My Foundation Collection

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Hello Lovelies,
I hope you are all having a great start to the new year!
I know a lot of Beauty Bloggers are doing the 100 day spending ban and I am looking forward to reading everyone's posts and updates. Good luck and fingers crossed if you are brave enough to attempt the challenge!
I completed Project 10 Pan last year, and there are quite a few bits I have on my shopping list, so I decided against joining in on the spending ban for now.
However I have decided that this year I will try to finish off some of my foundations before I buy any new ones. Like lots of Beauty Bloggers, I probably own a fair few more foundations than I actually need! 
 Make Up Forever HD Foundation 
This was on my wish list for ages after reading that this is the foundation that's used for TV and that it gives a flawless finish to the skin. 
I thought about ordering it online but there are so many colours in the range I found it impossible to decide which shade to pick. Then last year I found a little shop in Shepherd's Bush Called PAM (Precious About Make Up) that stocks this foundation. 
As a small side note, if you are ever in the area do check this shop out. It's an Aladdin's cave for make up and only about a 15 minute walk from Westfield
Anyway cut a long story short I was finally able to get my hands on this foundation. For reference, I'm NC30 in MAC and N127 in the MUFE HD Foundation. 
I love the packaging of this foundation and the fact that it has a pump. I'd say it light to medium buildable coverage. Personally I prefer medium to high coverage. I need about 3 full pumps of this to get the coverage I like. This also isn't as long wearing as I had hoped. I won't be repurchasing this but as it's quite an expensive foundation I really want to use my bottle up this year!

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation 
This foundation has medium coverage and a dewy finish. It's also quite long wearing. 
It's actually the wrong colour for me so it's gonna be quite difficult to use this up! 
I bought it in NW20 when I went fake tan less for about a month. I'm back on the fake tan now and the colour doesn't match me at all. 
Giving up fake tan is not an option, I look like Casper without it. So the only way I'm going to be able to use this up is my mixing it in with other foundations.
 Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation
This is a very popular product amongst beauty bloggers. It's a full coverage foundation that's very highly pigmented. I like this foundation, and it looks great in pictures. I just wish it was longer wearing! I always need to powder my face several times a day when I have this on, even with a primer. It looks perfect when I put it on in the morning but sadly it doesn't last the whole day on me. 
 Estee Lauder Double Wear
This is one of my all time favourite foundations. It gives medium to full coverage and I always get compliments when I have this on! It's got more off a matt finish. I like my foundation slightly more dewy so I wear a luminous cream such as the MAC Strobe Cream underneath it and that gives it a really nice finish. 
The only downside to Estee Lauder Double Wear is that it doesn't photograph very well and can give a ghost like appearance in pictures which is due to the SPF in the foundation. This foundation could also do with having a pump, but the one from MAC fits perfectly on the Double Wear bottle (click here for the link)
  Clinique Even Better Foundation
This foundation gives medium coverage and feels really lightweight on the skin. I often forget I'm wearing foundation when I have this on! The downside to this foundation is the colour range. Most Clinique foundations seem to be pink toned rather than yellow toned. I think Clinique could really do with extending their colour range, just like Estee Lauder did with the Double Wear last year.
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation 
This is my favourite MAC foundation. It's got a gel like consistency and has medium to high coverage depending on how much you use. This foundation is also long wearing and looks great in pictures!

Well that's my foundation collection as it stands right now. 
I am going to try to use up the MAC Studio Sculpt, Laura Mercier Silk Creme, Estee Lauder Double Wear and MUFE  foundation before I buy any more.  
Are you trying to use up any products in your collection before you buy any more? If you are let me know what you're trying to use up!
Thank you for reading!
Nuala xxx
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  1. Ah no, sorry you don't like the MUFE foundation. It is quite a sheer coverage, I have actually just bought Double Wear and Laura Mercier to try and get a heavier coverage. Might check out the Studio Sculpt but like you I have so much to use up! xxxx

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    1. Double Wear is brilliant it'll stay on all day long :) the Laura Mercier one don't last on me that long which is a bit annoying. let me know how you get on with them :) xxx

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  2. Phew that's a lot of foundations! I hope you manage to get through them all - I'm doing a spending ban because I have so many products to use up! But still feeling the urge to buy more....argh! X

