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whaaaaat Mon 28-Nov-16 08:11:27

Hi,

So I've run out of my absolute favourite foundation, YSL Youth Liberator, serum foundation, but with a £38 price tag and at this time of year, I just can't justify spending this.

I'm looking for a silky foundation, with medium coverage and a dewy finish. I'm pale, but not the most pale. I was a BR20 in the YSL one.

Budget is, ideally, no more than £10, but a little more is ok.

TIA

whaaaaat Mon 28-Nov-16 09:37:32

Hopeful bump.

I'm off to Boots shortly and would really appreciate some recommendations.

UnoriginalNN Mon 28-Nov-16 09:39:46

I use the Stay Perfect foundation from No7 - I'm quite pale so I use Calico which is perfect for me. They are really helpful and will put that little machine thing on your skin to help pick your colour!

whaaaaat Mon 28-Nov-16 11:21:32

Thanks, Unoriginal. What kind of finish is it?

Lottapianos Mon 28-Nov-16 11:36:55

Rimmel Match Perfection. One of my favourite ever foundations. I wear True Ivory, I think there are 2 shades lighter than that. Medium coverage, dewy finish. Costs about £8

HighHopes16 Mon 28-Nov-16 12:15:00

Revlon Colorstay in Ivory

auldfuckingspinster Mon 28-Nov-16 12:30:10

My pale pal loves bourjois healthy mix serum in 51.

chartreuse Mon 28-Nov-16 12:35:55

My favourite high street foundation is L'Oréal Lumi Magique

Papergirl1968 Mon 28-Nov-16 12:37:00

No 7 lift and laminate is great.

Cocolepew Mon 28-Nov-16 12:38:59

Laminate 😂 Id love that grin

whaaaaat Mon 28-Nov-16 12:41:30

Haha dewy and laminated is the finish I like grin

margaritasbythesea Mon 28-Nov-16 13:45:11

Max Factor is the only high Street one which is pale enough for me.

VintagePerfumista Mon 28-Nov-16 14:21:34

If you want silky, then you want Maybelline satin liquid. It beats expensive foundations hands down.

It's bloody lovely, am on 3rd bottle. I always have a posh one on the go (currently Chanel Beiges) but always chop and change them while I stick to the Maybelline.

Papergirl1968 Mon 28-Nov-16 14:41:17

Gaaaa! Lift and Luminate!
I'm very pale and struggle to find foundations pale enough. I tend to blend them with a bit of moisturiser.

humanfemale Mon 28-Nov-16 16:40:22

Max Factor in the lightest shade is, far as
I've found, the lightest on the high street. But it oxidises on me after application and goes slightly orange :/

Body Shop sell a white foundation that's designed to lighten other foundations - you just add a few drops till it's the right colour for you.

Its genius, and thanks to the numerous bottles of slightly-too-dark foundation I have in my bathroom cabinet, I'll probably be all set for the next 10 years :/

SapphireSeptember Mon 28-Nov-16 21:23:48

I was going to mention Revlon Colorstay foundation and someone beat me to it! Ivory is super pale and matches my skin perfectly. They have one for oily/combination skin and one for dry/normal skin.

LadyOfTheCanyon Tue 29-Nov-16 06:42:15

Another one for bourjois healthy mix serum. I can really tell the difference between most high street formulations compared to high end foundations on my skin but this one is a pretty good stand in when I'm skint.

whaaaaat Wed 30-Nov-16 09:29:06

Hmm I couldn't really get on with healthy mix. I found it a bit slimey and no lasting power and minimal coverage. Might be just me though, as everyone else seems to love it!

VintagePerfumista Wed 30-Nov-16 09:52:29

Healthy Mix Serum is slimey. Healthy Mix isn't, but I found it one shade too dark for me.

whaaaaat Wed 30-Nov-16 20:35:50

Ah ok. I didn't think healthy mix generally was long lasting though. I'm sure I sampled both.

PolaDeVeboise Wed 30-Nov-16 21:22:20

Max Factor Face Finity in Pale Ivory - I always go back to this.

whaaaaat Thu 01-Dec-16 09:58:25

Pola, is that just for the shade, or finish too?

kormachameleon Thu 01-Dec-16 10:05:50

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whaaaaat Thu 01-Dec-16 10:08:15

What is it you like about the rimmel one, korma ?

kormachameleon Fri 02-Dec-16 11:25:38

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