If this year had to be the year of anything, it would be new lipgloss and foundation releases. To make life a little easier I have done a round up of all the new foundation releases which I have purchased and tried. Linked will be individual in depth posts of them all however on this page you will find the essential information and brutal judgements of each foundation to allow you to make a clearer decision about them.

Disclaimer* - What might work for me doesn't necessarily mean that it will work for you. I always recommend sampling a foundation before purchasing it so that you don't waste any money and are happy that this is the foundation for you.

Estée Lauder Perfectionist (full review)
Price: £37
Packaging: Glass bottle with a pump
Formula: SPF 25. Lightweight liquid, light feeling on the skin. 
Coverage: A versatile light-medium coverage to a buildable medium.
Finish: Natural, satin skin-like finish - not too shiny not too matte.
Longevity: A perfect working day - it lasts the full eight hours with minimal fading (so long as you powder!).
Overall: An ultra-natural foundation that provides a decent, medium coverage. This one is most certainly a people pleaser and great for all skin types but it isn't groundbreaking. - 8/10

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet (review)
Price: £33
Packaging: Plastic bottle with a spout
Formula: SPF 15. Light watery liquid. 
Coverage: Light-medium coverage. Builds up to a full medium.
Finish: Velvet - a light velvet matte that gives a diffused and smooth finish.
Longevity: Not quite the heavy weight for it's lasting power but it doesn't do a bad job, it starts to fade on the 6 hour mark but keeps looking fresh and demi-matte all day.
Overall: This is one of my favourite liquid to powder foundations as it isn't heavy, oily or too powdery. It looks natural and keeps fresh throughout the day. A great one for those with oily skin! 7/10

Lancome Air de Teint (full review)
Price: £29.50
Packaging: Glass bottle with a pipette 
Formula: SPF 15. Watery liquid to powder formula that is lightweight in feeling.
Coverage: A light buildable coverage. Builds up to a soft medium coverage.
Finish: A velvet matte. Gives a softly powdered "blur" to the skin.
Longevity: The worst in the ranks of lengevity, unfortunately. It lasts for a good 5-6 hours before it begins to fade.
Overall: The finish of this foundation is flawless however it really does lack in the longevity department. This one is best for short days and normal-oily skin types - 6/10

By Terry Densiliss (review)
Price: £75
Packaging: Glass bottle with a pump
Formula: A light, creamy formula with a slightly velvet feel.
Coverage: A versatile medium coverage that can be worn sheer or built up to soft full coverage.
Finish: The finish of this foundation is a very soft velvet finish that isn't powdery.
Longevity: Perfection, without powder this lasts the full 8 hours, with powder you can expect this to last through the warmest climate and the hardest dance moves.
Overall: Yes the price tag sucks but this is an excellent foundation as it doesn't fail in any department, perfect for all skin types - 10/10

Diorskin Star (full review)
Price: £32
Packaging: Glass bottle with a pump
Formula: SPF 30 ++. A creamy, formula that feels comforting on the skin but doesn't slip around.
Coverage: Versatile medium to buildable coverage. Can be worn more sheer (light medium) to a full coverage.
Finish: A satin finish - a beautiful dewy, luminosity that doesn't translate as shiny or oily.
Longevity: Another excellent contender in the ranks, without powder it will certainly fade from the 7 hour mark but with powder it will stay put all day.
Overall: A stunning foundation that gives healthy looking skin (to all skin types, especially oily) and lasts incredibly well throughout the day - 9/10

YSL Fusion Ink (full review)
Price: £30.50
Packaging: Glass bottle with a plastic applicator 
Coverage: A full medium coverage.
Finish: A velvet matte, lightly powdery finish with some luminosity.
Longevity: Mixed. The coverage keeps all day, like a good 15 hours so makeup looks in tact however it does nothing for oiliness. Powdering will be necessary from the 3-4 hour mark and even more there after. 
Overall: I wanted to love this but found that it just missed the mark as it feels and looks incredibly oily on the skin, this is perhaps best suited to more dehydrated/dry skin types - 4/10

Have you tried any of these foundations? What were your thoughts?

