Hey loves, as you may know from my previous post SELF Confidence I am quite a newbie to make up and have been experimenting with mainly drugstore products. I have finally purchased two higher end foundations and have reviews for both.
Urban Decay Naked Skin
I actually picked this foundation up on impulse last weekend having walked into a Debenhams store right into the Urban Decay concession. My colleague has raved on and on about the Naked Palettes so once I had seen the Naked Weightless Foundation I was adamant I had to try it – especially because I wanted to step out of the drugstore foundations.
I loved the simple design and the fact that there were so many different shades because as a woman of colour in my experience (as little as it is when it comes to foundations) it has been quite hard to find foundations in darker shades. I asked the assistant to colour match my skin and my shade was 11.0.
As I applied this onto my skin it is exactly what it says on the bottle – weightless! I loved that about this foundation because I am learning what types of coverage I prefer and as a natural go to for day to day wear, I like something that is quite light and doesn’t feel as if I’m wearing foundation but also has enough coverage to cover marks and blemishes giving an even complexion. This foundation has a slight fragrance when applying although it wears off throughout the day.
I like the fact that it has a pump applicator which allows you to control how much you use each time. It also works into the skin quite quickly so you need to work quite quickly when applying as it has quite a runny consistency. Overall I like the lightweight feel of this foundation and would use this on a day to day simple look for work.
Mac Studio Fix Fluid
I’m not actually sure why it has taken me so long to purchase a Mac foundation but I finally have one! Again, I picked this up in a department store this time in House of Fraser and again I relied upon the help of the assistant to colour match my skin. The assistant also asked what type of look I wanted and as I have combination skin I personally prefer a matte look otherwise I can end up looking really oily 🙁
I really like this Studio Fix Fluid foundation as it gives medium coverage and you can build upon this for your desired look. I would probably use this foundation for more of an occasion when going out giving more of a dramatic look although that could change in the future. I am in the colour NC55 and the assistant advised this is suitable for me as I have a cooler undertone rather than a warm undertone.
I wore this for a whole day and the results were really good throughout although half way through the day my t-zone became slightly oily but it didn’t make the foundation look bad which I really liked as others can make me look shiny (and who wants to look shiny?) if there are any suggestions to keep this down please let me know! 🙂
I like how compact the bottle is although a downside for me is that there is no pump applicator so you can’t measure a set amount of how much to use. Similar to the Urban Decay foundation there was a slight fragrance which also disappeared throughout the day. All in all I am loving this so far and the results it gives – I’ll be sure to take a before and after photo next time! x