What is the BEST foundation for Dry Skin? 

If you have dry skin – this is the post for you. 

Honestly, I can’t believe how difficult it is to find a good foundation suited to dry skin but I’ve searched the net, read millions of reviews (well it definitely felt like that) and a few from my own personal experience and I bring you 7 foundations that won’t cling to your dry patches. A pain I know all too well. 

The foundations I’ve listed below are aimed at anyone with predominantly dry skin. 

There is a mix of high-street and high-end so something to suit everyone’s budget.

Remember to always try before you buy ladies. Testers are always available. 

1. Bourjois – Healthy Mix Serum Foundation

❕LIGHT TO MEDIUM COVERAGE

👍 Lightweight 👍 Hydrating

👎 Only 8 shades

2. Rimmel – Lasting Finish Foundation

❕MEDIUM COVERAGE

👍 Long-lasting 👍 Sweatproof

👎 Limited shade range for darker skin tones

3. Makeup Forever – Pan Stick Foundation 

❕LIGHT TO MEDIUM COVERAGE

👎 Only 11 shades

4. Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation

❕ MEDIUM TO FULL COVERAGE

👍 Natural Finish 👍 40 shades

5. Bare Minerals – Pure Brightening Serum Foundation 

❕LIGHT TO MEDIUM

👍 SPF20 👍Silicone/Oil/Fragrance Free 👍 Good Shade Selection

6. Bare Minerals – Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Cream

❕ LIGHT COVERAGE

👍 Hydrating 👍 16 shades 

7. Chanel – Vitalumiere Foundation

❕LIGHT TO MEDIUM COVERAGE

👎 Poor shade selection 
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Hopefully this lists gives you a helping hand in choosing the right foundation for you. 

Happy shopping ladies! ❤️

What Is The Best Foundation For Oily Skin?

This is a question I get asked all the time so I wanted to help all those who feel they struggle when it comes to choosing the right foundation.

I’ve narrowed the search down for you. This is a list of foundations I feel are best for oily skin – this is from personal experience and lots of research. (This list won’t include brands on the BDS list)

As always, I recommend trying foundations out first (plus remember to check the colour in daylight as opposed to under the department store lights) or if you can, try obtaining a sample. It gives you a chance to try before you buy especially with more expensive foundations. The last thing you want is to fork out all that cash and find it isn’t the right product for you. 

I’ve got a mixture of high street and high-end products – whatever works for your budget. 

1. Rimmel – Stay Matte Foundation

❕MEDIUM TO FULL COVERAGE

👍 Oil Free 👍Lightweight 👍Shine Control.

👎 Poor colour selection 

2. No. 7 – Beautifully Matte

❕MEDIUM TO FULL COVERAGE

👍 Oil Free 👍 SPF15 👍 Good Coverage 👍 Estée Lauder Double Wear Dupe

👎 Poor shade range for darker skin tones

3. Benefit – Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation

❕ LIGHT TO MEDIUM COVERAGE

👍SPF 25 👍 Oil Free

👎 Poor colour selection for darker skin tones 

4. Bare Minerals – Matte Foundation

❕LIGHT COVERAGE

👍 Oil/Talc Free 👍 Mineral Based 👍 SPF15 👍 Good Colour Selection 

5. Makeup Forever – Mat Velvet + Foundation

❕MEDIUM TO FULL COVERAGE

👍 Good shade range 👍Oil Free

👍 Natural Finish

6. Stila – Stay All Day Foundation

❕FULL COVERAGE 

👍 Oil Free 👍 Fragrance Free 

👎 Poor colour selection for lighter skin tones

7. NARS – All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

❕ FULL COVERAGE

👍 Long Lasting 👍 Good Shade Range 👍 Lightweight

It’s always difficult looking for the right foundation so I hope this list helps in making things a tad bit easier. 

For all the dry skin ladies – I haven’t left you out. I will be posting a foundation list very soon! 

Happy shopping ! 💋

Huda Beauty Textured Shadows or Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Modern Renaissance Palette?

To buy or not to buy? That is the question. 🤔

Both palettes are so pretty to look at and have similar colours. Those pinkish and reddish tones are stunning. 😍 Granted – those colours are not everyone’s cup of tea but I think there are so many looks that can be created using the different shades. 

As you know, before I buy makeup, (majority of the time) I read reviews like crazy. To break it down, the general consensus seems to be that Huda has better colour options but ABH beats her, hands down, with the quality of her eyeshadows.

ABH has more matte shades, 11 to be precise and 3 shimmery shades. Huda has 10 matte shades, 2 pearl shades and 6 of those ‘3D Metal’ shades. 

Most reviewers felt the Huda palette is more exciting in terms of variety and felt the ABH palette was somewhat uninspiring. However, there were many reviews commenting on the lack of pigmentation of Huda’s matte shades and how you are only able to apply the metal shades with your fingers. A top blogger mentioned some of the metal shades creased quite badly. 

Watch this space. I’ll be making my decision soon. 

Have you bought either of these palettes? Share your thoughts. 

Help. Me. Decide. 🙏❤️