When it comes to foundation these days I’ve actually been letting my skin breathe quite a bit and in all honesty, I haven’t been wearing any foundation at all on a day to day basis. That being said, when I do wear foundation on the weekends and on special occasions I want my skin to look absolutely amazing. So what do I want? Excellent coverage without a cakey finish. Not much to ask for right? Well, throw into the mix that I’m on a budget and I have fairly pale cool toned skin, things get a little harder. For years I’ve searched for my holygrail foundation and non have come quite as close as the three affordable foundations mentioned here in this post which I seriously urge you to check out.
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation
The first of the three medium to full coverage foundations that you need to try is the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation. This is a foundation which I’ve been using for a number of years now and at one point it was my absolute favourite. What I love about this foundation is the fact that it is so lightweight. In terms of coverage, the product provides light to medium coverage. I’d personally say that this foundation is more medium coverage than anything else. Can you build it up for even higher coverage? Personally, I find it tends to slip and slide on my face if I try and build it up. However, that doesn’t mean it is bad.
As mentioned earlier I’ve used this foundation for a few years now so it is clear I am a fan. My favourite thing about the Rimmel medium coverage foundation? How it gives my skin a lovely healthy glowy look. It just brightens everything, covers discolouration well and works really well with my dry skin. For those wondering, I use the shade 010 Light Porcelain which works really well on me as it is both pale and cool toned.
Revolution Pro Foundation Drops
The second of the three medium to full coverage foundations that you need to try is the Revolution Pro Foundation Drops. Now let me tell you, I adore the formula of this foundation. It is water based and therefore is super lightweight on the skin. Now you might be thinking that because the foundation is water-based that it is just going to provide the skin with really light coverage. Wrong. One of the great things about this foundation is the fact that you can customize your coverage. Want light coverage? Use a smidgen. Want something that is going to give you more of a flawless look? Simple use more.
The amazing thing? It builds up super well. If I team this foundation up with my BeautyBlender I can create a seriously flawless look. My only negative with the foundation drops? The shade. I use the colour F3 which is a fairly pale shade with pink undertones. On paper, it should match me super well. The problem? It oxidises. It isn’t terrible but I do wish it was a smidgen lighter for this reason. Apart from that? I can’t fault it.
The Ordinary Coverage Foundation
The third and final of the three medium to full coverage foundations that you need to try is The Ordinary Coverage Foundation. I picked this foundation up in the shade 1.0N which is neutral shade. The reason I didn’t buy the brands cool toned shade? After doing a little research I discovered the neutral shade is significantly lighter. Boy am I glad I opted for this shade as anything darker would have just been unusable for me as it does oxidise a little plus I need to use a white foundation with this to really make it work. Unsurprisingly the foundation leans on the yellow side but I don’t find this an issue at all.
The thing that sets this foundation apart from the rest? The way it makes my skin look, even close up. Seriously my skin looks flawless. I was actually super shocked during my first application. I just couldn’t believe how good it made my skin appear. It tackled both my redness and my spots incredibly well and I found the foundation easy to build up from medium coverage to full. The affordable full coverage foundation isn’t thick, nor is it lightweight but it is comfortable when on the skin.
Have you tried any of the three foundations mentioned? What do you look for in a foundation?