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Friday, 26 November 2010

My top 5 drugstore/high-end foundations

Happy Friday everyone!! Hope your weekend has gotten off to a fantastic start. Mine has been lovely; did a little after work shopping and picked up new shoes then went to the cinema to see Unstoppable which I really enjoyed

Over the last few days I’ve started using Rimmels Perfect Match foundation and so far I absolutely love it...

Which got me thinking about all my favourite foundations - there’s a surprisingly long list! - so I’ve included my top 10 (5 drugstore and 5 high-end) below

Max Factor Second Skin
Revlon Colorstay
Rimmel Lasting Finish
Maybelline Superstay 24hr
Bourjois Healthy Mix
Chanel Pro Lumiere
Estee Lauder Double Wear
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra
MAC Mineralize Satinfinish
Christian Dior Nude


Do you have any favourites that you'd hate to live without? :)

Tip of the day: Make a hair mask for fine, frizzy hair by whisking an egg with 200g of natural yoghurt. Massage into the scalp, leave for 2-3 mins and rinse thoroughly ♥

41 comments:

leah :D said...

Is it just me, or does anyone else notice all of the high-end foundations have like frosted or glass bottles? compared to drugstore foundations which are usually plastic.
first thing i noticed when I looked at those picture (:

Joy, how do you get such good lighting at night? I assume you took these at night?

xo leah
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Avery James Photography said...

good to know! I'm looking to change my foundation brand soon and I never know where to start when picking one! :)

Toesthattwinkle! said...

I need a new foundation, if you were to pick your fav drugstore one what would it be?

Noir said...

My absolute favorite for years was Rimmel's Stay Matte and for some reason, they are not being sold anymore in my local drugstores. Therefore, I am currently searching for my new favorite foundation :)
I am planning to try Rimmel's Perfect Match so once again, I hope you'll write a full review on it :)

PeachPixie said...

My favorite drug store foundation is TrueBlend by Covergirl. I have a hard time finding a blend that works for me cause I'm SUPER pale....

I'm so trying that mask....my hair has gone nutty with this weather!

Great advice!!

femputer said...

ColorStay is totally my HG. Can't live without it. :)

Dee said...

I lerrrrrrve Mat Lumiere - it's my favourite of all time. From the drugstore end I love Revlon ColorStay. Man, that stuff lives up to its name! I hate the messy top though, like everyone else.

Leslie said...

The Christian Dior Nude looks like a great foundation! I have the Colorstay concealer and it's a good product.

Christina Marie said...

I'd love to try the Estee Lauder one but i'm so scared to fork out money and i end up just not liking it (i don't get on with liquid foundations it seems!). I really want to try that hair mask btw! x

liquoredonlacquer said...

I want to try the rimmel one, and the super stay i love the super stay concealer it's awesome!! with three kids I can't afford to fork out cash for high-end foundation or I would LOVEEEE The Chanel Lumiere

Marie a la Mode said...

I LOVE Revlon's Colorstay foundation, it works just as great as MAC's fluid foundation.

I'm curious: do you use all of these foundations at the moment? Do you switch from day to day?

Cosmetics Aficionado said...

I don't have a must have foundation, though MAC's Studio Fix Fluid comes close.

Zuzele said...

Vichy Normateint !

Madiha said...

I really like Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation :)
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Sara.H said...

WOW. you have a great collection :) thanks for sharing.

Jade said...

My favourite foundation is Revlon Colorstay, it suits my skin perfectly (I have it in the normal/combo version)

Jennifer said...

wow!!! you tried so many foundations :D! i haven't got my fave liquid one yet, but Benefit Hello Flawless powder is my HG.

p.s. are you Asian? (sorry if i'm wrong) coz i found too many western brands' foundation too pink for asian skin :(

LipglossAndLeopardPrint. said...

I'm such a snob when it comes to foundation.. I only ever use high end brands! My favourite is Mac Studio Fix.. Love it! And I quite like Lancome too! Great post.. You've tempted me to try the other foundations!

- Sriya x

Tiziana said...

grazie per il consiglio del giorno sulla maschera per i capelli......per quanto riguarda i f.ta io cambio spesso...al momento sto usando quello della rimmel renew e lift e mi ci trovo davvero bene ciaooo

dazzlelight91 said...

revlon colourstay is pretty amazing, Id love to try the chanel range but thats unlikely to happen anytime soon :/ x

gyc said...

i want to see unstoppable too! i'm not really a fan of liquid foundations.

Marisa said...

I can't live without my MAC Mineralized skin finish natural <3

Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover said...

