, and bourjois healthy mix. I swatched them all on to my hands and then half an hour later after doing my other shopping I came back to see which one looked best
Rimmels Match perfection- great colour match but sadly the last bottle in my colour had broken :( and the pump had snapped off.
L'oreals lumi magique- the lightest colour in my boots was good at first but then oxidized to be too dark.
Maybellines fit me- Colour range in this boots was poor only had three colours all too dark- althoguh there is an amazing range on line. But I have a strict rule of not ordering foundations online unless I know my perfect colour.
Bourjois healthy mix- Jackpot, the lightest colour did me well maybe even slightly too light but I do wear bronzer so works out perfect. Really natural glow more on that after pictures.
This is sold for £10 in boots and superdrug.
It smells amazing- which at first I wasn't so keen on the fact my foundation smells but it makes me feel really fresh and awake.
It applies really smoothly and I like to use the real techniques buffing brush that comes from the core collection (which I may do a separate review on?) ignoring the fact that this really should be used with loose and powder foundations.
It gives a really neutral glow without highlighting my acne. It looks natural and since I have worn it (twice?) people have complimented me on my skin, and one of my friends: "glowy and fresh".I recommended it to my friend having the same problems with drugstore foundations as me and she bought it yesterday and tells me she loves it! I where the shade 51. (FYI my hand is darker and more pink toned than my face)
I have a tricky situation where I have freckles and spots, I want a foundation that covers my spots but doesn't mask all my freckles. The reason being is everybody knows I have freckles so when they are covered it instantly looks as if I'm caked in makeup. This foundation actually seems to do quite well at this- I'm not sure how but I love it.
I love the packaging- glass bottle so feels fancy, but has a pump!! Which feels like such a luxury after being through 2 Revlon Colorstays.
Highly recommend this, I think this is my first bottle of many to come of this foundation.
All Photos my own- taken with Canon 550d
nail colour: Mua Pistachio Ice cream (dupe for essie mint candy apple?- you decide) only £1 tho!
Post to hopefully come:
-Viva la Juicy La Fleur review
-My Favourite Perfumes
-Mua Nail Varnish review
-Aussie Miracle moist shampoo and 3 minute miracle reviews
-Maybelline dream touch cream blush review