Whenever I do my make up, probably the most important thing to me is for my skin to look good. Picture perfect skin is definitely the one thing that gives me the most confidence, even more than my beloved bold colored lipsticks. I think I’ve mentioned this a few times before but all throughout high school I had pretty much perfectly clear skin and never really wore foundation. Most days I would just apply a tinted moisturiser or a BB cream and set that with my holy grail powder, Mac’s Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. However, when I started University my skin went a little crazy and along with some good skin care products my search for that holy grail foundation began. Throughout the searching process I’ve definitely become a tad obsessed with trying new foundations and I always love to try out new ones, especially because I’m also quite picky when it comes to my foundations.
After searching the drugstore high and low I couldn’t find one product that satisfied me enough. I’m very fair skinned and on top of that my skin is also quite sensitive. Eventually I ventured on to high end foundations and I’ve now narrowed it down to 3 foundations, that I absolutely love and use on a regular basis, so let me introduce them to you.
Estee Lauder Double Wear
This was the first high end foundation I’ve ever tried as it’s quite hyped up and I was curious to see what all the fuss was about. Luckily it turned out to be a hit for me. If you need your skin to look absolutely flawless this is the one to go for as it has such a high coverage it will cover up absolutely anything. It’s quite a thick foundation and it can be a bit drying at times, which is why I don’t use it for every day. It definitely has a matte finish but it’s not as natural, which is why I only wear this on special occasions.
I actually never intended on buying this to be honest. Thank God though I did because it’s one of my favorite foundations I’ve ever tried. Originally I went to my local make up store to purchase the YSL Fusion Ink foundation as it had just come out and everyone was raving about it. I couldn’t really find a shade that was a perfect match, so the lovely lady working there tried a few different foundations and the one that matched me the best was the Dior Star one. It literally looked just like my skin. This is my every day foundation as it gives me such a natural look. The coverage is more medium but you can definitely build it up to high coverage. What I love the most about this foundation is how healthy and glowy it makes my skin look and how moisturizing it feels. I find the finish of this a bit hard to describe because it’s not dewy but it’s not matte either. It really just leaves your skin looking fresh and healthy and gives you this glow from within kind of look.
Mac Studio Fix Fluid
As you might have noticed I just love Mac. They’re the first more high end brand I’ve ever tried and fell for, so it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t include one of their foundations. Now I haven’t actually tried many of their foundations but I do love my Studio Fix Fluid. I know a lot of people recommend this foundation and I definitely would as well. I have the shade NW10 and it is the perfect match! This has a high coverage like the Estee Laude Double wear and gives you a matte finish without drying out your skin, while it still somehow manages to look natural. I always change things up between my Dior Star and this one but I’m currently wearing this one every day as I just ordered a new bottle because sadly I had run out of my last one.
I love all three of these foundations equally and for different reasons, so I couldn’t pick my absolute favorite. However, if I had to recommend just one I would probably recommend the Mac Studio Fix Fluid because it’s the most affordable one but still delivers just as well as the other two. I personally love the high coverage this one provides while still making my skin look natural. If you’re interested in my skin type it’s definitely normal and tends to be drying sometimes, especially in the colder months.
What’s your favorite foundation? Anything I NEED to try?