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!