Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Currently 2 | Foundations

Hola!
So here is part 2 of my "currentlys": foundation.  I looooove foundation, and I think I've found quite a few gems, old faves, and a few brand new foundations, soooo let's have a little look!
These are the foundations I currently reach for, and all have their individual unique selling points!  The Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup in 2WN1 is the foundation I reach for most: it is somewhat similar in tone and colour to my Nars Sheer glow in Stromboli, but is a much thinner, more natural consistency.  At the moment, I am tending to use this as my mixing medium, as the yellow tones in it are strong, so helps me out with any that may not have the yellow undertone.  The Maybelline Super Stay 24H in Fawn is actually an old fave that, when I bought my first Mac Studio Fix Fluid, I threw in the bin!  I rediscovered, and purchased it a few weeks ago when Boots were doing a 2 for £10 on all Maybelline items, and as this foundation was more or less £10 on its own, I couldn't resist.  The formula is super duper long lasting, and absolutely flawless - I do have the issue of my closest match running too pink, so I add in a drop of the Estee Lauder.  Beautiful foundation, and  a definite recommendation from me!  Next we have something that I didn't even know had launched in the UK yet, but whilst browsing the Maybelline stand, saw it and thought oooooo I've heard about that from Americans for aaaaaages.  It is the Maybelline Fit Me foundation in 220.  The stand actually has a super useful chart that helps you find your right colour depending on whether you are fair, medium or dark, and then whether you have pink or yellow undertones - I am medium with yellow undertones, so I got shade 220.  I am currently trialling this, hence it is in my "currentlys", so I don't have a huge amount to say about it at the moment, but first impressions is that it is a medium, healthy finish!  Last of all is the foundation I am most excited about - the Giorgio Armani Maestro in 7.  I actually picked this up just to have a quick look at it, I didn't think I would ever consider buying it, and unfortunately I love it.  Which is no good, as it is high-end, and therefore expensive.  This is the most beautiful foundation I have ever tried.  By beautiful, I am referring to the science behind it, the way in which you can see that the pigment isn't carried in emollients or any heavy base, but within what feels like a very thin, slightly oily serum, which smells of beautiful oils!  Hard to describe, but just gorgeous.  Skincare benefits seems amazing so far, and on my face it looks like my skin, but beautified!
  
I hope you liked this, and I'll be back tomorrow with more "currentlys"!
Love A.x

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