With so much free time lately to pay more attention to the makeup products I’m using, I decided to set a bunch of foundations on rotation in the attempt to find the perfect 3 for the fresher months. I’m old school in sticking with the trends, I love dewy skin and light hair in the sunny months then nothing more than a matte face and darker hair in the rest of the year. I’m yet to start the transition back to blonde as the salons are closed and I don’t want to a attempt box dye, but I’ve managed to whittle it down to 3 foundations from 3 different price points to suit the all the dewy skin desires in Spring.

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation – £5.90

  • Shade range: 21 shades
  • Coverage: High coverage

The first, and most affordable of the few is the The Ordinary Coverage Foundation. Don’t let the small price point fool you as this foundation can do big things! It’s thin in consistency, in-fact, I’d go as far as to describe it as “extremely liquidy”, but the coverage from this foundation is insane. It’s a high coverage foundation but due to the think consistency it’s not cakey so appears skin-like and radiant. Amongst the three, it’s definitely got the wettest, dewy finish yet surprisingly I can get wet away with just setting my T-zone as it settles well. A little bonus is that it also contains SPF 15 so offers protection from the sun.

You can see this foundation in action in my Youtube tutorial here.

Flower Beauty Light Illusion Foundation – £12.99

  • Shade range: 10 shades (in UK)
  • Coverage: Medium coverage

Working up the price range, the next foundation is Drew Barrymore’s Flower Beauty Light Illusion Foundation. I’d say this is a hidden gem amongst the shelves as I rarely see anyone talking about this product but it truly deserves all the hype. It’s medium coverage, yet buildable so can easily be taken from a day to a night look and applies seamlessly with a brush. A little also goes such. long way as I find I occasionally have excess product with just 2 or 3 pumps. The only slight downside is that the product has a tendency to slide if not locked in with powder so if your skin is on the dryer side then this might not be the one for you. The shade range is also quite limited, consisting of only 10 shades on Superdrug. I have also never been able to find it in store, even in both Glasgow and Edinburgh city centre stores so you’ll have to shade match online for this one, but it’s worth it!

You can see this foundation in action in my Youtube tutorial here.

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation – £35

  • Shade range: 32 shades
  • Coverage: Medium to Full coverage

As I’m sure alike many of you reading this, I too, was surprised by just how expensive this foundation was. I managed to bag it for around £28 on Black Friday. Though this discount isn’t current, you can knock off £3.50 on ASOS by applying the code “ASOSNEW20”, bringing it down to a slightly more affordable £31.50.

The coverage it beautiful for every day wear, and also for building up to a glam look. I think the fact that I cried in this foundation and it still looked flawless afterwards really just sums up the longevity of it. It is exactly what it says on the (glass) bottle: radiant and longwear, and natural if intended. This gives my skin a glow unlike the other two, the kind of glow that appears youthful and fresh. My only downside is that I have noticed that it does oxidise noticeably so if you are torn between two shades I would recommend the lighter of the two.

You can see this foundation in action in my Youtube tutorial here.

Thank you so much for reading this post, please let me know if you have tried any of the foundations mentioned or which one you are loving right now!

Zara x

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