Monday, 24 March 2014

Drugstore Base Favourites

L-R | Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation, Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, L'Oreal True Match Foundation, Bourjois CC Cream, Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer.
I'm back! After a very stressful few weeks of relocating, I am now officially living in Oxfordshire. My house is still in lots of boxes but we're slowly getting there and I'm loving living here! I'm getting to grips with lighting around the house too so apologies that the photograph is quite over-exposed!

I've been loving base make-up at the moment and wanted to share with you my recent favourites that haven't left the top of my dresser. There seems to be a theme going on...Bourjois is overtaking every other brand on the market right now. I'm loving all of their new releases! It came by accident that the 123 Perfect, CC Cream and Happy Light Primer landed in my basket from the Boots 3 for 2 deal, it gets me everytime!

I must admit, I am loving all the items I've listed above, in particular the CC Cream and Happy Light Primer. Both well worth buying and are brilliant for a light, few products make-up look. After the whole BB/CC marketing term, I was disappointed with BB creams as a whole and felt like they weren't quite what I look for in a base. CC stands for colour correct and although I don't have too much discolouration as a whole, I certainly need "brightening up". I use my fingers for the CC cream as my Real Techniques Buffing Brush seems to soak up the product rather than spread it nicely all over my face. It is light enough to feel like you're not wearing anything whilst brightening up my complexion. It's definitely my product of the year so far and it's my go-to product of the moment when I don't want a heavy make-up look.

The Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer also came by accident, I didn't know it came in a matte version too so luckily for me I picked the right one up as I prefer a dewy glow, without looking too shiny. It's a very easy to work with, blendable consistency that also smells lovely too! I'm not sure it helps my base stay on any longer but I just like using it.

I am the lightest shades in all of the foundations just for reference but I find them all to be a perfect match, in particular the True Match. I'd heard a lot of great things about the foundation and the shade range is like no other that I've seen. It caters for cool, warm and neutral tones which is rare in drugstore foundations! It's easy to apply in the mornings when I can barely open my eyes and I know it looks flawless every time.

What are your favourite drugstore foundations? Have you tried any of the products listed?

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  1. The Healthy Mix Serum is by far the best drugstore foundation I've tried so far!

    Sandra - The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

  2. I do love it and is reliable when I want a nice base to last all day :)

  3. Hey! What shade is the Loreal true match? Seems like it would fit me, I bought one a while ago but it is too dark for me.

  4. It is way too light for me at the minute and is probably too light in winter too but it's N1 Ivory x

  5. I live in Oxfordshire too, its a really lovely place! I love the sound of the L'Oreal True Match.

    alice x | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'


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