Base | My Top Three Budget Foundations

16 November 2013

Back in August, I posted about my Top Three High End Foundations. A more purse friendly post has been on the cards for a while, with the recent purchase of the L'Oreal Nude Magique speeding up the arrival of the high street rave train. Here we go...

The eagle eyed amongst you might have noticed that there are in fact four foundations in this photo, not three. Neutrogena Healthy Skin is a token entry in to the high store chart, as it's not available in the UK (sort it out, Neutrogena). This is touted as a dupe for one of my favourite foundations, Nars Sheer Glow, and it's pretty darn good. I wear the shade 30 Buff which is a tad too pink for me, but it gives a medium coverage, dewy finish which I love. Side note -  If you've got oily skin, this probably isn't the one for you. On my more combination days, I reach for the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation. This was one of the most exciting product launches of the year for me, it's a nice light foundation which sets to a natural, satin finish. Sadly, it doesn't last as well as I'd like it to, but Revlon have some great paler shades.

Bourjois Healthy Mix has recently been reformulated so I can't comment on the new version, but if it's anything like the original then it'll be awesome. This was the first high street foundation in a decade long search that worked for me, and as you can see I'm nearly at the last pump. It's a light, natural coverage with a satin finish, which is perfect for day to day wear. In contrast to that light finish is the coverage of the latest addition to my budget beauty stash, L'Oreal Nude Magique. Although it's lighter than water (yes, really), and feels like you're wearing a lightweight tinted moisturiser, this foundation gives good coverage. My redness completely vanished and blemishes were much less noticeable. Out of the UK picks, I'd definitely recommend this. It's my go to every day foundation at the minute, with a flawless satin finish, I'm suitably impressed.

18 comments

  1. What shade of the L'oreal foundation do you use? I want to try it and I think I'm just the slightest bit paler than you.

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  2. I love Bourjois Healthy mix and I really want to try the perfect 123 foundation and the flower foundation from them! We don't have neutrogena make up here and that one from l'oreal isn't here yet! I will want to pick it up when it arrives! It's been so raved about and looks so flawless on so many girls!

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  3. I loveeeeee the L'Oreal foundation, it is so fantastic !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  4. Love the new and old healthy mix, great post!

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    .Georgina Clare.

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  5. I've heard good things about that Bourjois foundation but never tried it. Another rave review means I should probably try it!

    xo, alison*elle

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  6. I still haven't tried the Revlon Nearly Naked. I like your picks x

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  7. I'm using Rimmel's Wake Me Up at the moment which I love, but would like to check some of these out too! :)

    thegirlsnextdooruk.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I LOVE Rimmel Wake me up as it's sooo creamy and makes you look...very awake as the name suggests! I love you blog so much by the way, i've only just discovered it but i've followed!

    Sharlotte

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  9. Even I am a fan of the L'Oreal Foundation...Wanna try the Bourjois one though...that ll b soon :)) Lovely review gal :)

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  10. Love the Revon Nearly Naked Foundation :)
    dontcoralwithme.blogspot.com

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  11. I can never find Rimmel Wake Me Up in my shade, in fact the only brand that comes close without mixing is Maybelline :(

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  12. I need to try the Eau de Teint. It sounds fantastic! There are so many great foundations at the drugstore I have recently realized- especially Bourgois! :)
    xo, Kate

    kateberlinsays.blogspot.com

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  13. ooh love some of the hauls! I'm always such a fan of Neutrogena :D

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  14. really want to try out the healthy mix foundation, always raved about!
    elizabethsophiee x

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  15. I have to try the Bourjois Healthy mix!

    xx

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  16. Great post! Dieing to try the L'Oreal Nude Magique - I've got the powder and it's sooo good! Xx

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    KittyHearts

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  17. I just got the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation in a swap and I absolutely love it!

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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  18. the neutrogena is definitely not a budget brand in thailand. i wish i could shop there where it is considered a low-end brand! :)) great pick!

    care to follow each other? let me know!

    xx,
    littledreamersavenue.blogspot.com

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Thank you for all of your comments - I read and appreciate every one :)