Thursday, 28 February 2013

Base | Foundations

Bourjois Health Mix in shade 51, Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect, in shade 71.

Now that I've covered my preferred concealers, lets hit up the foundations. I don't like high coverage foundations at all. It feels too claustrophobic to my skin and just has me generally itching for a cleanser. For that reason, my two choices are that of light and medium...

My preferred medium coverage is that of Bourjois Healthy Mix - it covers all hideous scarring from spots or chicken pox (they are taking ages to fade and it is highly probable that I'll always have some...) whilst looking natural and giving a dare I say it... healthy glow? My shade is 51, the palest of the lot - and the yellow undertones in this foundation reduces my ever red cheeks...

For a light, dewy coverage I choose Bourjois (again) 10 hour sleep effect. The scent is overpowering which is my only gripe with it, because the shade 71 (abricote) is so perfect for when the weather is slightly warmer, in spring say and during the grips of winter when I don't want to put too much product on my face, that I can put up with the scent. 

The only downer on Bourjois foundations is that of the shade range. It's perfect for fair (like myself,) to mediums, but after that, not much else. 

For the price however, the longevity of the products, the fact they are perfect for reducing my redness  due to the yellow pigments (probably my only issue with my skin and that isn't a bad thing... I don't suffer from breakouts...) means that these two foundations are my most treasured - from the high street/drugstores. 

What's your favourite foundation?



  1. Sounds great, I love the Max Factor foundations

    A little bit Unique


  2. Maxfactor was the first brand I used for foundation... I used a quite heavy coverage though. Permanent ghost face!


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