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    1. Thanks hon, and good luck with the spending ban! I've never done it but it sounds really difficult to do! I know what you mean, a new product comes out and you HAVE to get it even if you have 10 other products that do exactly the same thing ;) xxx

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  3. Good to know the Laura Mercier looks great in photos, I have been thinking of getting it but am a constant victim of ghost face in photos! Didn't know this one didn't have SPF as sometimes they do but don't say, so I am now convinced!
    Mel x

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I really like the way it looks in photos, just wish it was longer wearing xxx

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  4. I got studio sculpt for Christmas and I'm loving it so much!
    Xo
    Glossy-boutique.com

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    1. Same here, it's an amazing foundation I'm wearing it all the time at the moment xxx

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  5. great post, I want to try the Clinique foundation
    Lucia
    http://luciasloves.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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    1. I really like it, just wish it came in more colours! xxx

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  6. I always wanted the HD foundation too, its a shame that it isn't that great. Silk Creme is my HG foundation. xxx

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    1. It's prob be ok if you like light coverage, but personally I think there's def better foundations out there (like the Silk Creme) xxx

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  7. I tagged you in a post if you feel like doing it :) http://beautybyren.blogspot.com/2013/01/tag-youre-it.html

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    1. Oh thanks hon, I'll put it up next week :) xxx

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  8. I'm a huge fan of the MAC Prolong Wear foundation. I haven't tried the Studio Sculpt though, maybe that should be my next foundation!

    I haven't done Project 10 Pan before but I always try to finish what I have before getting more (in terms of foundation, concealer and skincare anyway!) Although, I have been really naughty with my spending in the last couple of weeks!

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    1. I wish I was that good :) I always buy more stuff even if I don't really need it. I like the Pro LongWear too, just wish I'd bought it in the correct colour, but give studio fix a go. They're really different though, Studio Fix is higher coverage and more like a gel xxx

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  9. You have a great collection, I love posts like this! I have a sample of double wear and am thinking about buying it! I do really like the finish I just wish it wasn't so expensive :(
    Gem x

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    1. Thank you :) It is really good, lasts ages as well as you don't need much of it, just annoying that it doesnt come with a pump as it's quite a runny consistency xxx

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  10. Great choices of foundations, some of my favourites there. I am hoping my spending ban will get me into using things up more. x

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    1. thank you :) and good luck with the spending ban looking forward to reading your posts on it :) xxx

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  11. I love Double Wear for a night out!! It holds for ages! :)

    LaceyLoves x

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    1. It's one of my faves too, I love it for woek don't have to worry about the foundation sliding off my face all day xxx

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  12. Really enjoyed this post. so glad I found your blog tonight, looking forward to reading a lot more.

    www.lizabellys.com x

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  13. The Clinique was my favourite until I discovered the Estee Lauder Double Wear, which I still think is amazing. My preference is now MAC Studio Fix.
    I am doing the 100 day spending ban! It has made me more aware of how much I spend without realising it.

    My post about it is here:
    http://missstylicious.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/100-day-no-buy-challenge.html

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    1. Good luck with the spending ban, you're really brave doing it :) xxx

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  14. Wow lovey, you have tried a lot of foundations :). I really want to try the Makeup Forever Foundation, it's such a shame you wasn't a fan of it, because of the sheer-ness. OMG you have saved my life lol, I really want to try the foundation and never knew where I could go and buy it (after getting a colour match etc) I am sooo going there when I get a chance! I really want to try Laura Mercier foundation too sounds good. Fab post xxxx

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    1. Thanks lovely :) You'll love that shop! It's on one of the back roads, Shepherd's Bush Market or Goldhawk Road are the nearest stations xxx

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  15. Lovely post dear, that's a lot of foundations indeed! I love Estee Lauders Doublewear foundation and am desperate to try the Laura Mercier one. I'm not exactly on a spending ban, but thought about that and your project 10 pan a lot and kind of try to not spend any money on makeup but use up a couple of products instead! xx

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    1. Thanks lovely :) I know I'm trying to use up products that I've got too! Project 10 pan was really difficult, let me know if you decide to do it :) xxx

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  16. I Love MAC Pro Longwear! xx

    www.vanity-dollhouse.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Hey great post btw what shade are u in the estee lauder double wear ?? Xx

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  18. Hey great post btw what shade are u in the estee lauder double wear ?? Xx

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