Tuesday, 5 July 2016

The battle of the high end foundations


Foundations are one of my favourite makeup products to test out, I just love the way there are so many different finishes to them and how there's always one that will suit your skin type. Overall I would have to say I do tend to prefer high end foundations, but as I know they are expensive I've decided to have a 'battle of the high end foundations' where I will compare three of them to find my champion foundation! Let the battle commence!

Makeup Forever ultra HD foundation stick (Y225)  £29
Pro's:
Feels incredibly weightless on your face
Application is incredibly easy and means you don't waste product by pumping it on your hand first
The packaging makes it good for travel as it isn't a glass bottle that could smash
Con's:
Doesn't give me much coverage once I've blended it out
Could be seen as slightly unhygienic as your rubbing the stick on areas of your face that might have blemishes and then rubbing it on other areas of your face
Seems to settle in to my fine lines easily

Nars sheer glow (Gobi) £31
Pro's:
Very buildable is you want a certain type of coverage
I don't find the finish to be matte or dewy on me, just somewhere perfectly in the middle
The outside of the packaging is very minimalistic but pleasing to the eye
Con's:
The bottle doesn't come with a built in pump, so if you don't buy one you can easily waste product from pouring it out on to your hand
Although everyone always says this is a high coverage foundation, I don't actually find it to be very high coverage on me unless I build it up with a few applications
If I don't use a primer, after a few hours the foundation starts to become patchy on certain areas of my skin
Mac studio fix fluid (NC15) £22
Pro's:
Very high coverage which you could also sheer out slightly I you wanted too
There is an extremely large range of shades that caterer for warm and cool skin tones
It lasts all day on me even without a primer
A little pump of this goes a long way so each bottle actually lasts quite a long time
Cons:
It sometimes settles in to my smile lines (but not always)
If you like a really light coverage then it definitely wont work for you
So overall I would put the foundations in the order of Mac studio fix 1st, Nars sheer glow 2nd and the  Makeup forever ultra HD stick in 3rd. Studio fix just beats the other two for me because of the insanely high coverage it offers and it's lasting power. I'd love to know which foundation you think you would prefer out of the three and remember these are just my personal opinions for how each of the foundations suits my skin type. Thanks for reading.
Kate Rose xo





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16 comments

  1. I have heard so many good things about all these foundations, it was nice to see them broken down and compared xx
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    1. I'm glad you liked it Laura, thanks for reading! x

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  2. I love posts like this! This was so helpful, I really want to try the Makeup Forever Stick! I've tried a sample of the MAC foundation before, and I wasn't too keen on it, I thought it stunk of paint!

    Robyn x
    www.0hsodaisy.blogspot.com

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    1. I personally don't think it smells like paint but I know a few people that think it does too! I'm glad you enjoyed it and thanks for reading! x

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  3. I've heard quite a few people talk about that make-up forever stick as say it gives incredible coverage...hmm! I love the MAC studio fix!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. I think it depends on the way you apply it. x

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  4. I am not a huge fan of Mac studio fix, maybe because I am oily skin, but I dom't know!

    Amy xx
    Amyrosexoxo.blogspot.com

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    1. Maybe try one of the other Mac foundations and see how that suits your skin! x

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  5. I am not a huge fan of Mac studio fix, maybe because I am oily skin, but I dom't know!

    Amy xx
    Amyrosexoxo.blogspot.com

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  6. Ive never brought high end foundations because im too scared i will pick up the wrong shade and spend all that money on it haha!x
    www.kateejessicayoung.wordpress.com

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    1. Before I bought my first high end foundation that's what was stopping me too. You could always go in to the shop and ask them to help match you, that's what I did! x

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  7. I want to try a MAC foundation so bad, everything I've heard about it has been really positive. Thanks for the review x
    -Alice
    alicejlorna.blogspot.com

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    1. If you do try it please let me know what you think! x

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  8. The thing that puts me off of the Makeup Forever one is that it's a stick and like you said, can be a bit unhygienic. Would love to try the other two though!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. I haven't noticed it give me any more spots than usual but the unhygienic thought is there! I would definitely recommend the other two very highly though. x

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  9. I loved this post! I love Nars sheer glow foundation but I haven't tried the other two of these foundations! The Mac one sounds lovely put I'm not so sure about the makeup forever foundation as products in a stick form don't usually go well with my skin! Anyway great post and thanks for the reviews! X

    Amyx Makeupwithmissa.blogspot.co.uk

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