Foundations that work|brown skin

Hi guys, of course my first post had to be about foundation! That is the one thing I wish I had known more about when I first started buying make-up and everyone that’s brown knows and I mean knows how hard it is to buy foundation especially when it comes to drugstore. It is either too yellow, not yellow enough or just makes you look grey.

The foundations I’ve featured are the ones it has taken me around 4 years to find and ones that I know work for me. To give you a bit of background I have dry/combination skin which is extremely dry in winter to the point of me having to put on 3 layers of moisturiser but in the summer I don’t need moisturiser at all. For reference I am an NC42 in the Mac prolongwear foundation. I have provided a link to all the foundations to make your lives a little bit easier.

My most favourite foundation has to be the Nars Sheer glow in the shade Syracuse; it gives me a dewy finish without making me look oily and also the way it feels on your skin is amazing! It is so easy to blend and colour is spot on but the only thing is it would be so much better if it was long-lasting. It is okay to wear out for a couple of hours but it’s not one which I would wear to work or for a long day out.
The Nars Sheer Glow retails at £32.00 at Selfridges.
Nars Sheer Glow – Selfridges

For a full coverage foundation I would reach for the Kat Von D lock it foundation in the shade Medium 57; it is very high coverage but I find it not so easy to blend and I feel like it enhances the dry patches on my face so i tend to mix it with my mac prep and prime skin which thins out the formula a little bit and makes it easier to blend. However the colour is very good and I would still rate is highly.
It retails at £27.00
Kat Von D – Debenhams

For anyone that wants to go for a high-street foundation I would definitely recommend the Nyx Total Control Drop foundation, I am in the shade 14 Golden Honey. It is a matte finish but it does not dry your skin out at all and you can build the coverage without looking cakey. However, for me the shade is a tad bit orange so I know they tried but they didn’t quite get it but out of all the drugstore foundations I would say this is the best and they have a huge range of shades for everyone.
It retails at £14.00 on Boots.
Nyx Total Control – Boots

Next up is the Bobbi Brown Long wear foundation and I am in the shade Warm Honey 5.5. This is amazing and it ticks all the boxes for me, the coverage, the texture and it is very long lasting however it is a matte finish and doesn’t always work with my skin as my skin has more mood swings that me and it all depends on the day but I would recommend it.
It retails at £34.00 on debenhams.
Bobbi Brown – Debenhams

The last two I want to mention are the Mac Studio Sculpt in the shade NC 44 and the Maybeline Fit Me foundation in the shade 322. The reason I’ve grouped these two together is because of the fact I’m not all too keen on them, I’ve discovered much better foundations as mentioned above but the Maybeline Fit Me is one that I would recommend to anyone that is starting out in makeup as it is inexpensive and is a high quality high-street foundation.
The Mac Studio Sculpt is demi-matte finish but it is not very long lasting and the shade does not match me perfectly as it is a bit too orange for my skin.
The Mac Studio Sculpt retails at £27.00.
Mac studio Sculpt – debenhams

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I apologise for it being so long winded but I hope that you found it somewhat helpful!

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