20 February 2015


Over the years of combatting my oily complexion and experimenting with numerous different foundations in the hope that one day I would find the solution. These 4 foundations I have found to work best to keep me shine free throughout the day. In addition, I do like to use a primer under my foundation to help it last longer. I did a post here which summarises all my primers that in my collection.

YSL fusion Ink foundation

This is very similar to my L’oreal tent magique in a sense that it is both a thin liquid texture that melts into the skin transforming into powder. This gives an airbrushed finish and there is no need for extra setting powder. It has a little spatula wand that places the product on your face before blending it in. I find that using the warmth of your fingers to blend in the foundation to be the best method as you have to be quite quickly. I do warn girls out there with combination oily skin and prone the the random dry patch - This foundation does cling onto it emphasising it. This foundation is gives a lightweight comfortable feel and perfect for days where skin appears to be having a good day and doesn’t need as much coverage. Lasts around 4 hours before my shine starts to break through. I reviewed the L'oreal Teint magique foundation here.

Lancome teint miracle 24h

This is the most heavy foundation that I own in my collection in my opinion but It really does keep your face shine free for the longest period. This is a medium to heavy coverage so there is isn’t a need for me to apply extra concealer. The consistency of this foundation is very thick but it blends relatively easy to give a nice flawless finish. There is SPF in this foundation and I have noticed that there are minor flashback when with flash photography so I would be wary if you are going to an occasion where there are lots of photo taking. Recommend this foundation for more oilier skin or if you want a heavy coverage base. Full review here

Rimmel lasting finish

This is my most recent purchased foundation. I have combination oily skin and I find that this foundation stays put on my face and keeps me looking matte for a long period. I work long hour shifts and after my shift, I do look a little shiny but a nice kind with a bit of a glow rather than oil slick. This is a thick formulation but I find it a bit easier to blend compared with the Lancome Teint Miracle. Medium to full coverage, this foundation masks all my imperfections whilst giving me a subtle dewiness to the skin that doesn’t look too matte. For a drugstore foundation, I am very impressed with this and I have been using it on a daily basis for the past month along with my other January favourites   

Chanel Perfection Lumiere

I used to use the Matte Lumiere but that was unfortunatley discontinued and replaced by this foundation. I seem to reach for this foundation the least compared to the other ones and I actually don't know why. This is a medium to full coverage and it blends very nicely too. Like the name suggests, it does give a subtle glow to the skin allowing for a more natural look to the skin. This foundation is very comfortable to wear and it has a slight delicate scent of roses. Not much to say about this foundation apart from it does its job well and even my mum complimented on how nice my skin looked with it randomly. I did a full review a couple of years ago when I first purchased it here. 

Whats is your current favourite foundation?

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  1. Sound really great!

    x. Kelly // www.Elegantic.nl

  2. Love rimmel foundations x

  3. lovely post I love the rimmel match perfection , its great xx


  4. Thanks for the recommendations! My skin starts to get oily after 30 minutes of applying foundation and it's so frustrating. I'll look more into the Rimmel foundation first to see if it works. And maybe when I feel splurging, I'll try one of the other three :)


  5. Fab post sweetie, will definitely check out your primer post :) I love the sound of the Fusion Ink but not sure if it’ll be great as I do have a few dry patches also. I like the sound of the Chanel foundation also, I’m really loving both the Vitalumiere Aqua and Nars Sheer Glow :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

  6. i really want to try the ysl foundation for so long! might have to purchase it soon

  7. I have heard amazing reviews of the YSL ink foundation and I really want to try it ^^ maybe next on my list ~ also I have tried the Chanel foundation and it's sooooo amazeball! ♥ Love it, but so expensive haha

  8. All these products are great! especially the Chanel and YSL foundations <3
    Eitherway nice blog! Keep up the good work! C:


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  10. Thank you for this post! Although my skin is more combination, I get serious shine and need to try some new foundations. Think I will try the YSL next xx

    Magpie Jasmine

  11. The only foundations I have tried are the YSL and the Chanel one. I love them both! Totally agree that the YSL one is lightweight. I forgot I had even got make up on when I wear this!! Katie x


  12. The only foundations I have tried are the YSL and the Chanel one. I love them both! Totally agree that the YSL one is lightweight. I forgot I had even got make up on when I wear this!! Katie x


  13. Absolutely love your blog and these foundation recommendations (:

    Life in Pastel

  14. Oh my gosh. Thanks for your recommendations. I have superb oily skin and i'm always having problems picking the right foundation! I will give one of these a try!

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  16. Oooh the Chanel one looks interesting! I may have to purchase that one!
    Jennie Emma

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  20. I have oily skin too and Teint Idole Ultra is fab! Shame it's so expensive though...

    ☾ Liquorice Pearls ☾

  21. Thank you a lot for sharing this post! I have an oily skin and lots of problems about getting a normal base, well, now I'll buy these and be happy :D


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  23. I love the Rimmel Foundation! However I stopped using them since last year cause I got back with Korean BB Creams xD


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  24. Thanks for the foundation recommendations! My skin is now on the dry side so I try to stick with more forgiving, hydrating bases. Rimmel do make fantastic drugstore foundations though - they seem to get universally positive feedback!

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  26. Thank you for this review!!
    I love your blog so much!

    Xoxo & Hugs!!

  27. your post really useful for me. thank for sharing.
    I love chanel foundation but its too expensive for me ><
    beautiful pictures!
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  28. I don't have oily skin but I still love this Rimmel foundation :) it just stays on my skin all day!
    You have a great blog, I'm a new follower. x


  29. I have oily skin and I have SUCH trouble finding drugstore foundations that look nice on it and actually stay put - I've heard before that the Rimmel one is quite good, so I'll have to give it a go!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  30. I have so much trouble finding a foundation that wears all day. I don't really have oily or dry skin but nothing stays on!


  31. love your blog :)
    have a great weekend!


  32. I'd love to try the YSL one, sounds great. xx


  33. I absolutely LOVE the Rimmel 25 Hour Foundation xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie


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