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Need alternative to foundation for holiday/ summer
The Origins one is my favorite too but it isn't cheap. The Dior won't be either.
Go to your nearest Debenhams/House of Fraser/Boots/John Lewis and chat to the people on the make up counters. Explain that you're looking for a BB/CC cream and you should come away with enough free samples to see you through your holiday.
Honestly I do it all the time. Clinique are usually very generous with samples as are Clarins.
Can't help with cheap, but the dog's b*ll*cks of sheer bases is Sensai's Instant Glow. It works on everyone, can be applied in the dark without streaks and just makes faces look better. There are only two colours: light and darker. Light is great on anyone who is Caucasian mid range, perhaps not Celtic pale. It is so sheer that it is like smearing vaseline on a camera lens. Sadly only sold in Harrods. Postage is extortionate, but I continue to buy it.