I love Saturday mornings. I really like being woken up by the rays of sunlight (though most of the time is by my cat licking my face demanding food!), having a warm cup of green tea while still in bed and shopping on-line on my iPad. Ahhh, the little joys of life!
I know a lot of you will be out partying tonight, so I thought that I’d write a post about some of my favourite foundations. I have always preferred liquid ones because I have oily skin and I am extremely picky with what I apply on my face.
For those of you who tend to suffer with breakouts regularly, I highly recommend the brand Clinique. I began to use it when I was in high school and have been a fan ever since! One of my favourite products is Clinique’s Even Better Makeup. It has an oil free formula and SPF 15, which prevents hyper-pigmentation. It is very light, covers all imperfections and looks so natural that no one would think that you have any make-up on! I know it’s a bit pricey for every day use (costs £25.00) but the good news is that you don’t need to apply tons of it to look great. If you use a small amount and blend it properly, this little gem will last you a long time. I use the 05 Neutral shade with a Natural finish because I am quite pale and this gives me a instant suntanned look.
Another foundation that I use very often, especially when I go to work, is the Lasting Performance foundation from Max Factor. For this one, I usually go for the 105 soft beige as it gives me a very fresh look but, of course, you need to choose a tone that is right for your skin colour. This product costs £9.99 in Boots and here in the UK they have an offer at the moment that says that you get a free gift when you spend £14.99 or more on selected Max Factor products.
For a night out or special occasions I usually go for the MAC Pro Longwear SPF 10 foundation. I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THIS! A bottle of 30 ml costs £25.50 but it can last you months. It creates a flawless matte finish that is durable and will leave your skin feeling extremely silky. This foundation also resists the heat, sweat and controls oil. It is one of my favourite acquisitions of all times! I got myself the NW18 shade. I suggest that you go into a store like Selfridges and check the shades that they have available so you can choose one that is suitable for you.
One alternative product that I also like very much and that is great value for money is the L’OREAL Paris Lumi Magique foundation, which costs £10.99 in Boots. I like using it during the day when I’m out and about. Its liquid light technology will make your face feel soft and hydrated. In all honesty, I don’t think the coverage of imperfections is as mint as what you get with the MAC or the Max Factor foundations. However, if you add a bit of concealer, you’ll look great!
Finally, when I go to the beach I usually apply my EAU Thermale Avène tinted cream with SPF 50. It’s paraben-free, protects you against sun radiation and it’s also water resistant. The 50 ml tube comes with a pump that makes it very easy to apply, especially if you are already on the beach! I normally buy this product in a pharmacy when I go to Spain. Here in the UK you can get it from Boots, Lloys Pharmacy, lookfantastic.com, Escentual or LandysChemist. This is definitely the perfect way of looking great and protecting your skin while you sunbathe at the same time!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!