Sunday 27 May 2012

Top 3 High Street/Drugstore Foundations

I wrote a post a few days ago on my top 3 high end foundations which you can read here, so I also thought I would do a post on my top 3 high street/drugstore foundations. I love high end makeup and I do believe that with some products you get what you pay for, however I also think there are some amazing cheaper, high street alternatives which are really good. My favourite 3 foundations are Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation, Revlon Colorstay foundation and Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation.

Rimmel Wake Me Up
Revlon Colorstay
Bourjois Healthy Mix

Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation is my favourite drugstore foundation. I would say the coverage is medium to high and it feels nice and lightweight on the skin. It leaves skin with a lovely glowing, radiant finish which looks really healthy and is especially lovely in the summer. If I build this foundation to a high coverage then my skin still looks and feels fresh and radiant. The bottle is a nice glass bottle with a pump which non of my top 3 high end foundations had, but I prefer a pump. The shade range is pretty poor with only 6 shades. I have shade Ivory. This foundation is available here for £8.99. 

Revlon Colorstay foundation is slightly thicker than some and provides a medium to high coverage. I don't find it feels as lightweight on the skin and the finish is almost matte, but it has really good staying power. I can get slightly oily around my nose and this foundation will not budge. When applying it, you have to blend it quite quickly because it dries and sets on the skin and once it has it doesn't move all day. A negative about this foundation is the bottle. It is a glass bottle with no pump so you have to pour the foundation out which can get messy. There are two different Revlon Colorstay foundations - one for normal/dry skin and one for combination/oily skin. The shade I have is Sand Beige in the Combination/Oily skin version. This foundation is available here for £12.49.

Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation is a medium coverage foundation that leaves a natural, dewy finish to the skin and I find the staying power is really good. My skin looks healthy and radiant with this foundation. This contains  apricot, melon, apple and ginger and smells amazing. The smell does fade pretty quickly once its on the skin though so if you don't like smelly foundation then the smell doesn't linger for long. This foundation is available in 8 shades, I have the shade 52, Vanille. This foundation is available here for £9.99.

I really like doing my 'Top 3' products so I am going to post my Top 3 High End Lipsticks later on this week. Let me know in the comments if there are any other products you would like to see my top 3 of. 

1 comment:

  1. Oooo lovely blog!! i did a similar post :) id love love love if you could take a look! :) -



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