Thursday, 9 March 2017


I want to start this post off by setting the scene - I'm currently sat infront of my makeup drawers looking at the 9, yes 9 foundations that are in there, deciding which ones make the cut and which ones I'm just hoarding... 

I'm sure every girl has been in the position of wanting to find the perfect foundation and scouring Youtube reviews to find it - I'm guilty of that for sure. For aaages I was wearing the same foundation but wanted to get on board the hype with some of the new ones out there.  I've been trialling and testing some for months now, so here are my top 3 rated foundations for normal/combination skin.

MUFE Foundation Y245

Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation - Y245 - £29 | Available here
I purchased this when I was in NYC last summer after the whole Youtube community went crazy for it. At first impression I wasn't impressed... but I tried it with a different primer and a setting spray and holy-molyyyyy. Game changer. The shade of this foundation matches me absolutely perfect - both when I've got no fake tan on, and even when I've got a light coating on - how does it do that?! It's medium coverage but easy to build to full, and gives a flawless dewy finish, without looking cakey or oily. This foundation has no SPF so is perfect for flash photography too!

Matte and Poreless foundation 220

Maybelline Matte & Poreless - 220 - £5.99 | Available here
This is another foundation that Youtubers went mad for, but I wasn't really interested in trying it until I realised my Mam had it. (Awks when my mam is more up to date on foundation trends than I am) I find this foundation does exactly what it says on the tin - it minimises my pores and leaves a natural but flawless matte finish for such a reasonable price. Maybelline have recently launched more shades - thank god, as the variation was lets face it, a bit of a joke. So I'm excited to swatch them and check out the lighter shades. Heads up: 220 is a lot darker than it looks, for me it's only really suitable when I've got dark tan on.

MAC Studio Fix NC35

MAC Studio Fix Fluid - NC35 - £23.50 | Available here
An oldy but a goodie. I couldn't write this post without mentioning my holy grail - when all else fails, MAC is there to save the day. I used to wear this everyday before I tried MUFE, but now only keep this for nights out when I want that extra full coverage look. This shade, again, is only really suitable when I've got tan on (do you see a pattern here - no wonder I've got 9 foundations) but I also have NC20 and NC25 and they match fine.

Beaubelle Oval Brushes
brushes: Beaubelle

Have you tried any of these foundations? What would your top 3 be? Leave me a comment letting me know :-)




  1. Lovely picks! The Fit Me foundation is definitely one of my favourites at the moment as well :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

    1. It's so good isn't it! I tried a different shade and thought the formula was slightly different though! Wasn't as keen :(

      Katie | X


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