Sunday, 13 January 2013

My Favourite Foundations and Foundation Brushes

Hello! If you watch my Youtube videos (here) then you may have seen my 'Favourite Foundations and Foundation Brushes' video. I thought I would do an accompanying blog post for those of you who aren't subscribed to my videos! 


My favourite foundations are all high end and that's because I wanted to talk about the foundations I genuinely love and use on a regular basis and these are the only ones I really use!

Currently, my most worn foundations are the YSL Touche Eclat and Bobbi Brown Long Wear. If my skin is quite clear then I will wear my YSL Touche Eclat foundation as it is very light, radiant and doesn't look or feel like you are wearing foundation! I wear my Bobbi Brown foundation on days when my skin isn't quite as good as it is thicker, provides medium, buildable coverage and lasts amazingly well!

The Bare Minerals foundation is a great powder foundation which provides a lovely, flawless and natural finish. I don't wear a powder foundation very often, however if I do then it is always this one.

My Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation isn't worn as much now I have my YSL Touche Eclat as they are quite similar. I still wear it when I don't want my skin to be as radiant and dewy though. I tend to wear it when the weather is warmer as it isn't heavy at all and lasts very well in heat! Last year I went on holiday to Zante where it was 40 degrees and I obviously didn't wear foundation in weather like that, but I do remember wearing it once for dinner and it lasted really well!

If my skin is very good then I wear a tinted moisturiser. My favourite ever is the Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser and I have the oil free one. This provides very good coverage for a tinted moisturiser and leaves my skin looking very dewy and natural.


I have five favourite brushes! My most used are the Bobbi Brown Foundation brush and Real Techniques Buffing brush. I use the Bobbi Brown Foundation brush for my Bobbi Brown Long Wear foundation! I don't usually like traditional foundation brushes, however I really like this one and it applies my foundation flawlessly.

My Real Techniques Buffing brush is mainly used for my YSL Touche Eclat foundation and the two work amazingly well together! I also use this brush for my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser. I find it doesn't work quite as well with the Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser as that is thicker than the other two which makes it slightly harder to buff in and blend.

The other three brushes are the Mac 187, Zoeva Powder brush and Real Techniques Blush brush. I use these all for my Bare Minerals foundation powder and it just depends whether I want a light dusting or a fuller coverage.

I hope you enjoyed this post and you can watch my video here if you want to as I do go into more detail. Please let me know in the comments any recommendations you have for foundations and brushes!




34 comments:

  1. My favourite brush is the real techniques stipplinfg brush and for foundation the Mememe flawless cream foundation.
    Really enjoyed reading this!
    x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ooh I have that brush and I like it for slightly thicker foundations sometimes :) I haven't ever seen or tried that - I may have a look at it soon! Thank you xx

      Delete
  2. I love the Chanel foundation! and I really want to try the YSL foundation, if I feel like having a splurge soon that will be the first thing I pick up!

    xoxo elín
    http://elinlikes.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would definitely recommend the YSL one! It has pretty much taken over from my Chanel one :) xx

      Delete
  3. Really need to try BareMinerals foundation! How long does it last for on the skin? And what shade do you use? :) xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's lovely! I find it lasts all day on my skin and my nose gets pretty oily! I use Fair, the palest shade! I find because it's powder though I can get away with the next shade up too because it blends so amazingly well :) xxx

      Delete
  4. I loved the YSL foundation when I got a sample of it but it ended up breaking me out, I was gutted! The RT buffing brush has been an absolute godsend for applying foundation, I haven't applied it with anything else since I bought it last March! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh no, that is such a shame! That brush is amazing and applies foundation flawlessly! I'm glad you like it :) xx

      Delete
  5. I love the Real Techniques Buffing Brush it is so good for buffing in foundation and makes my skin look amazing x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I completely agree! It is my favourite foundation brush ever! :) xx

      Delete
  6. I really want to try the YSL Touche Eclat foundation! I've seen soo many good reviews on it! The price point is eye-watering though :(

    www.fashionandbeautyrelated.com

    x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is amazing and I would definitely say it is worth the price! Maybe try and get a sample first! :) xx

      Delete
  7. I really want to try Real Techniques brushes, I always see them on beauty blogs and everyone seems to swear by them!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I haven't seen a bad review of them! The buffing brush and blush brush are my favourites! They are pretty well priced too :) xx

      Delete
  8. Im yet to try the Real Technique brushed but with the way everyone goes on about them i must try them ASAP

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would definitely recommend them! They are amazing and good prices too! They have a great range :) xx

      Delete
  9. Thank you for sharing. I love the RT Buffing Brush and Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. Now I have some new lovely products to check out x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome! They are lovely products and I would definitely recommend the others too :) xx

      Delete
  10. Oh I have the Bare Minerals loose powder it's fabulous - The real techniques brushes are fab I need to reinvest in some more hehe I'm definitely a new follower of your blog! It's tres fab! Do you think you could take a peek a mine and maybe follow back?
    Thank you
    Rachael
    http://thenew62.blogspot.co.uk/
    I've also followed on twitter @Rachael_Haile
    xxxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is my favourite powder foundation and I love a lot of their other products too! Thank you lovely! :) xx

      Delete
  11. Loved the post! I love real techniques brushes and I really want to get my hands on that Chanel foundation and the YSL as well :)

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you lovely! They are amazing brushes - I want to try some more :) I would definitely recommend them. The YSL one is my favourite and it is more dewy and radiant than the chanel one. The texture and coverage is pretty much the same! :) xx

      Delete
  12. Can't wait to start buying your recommendations, they look greats,

    Lauren

    ReplyDelete
  13. Really want to try that Bobbi Brown foundation, you've convinced me! Lovely post, followed x

    http://lucyandbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ooh yay, let me know what you think! I love it :) aww thank you so much lovely :) xx

      Delete
  14. Great post ,I really want a pointed foundation brush! Xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! The Real Techniques Core Collection comes with a little pointed foundation brush which is nice and then also with the buffing brush! I would recommend trying them :) xx

      Delete
  15. I really like the sound of the Bobbi Brown foundation, especially at the minute when my skin is pretty awful! I also love the RT brushes, I have nearly all of them now and think they're all great - some not necessarily for the purpose they're designed for, but I've managed to find a way to use them all!
    autumnleaves-x.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would definitely recommend the Bobbi Brown foundation - it is amazing and I hardly need any concealer, if any when I use it! I really want to try some more brushes! :) xx

      Delete
  16. Definitely need to get my hands on the BB longwear! Thanks for sending your link to me in the bbloggers chat xx

    www.charissarae.blogspot.co.uk

    p.s if you haven't already I'm currently hosting a giveaway for reaching 500 followers so you could be in with winning goodies like Laura mercier, lush etc. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is such an amazing foundation! Aww you're welcome - I'm glad you looked at my blog! Ooh congratulations lovely! :) xx

      Delete
  17. I have a foundation obsession but have only tried the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua from these ones. It's amazing for summer use!

    Thanks for sending me your link :) Now following.

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is a lovely foundation! I used it pretty much all of the summer last year! Thank you :) xx

      Delete

Thank you for your comment. I read them all and they make me smile! x