Too orange? Too dark? Too expensive? Finding good quality, reasonable price and a good colour match in a foundation is never an easy thing! Colour matching is such a personal thing, but today I wanted to share with you some brilliant foundations and bases that I've discovered. All are a good colour match for my ivory skin, good quality and best of all, all under £10! Of course the recommendations don't just go for pale skin, there are other shades available and I would recommend all of them based on the formula!
NYC All Day Long Foundation - Classic Ivory
Everything mentioned in this post today is under £10, but this is by far the biggest bargain at just £3.99! Despite being the price of a bus ticket this is actually a rather good foundation! It gives a solid medium coverage and has a matte finish to it, not perfect in wear but with a good primer/powder you won't run into too many issues! As you can see from how much I've used, this is a firm favourite!
Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation - Ivory
It's not a secret that I don't like the packaging of this foundation, liquid foundations without a pump are a pain in the backside! However I've been reaching for this a bit more recently after rediscovering just how much I love the formula. It has a light feel, complete with a light coverage (although it is buildable!) which transforms the skin into a much more even canvas whilst still keeping it looking lovely and natural! As with all the foundations in todays post, no strong yellow tones and a nice light colour! Full review here - link.
Autograph Smooth Matte Mousse Foundation - Ivory
(£9.50, Marks & Spencers)
My newest discovery and perhaps my favourite as well. This truely is a pale foundation, perhaps even a touch too light for me! It has a medium to full coverage and evens the texture of the skin as well as the colour to make you look flawless. It also wears impressively well, starting as a satin finish and towards of the day giving more of a natural glow (my skin is not too oily). Check out the full review as well as before/after pictures here - link.
Witch Anti-Blemish BB Cream*
For the days you don't want to wear a full face of make-up or want something a little lighter (formula not colour!) BB Creams are perfect. This one from Witch contains witch hazel and is oil free making it perfect for those of us prone to blemishes - myself included! I have to confess to actually using this as a base under my foundation when I'm having a bad skin day, for which it works very well! The only downside is that this is only available in one shade, one rather pale shade! Full review here - link.
GOSH CC Cream Illuminating Foundation - Porcelain
From BB to CC! I haven't tried anything DD as of yet! Jokes aside I've actually tried some really impressive CC Creams, this one from GOSH definitely stands out for me though as it is so pale. I wouldn't say it's particularly illuminating, but does a really good job of covering over any red patches in my skin - it is a Colour Correcting (CC) Cream though so I'd expect as much! The tone of this in neither too yellow nor too pink, making it great for pale skin of any tone. If you want something more pink toned, but still very pale try the Max Factor CC Cream! Full review of the GOSH CC Cream here - link.
What's your favourite foundation formula? Let me know in the comments!