[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.


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


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


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


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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