Foundations for every skin type part 2

DSC_1948A 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

DSC_1981This 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
SPF: yes
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

DSC_1980I 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
SPF: yes
Price: €36.50
Where to buy: You can buy it from any Estee Lauder counter or online here

Mac Face and body

DSC_1992This 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
SPF: no
Price: €31.50
Where to buy: You can buy it from any Mac counter or online here

Revlon Colorstay

DSC_1995This 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
SPF: yes
Price: €17.79
Where to buy: You can buy it from any Revlon stand or online here

Nars sheer glow

Screen Shot 2014-06-10 at 23.06.34Although 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
SPF: no
Price: €40 but so worth it
Where to buy: You can buy it from Nars in Brown thomas stand or online here



We also recommend


  • Reply
    June 15, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Hi sinead , I love your blog but sometimes on face book it doesn’t show in the news feed is there a link directly to you blog that can be saved to my favourite s on the internet


  • Reply
    June 15, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Great choices! I love the Face and body but sadly is breaking me out, so its mainly for the body now.

    • Sinead K
      Sinead K
      June 15, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      I wonder if that is what is breaking me out? Food for thought now.

  • Reply
    January 27, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Loved it, great! Have you done one on under eye concealer that I don’t know a about? !

    • Sinead K
      Sinead K
      January 28, 2015 at 10:56 pm

      not yet, but it is coming up

  • Reply
    Jacinta mulcahy
    August 9, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    hi Sinead love your blog I like the pro long wear so far I agree it must be applied sparingly and left to settle, also I love the studio sculpt, any advice for eye concealer for over 50 ? I use the smash box one and love it just like to have a back up, love your posts

    • Sinead K
      Sinead K
      August 9, 2015 at 11:21 pm

      Have you tried the urban Decay weightless concealer? It really is fantastic

    Leave a Reply