As promised I have my Matte foundation edit! I surprisingly own a lot of matte foundations for somebody who isn't a massive fan of them! But foundations are my thing and I love trying all different types, in a bid to find the 'one'. Although I do have dehydrated skin I find I can get away with most matte foundations if I use a hydrating primer.
Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer // £29.50 POST
I picked this on a bit of whim and I actually quite like it. This has a nifty concealer in the lid, which I'm too fussed about - its ok, not the best concealer I've ever tried. The foundation itself promises to be high definition, high performance product, that lasts all day, whilst delivering a flawless matte finish in an oil free formula. The foundation is very thick but easy to blend, it is matte as promised. And the coverage is medium but buildable. It did stay all day! It lasted around 8 hours easily. This wasn't to drying for my dehydrated skin either. Overall, a pretty good foundation!
MAC Studio Fix Fluid // £22
I imagine if you have oily skin this is the foundation for you! It has a good medium coverage, doesn't move for love nor money and is compelety matte! And the beauty of MAC is they have variety of shades to suit almost everyone! I have the shade NC25 which is a good match all though it leans a bit to yellow. I cant use this without a heavy moisturiser and super hydrating primer because it's just too drying! Anybody who has dry skin and has made this work for you, let me know!
Maybelline Matte + Poreless POST
I love the original Fit Me, the finish and the formula were brilliant but the lasting power wasn't so great. So when I heard it had been re formulated over in the States I had to get my hands on it. And this is one of my favourite matte foundations I've tried! It is completely matte! And so long lasting! without being cakey. I don't have any issues with my pores so I cant comment on that but my skin was flawless! I have the shade 228, which is a good match when I have freshy applied tan but I could probably do with a shade lighter.
Estee Lauder Double Wear light // £30 POST
I've heard so many good things about the original Double Wear I wanted to see what the hype was about. But when swatching the original in store it just seemed too thick and drying for me. So I opted for the light version. The foundation claims to have sheer coverage with a natural finish but I'd say the coverage is more medium and the finish is matte. This also promises to control oil. I actually really like this! It's very thin and light on the skin but gives good coverage and this stays in place all day! It was near perfect when I came to remove it!
Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude 25 Hours // £7.99
This is another variation of its predecessor - Lasting finish. I hated that foundation! Thick cakey foundation don't do it for me. So when they brought out this I was intrigued to try it. The new lightweight formula promises to deliver flawless, poreless looking skin that lasts for 25hours. This is still on the thick side of lightweight foundations but I actually really like this! Once its blended skin does look flawless and problem areas are blurred. Does it last 25 hours? No (not that I wore it for that long) but It lasted around 8.
Loreal True Match Genius // £12.99 POST
A foundation, primer, concealer and powder in one! Sounds too good to be true. But I love this nifty little compact! Not going to lie I still use a primer and concealer with this. But this is so easy to apply (just dab your brush in), blends effortlessly and delivers great coverage, and flawless looking skin, that is matte! The staying power of this is impressive too - it was almost perfect when I wanted to remove it! I have the shade 4.N which is a perfect match!
Essence Stay All Day 16h Foundation // £3.80
I'm always a bit dubious of foundations that are under £5 but I heard a few good things. This promises to be easy to blend, silky on the skin, lightweight and stay all day for 16hours. This didn't last 16 hours it lasted a good 6. It is easy to blend and did feel comfortable on the skin, it didn't dry it out either. I have the shade 30 which is the darkest shade, which is disappointing - I'm not even that tanned! The coverage was medium to full. Overall, a good foundation for under £5.
Bourjois Air Matte // £9.99
If seemless, light but full, matte coverage is what you what then this is the foundation for you! The formula is so light and easy to blend but gives brilliant coverage at the same time! This is definitely matte but leaves the skin velvety to the touch! It doesn't smudge, transfer or melt it just lasted perfectly all day! Although if I don't use a good hydrating primer this can be drying on me, but I feel like this would work brilliant on oily skin! The shade 03 is a perfect match for me to.
Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless 3in1 // £12.99
Another hybrid that promises to be a primer, concealer and foundation in one. Its full coverage, matte, relatively easy to blend and lasted all day. I do still have to use a primer or its too drying and concealer. I have the shade 55 which is to pale for me. Overall, I'm not really fussed about this foundation - I mean its not bad but I prefer others.
Loreal Infallible 24H Matte // £7.99
I really don't get the hype around this foundation, everybody seems to love it. This claims to be lightweight, matte foundation, that lasts 24hours with out being cakey. The 1st few times I tried this I did like it but I've decided it's just too matte for me! It settled into laughter lines and kind of looked like it was cracking - but it didn't feel dry, strange! It left my skin looking flat and just not great! That being said I imagine this would work a lot better on oilier skins.
Maybelline Super Stay 24h // £8.99
Another foundation that promises to stand the test of time. This has micro flex technology to prevent cracking and setting in the wrong places. But what drew me about this foundation is it claims to look fresh all day. This and the Maybelline super stay setting spray (you can read about that here) are a long lasting dream team! This did stay all day until i wanted to remove it! The finish of this isn't compelety matte but it isn't demi either - its somewhere inbetween! And this did stay looking fresh for most of the day! I'm not sure how well this would do on oily skins, but if you have normal or dry skin this is a matte foundation for you!
So there's the round up of the matte foundation I own! What are you're favourite matte foundations?
Until next time...
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