Foundation face off! 

Here we go, I’ve compiled photos and notes on all of the foundations I’ve trialled over the past year to bring to you, the foundation face off!

I’m going to go in cronological order for this and have numbered each foundation (lists are life) as we go along, with my favourite right at the end -that’s right, you’ll have to scroll all the way through for my final verdict 😉

1. Estée Lauder Doublewear 


The nation’s favourite foundation, with great staying power and a wide selection of colours – I liked this a lot and if you’re after a fuller coverage, then this is the one for you. Here’s what it looks like on;


It photographs well, but I’m not a massive fan of how this feels quite cakey on my face.

2. Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer


I didn’t like this at all. It creased and moved around my face a lot throughout the day and made my tiny fine lines around my eyes (yes I’m aware I’m 24 and am probably making a big deal out of nothing) really stand out. It’s a thick coverage so points for that and points for the easy application, but it was a no from me.

3. Younique Mineral Touch Foundation

I wanted to like this so much as I’m friends with a lovely Younique presenter, however I feel like this was overhyped and overpriced. At £30 for a 20ml bottle, I wasn’t a fan of the price tag or the wear. It was another one that creased around my eyes, moved around a lot throughout the day and didn’t have great lasting power. Pros of this include the dropper applicator, it photographs well when first applied and it feels velvety smooth on the skin, but again another no from me.


4. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk


This was a top contender for me and a firm go to product. On the pricier side at £35 a pop, this one is worth saving for if you like medium/ buildable coverage. It feels light on the skin and is pretty long wearing! 

5. Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation


Another firm favourite, this has great coverage, isn’t too cakey, photographs well and lasts pretty well too! £28 for 30ml is slightly cheaper than the Luminous Silk, but still on the pricier side!


6. Mac Studio Sculpt


This is very thick and a little goes a long way! It photographs really well but feels quite cakey on the skin (maybe if I’d been a bit lighter handed, this one wouldn’t have felt so thick). I liked that it had great coverage and staying power!

7. Makeup Forever Water Blend


This is a nice summer foundation as it’s lightweight and a lovely colour. Be warned though, as the name implies – it’s very watery! First pump I used and it squirted all up my white wardrobe 😳 it’s nice, but not for me!

8. L’Oréal Infallible Total Cover


I really wanted to like this, but think I should have gone a shade lighter to get a better look (I haven’t included a photo of it on as I hated it). It’s very thick, you’d need a couple of layers to achieve full coverage and the thing that made me hate it – it brought me out in spots (and you’ll know from previous posts that I struggle with my combination skin – girl doesn’t need some nasty arse Foundation clogging her problem skin even more!)

And my final verdict… my top foundation find was the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation. The formula is lovely, not too thick not too watery, the colour is beautiful and best of all – it’s long lasting!


Let me know if there are any others you think I should try in the comments!

Until next time…

Gaby xxx