Ive acquired a few new foundation as of late, so I thought I'd share my thoughts on the ones Im currently using on rotation.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation
Ive not actually used a Rimmel foundation for years, but after reading a few good reviews on their newest foundation Wake Me Up, I decided to purchase it a couple of weeks ago. I honestly didn't think I would like this foundation as much as I do, but I am actually really impressed. It offers a medium coverage, which needs a little building though. If too less of product is used, you're only going to end up with a light coverage, but it builds easily to a medium. I do have to use a bit more than I do with my HG Lancome Teint Miracle, to get my desired coverage, but it doesn't leave me looking over applied or cakey. It does contain shimmer, but it doesn't result in a disco ball face, it just finishes with a nice natural glow.
Clarins Ever Matt Foundation
To be honest, I don't really favour the look of a totally matte foundation, however there is something about this one which I like. Again this provides a medium coverage. I find it applies and blends really easily and gives me enough time to work with it before it dries. It doesn't feel heavy on the skin and doesn't actually leave a finish that is obvious to the eye that foundation is being worn, which I find sometimes does happen with matte foundations. For those with combination/oily skin this will be an ideal foundation. My skin personally is not overly oily, but I do suffer with oil throughout the day around my tzone, and this controls is really well without the oil breaking through.
L'Oreal Lumi Magique Foundation
This foundation offers the lightest coverage of those mentioned. This is ideal for people who have totally blemish free skin and just want to even out their skin tone. Its a light infused foundation which aims to give a glow from within. Like Rimmels Wake Me Up though, Its not shimmery where it warrants the disco ball face. Although Ive heard some people say its medium coverage for me, I'd say it was light. Then again everyone wants something different from a foundation I suppose. At this moment in time though, it doesn't offer me the coverage I need, maybe when my monthly bitch spots have gone back into hiding, I'll get a lot more wear from it. I really do like the finish on this and it does make my skin look more radiant, so hopefully I will be able to use it more often. I do find though it doesn't cope with my oily tzone as well as the other two foundations, I don't think it would last me in a sweaty night club. Best suited for day wear.
Lancome Teint Miracle
Last but not least. My HG Foundation, the one that no other foundation seems to come close to. Im sure Ive wrote about my love for Teint Miracle before, so Im not going to go into detail again. For me though, its simply perfection. Everything I want in a foundation. The coverage, the finish, the shade match, everything is perfect.