On a bad skin day (or just a bad day full stop) there’s nothing quite like a high end foundation to reassure you that you’re covered. Don’t get me wrong there are plenty of really great high street foundations, but they’re very every day. Sometimes you just need that something extra, a foundation that you can wear to make you feel (and look) better. Birthdays, Christmas, holidays, nights out, interviews, weekends, the list goes on… a good high end foundation has got your back though the good times and the bad. I’ve put together my top three (not in order) of recommendations if you’re on the hunt for your BFF (best foundation forever).
This is the first high end foundation I ever bought. To this day its the one I use on a day to day basis. At £32.50 its one of the most affordable high end foundations and I swear its worth every penny. One of the many reasons I love this foundation is that although its medium coverage, it is buildable. It can take you from natural looking day time to full coverage with just an extra layer. Another benefit of the product is that they sell fifty shades. Even if you’re not a fan of the foundation you have to admit, that’s pretty impressive. If you’ve only ever used high street brand foundation, I’d say that this is a good starter product to get you into high end foundation. Its so easy to use, a good price and its even available at Boots. If you can’t justify £32.50 then just save up your advantage points and pop to your local store to get colour matched!
Georgio Armani | Luminous Silk
My most recent foundation purchase, I fell in love with this instantly. I’d heard so many people raving about this product that I specifically put it on my list to pick up at Selfridges. As soon as Armani colour matched me and offered to touch up my foundation, I was sold. At £40, we’re getting into more expensive territory, but everything about it is luxurious. From the gorgeous frosted glass bottle, to the helpful Armani staff and the overall look and feel of the product. This foundation is buildable. You’re pretty much in full control of how much coverage you want it to provide. I’m a fan of a full coverage and this is so easy to apply and gives a lovely finish.
Last but most certainly not least, this product 100% lives up to its name and is my number one foundation. The foundation that I reach for on special occasions, days I want my skin to look absolutely flawless. I couldn’t recommend it enough if you’re looking for a product that will do the same for you. Unfortunately and oddly, seeing as this is my favourite, I do have to mention one drawback. Unless I use the Porefessional primer by Benefit on each side of my nose, it amplifies my pores in this area, unlike other foundations. This isn’t a deal breaker as I do just counteract it with primer. It’s something worth noting if you do have quite large pores though. Its a full coverage foundation, so I find it a bit much (and a bit expensive) for every day use. It’s great though because a little goes a long way and it lasts absolutely ages.
I’d love to know if you have any other high end recommendations?