Friday, 15 February 2013

Guest Post: Jess's Favourite Drugstore Foundations


Hello All! I'm Jess from Lovely Jubbly, and I write a beauty and lifestyle blog, and today I am doing a guest post for the lovely Shona (Who's blog I thoroughly enjoy!) I thought I'd share with you my favourite foundations, from the 'drugstore' a.k.a Boots & Superdrug in the UK! 

Foundation is something I couldn't live without, although I like the natural look in terms of neutral make-up and nothing too out there and loud, I wouldn't dream of missing out foundation from my daily routine. I'm guilty of even wearing foundation on days where I lounge around in my PJ's all day! So, I've picked for 4 favourite foundations - all of which are readily available at Boots or Superdrug, and are relatively affordable in comparison to the higher end foundations that retail from £25 and upwards! 




1. Max Factor - Colour Adapt foundation (I wear shade 40 : cream Ivory) rrp £9.99 available here
This particular foundation is almost a mousse consistency, but in a pump bottle. I find the coverage very good without looking cakey, and this is my go-to when I am feeling quite pale as this shade is the palest of the above 4. I find this does need a powder to set it, so it's not the best for oily skin - but when my skin is behaving and feeling 'normal' then this is great for me. I haven't tried any other max factor foundations, if you have any suggestions please let me know in the comments below! 

2. Garnier BB Cream - (I wear light or medium) rrp £9.99 available for £7.49 here
This is the much raved about BB cream! At first I thought there was no way on this earth I would wear a BB cream and actually like it, but I do! I don't wear this often, but I lean towards it a bit more in the summer when I don't want as much coverage, and I don't want a heavy base. Although the shade selection is diabolical (Light, medium or dark), I have found that light works well for me, and I sometimes mix it with a little medium too. I like the natural look this gives, but I also use it with a powder for staying power which leaves my skin with a natural, light coverage which is perfect for 'good skin days!' 

3. Bourjois Health Mix foundation (I wear 51 Vanille) rrp £9.99 available here
This is probably my favourite of all 4, and this is my current foundation. I'm pretty sure I have been through 4 bottles of this super lovely foundation and I finally feel as if I have a 'me' foundation. The coverage is perfect, the finish is lovely and it also works well with powder which is great as I have combination/oily skin. The shade is a very good match, and this is usually on offer somewhere for 3for2 so I always stock up on this. I think the healthy mix will be a favourite for quite some time! Have you tried this? 

4. Revlon Colour stay foundation for combination/oily skin ( I wear 150 buff) rrp £12.49 available here
This is my go-to foundation on days where my skin misbehaves, and quite frankly I need the coverage. This is a very long lasting, thick foundation that provides medium/heavy coverage as it is buildable - however, it also doesn't appear cakey which I like! Again, this would be a repurchase for me - I only wish the bottle had a pump, as I find a waste an awful lot of this foundation due to the packaging. 

That's it from me, thankyou to Shona for letting me write a guest post for her blog - hope you enjoyed finding out my favourite foundation. What's yours? If you have any recommendations feel free to leave them below. 

Jess 
xo

Shona: Thanks Jess for a great post! I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did, make sure you go check out her lovely blog! x
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  1. I'm a big fan of the Bourjois Healthy Mix and Revlon Colourstay too. They're both my go to drugstore foundations. I tend to use Healthy Mix on days where my skin in good, Colourstay when my cheeks are really red although I have found during harsh weather Colourstay goes a bit dry on my skin. Really love them both though!

    Kelsey xx

    Kelseydawnbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I've always wanted to try the Bourjois one, I'm not sure if the palest shade is light enough for me though :( I'm really loving the Rimmel match perfection! x

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    2. colourstay is awesome for covering any redness - I find it perfect for days when my skin isn't behaving.

      @Shona The bourjois shades are a bit strange, i usually wear ivory in most foundations and 51 vanille is perfect for me :)

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    3. I usually don't wear any shades aha! None are light enough, might buy that barry m white cream foundation to mix in though, that way I can try some of the much hyped foundations :) x

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  2. I dont wear foundation apart from when i have to wear stage make up and im due for a new one so I may consider one of these next time i pick one up x

    Grace xx
    bellemode102.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I don't wear foundation every day but I have been more recently as I have quite a few red patches xx

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    2. I'm a foundation everyday kinda gal - There are so many good highstreet foundations out at the moment :) these are just a few of my faves! x

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  3. I've always wanted to try the healthy mix foundation! Might try it out when my current one runs out :) xx

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    1. I love healthy mix - the concealer from the healthy mix range is also fab! :) x

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    2. I am definitely going to try the concealer after my ban, I've wanted it for a while now :) x

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