Although I don’t choose to wear foundation every day, there are times when I just want to look a little bit more flawless (ha, I wish), or maybe I need my base to last a little bit longer than usual. There are two foundations that I use for this, depending on how dewy I want to look.
On cooler days, when I won’t have a natural ‘glow’ anyway, I like to use the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation (around £10). This foundation is a lovely hydrating light-medium coverage foundation. It blends well, and is buildable to a point. The application is a dream, because the consistency is more like a BB cream, or tinted moisturiser. There is quite a strong perfume smell to it, however, which may irritate some sensitive skins. The finish is lovely and dewy – or disgusting and dewy, depending on how you feel about a shiny face – so I usually give the Pixi Glow Mist a miss (I learned this the hard way). It lasts a good few hours, more with a setting spray, and doesn’t settle in lines any more than any other foundation I have tried. The bottle is plastic, and has a pump top that dispenses a good amount of product first time.
If I am looking for a less glowy look, then the Maybelline Fit Me is my go-to foundation. The bottle is glass (not ideal for travel) and has a pump, which always seems more hygienic than an open top (or worse, a jar). Again, I would describe it as light coverage, so I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone that prefers higher coverage. Although not as hydrating as the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation, I don’t find that the Maybelline Fit Me settles on my dry patches, and doesn’t leave me with cake face.
The lasting power is fairly good, and for the price (around £8) it really is an excellent foundation. There seems to be a good selection of colours; I have 115 which is a bit more pink than it looks in the bottle, and of course Maybelline offer the complimentary concealer (one of my favourites, incidentally) and powder.
What about you, lovely readers, do you like a high end foundation? Or do you like a more affordable brand?*This post may contain affiliate links. Thank you for your continued support of Joyful Things!*