Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Another Day, Another Foundation

I am on the hunt for the perfect foundation.  
I have a bit of a problem though, some types of foundation are just not good for my skin.  Whenever I have a break and do not wear any foundation, say if I have a week off work and don't bother wearing any make up, my skin is great and I have no problems.  As soon as I start wearing foundation, I break out in spots.  It is so frustrating.
I have a routine that I use everyday, morning and night, of cleansing my face and making sure all make-up has been cleaned off.  This seems to have helped tremendously.  It just seems like it's the foundation that's the problem.

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse

I loved this stuff, it was great!  This foundation made my skin look so perfect.  It was really good to apply as well, it just smoothed so easily over my face.  It was lovely.  However, this was by far the worst foundation for my face.  It made many spots come up so no matter how good it looked, I had to stop using it.

Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation

There wasn't anything special about this foundation.  It was ok, but it didn't look really good and it didn't do wonders for my skin.  I also found myself applying quite a few layers of this foundation onto my skin for it to actually make a difference, it didn't smell so nice either. 

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions
This is the foundation that I currently use.  I have been using it for at least the last year and so far this one is by far the best for my skin.  It covers my face really well and looks quite good.  I have definitely had clearer skin since I have been using this foundation, however I still do get spots when I wear this everyday.
I did try another Clinique one but I can't really remember what it was called, I think it was the Superbalanced Makeup one, however that felt really quite heavy on my skin and was too thick for daytime make up.

So now I really don't know what to do.  I think I need to go for a shop to maybe try another foundation. I'm not quite sure where to start though.
If anyone knows of a good foundation to solve my problem then let me know!

What have I been up to today?
I went to work this morning, I really love where I'm working at the moment.  When I say work, I mean placement, I'm a student.  This week I'm working in a different hospital to where I have been previously working, it's quite a small hospital, but I love it there!  The staff are so friendly and nice and helpful, and it's busy-ish but it's not so busy that you are constantly rushing around and get really stressed.  You can work at a nice pace.  It would be the ideal place for me to work when I leave Uni.

Luckily I was only working for half a day today, I feel so ill!  I think I have a throat infection, I have a temperature and feel really shivery and achy.  I don't want to be ill!

Despite me feeling like rubbish, I am now going to get my anatomy books out, and start studying for my summer exam.  How geeky!  But I really want to pass, and get a good grade.  I want to prove to myself that I really can do it if I put my mind to it.  
I didn't get so great grades in my first year, mainly out of laziness.  So this year I have really got to try!


  1. You have to try mineral foundation!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I swear, liquid foundation (especially Max Factor) used to made me look like I had measles!!!!!!!! Horrible :(

    I use Bare Ecentuals at the moment. I would advise buying it from QVC because then you can try it for 30 days and send it back if it doesn't suit you!! B.E. does contain Busmuth, which can make some people itchy, so the money back guarantee is definitely worth having if you can't get a sample.
    I haven't tried Lily Lolo but you can get really cheap samples from their website.
    There is also BM Beauty by Kimberly Wyatt from the Pussycat Dolls. Not sure if they do samples but it might be worth a look.

    Hope you feel better :)

    1. Thank you! :) Just had a quick look at the ones you suggested. Think I'm going to order some samples. :)

  2. Love the post:)) Great blog:)
    Always invited to my blog <3

  3. You should try Dior foundation! Its amazing!!!!

    Amen Fashion 17

    1. I might have to try that! Thanks for the suggestion!

  4. I have oily/breakout skin and Ive tried so many foundations but ive stuck to Clinique as its the only one that never causes me any problems, im stil on the lookout tho for an even more perfect one :) x

  5. Awesome blog dear..i'm your newest follower now.

  6. I'm so glad you shared this too because I have seen all of these foundations and I'm so wary because I break out really easily. I love Clinique though so I might try this. Thank so much for sharing, what an informative post. Following you now


    1. It is worth a try! The Clinique one is my favourite foundation so far.

  7. looks like some good picks, I am tempted to try the stay matte foundation cuz i got such a oily skin!



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