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TutanKaDashian Sun 17-Jul-16 12:24:31

I currently use benefit foundation and have, in the past, used Urban Decay, Clinique, Lancôme, the lot really. However, I'm trying to cut back and can't really justify spending £25-30 on foundation. Which cheaper brands are any good?

SortItAhhht Sun 17-Jul-16 12:41:04

How much coverage do you want?

For a light coverage, the Bourjois CC cream is a tenner and I really rate it. I wear it every day.

For more coverage, Revlon Colour Stay is pretty good. Need to apply it with a brush, though, for best effects.

TutanKaDashian Sun 17-Jul-16 13:03:48

I tend to have all over coverage so the Revlon one is probably more for me. Thanks.

redannie118 Sun 17-Jul-16 13:07:18

If you want all over coverage try max factor panstick. Fantasic coverage (you need a light hand)and also doubles as a brilliant concealer, covers all redness spots scars etc

Cakescakescakes Sun 17-Jul-16 13:07:22

I find the loreal infallible ones quite good. Not tried the matte version though but interested to see what it's like as its only 7.99.

retainertrainer Sun 17-Jul-16 13:09:49

Revlon colour stay is fantastic but it brought me out in cystic acne which is a common complaint (I've since discovered!) so definitely worth a try but if you start getting spots that could be the culprit.

hooliodancer Sun 17-Jul-16 13:11:56

Boujois Healthy Mix is fab. I usually use Chanel and Bobbi Brown, and this is almost as good.

OlennasWimple Sun 17-Jul-16 13:18:32

Boujois is made by the people as Chanel (and IMO it shows)

SoleBizzz Sun 17-Jul-16 13:25:52


TutanKaDashian Sun 17-Jul-16 13:37:45

Ooh, I didn't know that about Boujois.

thesunwillout Sun 17-Jul-16 13:54:51

no joke, my eldest dd bought some Natural collection shine away for £1.99, and i tried some, and despite me having much more aged skin (dry, big pores etc...) it's worked so well mixed with a bit of my Bb cream.

I'm a Clarins person normally.

LazyCake Sun 17-Jul-16 16:15:45

I have found No. 7 Stay Perfect to be good.

Really loved the idea of Max Factor Pan Stik but didn't get on with it. Maybe I need to learn a new technique for applying it?

Bourjois Healthy Mix gets rave review - I intend to try it soon.

HooseRice Sun 17-Jul-16 16:21:56

I got the Bourjois Healthy Mix after reviews on here. Boots had an offer at the time of two Bourjois items for £14 so I got two bottles.

I'm pleased so far. I use it with or without powder.

BearFoxBear Sun 17-Jul-16 17:00:29

Yes to no. 7 - I've tried every expensive foundation going and only ended up with this one because my mum gave me it, but I'm now on the 4th bottle. High praise!

I like the No 7 compact one in the palest colour.

CodewordRochambeau Sun 17-Jul-16 17:05:23

YY Bourjois Healthy Mix, as long as you are happy with a fairly dewy finish.

Beautifullymixed Sun 17-Jul-16 17:05:47

Another vote for no7 stay perfect.
Easy to blend, not too oily, doesn't aggravate my skin, great colour match for me.

iCloud Sun 17-Jul-16 17:42:33

Maybelline matte mousse, I swear by it! Covers really well, no greasiness and doesn't look like I'm wearing make up. Only around £7 too... wink

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LazyCake Sun 17-Jul-16 19:53:01

BearFoxBear, do you use No. 7 Stay Perfect or one of the others in the range?

mewkins Sun 17-Jul-16 20:21:49

I love all of the bourjois ones I have tried but yes particularly the cc cream. Great coverage, feels really light on and blends brilliantly.

Waffles80 Sun 17-Jul-16 20:54:03

Number 17 BB cream is excellent. Good coverage and SPF25. Layers well. So cheap. I use as my every day foundation.

Beautifullymixed Sun 17-Jul-16 21:01:42

Also like the bodyshop minerals powder foundation, and the all in one face base.

Good for when you are in a rush. Bit of concealer underneath, blend and swirl with a kabuki brush - off you go.

There's always a deal on too.
I might have a couple on the way to me now.....wink

BearFoxBear Sun 17-Jul-16 23:09:29

LazyCake I use the Lift & Luminate one, but I think that the Stay Perfect has more shades to choose from.

leccybill Sun 17-Jul-16 23:16:33

I use No7 Stay Perfect now after switching from Clinique.
I like No7 Superlight too, in summer.

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