I have my ups and downs with powders, sometimes I love the way they provide a smooth and long lasting finish to my makeup and other times I look at my freshly powdered skin and think "bleurgh, I hate matte, I hate powder". The latter is usually caused by a pressed powder which doesn't sit as finely on the skin and quickly turns your flawless, glowing face into a dull, matte complexion. After having too many of those "bleurgh" moments, I decided that it was about time that I found a loose powder that locks in my foundation, doesn't take away my glow and doesn't make me ache when I use it due to its pricetag (I'm looking at you By Terry Hydra Powder!)

I hit the jackpot when I bought the Vichy Dermablend Loose Powder (£15) which is the perfect every day loose powder as it ticks all the boxes, it is: inexpensive, finely milled and increases the longevity of my base by at least 2-3 hours. It mattifies the skin without taking away any glow, keeping your skin looking natural rather than lacklustre. A word of warning though, it contains SPF 30 so isn't a night-timeappropriate makeup setter but for every day to keep your long working day makeup fresher for longer, this is perfect!

Have you tried the Vichy Dermablend Loose Powder?
 A few weeks ago it was all you could do to avoid a rave review of the Estée Lauder Perfectionist Foundation. At the time I was falling head over heels in love with the Diorskin Star foundation (review here) and couldn't imagine any other foundation comparing but being me, I just had to see what all the fuss was about...

The foundation (plus the many, many reviews online) claims to be a light weight serum-foundation hybrid that firms, brightens and hydrates. It aims to provide a medium coverage with a natural/satin finish. I am not a huge fan of the whole skincare/makeup thing as I never think that it works as well as an actual skincare item and I truly believe that one product can only do so much... plus I am constantly changing my base so I never stay loyal enough to one to test whether it has effective skincare benefits. When it comes to these makeup/skincare hybrids I review them from a makeup point of view unless I have truly noticed a difference to my skin.

The Estée Lauder Perfectionist foundation doesn't feel firming on the skin so I wouldn't say that you should rush out to buy it in hopes to roll back the years on aging skin. It provides a great everyday SPF of 25 which makes it perfect for day wear and to be honest, this is a beautiful every day foundation. It isn't a light coverage by any means however it is not a heavy medium to full coverage that most might expect from an Estée Lauder foundation. I would describe this foundation as versatile as you can create a light/medium base that unifies the skintone without covering the skin but you can also build it to a full medium coverage which will create a very uniform complexion, covering most imperfections. The finish is incredibly natural and perhaps the most natural foundation I have found that provides this much coverage as it truly blends into the skin and leaves behind a satin, slightly demi matte finish.

- It feels almost weightless on the skin so is great for those who hate the feeling of foundation but are looking for something with a good coverage
- It is a natural finish foundation that doesn't cake or provide a heavy coverage
- The wear time is great to say that the finish is natural however it is not the longest wearing foundation on the market
- It is a great all rounder for a day to day foundation however it isn't ground breaking so I can't say that it is worth the price tag

 Now before you ask, how does this compare to the Dior?
Well, they are incredibly similar in that they are very versatile in coverage and last well throughout the day however at the same time these aren't dupes for one another. The Estée Lauder provides a natural, satin finish with a light, medium
coverage whereas the Dior is a luminous, dewy foundation that has a touch more coverage due to its thicker, more traditional foundation texture.

Overall, I am happy to own this foundation as it is easy, light weight and doesn't disappear by mid-day however I wouldn't say that it is one to rush out for. If you are looking for a new foundation, love Estée Lauder makeup or haven't found your perfect every day foundation then I absolutely recommend this but if the price tag is putting you off then there are very similar foundations on the market at a much lower price point. 

Have you tried the Perfectionist Foundation? 
What were your thoughts?
I don't know about you but if I see another post on Burgundy nail polishes for Autumn, I may have to pull my hair out. Yes, I love berries and wines and burgundy shades for Autumn but there is such a thing as a broken record in the beauty industry. So let's play a new song and paint our nails in a fresh yet still autumnal hue with the Maybelline Forever Strong Nail Polish in Rose Poudre.

The shade is a dusky, blush pink that holds those deep warm hues of Autumn but lends to something a little fresher as it can appear slightly nude and is the perfect combination of elegant and girly. Best of all? These nail polishes are incredibly long lasting and have a thick brush that makes painting nails super easy and speedy!

What have you been sporting on your nails this Autumn?


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