Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Starting Off #3: Foundation

Today's post is going to include a little bit of a review on this new foundation that I got. It's the YSL Touche Eclat foundation! It's meant to be the perfect companion to the original Touche Eclat concealer/highlighting pen I talked about on the last post. It is just as luminizing as the pen and it is the best foundation I've ever used! It's got a lovely, demi-matte finish, so you can make it as glowy or as matte as you want. It's also one of those foundations that would suit almost all skin types. I have combination skin and this doesn't make me oily at all, but at the same time it also feels very moisturizing, so I'm sure it would be fine for dry skin girls as well! 

YSL Touche Eclat foundation in BR 060. £28 for 30ml from FeelUnique.com

If you're in a bit of a budget, the best high street foundation I've ever tried is this Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum. The formula is a bit thick, but if you just take your time blending (or maybe use your hands to apply it and melt it down a bit), it gives the perfect amount of coverage and also has a demi-matte finish, like the YSL! It's a bargain at £9.99 and we know Boots always has an offer on! I highly recommend this one! 


Here are my top tips on foundation:

For a more natural application, use a buffing brush or yours fingers!

 Have 2 colours of foundation: one for when your skin is more tanned, during the summer, and one for your winter skin. 

 Do not try to bronze yourself up too much with foundation. If you're not good at applying it, it'll just look weird! 

Don't try to plaster your face with foundation to cover imperfections. Do a light layer and spot conceal with your concealer.

You guys, I just started a YouTube channel and my very first video went up last night! If you could check it out and maybe even subscribe, I would be forever grateful!
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32 comments

  1. Im currently looking for a new foundation, thanks for the recommendations!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  2. I love your top tips! I 100% agree with that you shouldn't plaster your face in foundation! I have seen many dorito look-a-likes! Hehe! Great blog!
    Please check out mine, I would really love for you to leave a comment!xx
    http://hannahsbubbe.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/starting-off-foundation.html

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  3. So tempted to try that YSL foundation! Eeek

    http://girlwithlipstick.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/starting-off-foundation.html

    xx

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  4. I love the Bourjois healthy mix serums, they're amazing! Love your blog photography too :)
    xx

    www.elisedopson.com

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  5. GORGEOUS photos! You have inspired me!

    Rebecca x
    http://cloudnineindulgence.blogspot.co.uk/

    PS do you know you have Captcha on your comments? x

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  6. I LOVE the ysl one, one of my favorites.

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  7. Ooh I really want to try the YSL foundation! great to read that you have combination skin too but this one doesn't make you too oily - it's so hard to find great foundation for combination skin!

    Jo x

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  8. I really want to be a millionaire so I can try out all YSL make up - every product looks beautiful! Healthy Mix is definitely going to be the next foundation I buy, everyone seems to love it!

    I'm part of the SO project too!
    Rosie xo

    rosiemickhaiel.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I am dying to try YSL products, they look and sound amazing.
    New follower xx
    http://bigbeautybag.blogspot.com/

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  10. Lovely straightforward post :) I love the Healthy Mix Serum, it's my only foundation :)
    The Oxford Owl | The SO Project Week 3!

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  11. I feel like I need the Healthy Mix foundation, I can't believe I haven't tried it, (except on my hand!)
    I think this might be my new winter foundation, like you said!
    Here's mine if you'd like to have a look http://letmegoxo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/starting-off-foundation.html
    Estelle x

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  12. Aahh the Touche éclat foundation is everywhere! Really tempted to go and purchase it tomorrow *-*

    Hayfa
    http://londonloafers.blogspot.com

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  13. I love the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum! Everyone seems to be talking about it!

    LittleMissFashion ♡

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  14. Would you say the Bourjois foundation would be good for a lighter coverage? I really want to try it but I'm the kinda girl that hates the feeling of foundation on my skin, so I like super light foundations. :)

    http://www.blogthiswithhannah.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. These are the 2 foundations I've heard many great reviews about! I'm really interested in the YSL one x

    devonabeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. This series is great and I'll definitely subscribe. x

    Girl+World

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  17. I'm on the hunt for a new foundation, so this post has been very helpful! Thanks for sharing x x x

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  18. This is on my to try list. I wish I could get my hands on the bourgeois foundation in the US

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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  19. Very useful tips sweets..
    Keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com
    http://instagram.com/beingbeautifulpooja

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  20. Ohhh I'd die to get the YSL foundation, I love YSL makeup I'm never disappointed with YSL! It's such a great high-end brand! I have some eyeshadows and the Baby Doll mascara works very well I highly recommend you that one if you wanna try some other YSL make up! :) xx loved that review!

    www.leenatheunicorn.blogspot.com

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  21. Hey I also sub to your Chanel, I myself have a beauty/fashion channel if you want to check it out :)

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  22. Great tips. I adore the Healthy Mix serum. I subscribed :D Yay for YT

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  23. Love this post, its great how you gave us a drugstore dupe now i just have to decide what one i'll buy first. I've favourited this post to remind me to check out your YT channel x

    Jessica | Just Say Jess

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  24. nice tips! never tried these ones, but the bourgeois bottle looks so cute!
    xoxo
    http://dailyfashiondream.blogspot.com

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  25. I really want to try this YSL foundation! I have never tried any bourjois foundations I am always worried highstreet brands may break me out!

    http://macaronaddict.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. I am so keen to try this foundation, especially as I swear by their concealer and the fact it seems good for combination skins (like mine!) is great! x

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  27. I wish the Bourjois foundation came in darker shades!!

    MyLushBox

    xx

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  28. I was very undecided about this product but you've convinced me! I'm gonna give it a go. I just found your blog and I love it :) Gave you a follow.

    drainedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. Wow, that YSL foundation...I'm kind of in a middle of an inner protest, I can't find a foundation that's right for me so I stopped using it altoghether.

    Have a great week,
    Mary x

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  31. I think the Wake Me Up foundation from Rimmel is also great for beginners, I love your beauty tips! :) xx

    adaliascloset.blogspot.co.uk

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