Personally, I have never been a foundation type of girl because I can never find the perfect shade for my complexion that for one, doesn’t make me look ill, washed out or looking like a ghost or maybe the actual problem is that I am just simply shit at doing my makeup. Which I know may be hard to believe considering I have been blogging about beauty for the last 3 years of my life but when I tell you guys I have tried so many foundations in the last 2 years; I have tried MAC long-wear, Makeup forever HD foundation, Clinique, Dior, Lancome, L’oreal true match, YSL, NYX and Estee lauder and still none of them look amazing on me, I am really starting to think I’ll never find my perfect match ūüôĀ

So ever since I got into makeup I have always worn concealer (thank you God for giving me good skin) and kept my make up nice and natural-looking especially on a day to day basis when I had 6th form. But do you know when you just wanna be a little extra and want a full 0-100 transformation but you can’t because you’re still looking for your holy grail foundation??? Or am I just being super picky and there actually is no such thing as the perfect shade??? However, after an event at Harvey Nichols, I tried the Nars sheer glow and It looked pretty good so hopefully, that will be my staple foundation for this winter (finger crossed), that with the Nars creamy concealer is a killer combination!!!

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Anyways enough about me and my first world problems but winter is around the corner and that means we’re probably going to have to buy a new foundation shade because if you’re like me you tan super easily so when it gets to winter you need a lighter foundation that is extremely hydrating, especially for all my dry skin queens out there. I personally have oily-combination skin so in summer my skin is so oily around the T-zone area and I sweat a lot so it just makes the whole process of makeup so long in the summer, but in winter my skin can get so dry so I literally have to switch up everything including my skincare routine and the makeup products I use on my face. Mh lifestyle is well and truly an expensive one, can anyone else relate? Dry skin is such a task to get so please this winter can you guys remember to drink lots and lots of water and MOISTURIZE, however, if you do end up with flaky skin I recommend a coffee scrub mixed with full-fat yoghurt every two days until your skin is back to being smooth. Works every time.

According to Glamour, these are the 6 Pro tips to always remember when looking for your perfect foundation;
  1. If you are buying for everyday wear, perhaps keep the coverage a little lighter or go for a tinted moisturiser and then use a concealer to target any areas in need of extra coverage.
  2. Choose three shades you think are a close match, swiping all three side-by-side down your cheek towards your jawline. The shade that seemingly disappears, wins.
  3. Step outside and check the shade in natural light. (this is the most important step because I have walked out of a few shops looking worse for wear after getting a shade match)
  4. Have a foundation for when you’re tanned (even if it’s¬†fake tan!) and one for when you go weeks without sun.
  5. If you have oily skin, try prolonging the wear of your foundation with a primer or setting with a lightweight powder.
  6. If your foundation is applying streaky, ditch your brush and try using a beauty blender or your fingers to apply. Both will produce a more diffused finish.

These are the 5 winter-friendly foundations to keep your skin looking refreshed no matter the weather conditions (All of them I mentioned above, although they were not the perfect shade they were pretty good foundations).

BARESKIN PURE BRIGHTENING SERUM FOUNDATION SPF20

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I think this foundation first came out in 2015 or 2016, this was my first ever foundation and boy did Bare Minerals do me wrong. At that time they didn’t have that many shades and I bought the darkest shade there not knowing it was going to be 4/5 shades too light (I ended up gifting it to my mum because there was no way that ¬£28 was going to waste). But if you wanna glow this winter, this is the foundation for you, infused with vitamin C there won’t be a dull day this winter for you!

 

DIOR FOREVER

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Dior prides itself in quality and it really shows because this is honestly one of the best foundations I have ever tried, the application is amazing, the texture is amazing and the finish is Divine! Now I just need a Dior saddle bag and my life will be complete.

FENTY BEAUTY PRO FILT’R SOFT MATTE LONGWEAR FOUNDATION

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This is the foundation that changed the f=game as well as the beauty industry, in general, and will probably go down in makeup history. With 400 shades to pick from all with specific undertones, you’re honestly spoilt for choice, also with the new foundation, you whatever shade you are in this one you’re the same for the new foundation which can I add is specific to dry skin so perfect for winter!

ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR STAY-IN-PLACE MAKEUP

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This has to be one of the most raved about foundations of all time! Ever since I started blogging no one has ever had a bag thing to say about this foundation. it truly the best if the best with buildable coverage, long wearable, flawless matte finish and SPF – it is everything you could.

MAKE UP FOR EVER ULTRA HD INVISIBLE COVER FOUNDATION

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This has to be the most underrated foundation of all time! When I say this is the best foundation you will ever try I am not joking. it gives 0 flashback, the best coverage and it literally looks like skin without being light!!