Today's post is all about the foundations, and I have been trying them out from By Terry, Clinique, IT Cosmetics, Revolution and Illamasqua. Some of these I have never tried before, and neither had I noticed any reviews on them on my social media so I was looking forward to giving them a whirl.
Starting off luxe, we have the By Terry Light-Expert Illuminating Flawless Foundation Brush (£48.00 for 19.5ml). This is the smallest amount of product out of the five today, and there are only ten shades, but this is a light, natural finish foundation, and when you are using a sheerer foundation, you don't need to find something that matches your skin tone exactly. This nifty foundation is released through a brush, so makes a great travel companion and is a long-lasting foundation that reduces redness, erases blemishes, brightens dull complexions and leaves the skin natural and feeling light. Some days I don't want a heavy foundation, but I do want something to cover up redness and blemishes, and this is the one! Pricey, yes, but well worth it as it has such a lovely formula. You can find it online at By Terry here.
I have tried and loved the majority of Clinique's foundation, but due to the super cold weather we have been having, my skin is craving all things hydration, so I decided to try the Clinique Even Better Refresh Hydrating & Repairing Foundation (£30.00 for 30ml). There are around 27 shades available, of which I have WN 04 Bone and I did actually go to a Clinique counter to get shade-matched so that I knew I would be okay. This is a full coverage foundation and is suitable for dry, oily and combination skin types. The formula is infused with hyaluronic acid to keep skin hydrated and salicylic acid to smooth out and retexturise the skin, and due to that hyaluronic acid, it is a very comfortable foundation. It states it has 24 hour wear time, but I have never kept a foundation on that long to test it and I am not about to start now! You can find it online at Clinique here.
I found love when I first ever tried the IT Cosmetics CC+ Illumination Full Coverage Cream Foundation* (£32.00 for 32ml). I have gone through quite a few tubes of this and there are now more shades to choose from than ever - 12 to be exact, of which I am Fair Light. This is high-quality skincare and makeup in one, and to have a full coverage formula is rare when it comes to skincare-rich foundations. Every time I wear this foundation, I get comments on how lovely and glowy my skin looks, and it has definitely become my most go-to foundation. For nights out or longer days, I might possibly go for something a little heavier, but for everyday, this is amazing. It covers redness, dark circles, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and so much more, all whilst giving you a healthy, natural radiant finish. You can find it online at IT Cosmetics here.
If you love a good coverage foundation, then the Revolution Conceal & Hydrate Radiance Foundation* (£9.00 for 23ml) is a must-try. In true Revolution style, they don't mess about and there are 50 shades to choose from, which is insane considering this foundation costs just £9.00! It has a pump applicator so that you control the amount you are dispensing and the formula has a medium to full coverage finish. The foundation itself is infused with hyaluronic acid which keeps the skin hydrated and gives the skin a nice natural glow. The formula is suitable for all skin types, but with it being a hydrating foundation, it will be most beneficial to drier skin types as it doesn't settle into fine lines or cling on to dry patches. You can find it online at Revolution here.
I asked my makeup artist friend Brooklyn which foundation she recommended and she said that the Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation (£33.00 for 30ml) is a must-try. There are 26 shades available and as I don't have an Illamasqua counter nearby, I opted for the shade SB 3.5, which seems to work well for my light skin tone. The foundation comes in a neat, petite plastic bottle and the formula is lightweight and easy to blend to give you a flawless complexion. Illamasqua state that it is suitable for most skin types, but doesn't say which ones in particular, however I have combination to dry skin at the moment, and this works really well for me. It isn't the fullest coverage, but it is great for an everyday base. You can find it online at Illamasqua here.
All the Loves,
*Items marked with an asterix have been gifted to me, but all opinions are my own