A few weeks back I wrote a post on foundations for every skin type. This post went down an absolute storm with you guys. Since the search for the holy grail foundation is an ongoing one, I decided to do a another post on foundations, featuring even more new foundations. There is bound to be a foundation to suit you.
Yves Saint Laurent- Le Teint Touche Eclat
This is a foundation that is regular featured in my monthly favourites. I really rate this foundation very highly. You can read a full review of it here
Coverage: Medium coverage, which can be worn sheerer if applied lightly. It covers most blemishes, but does need the help of a concealer for under eye circles or red looking spots. It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin and has the most beautiful dewy look.
Wear time: Wear time will depend on you skin type. If you have dry skin, you will get at least 8 hours out of this foundation. However, if you are more oily you will need to touch up throughout the day. It does wear off well and doesn’t look patchy when wearing off.
Finish: Dewy/ glow from within. Just really gorgeous
Skin Type: This is better suited to normal to dry skin and is great for more mature skin. It doesn’t cling to dry patches and instead gives your skin a dewy (not oily) finish. Oily skin can wear this, but a primer is a must to keep it in place.
Colours: There are 17 colours in this range.The shades are either listed as BD (Beige Dore) shades, which are said to be for people with warm golden undertones to their skin. BR (Beige Rose) which is for people with cool pink under tones and finally B (beige) for people with beige undertones to their skin. I wear BD50 and I am normally an NC25
Price: €40, but lasts a long time as a little goes a long way.
Where to buy
: You can buy it from any YSL counter or online here
Estee Lauder Double wear light
I didn’t get off to the best start with this foundation, as I found it had a little bit of a dry finish. However, when worn with a primer this foundation is the perfect summer foundation.
Coverage: Light to medium. It has a buildable coverage, but will never be a full coverage foundation. Needs a concealer for dark circles, spots and redness
Wear time: This stay put all day. I can wear it for 10 hours with only slight wear around the chin area.
Finish: Natural finish that is neither matte nor dewy. Feels very light on the skin.
Skin Type: This is suited to most skin types, but if you are inclined to be a little dry a primer is a must or it will look a little powdery.If you are very dry, this is not for you.
Colours: There are 6 shades in the range
Where to buy
: You can buy it from any Estee Lauder counter or online here
Mac Face and body
This is a foundation that I fall in and out of love with. For me primer is an absolute must with this foundation
Coverage: Light . I find this leans more on the light side of coverage. It is very fluid so be careful when using it as it can be messy. Needs a concealer for dark circles
Wear time: Wear time depends on your skin. When applied with primer , you can get 6 ish hours without topping up. Setting with a powder is a must.
Finish: Natural finish that is slightly dewy. You are best off apply this with your fingers for better finish and coverage.
Skin Type: More suited for dry/normal skin, as I think the wear time wouldn’t be great
Colours: There are 11 shades in the range
Where to buy
: You can buy it from any Mac counter or online here
This foundation is definitely one that divides makeup fans. You can read a full review here
Coverage: Full coverage. This is not one for people who want a very natural no makeup look. You can get away with no concealer here, except for very dark circles.
Wear time: Long wearing, won’t budge, but can wear off patchy at times
Finish: matte finish
Skin Type: there are 2 different types of formula in this foundation, one for normal/ dry skin and one for combination/oily skin. I use the Normal/dry skin version
Colours: There are 9 shades
Where to buy
: You can buy it from any Revlon stand or online here
Nars sheer glow
Although I don’t have an actual bottle of this, I have been trying different samples out for a few weeks and I seriously love it and it is a serious contender for a holy grail foundation. I have decided to buy a full bottle once the funds allow.
Coverage: sheer to medium buulable coverage, but defintatly more light/medium rather than full on medium coverage. I can still see my freckles when I wear this.Which I like.
Wear time: 6-8 hours, but will need retouching throughout the day.
Finish: It has a semi matte finish but offers a lovely glow to the skin Finish is much nicer when used with a primer
Skin Type: This is more suited to normal to dry skin. I don’t need to retouch if I set with a powder.
Colours: There are 7 shades
Price: €40 but so worth it
Where to buy
: You can buy it from Nars in Brown thomas stand or online here