Hello my lovelies,
So I recently posted about my Top 3: Drugstore Foundations and I thought to even it out I would go through my favourite high end foundations. I like treating myself and sometimes the drug store just doesn’t cut the mustard. I don’t actually have too many foundations but I think as I’m getting older, the more high end brands are calling my name with their beautiful packaging and amazing products…
MAC – Studio Fix Fluid in NW15 see here
On the MAC website it states that this foundation is: ‘An oil-controlling formula that offers a natural matte finish with medium to full coverage’ – this is exactly what it does! This was my first ever high end foundation I purchased I believe it was in the Brighton store when I was visiting my lovely sister Kelly and I caved in and brought it. I have never looked back and I have gone through around 3 bottles of this. I’m obsessed!
It applies evenly onto the skin and doesn’t go patchy. It’s more on the medium coverage side but very much buildable to a full coverage. I always come back to this foundation, it’s my go to if I need something reliable, it never lets me down. MAC do offer a lot of other foundations but for me I am happy with this one and I don’t see myself delving into any others any time soon.
The only annoying thing with this is that you have to buy the pump separately. I mean you could pour it onto your hand but clumsy me always seems to pour far too much than I need. I’m sure I am not the only one that is like that!
Estee Lauder – Double Wear Foundation in Pure Beige see here
I think everyone and their Aunt has this foundation and I can understand why it’s pretty impressive. Again it doesn’t come with a pump so I decided I had to put one on because I am super clumsy and it was going everywhere. I LOVE this foundation but it isn’t something I could wear on a daily basis. It’s full coverage – no doubt about it which is fab but for day to day wear it’s too much. This is my go to foundation for a night out. My skin always looks flawless and never lets me down.
It’s a very thick foundation so it isn’t for the faint hearted. It’s definitely a matte foundation and controls oil like no other. Because of the thickness it’s a bugger to get off. Some of my cleansers struggle to take this off which I guess is good in a way because it won’t budge but after a night out you do not want to be spending ages scrubbing at your face..
NARS – All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Mont Blanc see here
This is the most recent addition to my foundation collection and I couldn’t be more happy that I have it. I went to get colour matched in Space NK and actually I wanted the sheer glow but when I compared the two on my face this was so much better, for me anyway. It’s on the more glowy side of foundations spectrum which I powder to a matte finish because of what I prefer. Doing this normally means that it will be heavy but it feels like your wearing nothing. It’s amazing I wear this pretty often because it’s so easy to apply and something I don’t have to worry about throughout the day.
The packaging is beautiful as well & it comes with a pump as standard – what more could you want!? I don’t actually have a bad word to say about this foundation. It is definitely on the pricer side out of these three foundations but it’s totally worth it. I would say this is a medium coverage foundation but it totally buildable. The colour range of this foundation is pretty extensive so make sure you get colour matched before you purchase this!
What are your favourite high end foundations? I’m always after extending my collection.