I hate spending tons of money on makeup. Especially foundations and concealers. Ever since I started using makeup at the age of 15 I’d never been able to find a foundation that didn’t look caked on or that didn’t bring me out in spots after a few uses. I’ve tried loads of different brands; MAC, L’Oreal, Maybelline, Rimmel London etc, but none of them ever did my skin any good. The best thing I found that left my skin feeling great wasn’t even a foundation. It was a toning moisturiser by Miss Sporty and I swore by it.
But alas, it ran out, and could I find it again? Nope. So I was back to square one.
This Christmas however, I fell into a bit of money and decided that for once, I was going to splash out on some makeup. Of course my first stop was MAC. Enough people rave about it that I thought I should probably go in for a proper consultation. But the day I went in, everyone had evidently had the same idea and I couldn’t even get near the foundations to have a look. Which then lead me to Urban Decay. I’d never even considered their other makeup, only their eyeshadow palettes ever registering in my mind. So I sat down and I let the assistant work her magic and match me a foundation.
It was perfect. Usually I have to mix foundations to get my skin tone, but their range is so well made they have perfect colours to match a whole range of skin tones.
Then there’s the coverage. I watched her put one pump of the foundation onto the lid and it covered my entire face with brilliant results. All of my redness was cancelled out but at the same time it looked like I was barely wearing anything. It felt light on my skin, like I’d just put on a layer of moisturiser and even once it had oxidised, it didn’t leave me looking orange.
The more I use it, the more I fall in love with it. It stays put all day when I’m wearing it and doesn’t dry out and crumble or sweat off and melt. I’ve used it during dance performances and it’s been the perfect base and hasn’t required a single touch up. And there’s no separation of the formula in the bottle when you leave it to settle between usages. Urban Decay have put tiny balls in the bottom so you can shake the bottle before every use and get everything mixed back in together.
The concealer that pairs with it is a brilliant addition. It has the same light feeling and the same amazing coverage. And though it’s something strange to notice, both the foundation and concealer smell lovely.
The price is quite decent too. The foundation comes in at £27 and the concealer at £17.50. For what they do and how long they’d last, that is a price you can’t argue with. It’s a price I was more than happy to pay and it’s one of the main reasons I’ve been recommending it to everyone who asks me about it. They have an entire Naked Skin range, which if I had the money to splash out on, I definitely would.
I’ve left links down below for anyone who wants to take a look on their website. Hopefully this has been helpful if you’re looking to switch foundations or trying foundation for the first time!
Sparkle on! – Ellie .xx