Makeup Collection Series | The Foundation Edit #1

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Back three years ago i would never even had considered to wear foundation, as i am pretty lucky with great skin... Now i have enough foundation for 10 women. 2014 was the year I really branched out into foundations and found myself testing and reviewing lots of foundations. I am regularly asked which foundations do i own and recommend, what shade am i in certain brands, which one works best for Oily, Combination or Dry skin... I thought as people are always asking me which foundations i own that i would put my whole collection onto my blog in this post. These are currently the foundations i own, i have tested a lot and sold the ones i did not agree with, i am sure after this post i would have added even more to my collection lol....

When it comes to my skin I am actually pretty blessed with good skin already, minus the occasional blemish here and there. I actually don't need to wear foundation but I like the result i get of flawless skin and evened out skin. I don't wear foundation every day and when i do I always use a light hand with my foundation application, so that my skin still looks natural with my freckles still peeking through, unless i want full coverage on a night out. As for my skin type I have oily combination skin. I am oily in my t-zone and on my eyelids, normal on my cheeks and dry under my eyes and around my nose. So I tend to like foundations aimed at Oily/Combination skin but not so drying it clings to my dry areas.

I would say I pretty much have a favourite foundation type that I prefer over others and it's definitely a demi matte finish. I like my skin to shine through and to look natural. I like a semi matte finish with a slight luminosity. The only problem i find with foundations aimed at oily skin is they can make my dry areas worse, and foundations aimed at normal/dry skin can have me looking greasy in the t-zone half way through the day but it's nothing some blotting paper and powder cannot fix. I will start off with my drugstore foundations and work my way up to the pricier highend foundations. So let's get started on my collection.....

Drugstore Foundations
Starting off with my 1st ever foundation i purchased:

 1.) Maybelline Fit Me Foundation - shade 210 - £7.99
Demi Matte Finish. Light to medium coverage.

2.) Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation - 303 true nude (summer shade) - £8.99
Very hard to find a match due to lack of Warm Tone Shades.
Satin/Dewy Finish. Medium Coverage.

3.) Loreal True match Foundation- D4-W4 Golden Natural - £9.99
Satin Finish. Light to medium coverage.

4.) Bourjois Happy Light Foundation- No.52 Light Beige -  £11.99
Dewy/Satin finish. Light to medium coverage.

5.) Boots no.7 Stay Perfect Foundation- 1YY Honey  - £14.50
Semi matte finish. Medium coverage.

6.) Revlon Colorstay Foundation- 340 early tan (summer shade) - £12.49
Hard to find A/W Shade for me.
Matte Finish. Buildable Medium to Full coverage.

7.) Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation - 55 (Summer shade) - £9.99
Hard to find Match most are too beige. 
Dewy Finish. Light - Medium coverage.

8.) Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation-  200 soft beige£5.99
Hard to find a match due to lack of shade. 
Matte Finish. Full coverage. 

9.) Almay Line Smoothing Foundation - 220 - from - £4.99
Semi Matte Finish. Light to Medium Coverage.

10.) Loreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint - 150 nude beige £9.99
Velvet Matte Finish. Light coverage.

11.) Ex1 Invisiwear Foundation - In Shades 200 & 300  - £12.50
(200 slightly dark NC 30 but closest match and 300 way too dark more NC35)
Semi Matte Finish. Medium coverage.

Highend Foundations

12.) Lancome Teint Idole Foundation - 045 (summer shade) - £28.50
Matte Finish. Medium to Full coverage.

13.) Mac Matchmaster Foundation - Shades 4.0, 5.0 and 2.0 -  £28
4.0 perfect shade, 5.0 summer shade & 2.0 to mix to lighten. 
Semi matte finish. Medium coverage.

14.) Shu Uemura The Lightbulb Foundation - 764 medium light beige£36
 (I find this too light and yellow for me suits NC20)
Dewy Finish. Buildable Medium to Full Coverage.

15.) Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation - Natural 4£31
Natural Finish cross between Dewy and Matte. Light to Medium Coverage.

16.) Makeup Forever HD Foundation -  Shade N123 £33
Satin Finish. Medium to Full Coverage.

17.) YSL Fusion Ink Foundation -
  In Shades BD50 (Summer shade) and BD40 - £30.50
Matte Finish. Medium to Full Coverage.

18.) Kat Von D Lock it Tattoo - Medium 52$34
(This is too light and yellow for me suits NC20, I need Medium 54)
 Matte Finish. Full Coverage.

19.) Estee Lauder Doublewear Foundation-  3N1 Ivory beige - £29.50
Matte Finish. Medium to Full Coverage.


20.) Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation - 30 beige - £33
(I sold my vitalumiere aqua as didn't wear well on my oily areas)
Airbrushed Velvet Matte Finish. Sheer to medium coverage.

21.) Nars Sheer Glow Foundation -  Medium 1 Punjab - £31
Meant to be dewy but its not dewy nor matte. Sheer to Medium Coverage.

22.) Diorskin Star Foundation - 021 Linen  - £32
Dewy Finish. Medium Coverage.

23.) Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Foundation - 34 beige medium$48
Satin Finish. Buildable light to full coverage.

24.) Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation - NC25£21.50
Matte Finish. Buildable Medium to Full coverage.

25.) Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation -  Lt. Beige£50
Airbrushed Velvet matte Finish. Sheer to Medium Coverage.

26.) Dior Airflash Foundation - 301£33
Airbrushed Matte Finish. Buildable Medium to Full Coverage.

27.) YSL Youth Liberator Foundation - BD50 - £36
Dewy Finish. Medium to Full Coverage.

I store my most used foundations in my 2 drawer acrylic Muji Drawers and the rest in one of my Ikea Alex drawers. Having my most used foundations in my clear storage means i am more likely to reach for them and they are easy to get to.


What Foundations do you have in your Makeup Collection?

Thanks for Reading Lovelies

Jamey xo

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  1. How do you use your Dior airbrush spray foundation? Spray it straight on your face or onto a sponge/brush. I really want it but unsure how to apply it xx

    1. I spray it either directly on to my buffing brush or into the lid then use the brush to pick up the amount I need :)


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