If any of you read my post about my HG No7 foundation being discontinued back in February, you will know that I stocked up on what was left in Boots at the time (all four pots!). Well today I came up to a sad realisation that I am almost half way through my final pot! :o(
I have decided that I will take the plunge into my new foundation routine when I am in London at the end of the month! This way I will have access to all the big brands (hello Harrods!) and of course it will work out cheaper for me paying in £££'s.
I am such a foundation novice, I have obviously heard about all of the big brands but I don't know what to look for. I have first hand experience with pushy MAC sales assistants so I don't want to go in and be railroaded into paying £30 for something thats so not right for me!
Ideally I would get samples and test them etc etc, but that just isn't possible as the closest high-end makeup counters are where I go to Uni, a two hour drive away.
I would really appreciate if you guys would help me choose a new foundation as I don't know where to look!
I don't mind paying for high-end as I figure I spend so much on blush, eyeshadow, lippie etc that I can afford to splurge on my 'base'.
This is what I need from my foundation:
I suffer from more than occasional breakouts, and my face is blotchy and uneven coloured.
I honestly think I would have a breakdown if my foundation started coming off during the day! Not asking for 48hr (lol) lasting, but that of a normal day, 8hr?
I don't have oily skin (dry, actually!) but I just cannot deal with 'dewy' skin. It looks fab on some people but just not me! I like my foundation to be completely matte and full coverage!
I take a lot of pictures and I have seen the evidence of how SPF can make you look super pale! I appreciate the benefits of SPF, however I don't want it in my foundation! :o)
To achieve the matte, full coverage foundation that I am after, I understand that a concealer and/or powder will be necessary. I am looking for a full foundation routine overhaul so any suggestions for those will be greatly appreciated!
Thanks so much for your help in advance!