I love Revlon Colorstay :) Rimmel Lasting Finish is really nice too! I recently got Maybelline Superstay, but I haven't tried it yet :) I've been obsessed with foundation lately, can you tell? lol

xxx

my leetle nails said...

I like the Revlon Photo Ready one

Pretty Wonderful said...

awesome post! gave some ideas of new foundations to try, thanks!

Rebecca White said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my brand new blog, I'm glad you liked my Eyeko post and I hope you enjoy the fat balm and liner. I love the line and shine pencils too, especially the black and grey sparkle one, I use it every day! I've never really got on with liquid foundation, I always wear a really heavy base and use a powder foundation. When I had a little more money my favourite was Estee Lauder, but I also like The Body Shop All in One Base and Barbara Daly too.
Becky :-)

SiSi said...

I've been searching for the perfect foundation, and so far no luck yet... which one would you recommend for oily combination skin? Thanks!

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jadore said...

I have only tried the chanel foundation out of those. My favorite is still MAC face and body!

Jo Woods said...

Great choices for the drugstore ones :) I love the second skin and superstay, hopefully one day I'll have enough money to try a high end one.

I've just started using the Rimmel Perfect Match Foundation and concealer, I have to review it, the stuff is amazing :) xxxx

Audrey♥ said...

I love Max factor second skin foundation too :)
I love the packaging of the Chanel Pro Lumiere, still haven't tried it yet, what's it like?

..R May A.. said...

Great choices - those are probably my top high end ones and i have most of the drug store too!
I love the estee lauder one :)

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Shaquira said...

alot of those are my fave as well!!

Kaitlyn said...

portions of unstoppable were filmed near my hometown :) haven't seen it in theaters yet, though.

i also love the revlon colorstay foundation - i've had at least 5 bottles of it since i discovered it a few years ago.

Rinny said...

I just bought Revlon colorstay and can't wait to try it out; hopefully it's as good as everyone says it is :)

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Aimee. said...

the mac made me break out badly and everybody said how ridiculously pale i looked !! - even tho i had it matched to my skin by the woman at mac !! hmmmmmm.......... x =/ weird xxx

All Made Up said...

Thanks for all your lovely comments!!

Leah lighting is the biggest problem I’ve come across since I started blogging! It’s dark when I leave for work in the mornings and dark when I’m heading home so I’ve found the only thing that works is taking my pics in the kitchen (the lights are the brightest ones in the house) against a dark backgraound. Makes swatches a complete nightmare cos I really need natural light to make them look accurate! :)

Toesthattwinkle! My fav drugstore depends on how my skin is behaving; at the moment I’m loving Rimmels Lasting Finish so if you get a chance to try this I really recommend it!

Noir I actually spent AGES trying to decide whether to include Rimmels Lasting Finish or Stay Matte cos I adore them both! My opinion on the perfect match has changed slightly so I’m giving it a chance to impress me more before I decide how I feel about it! ♥

Marie a la Mode I change my foundation all the time depending on my skin! It’s really dry at the min so I’ve been wearing Healthy Mix by Bourjois. I’ll vary what I use; sometimes I want light coverage, sometimes I need something to help hide my oily t-zone etc… Always nice to have a selection methinks :)

Jennifer I’m the palest caucasion ever but a few of my asian friends swear by Max Factor and MAC foundations. Heard great things about the Benefit powder but it’s so expensive I cant bring myself to splash out on it!

Stavroula I’m the same because I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for the perfect foundation so I cant help but pick up new ones every time I see something new

SiSi Revlon do 2 different versions of the Colorstay foundation; one for combination/oily skin and one for normal/dry skin. I have them both because my skin is a nightmare and changes all the time so I really recommend the Colorstay for combination/oily skin… works wonders for me :) (oh and let me know what you think if you decide to try it!)

Audrey the Pro Lumiere smells absolutely revolting but it’s worth it cos the coverage is lovely; really dewy and natural looking. The texture is perfect because its creamy and seriously easy to blend but doesn’t make me look too “plastic” or “made up.” I’ll do a proper review on it asap

Kaitlyn that’s awesome!! Cant believe you haven’t seen it yet… Honestly if I were you I’d probably have been at the cinema on the opening night. I’m kinda sad like that

Iram said...

Great post. Love your blog :)
The Rimmel Lasting Finsh Foundation is my favourite i love it :)
x

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molly96 said...

is it true the revlon colorstay dries really fast so is hard to blend?:)
have youu tried the l'oreal true match?:s

http://www.themake-upcounter.blogspot.co.uk

Tim Mcgraw said...

love your blog x

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