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OutwardBound2016 Thu 28-Jul-16 14:48:23

I usually use a Sephora foundation but am a) skint b) don't know anyone who is going to the US any time soon. I'm after something medium coverage and ideally under £20. I have heard good things about Bourjouis healthy glow and Loreal lumi magique, does anyone have any experience of these (or something else that might fit the bill)?

Nabootique Thu 28-Jul-16 14:55:55

I think it depends on your skin type. I'm quite oily in my t-zone and normal elsewhere and any of the Bourjois Healthy ones leave me so shiny I'm almost glossy, but I do love their 123 foundation, which I would say is medium coverage. The Healthy ones are more sheer, I would say.

I've not used the L'Oreal one you mention, but True Match is pretty good for medium coverage, and would probably suit most skin types.

ThisPasadenaHomemaker Thu 28-Jul-16 14:58:25

I would only recommend Bourjois if you are yellow toned. Their 123 BB cream is fantastic.

L'oreal is my favourite budget foundation brand..
True Match for a natural finish, the Infallible range for fuller coverage.

Also good are Maybelline Dream Satin and quite a few Max Factor foundations too.

Pisssssedofff Thu 28-Jul-16 15:11:46

Boots number 7, I wouldn't buy anything else now

CommanderShepard Fri 29-Jul-16 01:22:40

Same here on No7. I love Stay Perfect; it's sheer enough to let my freckles through while evening out all the rest. Everything in Boots is far too yellow for me.

CommanderShepard Fri 29-Jul-16 01:22:58

Everything else, I mean!

EatsShitAndLeaves Fri 29-Jul-16 12:04:11

Bourjois - healthy mix serum foundation is very good.

swooosh Fri 29-Jul-16 12:07:39

GOSH foundation drops rival my £35 Face Atelier foundation. It is fab.

Mrsderekshepard Fri 29-Jul-16 12:14:34

The Rimmel one with the red lid is really good. I sometimes use it instead of my double wear

OutwardBound2016 Fri 29-Jul-16 12:21:54

Thanks everyone, going to take a trip to town to try these out, hopefully will find something

FashionLover1 Fri 29-Jul-16 15:47:12

I read quite a lot of good reviews about Bourjois - healthy mix serum, so maybe you could try. Although it didn't suit me at all so I am staying with YSL.

littlepooch Fri 29-Jul-16 15:49:13

The bourjois ones are good. I alternate between bourjois healthy mix and Laura mercier depending on what coverage I want.

MargeryFenworthy Fri 29-Jul-16 16:35:37

No 7, stay perfect. Am v fussy and rarely impressed with foundation but have just bought my second tube of this. Love it.

Indecisivejo Fri 29-Jul-16 17:03:25

I like no7 stay perfect superlight

FashionablyLate Fri 29-Jul-16 17:07:52

Maybelline dream satin is my fave budget liquid foundation. It seems to blend in well and provides reasonable coverage. I use Bare Minerals normally which is £26 but lasts about 6 months so cost effective.

notamummy10 Fri 29-Jul-16 17:08:23

Rimmel London Wake Me Up
Bourjois Healthy Mix
Bourjois CC Cream
L'oreal True Match (the only skin type it's not suitable for is oily)
No7 Superlight Foundation - now it's a light coverage but it's build able.

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