Tuesday, July 26, 2016

3 Summer Bases



Summer and Winter months are the hardest for me when it comes to finding foundations. In the Winter months I suffer from such dehydrated and dry skin that most foundations look patchy and cakey. In the Summer months, my skin is still dehydrated but tmi warning here I sweat a lot from my face, so nothing really sticks. 

I've finally found three foundations ranging from light to medium/heavy coverage that are perfect for those with dry skin and looking for the perfect Summer base!

Firstly is the product with by far the longest name in history but also the lightest base out of the three product - The Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream. Now I'm not sure that because I purchased this in the States that the name is different or whether or not but this is one of the best BB creams I have tried. I usually like quite a bit of coverage, but when I was in New York last Summer, there was no way I was walking around with a layer of foundation on my face in 36 degrees. No way. I remember that they didn't have a light shade but only light/medium, and this only works when I've got a good tan going on, otherwise it is far too yellow. However, I've noticed that in the UK they do have a light only version, which I may repurchase for it! Interestingly enough, although it says for "oily skin" it's quite a watery consistency, so I'm not quite sure how well this would work on people with oily skin. For me, as I've got dry skin it does actually work. Also a little product goes a long way and it blends into the skin really nicely either with your fingers or a sponge (I don't recommend using a brush). As it is a BB cream, the product isn't as long lasting as foundations, so I would recommend priming 100% and setting it lightly with powder as well.


Next is the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum . This is a foundation like I'd never tried before - totally unique in consistency and formula. I picked this up after hearing how much my favourite Youtuber, Kathleen Lights recommended it for dry skin types. I have to agree it is amazing. I've done a full review on the foundation here, but just to reiterate: it's not medium coverage, to me it is very light, as I can still see my freckles come through and they do not look as if they have been painted over. This really does look like "skin" and not foundation. How I would best describe the coverage is that it evens out your skin tone with providing enough coverage for any subtle blemishes you may have. 

Like the BB cream, as this is such a light formula, it won't last you 24 hours. What I would say, if you prep, prime and powder (the three important p's) it can last me on a work day from 8am-6pm. Why I would say this is a great Summer base is because of how lightweight it is. If you're on holiday, wanting to run out for dinner with family, there is no way you're going to pack on that Nars Sheer Glow is there? It's a breathable foundation that still provides you with an even complexion on the hottest days without melting off! 

Lastly is the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation. There are some moments and also people who just don't like a light coverage, and I totally get that. At work I prefer much more of a medium coverage as I'm in a air-con happy building. I give you my new holy grail everyday foundation, The Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation. I've only been using this foundation for a couple of months now but I honestly don't know if I would ever fork out on a high end foundation again. This is such an amazing foundation for girls with dry skin, it's not tacky, cakey or that weird patchiness either. It lasts on my skin (when I can remember to actually prime my face) that little bit longer than the bourjois foundation. The first place I do notice that it dissapears is my nose, but alas, I suffer from hayfever so that would be why. This foundation has already claimed itself as my favourite drugstore foundation in one of my recent posts here. The foundation also sits so beautifully underneath the Rimmel Stay Matte powder and really can handle the heat!

Top to Bottom: Garnier BB Cream, Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum & Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation 
So there we have it, three bases that have got you covered in the Summer heat. Although the Summer in the UK has basically been and gone in the past week, one can still only hope for future sun! Let me know in the comments below some of your favourite Summer bases!
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30 comments

  1. I love bb creams! So light and great for Summer x
    Morgan | www.justmorgs.com

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  2. These look awesome I've been wanting to try Bourjois foundations but can never get myself to buy it

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. It's a really great foundation, I would 100% recommend it! Not the best coverage but really looks like skin! xx

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  3. I would never have touched the Rimmel foundation before but my skin has been normal/dry lately so I might have to get it. I love finding a good drugstore foundation that makes you not bothered about high end ones, my favourite at the moment is Loreal True Match :) x

    Gemma Louise

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    1. Oh you really should! I never thought I would like it but it's the only foundation I wear on a daily basis that doesn't cling to any dry patches! The L'OReal one unfortunately didn't work for me! I have quite large pores and made them really stand out! xx

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  4. Great article! During the summer I prefer mineral powder foundations, but i love BB creams, too!

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    1. Thank you Monica! I wish I could wear mineral powder but with such dry skin it doesn't work! xx

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  5. Great post! I really want to try the Bourjois foundation.


    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  6. Love the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation! Xx

    AlLittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  7. I really love Rimmel foundations so I'll have to try the Match Perfection when my Lasting Finish runs out! I do prefer a higher coverage, but in the summer I'll go a little lighter than usual.

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. I'll have to try the Lasting Finish one too it sounds like! I reckon it'd be great for nights out etc! xx

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  8. I love both the Match Perfection and Healthy Mix Serum Foundations. Two of my affordable favs. <3

    http://neonchipmunkmakeup.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aren't they amazing! glad you agree :D xx

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  9. I've yet to try the first one, but I love the last two and are currently my go-to foundations for sure :)

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Definitely want to try some more BB creams as well - but yeah they are so great! Definite faves! xx

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  10. I completely agree with you on Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, it's one of the best foundations for dry skin and I love how light it is. I used to love the Garnier BB cream but it's been ages since I last repurchase, need to pick it up again.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Isn't it great! I think I'll need to try some more of Garnier's BB creams and maybe repurchase this one as it is quite old haha! xx

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  11. I used to love the Garnier BB Cream when I first started using makeup! Might have to give it a go again... :)

    Ellen x
    http://thatsellen.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh definitely! Let me know how you get on with it! xx

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  12. I would love to try the bb cream!:))

    itscamicreative.blogspot.dk
    -Cami

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  13. I love the Healthy mix serum, it just melts into your skin www.indigoandmouse.blogspot.com

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    1. Doesn't it! It is one of those foundations that really looks like skin! xx

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  14. I absolutely adore the Rimmel Match Perfection - it' amazing; my favourite summer base is the L'Oreal Lumi Magique Foundation; lovely post!

    Frances xx

    www.royallyrouge.com

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    1. Oh I'd love to try the Magique foundation - L'Oreal Foundations haven't particularly worked well for me but would love to try it! xx

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  15. I've been wanting to try the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, but living in the US makes that nearly impossible. It sounds really nice, though!

    www.youarebeaut.blogspot.com

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    1. I know! I've heard that you can buy it on Amazon though, here's hoping Bourjois comes your way so you can try it out! xx

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