I thought I'd share with you four of my favourite foundations under £30 some of which have been pretty recent discoveries. I'm not at all loyal to any one foundation, apart from Estee Lauder Double Wear there aren't any other foundations which I've loved so much I won't use anything else. I love trying different foundations out and I think different ones can be suited for different times of year, for example I only wear Double wear in Winter, its way too heavy for Summer.
All four of these have actually been sent to me as blogger samples but all four are used by me regularly and at least two of them I think will take a permanent place in my makeup bag and I would definitely re buy. Read on to find out which!
First up is Lancomes Teint Idole Ultra Wear foundation.
I've had this for a while now and have been using it almost everyday till about a few weeks ago (when I started testing some other foundations) and I really really like it. It has a strong scent to it which at first I wasn't a fan of, but its doesnt last and as as the foundation itself is so good I can forgive it this one thing. I like the pump top bottle which makes dispensing the foundation on my brush really easy. Consistency wise its creamy and really blendable. I'd say its a mid coverage foundation but really buildable which I like, as I like some areas of my face to have more coverage. It has a really natural finish which doesn't look too made up and it also lasts really well. The only downside? I think the shade I have is too light for me but I've been warming it up with bronzer so I might go instore to get colour matched. Its priced at around £30 for 30ml but you can get it for £26.50 at the moment here
I would definitely re buy this Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear foundation. One of the best foundations I've tried in ages.
This is the newest addition to my foundation collection and its the PUR Bare it all 4 in 1 Skin Perfecting foundation.
PUR is a brand that I hadn't really come across before and I was so interested to try this foundation as it has lots of extra ingredients in it to help perfect the skin. It has "agave extract, green tea, ginseng, B vitamins and PÜR’s proprietary Ceretin® Complex, which moisturizes and plumps the skin while stimulating the skin’s renewal process and fighting signs of aging" plus it claims to have great coverage and staying power!! Its in a simple tube design which is easy enough to use but obviously not as sleek as a pump top but the foundation itself is gorgeous. Described as a demi-matte foundation its less creamy and blendable than the Teint Idole but it has much better coverage and once on gives skin a really luminuis finish. I loved it. I wore it on Sunday night for a press dinner and I just loved how my skin looked. Really healthy but blemish free and tone evened out. I felt like it wasn't drying or heavy and it didn't go cakey at all. Honestly a real surprise how much I loved this, I really would purchase this again! I have shade Golden Medium.
Third up is the Givenchy Teint Couture Balm.
I've had this foundation a long time now and its one I go back to again and again. Much like PUR I hadn't really tried any Givenchy makeup until a makeover at one of their counters and since then its become one of my favourite brands. I have several Givenchy Makeup products that I use on a regular basis including the Prism Loose powder and the Ombre Couture.
The Teint Couture Balm is a similar product to the PUR foundation. It has a restorative balm mixed with the foundation giving a smooth finish with a natural glow. The foundation itself is in a squeeze bottle with a twist lid and is a very smooth and creamy consistency. Its a lighter coverage which is perfect for Summer and does have a slight sheen/glow finish. I really like the natural and dewy look of this foundation, I don't think it has quite the staying power or the full coverage of some of the others but the smoothing forumla and sheen is lovely.
It retails for just over £30 for 30ml but again is on offer for £28 at All Beauty.
Last up is a brand new brand to me and one I'd never heard of its the Diego Dalla Palma High Coverage Foundation.
This brand was created for use by makeup artists so you can expect real coverage, but much like some of the other foundations it also has hydrating ingredients and claims to smooth out the face and give a second skin effect. The bottle itself is a simple tube with twist lid revealing a pump release and I'd say the packaging is very functionary to be honest, nothing special but the foundation is pretty blummin good. Consistency wise it is thick and its blends ok but man does it cover! It has such coverage that it does hide a lot of my freckles, but it doesn't feel too heavy at all and thanks to its hydrating ingredients it also didn't go cakey or dry. I think I'd save this one for when I'm going out and I want just that bit more coverage but I'm definitely going to work my way through the whole tube!
The Diego Dalla Palma High Coverage Foundation costs £25 for 30ml and you'll find it at Marks & Spencer.
What are your favourite Foundations under £30? Any of these your favourite too?
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