If you've been a reader of my blog for a while you will know that I love foundation, but when I find one I love I stick with it. Therefore I currently have three that I use. I don't actually have any other at all in my collection that I occasionally reach for as these are just far too reliable to feel the need to ever reach for anything else.
First up Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation I use this on days when I need a good coverage with one layer it sets to a medium demi-matte finish. This is not the finest of foundation consistencies but it does not feel thick or cakey on the skin. This is a great daytime weekend foundation I find. It lasts great for a good few hours, stays looking fresh and in place. This would not be my go to foundation at night though, as I always wants to look fresh and dewy and prefer a lighter foundation with more glow and radiance.
Nars Sheer Glow is my favourite of all time. I have never tried another foundation with as much glow and dewiness as this without looking shiny or oily. On a night out I always grab this as I like to highlight more than usual, and it makes a perfect combination. I also use this on hotter summer days when I don't want anything too thick or too feel like I have a second layer on my skin. The only downside to this is the longevity I find it does not quite last as long as the other two foundations as like it says it is a sheerer coverage. My suggestion is if your going out for the afternoon or a night then this will last much longer with a spritz of Urban Decay's All Nighter Fixing Spray.
As I write this posts it's 3am and I am on a night shift, I have been putting this Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hour Foundation to the test the last few days both day and night to test its longevity. Somedays I can have my foundation on from 6am - 9pm, meaning I definitely can put it to the longevity test. I like the fluidity to this as it applies super easy with a beauty blender. It has a medium - full foundation, and drys to a nice hydrating and very comfortable finish. I can always tell how good a foundation is to how it lasts over the acne on my chin. This lasts pretty decently I have to say but when I get home my foundation has 100% come off in places, but what foundation isn't after 15 hours. It has never gone patchy or clumpy which is a massive bonus. I found that this actually lasted better on my night shifts than day shifts. I'm putting this down to the heat and warmth during the day. I think the 25 hour claim is definitely ambiguous unless as I always use primer and fixing spray with all my foundations. This is a great for a budget option though, and I definitely does not feel drying on the skin which is what I am always looking for in a foundation.
What is your current favourite foundation?