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[BEAUTY]: My 4 Current Top Foundations

When it comes to a girl’s foundation, once she’s found the one – she’s set for life. But what happens when that said foundation is discontinued? Or your skin changes? Or you just feel like something light on your skin?

Today I’m chatting about 4 different foundations that range in coverage and price. All four are cruelty free and are firm favourites in my books.

Please note, I received the Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done on my trip with the brand to Reunion Island but the other three were all purchased by me.

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Let’s start with the lightest coverage, the Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done (my shade is medium light). This hybrid complexion perfector combines the benefits of skin treatment and protection with a sheer coverage. To me it seems very much like a BB cream. I love the fact that it has an SPF 20 in it, and combined with a bit of concealer, it’s perfect for summer holidays. I only took this with me for my latest trip to Zambia. The airless pump also makes it super easy to get each last drop out. This formula is also oil-fee. As much as I like this product, I do think R580.00 is just way too expensive. I’d rather spend that on a more fuller coverage product, but if you’re looking for something light with a sheer coverage and you’re not a fan of foundations, this product could be for you?

R580.00 for 40ml

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Next we have the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation (shade 1.2). This was one of my first Smashbox purchases as a few people had recommended it for it’s coverage and the fact that it’s cruelty-free so it seemed ideal for me. I had to get used to this foundation in the fact that you have to build up your coverage. You can build up a medium to full coverage yet it still feels light on your skin. It hydrates your skin and also helps blur imperfections using light-diffusing spheres. It’s become one of my everyday foundations. When I bought my bottle a while ago, it was R450.00 and I see now that the price has gone up to R525.00. Would I repurchase it? I would as I’ve enjoyed using it and it seems to work well with my skin, I would however get maybe one shade darker for summer as it’s really light and won’t match as well if I have a bit of a tan.

R525.00 for 30ml

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On the same level of coverage, is the Urban Decay Naked Skin I bought this one as a treat for myself after the Menlyn launch with some of my readers (and the 30% off discount for that day was a total motivating factor). It offers medium coverage, but is buildable. Plus your skin looks natural, illuminated and with a luminous demi-matte finish. It’s weightless; has light diffusing properties and it’s paraben free. It feels amazing on my skin and is definitely a product I will purchase again when my bottle finishes as I just love the finish it offers my skin.

R560.00 for 30ml

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Last but not least, we have the least expensive foundation but the one with the most coverage. I had heard a lot about this Catrice HD Liquid Coverage (Shade 020) foundation but hadn’t been able to find it in Dis-Chem, so when I did find it, I was so excited to test it to see if it was worth the hype. Definitely worth the hype! This is my weekend foundation as I know it will last the whole day and night. It’s mattifying but not drying and it’s an ultra light, liquid texture. As I said in this video, I would’ve liked a pump bottle as I just think it will be easier to use. Definitely repurchasing this bargain foundation again!

R135.00 for 30ml

Have you tried any of these foundations? Any you plan on buying soon?

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