Bourjois Healthy Mix // Seventeen On the Spot // Dainty Doll // Max Factor Skin Luminizer // Seventeen Stay Time
Today I wanted to talk a little bit about some high street foundations that I've been trying out. I used to be a total convert to Estee Lauder and only really used the Double Wear foundation, which I loved but it was a very full-coverage formula and not cheap so I looked at dupes that I could find for it on the high street, and I've not had all that much success. I have showcased a few different brands here and of them all, my favourite has definitely been the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation. I chose the lightest shade in this and it is a great colour match, applies beautifully and lasts all day. I am trying to finish up all my half finished foundations so I can throw them all out and buy another bottle of this, which comes in at around £14.
The On the Spot from Seventeen I bought on a whim because it was in the sale, and for £3 I thought it would be worth trying. It's ok; I don't find it lasts all day and sometimes can look a little flaky, as can the Stay Time variant by the same brand. I don't know if it's something in their formulas or whether, with foundations, you really do get what you pay for; the Stay Time foundation was around £6 and I wouldn't repurchase either of them, although I would give them props on shade choices, I'm very pale and struggle to find foundations that aren't orange toned.
Dainty Doll is a brand that I have posted about before and I actually got this foundation for a steal from Amazon, although I think it might have been discontinued now. Again, great colour match for my skin but the formula didn't meet my expectations and it was quite heavy and thick to apply. Possibly better for an evening foundation than an everyday one, as it's definitely a heavier coverage.
Finally I have also almost finished this Max Factor Skin Luminizer foundation that I talked about here. I can only wear this foundation mixed with a lighter shade because it's too dark on its own, but the texture and coverage is good, if having a tendancy to go patchy and needing a touch up after a few hours. It cost around the £10 mark, and I wouldn't probably repurchase it as I much preferred the Bourjois one for slightly more money.
So in sum, I definitely think the best of this bunch was the Bourjois and I loved everything about it, from the shade and coverage to the bottle itself which has a pump to dispense the right amount of product onto the brush. I will be repurchasing that one, I think, but please leave any high street foundation recommendations that you have!