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In your opinion the best foundation is....

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AmIGoingMad Mon 30-Sep-13 11:56:14

I've worn Double wear light with mac mineralize skinfinish for a while now. I love that its got great coverage and lasts but I feel a bit full in it at the moment.

Any recommendations?

valiumredhead Mon 30-Sep-13 11:58:52

Aldi mineral, I'm not joking.

mmmdonuts Mon 30-Sep-13 11:59:20

I loved Double Wear Light but agree even the Light formula was a bit full coverage for me.

I've switched to No 7 Instant Radiance which is good for my dry, v pale skin - also a bit cheaper!

Sparklysilversequins Mon 30-Sep-13 11:59:27

Clarins Firming Foundation. Makes my skin look all fresh and glowy.

LifeofPo Mon 30-Sep-13 12:00:38

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BunnyLebowski Mon 30-Sep-13 12:03:15

Ilamasqua Skin Base.

Absolutely fab stuff. Quite full coverage but that suits my wannabe 50's pin-up makeup looks and it is one of the few foundations I've found that caters to pale skin with pinkish undertones.

SO sick of endless samples of sandy yellow foundations.

ReginaldBlinker Mon 30-Sep-13 12:03:24

Mac studio finish for full coverage, Dior anti-aging BB cream for lighter days

KosherBacon Mon 30-Sep-13 12:32:04

Bourjois healthy mix. I have a list of about 50 (!) foundations that I've tried with comments next to them so I don't keep buying the same rubbish. It includes high end stuff. Bourjois HM is the only one I've recently repurchased. Next under that is Make Up For Ever face and body, however the finish is a little bit lighter.

Bumblequeen Mon 30-Sep-13 14:28:38

Mac Studio Tech/Fix. One is powdered based for everyday wear and the other is cream based which I use for special occasions.

It slides onto your skin and stays on.

Pinupgirl Mon 30-Sep-13 16:13:09

I used to think Double wear but recently I find it is emphasising my pores and fine lines so am going to try Mac studio fix.

SundaySimmons Mon 30-Sep-13 16:29:32

Only discovered this year and it I would give it a ten out of ten.

Top marks for shades, coverage and for not feeling like my skin is clogged. It stays on until I rub it off or remove it.

Laval I recommend for budget buy.

Leichner is good for younger skin.

Clarins for higher end.

Thants Mon 30-Sep-13 17:36:49

At the moment I'm using boots seventeen new CC cream and it's really good! Great coverage and feels really light on.
Also Bourjois 123 perfect foundation is good. Very smooth and long lasting.

HappyAsEyeAm Mon 30-Sep-13 20:45:42

YSL touche eclat foundation. Great for my dry skin, makes it look fresh and dewy. I love it.

ggirl Mon 30-Sep-13 20:49:44

YSL touche eclat ..tis the dog's bollox of foundations and I have honestly tried them all!

OhDearNigel Mon 30-Sep-13 20:50:10


SaucyJack Mon 30-Sep-13 21:17:04

Currently using Rimmel's 25 Hour stuff. I doubt it's the best foundation in existence, but it's cheap and I look significantly better after I've put some on, so it does me just fine.

Amrapaali Mon 30-Sep-13 21:18:10

LilyLolo Mineral Foundation. I got the perfect shade match there..

Bunbaker Mon 30-Sep-13 21:20:00

Boots no 7 Intelligent Colour. It is the only foundation that I have liked. I look groomed, but not over made up. The coverage is lovely and light and it doesn't feel thick and claggy. I can see why it is their best selling foundation.

Bexicles Mon 30-Sep-13 21:24:13

Revlon colorstay for evening and Chanel aqualumiere for during the day.

happystory Mon 30-Sep-13 21:26:17

Lancôme Teint renergie lift.....

amothersplaceisinthewrong Mon 30-Sep-13 21:30:21

No 7 Stay Perfect

Fairylea Mon 30-Sep-13 21:31:55

Rimmel stay matte ... similar to double wear!

MrsCocoa Mon 30-Sep-13 23:52:52

Have just started using Bobbi Brown moisturising treatment foundation: not heavy coverage, but fantastically comforting, even after wearing all day (after 14 hours wear my skin feel freshly moisturised - amazing). Be careful with colours though and take your time with a decision - I ended up with a much lighter tone as colours that originally looked a good match 'twisted' into much darker shades after a couple of minutes.

Salli Hughes (the Guardian) recommends it, together with foundation from Clarins and YSL, here:

Mummyoftheyear Tue 01-Oct-13 00:40:44

L'oreal photogenic

ShreddedHoops Tue 01-Oct-13 00:46:59

YSL - for nights out
Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow - for daytime (spf25)

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