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Which foundation do you use?

(24 Posts)
magentastights Fri 27-Oct-17 17:48:51

Please recommend your best foundation!
Under £10 if possible

Bella8 Fri 27-Oct-17 17:50:54

My favourite is L'Oréal perfect match liquid foundation. I love the stuff, even coverage and natural looking wide selection of shades.

Bella8 Fri 27-Oct-17 17:52:51

True match *

Loyly Fri 27-Oct-17 17:55:57

Bourjois City Radiance. It's £9.99 and I stock up on 3 for 2 in Superdrug.

I always avoided Bourjois' foundation range because it was too yellow and had serious oxidisation. This is one my holy grail. Great coverage, shades with pink tones, no oxidising, and a good dewy finish.

Branleuse Sat 28-Oct-17 17:06:21

Rimmel lasting finish breathable. I have used many many expensive foundations in the past, but I prefer this

PerfumeIsAMessage Sat 28-Oct-17 19:26:54

My favourite drugstore one is Maybelline liquid dream satin. It's gorgeous. I have Chanel (tend to try each new one as it comes out) Clinique, Clarins, the lot, but this is one I always repurchase. It's not very heavy, so I like to use it as a top layer.
I also am really liking the new N7 serum one. Perfect colour for me and goes on really well with a bit of glow.

Inkythemouse Sat 28-Oct-17 19:55:14

I’m using primark foundation at the moment. Think it was less than £3 a bottle and it’s quite good. Usually I use bd trade secrets from Tesco which is fab

Leatherboundanddown Sat 28-Oct-17 20:00:47

Borgeois healthy mix. Very good

IJoinedJustToPostThis Sat 28-Oct-17 20:02:25

The Ordinary coverage one. I've seen it get some negative reviews but when I use it 15 mins after the high adherence primer it goes on like a dream and lasts all day.

suze28 Sat 28-Oct-17 20:05:18

Either The Ordinary Serum or Coverage depending on what mood I’m in. Goes on like a dream and feels like silk on.

bluebump Sat 28-Oct-17 20:10:11

Bourjois city radiance or their healthy mix one. Both always on offer so always work out cheap enough.

LemonRedwood Sat 28-Oct-17 20:13:57

W7 Matte Made In Heaven. Stays put all day. I love it.

£6.95 here

Leamington99 Sat 28-Oct-17 23:20:22

I always hear people talking about L’Oréal true match or the maybelline one, haven’t personally used them though

MusicToMyEars800 Sat 28-Oct-17 23:22:14

Bourjois Healthy mix is what I use or No7 protect and perfect.

PETRONELLAS Sat 28-Oct-17 23:23:16

True Match has lots of shades and lots of yellower based rather than pink tones. Bourjois Healthy Mix also has good coverage. Both excellent quality. I’ve many high end ones and these are as good.

SukiTheDog Sat 28-Oct-17 23:25:10

I don’t use foundation all the time but have recently bought Boots Natural Collection £1.99. Amazing long lasting, non-cakey stuff. I prefer it over my Clarins one. Seriously. I use Sand shade as I’m pale.

MrsFoxPlus4 Sat 28-Oct-17 23:26:51

For day to day wear I either use maybelline wake me up or the Rimmel one with the white lid.

Urban decay for nighttime, all nighter I think it’s called.

Mrsallovertheplace Sun 29-Oct-17 07:41:38

I use rimmel with the blue top, one of the only foundations with a cool toned pale enough shade for me. Goes on really well, doesn't feel cakey and looks natural with a decent coverage and doesn't oxidise.

Callamia Sun 29-Oct-17 07:44:11

Laura Mercier mineral powder.
I’ve had quite bad skin in the last, and this is many perfumes, doesn’t clog and is a great colour for me.

MessyBun247 Sun 29-Oct-17 07:46:28

I've just switched all my makeup to cruelty-free, and have started using GOSH foundation drops. It's £11.99 so just over a tenner and a good foundation.

Ijustlovefood Sun 29-Oct-17 07:49:11

I use Rimmel BB Cream instead

magpiemischief Sun 29-Oct-17 07:54:22

I primarily use just pressed face powder but sometimes have suffered from rosacea and then with a flare up (often weather related) use a bit of barefaced beauty mineral powder foundation. Coverage is very buildable. But I have started to use Kalme Undercoat moisturising fluid which has really calmed a recent quite nasty rosacea flare right down, from its first application. So I don’t need as much foundation. Oh and I did used to have some hyperpigmentation after having my DC but Dr Organics Light and Bright Sin Correcting Tone Cream keeps that at bay.

Bella8 Mon 30-Oct-17 15:20:10

For me L'Oréal true match is perfect and belive me I've tried them all and they are either too drying, too shiny, too orange. But true match is the perfect consistency, colour, easy to apply and I've had so many compliments since changing to that from my previous maybelline dream satin. L'Oréal is a hundred times better. It's only £9.99 and 3 for 2 in Superdrug and sometimes on deal in Tesco too.

Bella8 Mon 30-Oct-17 15:20:25


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