27 September 2015

Make Up Collection: Foundation


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.



  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.

    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.

  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!

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

    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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