My 9-5 foundations

The main thing I look for in a foundation is the ability to make my skin look just as flawless in the evening as it did when I first applied it at 7 in the morning. 

This is quite a big task for a foundation, especially when I’m facing multiple different environments in one day including harsh winds and a heated office. 

I’ve battled with finding the perfect foundation for a very long time. I suffer from extremely dry skin which is a nightmare for me in the winter. On the other hand, I also tend to get an oily T-zone after a couple of hours, so as you can imagine, I’ve had great difficulty finding a foundation to suit.

Last Summer, I finally found my dream foundation when YSL released Fusion Ink. It glides onto my skin like silk without sticking to any dry areas like many have in the past, and it lasts all day! Before I discovered Fusion Ink, I would have to touch up with powder to combat the shine every couple of hours which would leave my face looking caked in make up by the end of the day – not a good look!! But now, I don’t feel the need to touch up at all, and not having to worry about shine makes such a difference on a busy day! It was advertised as being able to last up to 24 hours, and although I can’t say I’ve worn it for 24 hours, for me it lasts from 7am until the end of the day, which in my eyes is possibly the greatest achievement in the world!

The second favourite and only other foundation I currently trust to stay put all day is the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk. Like the fusion ink, it glides on my skin and doesn’t show up any dry areas. I rarely feel the need to touch up with powder, maybe once in the afternoon but that’s it. By the end of the day, my make up still looks smooth and in place. Win!

I feel I must mention a few products that contribute to the flawless, stay put look I have during the day:
Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow – I feel the “glow” section of this palette sets my make up beautifully.
Beauty Blender – I use this setting sponge to dab my foundation and concealer into place. It sets foundation perfectly and I don’t know how I ever lived without it!!!

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