This is a massively overdue post - I'm talking 6-7 months overdue - because I fell off of the blogging radar and lost my mojo to write so these empties have been sat on my desk for a while as I've had the intention to write this post for a very long time.
I've somehow amassed a pretty hefty amount of foundations over the last 6 months but these three are ones that I've repurchased a couple of times since they were first introduced me so I figured it was about time I gave them their 5 minutes in the spotlight because it's definitely deserved.
*Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation SPF15 - 4.5 Warm Natural
I was first introduced to this foundation a few years ago when I was interning in the Bobbi Brown Press Office because it was one of their newest launches and was said to be perfect for those with normal to oily skin who were after a medium coverage base. I gave it a try and while I loved the finish, I found that it faded a little sooner than I was used to. Now, while I know that foundations will fade over the course of the day and that's one of the perils we all live with, this foundation began fading after a few hours so by the end of the day I looked a bit drained. To be fair, I did try this foundation for the first time during summer months so that probably didn't play in my favour and I couldn't try it again in the winter because the shade was too dark but I would recommend this foundation for those who are more 'normal' on the skin type scale and want something that doesn't look too cakey.
FYI, I think this foundation has since been discontinued because I can't seem to find it on the Bobbi Brown UK website but try your local counter.
This was first recommended to me but one my clients who swore by it and had to keep ordering it from Amazon as it wasn't yet available in the UK so I had to make a guesstimate to which shade I'd be when asking my cousin to purchase this for me from the States but there were some pretty good swatches online so it wasn't too hard to figure it out. The gel-liquid formula glides on to skin and has light to medium coverage so can be layered up if you're after something a bit heavier but I wouldn't go any more than two layers because it has a bit too much 'slip' to it. This was a big winner for me during the winter months because it gave me a bit of a glow without making me look oily, whereas in the summer this was a massive no-go. My oily skin combined with this foundation was a recipe for disaster and had me reaching for my trusty blotting tissues more than I usually would throughout the day. For cold and wintery days it's great but for sweaty summer days it's a hell-to-the-no.
This foundation is bloody amazing and I don't really say that often because foundations are always so hit and miss for me, and probably for most of the female population. This launched at the beginning of 2013 (or maybe at the end of 2012) and alongside a range of 'Long Wear' products from Bobbi Brown who are known in the biz for it. Long Wear Gel Eyeliners and Long Wear Cream Eyeshadows are just two of the products out in the beauty world which women everywhere have invested in at least once in their life so when this foundation came out, I was all over it. As I am 4.5 Warm Natural at the height of summer when I have a bit of a tan, 4 Natural is perfect for me during winter so I gave this a whirl and absolutely loved it. It's a medium coverage foundation which lasted me all day with minimal fade and didn't require a lot of touching up either so if you're an oily skinned gal on the hunt for something that will help, try this because it's perfect.
Are there any foundations out there any of you would recommend for me and my oily mug? Drop a comment below or tweet me (@6inchstilettos) and let me know because I'm always on the hunt.
NOTE: Products marked with * were PR samples