I am often asked on Instagram what my favourite foundation is.  I figure it’s about time I do a blog post on it!

I have oily skin with the usual imperfections that come with it…you know…those enlarged pores, hyper pigmentation and wrinkles.  Occasionally I still get minor breakouts.  The spots tend to be small which would dry up after a few days but the marks might linger for a few weeks.  I absolutely hate it when I get the really inflamed solid ones that stay under my skin for weeks!

I wear foundation almost everyday.  What I would choose on the day depends on the weather and the required wear time.

My preferences for a foundation are:

  • Ease of application 
  • Good longevity 
  • Oil control
  • Coverage with natural finish 
  • Lightweight feel 
  • Non greasy feel
  • No settling into pores or wrinkles 
  • Right shade match 

If possible 

  • Fragrance free
  • Alcohol free

The following are the top 5 foundations that I currently tend to gravitate towards.

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation | £35 REVIEW 

I love the formulation of the foundation the best.  The texture has some viscosity and feels creamy.  It applies beautifully and glides OVER my pores and wrinkles to give me such a flawless finish.  The longevity is super and can be enhanced with a setting spray.  For the coverage that it offers, it feels very lightweight on.

The formula has a small amount of alcohol in it.  The shade range runs quite warm.

Cover FX Power Play Foundation | £38 REVIEW

This gives a non flat matte finish that looks very natural.  The texture of the formula has a slight viscousity.  It applies easily and glides over my pores well.  What I love about it the most is the extensive shade range, I was able to find one that matches my skin tone perfectly. It lasts perfectly for 5-6 hours on my oily skin before I feel the need to blot.  I can increase the longevity with a setting spray.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation SPF 10 | £33.50

This is a firm faves of many and for good reasons.  It offers a matte finish with great longevity.  I did struggle to find a shade that would match my skin tone.  I settled on Dawn and it’s slightly more orange than I hope for but looks fine once blended.  The formula can feel a little drying and accentuate dry patches.

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear SPF 15 Foundation | £32 REVIEW

This offers a demi matte finish with some luminosity.  It is easy to apply and glides over my skin imperfections.  The longevity is not as long as the 3 mentioned above but can be extended with setting spray.  I mix and match this with other foundations to customise the finish I want.  For example, I would use this over the less oily and more textured areas on my face and use another more matte foundation on the other areas.  There is a scent to it which I don’t really mind.  It does contain alcohol.

Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation | £29.50

This foundation has some coverage! FULL!  A little goes a mile.  It glides on and blends out easily.  It does an amazing job to cover my blemishes and scar marks.  The shade range runs a little yellow.  I don’t find it oxidising on me.  Since the coverage is high, the finish is not as natural for my everyday needs.  I do love it on evenings out.  It does cling to dry patches but regular exfoliation would definitely help.

So there you have it, some of my most used foundations.  I also reach for Fenty Pro Fil’er, Milani 2-in-1 Conceal and Perfect, Charlotte Tilbury Magic or Touch In Sol Top Coat (REVIEW) at times.  I am constantly trying out new foundations too as it is my weakness!  Never stop searching for a perfect base!

Let me know what other categories you’d like me to list my top 5 favourites in.

Do share with me what your favourite foundation is.  I would love to know!  Feel free to leave a comment or message me on my Instagram.

Thank you for being here today!

Much love always,


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