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High End Holy Grail Foundations 

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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).

Estee Lauder | Double Wear

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!

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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.

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Marc Jacobs | Re(marc)able 

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.

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I’d love to know if you have any other high end recommendations?

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  • Reply beautybooksandbeyond

    I have been lusting after the luminous silk foundation for so long now! I’m due a new high-end foundation so I think I will have to treat myself 🙂

    September 8, 2017 at 4:38 pm
  • Reply laurenannbeauty

    I love the double wear foundation! I really need to try that Marc Jacobs one as I’ve heard so many good reviews!

    – Lauren xx

    September 13, 2017 at 3:06 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      I didn’t think that I’d find one I like more than double wear but the Marc jacobs is insane!

      September 13, 2017 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply Kate Ballamy

    You’ve made me want to try all three, they all sound amazing! Really want to try double wear, always hear so many good reviews xx

    September 13, 2017 at 8:09 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      You’d be safe with any of these, they’re all such good foundations!x

      September 13, 2017 at 8:11 pm
  • Reply Emily Isobelle Jane

    love this! I have had the estee lauder and georgio armarni on my radar for a while I really want to try them!

    Great Post Lovely


    September 13, 2017 at 8:20 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      They’re amazing you totally should get one (or both). Thanks so much, glad you liked it!

      September 13, 2017 at 8:22 pm
  • Reply whatabigailsays

    I’ve never been one to spend a lot on foundation but you’ve really made me want to try these!

    September 13, 2017 at 9:20 pm
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      I used to be the same but I think that once you start using high end you can really see the difference!

      September 13, 2017 at 9:22 pm
  • Reply jaebovia

    I have really been wanting to try the Marc Jacobs foundation!

    September 13, 2017 at 11:05 pm
  • Reply Life of Little Things

    I’ve only recently started to dabble in high-end foundations so this was a really helpful post! Currently using a Bobbi Brown one which I LOVE but I’m interested in trying out the Estee Lauder one as everyone swears by it. Thanks for writing such a helpful post!x

    September 14, 2017 at 12:35 am
    • Reply sophieheartsnet

      Aw I’m so glad its helped! I haven’t tried the Bobbi Brown one, I’ll have to add it to the list!x

      September 14, 2017 at 8:09 am
  • Reply Rikki

    I love my high end foundations! I’ve tried smashbox, nars and Marc jacobs so far, and the ones you’ve mentioned in this post are definitely next on my list to try!
    Rikki xx

    September 14, 2017 at 7:59 pm
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