Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Foundations, Guest Post from CSI Beauty Blog #6

For today’s Top 5 Tuesday i have another guest post for you, this time from the wonderful L and M of CSI Beauty blog, enjoy!

Hi all! We are L and M from CSI Beauty Blog and between us we write a blog
about Cosmetics, Shopping and Intoxication.

We were very excited when Sophie asked us
to do a guest post for her and came up with the idea of doing our top 5

We both have oily skin but want our make
up to stay put all day, which can be hard to do with some of the foundations on
the market.

Here’s our top 5:


Revlon ColorStay Foundation

We both love the Revlon ColorStay
Foundation. I think we were both impressed with the fact this is done in
different formulations depending on whether you have oily / combination or
normal / dry skin. This has been compared to the legendary double wear
foundation. Although it does need to be blended in quickly I wouldn’t say the
finish is all that heavy. It doesn’t leave the skin looking to un natural gives
a semi matte finish and just lasts all day.  This is also a great
foundation for paler skin tones as although I’m really pale NW20 in mac is a
little dark on me I’m the fourth shade in this. Although I think mid skin tones
may struggle to find much colour choice.


Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. 

We both picked this up on a shopping trip
not long after it had come out. The orange bottle and the fact it was new and
had money off we both instantly wanted to try it. This only has 6 shades and
the palest isn’t that pale but luckily for me it’s ok on me. I love the finish
this foundation gives. It does just brighten up your face and has a really nice
smell (odd thing about a foundation I know). When applied with my RT stippling
brush it really does give a flawless finish. But for oily skins this won’t last
all day.



MAC Prolong wear

This was the first expensive foundation I
bought. I was eager the foundation I bought would not only last all day but
would also leave my skin not looking too matte or caked in foundation. It’s a
lot to ask of someone with oily skin. When applied with a brush you can build
this foundation up to a heavy finish but for a more natural day time look it
looks great applied with fingers. I like the finish of this and it stays all
day. The bottle really lasts a while and the pump makes it easy to dispense.


Max Factor Colour Adapt Foundation 

This is my go to Autumn/Winter foundation
and with it fast approaching us I thought this foundation should be in this
list. This gives a medium coverage and a matte finish and feels silky on the
skin when applied. It covers up imperfections and lasts all day. This is quite
a thick foundation and is great for winter days. It does get thicker the longer
the foundation is left open.


Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation 

No5 is the Chanel Perfection Lumiere. We
wanted to include a high end in this list. The more I used this the more I grew
to love it. For anyone with oily skin this is perfect for you.

It gives a light coverage with a semi
matte finish and just leaves the skin looking fresh natural and even. At first
I didn’t like this foundation. At the time I was just getting over a breakout
and it clung to all the dry skin left from it. But with more use I grew to love
the finish it gave me.


Unfortunately I
only have a sample of this. But I had seven days wear out of it and love it. I
will be purchasing when I have the money and will probably pick it up in the
duty free on my next holiday.

As you can see it’s quite liquidy so
doesn’t feel heavy on the face and sinks in without leaving a layer on you.
Although the finish is matte it’s not a caked on feeling. A great one if you
can afford it though I wouldn’t advise it for dry skin as it really clung to

Hope you enjoyed our guest post, if you’d
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Thanks girls for a fab guest post, make sure you all check them out!

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