27 September 2015

Make Up Collection: Foundation

Foundations

Looking inside my make up storage today. In the first stack of draws, the first two draws contain my foundation collection, I have swatched them all at the end of the post.

Going from left to right:

This first one is a mix of 3/4 Revlon ColorStay Ivory and 1/4 Rimmel 25 Hour Lasting Finish True Ivory 103. The Rimmel is too dark for me and the Revlon is slightly too light. This mix makes for a heavy coverage foundation that lasts.

NYX HD Foundation 02 - This is too dark for me, it is however good for photos as it has no SPF in it.

Rimmel Match Perfection 103 True Ivory - Another foundation which is usually too dark for me. Works better in the summer. Its a medium to full coverage.

ELF Mineral Foundation Porcelain - A mineral foundation which is light enough. Medium, buildable coverage. Not good for dry patches though.
Rimmel Lasting Finish True Ivory 103 - Medium / Full coverage. Wears well and is a foundation you can rely on to stay put. It is however a bit dark for me.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude Light Porcelain 010 - Light coverage, I haven't quite made my mind up on this foundation. It is too light for my skin tone but it does oxidise a little bit making it darker.

Maybelline Flawless Nude Ivory - Very light coverage, a thin water like consistency which does still have some coverage. It does cling to dry patches though.

L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau De Teint Porcelain - Very similar to Flawless Nude. Again it does cling to dry patches, less than the Maybelline though.


 

6 comments:

  1. I've got the same problem you do with fair skin, everything is either too light, too dark, or perfect if I have a "tan" which to anyone else isn't a tan, but it's only a match for about 3 months a year. I end up mixing colors together too. That L'Oreal Nude Magique and both the Rimmels look to be the closest to your shade. I've heard that Cover FX makes a product called Cover Drops that if I understand correctly, is intended to be mixed with a current foundation or any other face product such as moisturizer, primer, etc. to give you the perfect matching shade. I haven't tried any, but Phyrra raves about it on her beauty blog and her vlog on you tube. I have used some of the CoverFX products and really like them but I haven't tried those drops yet. I do like that the company is cruelty free and does not test on animals. Sometimes I use a lighter powder to set my foundation and that offsets the fact it's slightly darker than me.

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    1. I have heard good things about the cover fx drops, I don't think the brand is in the UK at the moment so haven't tried them. I do the same thing using a lighter powder, it helps.

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  2. I guess most of us have that problem of having to mix colors :-( on the other hand it helps us to have the perfect foundation every single day!

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  3. I wish I could use Rimmel foundations, but unfortunately they irritate the skin around my mouth :/

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    1. That's a shame, still hopefully there are a lot of other brands you can use which don't cause problems.

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