Foundation Files: Mac Mineralize Moisture SPF15 Foundation

For the most part of 2017, my favourite foundation was the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear, but then in early 2018 my skin started getting more and more dry and I started hunting for something a bit more hydrating.  The hunt took me to the Tom Ford stand, where I found a lovely small tube of foundation, but at £60 a pop it was a bit excessive.  Then I headed over to the Mac counter where I swatched the Mac Mineralize Moisture SPF15 Foundation, I[...]


Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR Makeup SPF15

It's been a very long time since I tried an Elizabeth Arden foundation, so I was excited to get my hands on the latest arrival, the catchy named Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR Makeup SPF15.  For the benefit of this review, I'll be referring to it as Flawless Finish, just to make both your and my life just that little bit easier... Flawless Finish is an oil-control foundation designed to keep oilier skins looking just on the right sit[...]


Illamasqua Skin Base and Rich Liquid Foundations

I tried the Illamasqua Skin Base a few years ago and didn't get on with it at all, but looking back, I think this was mostly because I didn't have the right colour plus I didn't know how to prep skin.  The main issue I had with it was that it showed up dryness which is still the case, so you just need to ensure you're adequately moisturised (and ideally prepped with a moisturising primer too) if you're prone to dry patches.  Fast-forward a few y[...]

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer

Here we have the very product I've been waiting for all my adult life.  A foundation that's easy to apply, blends beautifully, covers like nothing I've ever seen before and leaves a healthy dewy finish.  The Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer is nothing short of amazing and it was almost like a magic trick when I applied it; I dotted it around my face using the lipgloss-like brush applicator wand, before buffing it in with a sti[...]


Laura Geller Balance n Brighten Baked Foundation

I remember hearing about the Laura Geller Balance 'n' Brighten Baked Foundation yonks ago and thinking it was right up my street;  a multi-tonal powder foundation that colour-corrects, brightens and offers decent coverage without the overly chalky/matte formula? It's like it's been made for my skin! There are five shades in available and I was sent Light, which as you can see is still far too dark for me.  There is a shade lighter than[...]


Studio 10 Age Reverse Perfect Canvas

I've raved about Studio 10 as I really do love their small but perfectly formed range of products.  I'm someone who likes natural, flattering finishes - dewy, gently contoured skin, lightly defined eyes and pretty pink/peach lips is my ideal look - and Studio 10 provide a host of products that do exactly that, they flatter and enhance rather than cover and mask.  I've gone into plenty of detail in my introductory post here, so have a mooch if yo[...]


NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

Last year I had the pleasure (!!) of enjoying a session of afternoon tea suspended 100 feet above the South Bank to find out more about the newest member of the NARS family, the All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation.  The event was insane - I still can't decide whether I enjoyed it or not as I did feel a little like I was toying with death (I really wasn't - you're strapped into a chair that's held to the table with solid metal bolts...your legs[...]


Oxygenetix Oxygenating Acne Control Foundation

You might recall a while ago I reviewed the original Oxygenetix Foundation which is a truly wonderful "skin-like" base product that covers really well without making you look like you're caked in makeup.  I'm happy to report there is now another member of the Oxygenetix Foundation family, and this one is designed specifically for us spotty peeps! The Oxygenetix Oxygenating Acne Control Foundation follows the same principle as the original[...]


My Three Favourite Smashbox Primers

I'm sure most would agree that Smashbox is most famous for its impressive Photo Finish Primer line, a collection of which they add to regularly and consequently it's pretty vast! Every primer need you can think of is taken care of, from pore minimising to colour correcting to blemish controlling, there's a primer for everything.  I have quite a few in my collection, but I realised recently that there are three I continually reach for, so I though[...]


By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Collection

Last year we saw the arrival of the By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation that people went a bit balmy for, and with good reason as it's fantastic, but more on that in another post.  This post is to introduce you to the newest members of the By Terry Terrybly Densiliss family. There are four new products joining the foundation (along with some extra foundation shades added too) which are the Terrybly Densiliss Primer, the Terrybly Densili[...]


BareMinerals BareSkin Foundation and Perfecting Face Brush

I'm having a bit of a love-in with bareMinerals at the moment as I've as I'm loving their BB cream shadows (full review here) and their neutralizing primer is frickin' amazing if you have a lot of redness/spots/post-spot scarring - more on that soon!  The two incoming launches that'll be causing mucho excitement are the new BareSkin Foundation and Perfecting Face Brush.  Yes bareMinerals have released plenty of foundations and corresponding brus[...]