I feel like sometimes things creep up on us in life, and this time, I find that a pretty good collection of new bases have found their way into my collection.
I have been wanting to love BB Creams, but I genuinely haven't liked the ones I have tried: too sheeny, too pinky, too sheer - but this has actually turned my opinion. Slightly thicker in consistency than your average BB Cream, it covers well, evens tone quite easily, and adds just enough moisture to the skin. This definitely needs a little powder to set to prevent shine from coming through - but for a BB Cream, it does stand the test of my super oily skin, and needs a re-powder around 4 hours of wear.Now, I really loved the premise of this little stick of goodness from Maybelline - the Fit Me Anti-Shine Stick, and so far, first impressions are good. It is creamy, glides onto the skin, leaves a demi-matte but healthy finish, and is beautiful when set with a little powder. It does a good job at leaving the skin shine-free for around three to four hours before touching up, but that is pretty much normal for my shiny shiny skin!
The Maybelline Superstay Waterproof Powder is something that I have had in my brain for a while - I liked the liquid foundation so much that I wished a powder would be made, and tah-dah! Powder! This is a beautifully fine-milled powder that mattifies, sets, and adds extra coverage - in fact I rather think this would do beautifully on its own, straight onto skin.
Bourjois Happy Light is my foundation of the moment. I actually find this to be a beautiful, innovative product. It is more transparent that your average foundation, seemingly there is almost a transparent base with pigments in it, so it covers in a very healthy-looking, natural but perfected way. It feels lovely and lightweight on the skin, does need setting, but looks and feels like a much, much higher-end product. Definitely blows Healthy Mix out of the water for me!
More golden-toned, but not so good for oilier skins. Nice coverage and finish, but not as perfected as the Maybelline BB - the wear time is not hugely good, but is a very nice product that would be a perfect match for the more normal skin types.
Beautiful product. Yellow-toned foundation, specifically formulated for Asian skin tones, and I must say, I really like the colour on me. The foundation itself, in texture, is what I would describe as thick-but-thin, and as such, is very reminiscent of YSL Touche Eclat foundation, and performs in a very similar way. It covers very well, and a tiny, tiny bit blends to a perfected, flawless finish. Again, needs powdering, but that is more to do with my super-oily skin that the product itself.
Hope these mini-reviews gave you a feel of the high-street base products on offer at the moment - they are pretty brilliant!