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I have been out shopping today looking for a new foundation. But which one is the best?
I want something that is long lasting, not too heavy or drying and not too expensive. I have tried Estee Lauder but it brought me out in a few spots, plus you don't get alot of foundation for the price tag.
I think that foundation which lasts all day is a bit of a double edged sword, actually.
I used to use Double Wear from Estee Lauder, yes it lasted all day but made my skin very dry and had blotchy red patches (skin nirmally dry/sensitive), looked like a mask and was an awful texture, like PVA glue.
After many trial and errors, I now go for texture and finish as opposed to durability. I use Eclat Opulent from By Terry, it costs a fortune but the texture is so smooth, doesn't aggravate my sensitive skin and makes my skin look flawless (ha!). I just carry it around with me in my handbag and have to touch it up during teh day, as it frankly doesn;t last, however that is a tradeoff I am more than happy with.
It might not last all day (I never check once I've lobbed some in the general direction of my face on the way out of the door) but I'm a total convert to Clarins, Instant Smooth in a little pot- it's a creamy mousse jobby that smooths out your lines and wrinkles....I am evangelical about it.....can you tell
If I'm going out again in the evening or whatever I just slop a bit more on top....and because it's a mousse it'ds really quick to lob on.
After using No7 mousse for over a year (Good budget buy) I've recently started using Lancome Color Ideal. It's not too heavy but makes my skin look much clearer and my skin sort of glows but doesn't look shiny. I found with the No7 mousse I needed to touch up with a little bit of powder during the day on my T zone but I don't with the Lancome.
Lancome are great for giving out samples so go to one of their counters and ask for a couple of shades to take home and try.