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Sunday, 10 July 2011

High-end foundation dupes - YSL Teint Resist

Being a tad obsessed with foundation I thought it would be a good idea to do a “week of dupes” where I’ll post about some of my favourite high-end liquid foundations and comparable drugstore alternatives that I love just as much

You’ll probably notice that my collection isn’t full of one type of foundation… I like being able to choose between different levels of coverage, finishes, textures and shades (which is why I have 3 shades of some products!) depending on my mood

Hope you find this useful if you happen to be on the lookout for a new foundation. If you have any questions or anything ask away :)
High-end : Yves Saint Laurent Teint Resist
Price : £29.50
My shade : 5 (because it’s summer – I’ll take it down a notch or two in winter!)
Drugstore : Une Skin-Matt
Price: £12.49
My shade : M05

These are 2 of my most frequently used products and I’m on my second bottle of each. I’ve been using the YSL one for quite a while but only discovered the Une Skin-Matt (no idea why they spell it matt instead of matte…?) foundation about 7 months ago

They both give medium/full buildable coverage so are perfect for use all year round. One of the biggest plus points of these has got to be that they don’t sink into my pores so the end result is a very matte flawless finish

Neither of these foundations cause me to have breakouts or leave me with an oily t-zone, always something I look out for because my t-zone can look like an oil slick if I don’t opt for the right products

They also last extremely well… the coverage is still perfect after 8-10 hours and even after 14 hours or so it fades but not in a patchy unpleasant way so the perfect choice if you know you have a long day ahead of you!

Thanks for stopping by ♥

16 comments:

In Palace said...

wow!! u have a lott of fundation..

In Palace ♥

Vanity is an Addiction said...

Wow! Ur foundation collection is amazing!

The Peach said...

Great idea for a series! You have a massive amount of foundation! Wow! Can't wait to see what else you have to share with us!

frilly-lace-knickers said...

This is a brilliant idea, I am one of those people who wants quality so will pay the extra for a decent product but as I am a student I do need to curb my spending so I will be keeping my eyes peeled for more xx

Erica J said...

thanx so much for sharing! I love posts like this- very helpful

Atqa said...

Wow! I thought I had a lot of foundation :-) Great post!

sahar awan said...

you have so many foundations.... good collection... i dont think i can get Yves Saint Laurent Teint Resist in Pakistan...

Katie Marie ♥ said...

Oh wow! I'm so looking forward to these posts as I'm looking for a new foundation, and I always hate asking for samples because they want to try it on my face instead, so I don't see how *I* can apply it!

I'm off to the trafford centre tomorrow as they have a fairly big range of counters so I'm just wondering if there are any in particular I should check out? I have dry/combination skin (not too dry) and don't like really heavy coverage.. X x x

UrbanMermaid said...

OMG you really are a foundation junkie lol Really looking forward to these kind of posts. I was actually considering trying the Teint Resist so this post was extremely helpful! xx

The Make-up Fairy said...

That's a great idea! I'm impressed with the commitment to foundation!!

Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up said...

You are defo the foundation lady. Next time I have a foundation question I'll ask you! :)
X

Radiant.MakeUp said...

I thought I was a bit of a foundation addict but I'm definately coming to you next time I want another :)
can't wait to see more posts like this - so helpful!! x

Joy said...

Wow, your foundation collection is enviable! Thanks for the reviews for these two foundations, they sound like products that I need in my life! Can't wait to read more of your foundation series :) xx

Mama Laura said...

Thanks for the post! I haven't tried either of these foundations... I hope I can find the dupe here in the US.

By the way, I gave you a blog award: http://www.mamalaura.net/2011/07/ive-won-another-blog-award.html

Polish Mentalist said...

Do you use mineral foundations at all? I'm starting to give them a try as I find they last longer than liquid (even with a primer) but was wondering if you had any thoughts or tips on good ones to try?

All Made Up said...

Thanks for all the comments! I actually consider them to be permission for me to go out n buy more foundation cos you can never have too much! :)

Katie Marie I totally recommend Healthy Mix by Bourjois! Honestly it's beyond awesome and I love it so much it probably wont be long till I'm wandering up to random strangers telling them they cant do without it. Which might not go down well :)

Mama Laura thank you very much!!! I cant even tell you how much I appreciate it - its just really nice to know people get something out of what I write! ♥

Polish Mentalist thanks to your comment I'm gonna do a post on mineral foundations... I'll try to do it tomorrow afternoon xx