Tuesday 5 June 2018

My Current Favourite Foundations

For my first beauty post on the blog I wanted to share my top must have foundations. I have literally tried so many on the market and here are my current favourites;

1. Estée Lauder Double Wear

Anyone who has been following me for a while will know that I am just a little obsessed with Estée Lauder double wear! I am a self confessed beauty addict & I have yet to find a foundation that will match the coverage of double wear! This foundation is described as  medium to full coverage so you can build to tailor your desired look.

The shade I wear is 'Tawny' which is a lovely warm shade so its perfect when I am wearing fake tan. However, there are so many shades in this range so check out https://www.esteelauder.com/makeup/double-wear to find your perfect shade or go to any Estée Lauder beauty counter to get a consultation with a brand make up artist.

I have posted a wedding pic below as this was my go to foundation on my big day! Some Make - up Artists will advise against this product for brides or any big event where you will be photographed, as double wear contains an SPF, as a result you might appear pale in pictures because of the flash! I didn't feel this was the case for me on my wedding day & I have also worn it plenty of times to other events & felt it photographed perfectly. I would definitely recommend this product as it gives that fabulous flawless finish! Find it here; https://www.debenhams.com/sale/beauty/estee-lauder

 2. Illamasqua Skin Base

I have only recently started using these products & the skin base foundation from this range is really beautiful!

This is described as a medium to full coverage foundation & is definitely one that has a flawless finish, perfect for that big event. I believe this may have been the chosen foundation for Suzanne Jackson on her big day!

I consider the coverage of this foundation to be as good as Estée Lauder but it has a much 
lighter consistency & feel on the skin. It is almost like a veil on the skin & leaves a slightly dewy finish. I use a mix of two shades - 06 & 12 so that I can lighten & darken the foundation as I need to depending on whether I am creating a day or night time look or whether or not I have tan on.

This foundation is in the luxury range of foundations so is priced a little higher at €42.90 but if you check out www.debenhams.ie there is a discount available right now (not too sure how long this discount will be applied) but check it out! I also spotted that www.lookfantastic.com are offering a free gift with the purchase of some of their foundations at the moment.

I think it is so worth it as you can create a flawless long lasting look with this product. It is always a good idea to try out a sample first so you get your correct shade & the right foundation to suit your skin. Another amazing thing about this foundation is that there are over 20 shades available so you are bound to find the perfect one for your skin!

                                     Suzanne Jackson on her wedding day - pic credit

3. L.A. Girl Pro Coverage HD illuminating foundation 

I haven't been using this product for too long but I wanted to include it as this is such a great budget buy foundation. I would normally assume that foundations with a lower price tag won't work for me but this L.A Girl foundation has such a great coverage & lasting for the price! This is priced at €11.25 on www.beautybay.com. I purchased mine recently on offer for €10 at the Irish beauty show. After hearing a lot about these products & considering its a bargain I thought I had nothing to lose. It has a lovely medium coverage & lasts pretty well if powered correctly. I often use Bellapierre mineral powder foundation over it to set & give extra coverage, however a normal setting powder would be perfect too! It has 
a nice illuminating finish to the foundation which gives you that 'awake' look - great for us new Mammys!!

I think this is a lovely day time foundation & def worth giving a go - it's such a bargain & a great product to have in your make up bag! You can buy this here
on https://www.beautybay.com/makeup/lagirl/procoveragehdlongwearilluminatingliquidfoundation/. 

Pic credit Beauty Bay

As I am completely foundation obsessed there are of course a few more foundations on the market that I want to try including Huda Beauty #FauxFilter & Nars sheer glow! If I try them I will let you know - so watch this space! 

Would love to hear your feedback if any of you try some of these foundations out!

Love Arlene x


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