The Many Faces of Foundation

Every day is a different makeup day for me. Some days tend to be fairly easy where I leave the makeup off to give my skin a breather and only use a little eyeliner with some mascara - no fuss make-up day if you will. Other days throughout the week may be a tester day where I try out a new look, or am trying to get through a certain product and learn how to use it better. I like to have a foundation for each of those days which can be used individually or together to match my mood for the day and I've listed them all below! 

 

 
 

"Foundation is such a versatile product, with so many varieties to choose from I've put together some of my favourites! all cruelty free, of course. Enjoy!"

 
 

 
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Baked Foundation?

Featured: Laura Geller 'Balance 'n; Brighten'

Baked foundation is a fairly new product to my scene, and baked foundation in general is fairly new to the makeup scene as a whole, only really surfacing recently. This one is by Laura Geller and is designed specifically to balance and brighten with various shades which work together as a colour correction palette, leaving a seamlessly flawless finish to suit your skin tone either on it's own, or as a makeup base with a gorgeous natural shimmer.

Reason I love this? Perfect for re-application throughout the day (and travel-sized too!). 


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liquid foundation?

Featured: NYX 'Stay Matte But Not Flat'

I absolutely adore the coverage of liquid foundation (especially with a makeup blender!) even though I know it is no good for my pores and skin type - I just can't help myself! I think it's safe to say it's a classic and this one from NYX, despite it's surprisingly yellowish colouring, is just brilliant for correcting any redness whilst keeping the skin lovely and matte throughout the day.

Reason I love this? The matte, colour correcting and full coverage quality!


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MINERAL FOUNDATION?

Featured: English Mineral Makeup Co.

I recently put together a blog post on the benefits of mineral makeup, as at that time was completely new to them and I think they are massively understated. Their natural simplicity is so effective with a beautiful, even coverage gentle enough for sensitive skin, skin conditions and post skin-treatments. As you can imagine, your skin feels like silk wearing this style of foundation and light-as-air - as if not wearing any!

Reason I love this? Such unexpected flawless natural coverage in small amounts.


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bb cream?

Featured: No7 'Beautiful Skin'

I am a huge fan of BB cream, as every day is different for me and I like to have a little variety in my week of how I choose to apply my makeup. If I don't have much time or I am going for a more natural, easy peasy look then I would choose a BB cream (this one is from No7) as it provides a really great coverage throughout the day and also provides a little moisture upon application too. 

Reason I love this? Hypoallergenic, no fuss, quick makeup application solution!