Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Get The 411 on Foundations

My previous what's in my makeup bag post seemed to have hit it off with all of you so I decided to take to the department stores for some trial and error on base foundation products for you all.
Now for those of you who are new to my blog I have extremely bad skin, and for those of you who don't have bad skin it's a curse! 
My skin is extremely sensitive to break outs and I do have some hyper pigmentation and acne scarring. I have tried to detail these reviews as much as possible so you can get the most out of my interesting couple of weeks trying these different products!

I hope you all enjoy :)

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua - 30 Beige

Chanel calls this product ultra-light skin perfecting makeup and that is exactly what it is, ultra light! 
This foundation is more like a high end BB cream it's really good for oily skin as it doesn't seem t cause your skin to produce more oil throughout the day unlike other BB creams I have tried. 
It contains SPF 15 which I find useful as my skin doesn't seem to like sunscreens plus it's always good to have extra protection. This foundation was long lasting and I got over 12 hours of good wear out of it. 

Chanel Perfection Lumiere - 30 Beige

This foundation is VERY  thick and the sample I got wasn't correctly color matched.
 I found it similar to Estee Lauder double wear however the color was more of a yellow base. Chanel has also added an SPF 10 to the ingredients. I personally wouldn't mind trying this product again however this time correctly color matched. 

Bobbi Brown Long Wear - Color Unknown 

Bobbie brown long wear even finish includes an SPF 15 however feels slightly cakey when you put it on your skin but doesn't seem to give problem skin a full coverage however once it sets seems to give a fuller coverage. I didn't necessarily like the way my powder and bronzer set over this product and for the price tag that comes along with it wouldn't really say that it's worth the money. I would not buy this product after testing it. 

Lancome Ultra 24 Hour - Color Unknown

When you apply this product it gives a really nice smell therefore I find it pleasant to apply however wouldn't recommend if perfumes cause your skin to react. This was recommended by the Cosmetics bar manager at Myer and she said that it has helped her through all of her skin problems. 
I like this is an alternative lighter foundation and my Estee Lauder powder settled over this product quite well.

I really hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed researching and writing it for you all. 
Please let me know if you have tried any of these products or if there are any other products you think I should try that would be good for my skin type and you have had good experiences with. 

I also wanted to apologize for not being able to post as often lately. My internet is finally fixed and I am up and running so will endeavor to post as often as I can :) 

- Jacqueline xx 


1 comment:

  1. I love the Chanel aqua! It feels so nice on the skin! I'm trying out the loreal true match foundations ill let you know how I go with them! Going to blog them also Nars sheer glow is amazing!!! Try get a sample of it. But it's not for oily skin xxx KaT