Some of these I have had a while now on my quest to find the perfect lower end foundation. Hence some of them are in older packaging. I really don’t see the need to spend a fortune on a foundation for work however all of these have been used over benefit “that gal” primer (£21.50), benefit erase paste (£19.50) and benefit POREfessional primer (£23.50). Usually I apply them with a real techniques buffing brush or if I’m feeling lazy my fingers. I could rave all day about the benefit products (even if it has just shocked me how much they have all cost) and wouldn’t be without them.
Now onto the foundations
1. Rimmel Match perfection foundation (103 True Ivory) (Boots £8.99). I have had this one around 6months and have used nearly all of it. It comes in 6 shades so I can imagine the colour match may be difficult for some people but this for me is perfect. The consistency is just right to apply with a brush or fingers, it lasts until after 5pm and doesn’t leave an oily residue unlike some high street foundations. With this the only place I find I need to powder is the absolute tip of my nose which is think is just where I rub my face when thinking (Strange I know)
Colour match 7/10
2. No 17 Mirical MATTE foundation (Honey) (£4.99 Boots). This is the latest addition to my collection and is infact one of the darker shades (I’m usually on the lighter scale). The colour match is good but I could imagine darker skinned girls really struggerling. It blends well with a brush tho I often find my self topping it up the way it is so easy to apply makes it a firm number 2.
Colour match 6/10
3. Rimmel stay MATTE foundation (200 soft Beige) (£5.99) This is an absolute bargain and is the foundation I leave in my car for emergencies. With only 5 colours the match isn’t fantastic, however it does what it says on the tin and keeps me shine free all day. This is a thicker foundation than what I would usually wear and can be a little tricky to blend making it have a slight tendency to look cakey. Lasting power I’m unsure on as it is just generally slapped on for a few hours if ive been to taekwondo or similar then have to go somewhere else ..
Colour match 5/10
4.L'Oréal Paris True Match Foundation (Boots £9.99) – This is one I have had a while although the range of colours is fantastic (this is possibly the best match to my skin tone) the consistency of this really puts me off. In my opinion it is very runny yet difficult to blend and I generally find it sits on the top of my skin until around mid-day when it disappears leaving behind a very oily residue.
Colour match 9/10
5. Revlon PhotoReady Makeup (005 Natural Beige) (£9.99 boots) this is the totally opposite of all of my foundation and at number 4 as for me it gives way to much coverage, looks cakey and is generally just a pain to work with. Ive been using this bottle for over a year as a kind of concealer for larger areas i.e. my forehead when spots break out. Once im done writing this it is going in the bin.
Colour match 5/10