Friday, 11 January 2013

High Street Foundation - to buy or not to buy?

Its me again! and im finally with a proper camara haha. Can't wait to start using it properly got a huge primark haul to post! However if the pictures aren't of perfect quality atm its because im still trying to get use to holding it and playing around with the different bits and bobs.

Thought i would do a post today though which ive been wanting to do for a while now. I think alot of people would admit that they tend to lean towards higher end products when it comes to skincare and base products, simply because there under the illusion that you get what you pay for. Im not saying that you don't because in some cases you clearly do however when it comes to foundations in particular i think there's some great products offered to us on the high street. Two of my favourites are the Rimmel Wake Me Up and Revlon's Colorstay.




Rimmel Wake Me Up - Priced at around £8.99 i think this is a great and affordable product. Rimmel Wake Me Up provides medium to full coverage thats very buildable and doesnt cake or oxidise throughout the day (on my skin anyway). The liquid itself is very creamy and feels extermly pleasnt once applied, i would say this is rather dewy but if your more of a matte person its nothing abit of powder (i reccomend stay matte powder by Rimmel) won't fix. It lasts all day and with stands humidity rather well, in the bottle you can see tiny glitter particules but these dont translate onto the skin (well not that you can notice anyway) and help in giving the glowy/radiant effect in which we could all do with in winter!


Revlon Colorstay 24hrs - Before i begin there are two formulas i have the combination/oily but they also do one for normal/dry skin types. Firstly mine smells a tad of alcohol so i would bare that in mind when purchasing the combination/oily skin formula. However its not strong enough that you would be able to smell it when applied. Again the price point for this is around £12 which i personally think is a little overpriced but Fragrance Direct are selling certain shades for £7.95 here. The formula is much thinner and runnier than Wake Me Up however still has that meduim to full converage. I would say that this is a matte finish but applys very easily and again doens't look cakey and is buildable proberbly more so than the Rimmel Wake Me Up however this does dry on the skin pretty quickly so be quick when applying. I think this is a nice one if you have oily skin and are looking for something you can rely on to keep shine at bay and give good coverage all day.

So that would be my two top high street foundations, ive got a big primark haul coming soon as well!  


8 comments:

  1. I wish we could Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation over here! I saw Tanya Burr say the Match Perfection (which we can get here) is very similar! But of course us girls want what we can't have! ;p

    I know the Revlon Colorstay gets rave reviews, I have yet to try it out! Great review!

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  2. I tried Revlon foundation for the first time last year , it was the Revlon photo ready , I was super impressed! Great quality! Xx

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    1. ive never tried the photo ready but ive heard good reviews :)

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  3. I have the revlon photo ready primer which I love but that also smells a bit weird! Definitely going to try the rimmel foundation - I always go for bare minerals which is expensive (£17.99 ish from beautybay) but its not doing it for me anymore. xxx

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    1. yeh i used to use the Estee Lauder double wear back in the summer but i think the rimmel one is just as good even though its half the price :)

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  4. love the honest opinions on the foundations! looking forward to your primark haul post. everyone loves a bit of primark.

    would love if you follow back now im following you xoxo


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