I have just about run out of my favourite foundation which is Clinique and I was going to buy some tonight but I’m not wanting to spend over £25 on it. I’ve had mine a long time as I don’t wear foundation very often so it last me a long time.
I love it because it really does make your skin look flawless but I was wondering if anyone here can recommend a good foundation that isn’t so expensive?
I have used Lancome Renergie Lift foundation for about ten years now. It is pricy, about $48, but as you say, it lasts me about six months, goes on evenly, leaves my face soft, and has SPF 20. I never have a breakout problem with this product.
At times I have tried Loreal Lift, about $15, to save money. It is creamy, does cover well, but tends to lay on the skin instead of blending well, and at times initiates a blemish or two.
The Lancome products truly treat my complexion kindly, and I still get compliments occasionally. Well worth the splurge IMO. I’ll cut corners on other lotions and creams.
The only time I wear make up now, is if I am going somewhere special, then I transform myself.
I don’t wear it for my yoga classes, nor does anybody else. Neither do I bother for dog walking or shopping.
This way I don’t get a shock in the mirror at the end of the day when I clean it all off again.
Trouble is, with not getting made up very often, I have to then bear in mind how long I have had the stuff for, as all make up has a shelf life once opened. I certainly wouldn’t use old out of date stuff on my eyes for a start.
I used Lancôme years and years ago but l found it very drying to my face and expensive.
At about the same time, l started to use Leichner Kamera Klear tinted foundation. It comes in a pot!
It was used as stage make up in those days. l found it hard to find and it was really expensive.
These days, l can only find it at an indoor market in my area or online and it only costs about £3! It’s ever so good and you only need a tiny bit!
I buy, A Blend Of Coffee and A Blend Of Caramel.
I put Astral or Olay 7 Effects moisturiser underneath, let it absorb a bit, then l put a tiny bit of the coffee on and a tiny bit of caramel on the top.
You’d think it would be like a mask but it isn’t.
PS. I have just read, Drag Queens use it a lot! Ha!
I only ever use tinted moisturiser as foundation has always been too heavy for my skin. The one I like at the moment is garnier BB. I think it’s the dark one I use. My skin is so pale I like something to give me a healthy glow. But because it’s just a tinted moisturiser you only need a tiny bit and it doesn’t look heavy. I used to always use the ivory or pale ivory shades of foundation when young. Then I realised that it was a bit of a con and just used the most translucent powder (cornsilk was a favourite for years). But the tinted moisturiser gives a boost without the heavy paint feeling. I like bourjois powder and blusher, maybeleine lippy. No mascara, just some defining shadow. When I look at young women these days they don’t look as though they have used any make up at all. Makes you wonder whether they have spent a fortune or nothing!
I was devastated to discover Leichner foundation that l use, has been discontinued. I have used it since I was 19!
I wouldn’t have found that out, only for this thread. I had looked online about Leichner last night and there was the news it has been discontinued.
Today, l went to the market where l usually buy it and she only had one shade available. It was almost double in price but l paid it as l was desperate!
I can’t use Garnier or Clarins as l was allergic to them. That’s why l stuck with Leichner that suited me.
Oh Art I am so sorry I hate it so much when that happens. Usually a favourite lipstick or eyeshadow combination disappearing with no warning. Have you tried Amazon? I have found them invaluable at times like this.
Annie, It is maddening!
I looked everywhere on the internet to try to track some down. The one colour ‘A blend of Coffee’ that l use the most seems unattainable. I did find one for sale at, £24.99. They are cashing in on it now as it used to be £3.50 where l got it from. I know you’d think it was a Load Of rubbish for that price but l found it great quality. It is made in Germany.
I found ‘A Blend Of Chestnut’ on Amazon at £5.99. It’s a darker shade though.
It sounds like l cake it on but l only use the tiniest, weeniest bit of foundation to enhance my complexion!
LionQueen… I use Clinique too and you are right it is expensive… have to be honest I tried cheaper brands … some were ok but none as good as Clinique… perhaps we have similar skin types not sure but honest I just grit my teeth and buy Clinique now. For me and my skin type its the best.
I bought some Rimmel foundation last night , thought I .d try it. I 5hink I will probably dig into my pocket and go back to Clinique. I ve been thinking it does last me a long time as I don’t go full make up often. I m just being tight I think. Clinique makes my skin look nice and covers evenly without caking on.
Clinique avoid ingredients that are known to irritate the skin. I find their products wonderful, I also use a body smoother called Clinique Elixir. I like to smell nice and it really does smell gorgeous and it feels nice on my skin, it doesn’t leave my skin greasy. That too is expensive and I hate paying the money but I love it so I keep buying it, it does last me a long time as you only need to use it very sparingly and it still smells fab.
LQ…I just remembered there is a shop at the York designer centre that sells Clinique at slightly reduced prices if you are ever out that way…it’s not worth a special journey though as they are a bit hit and miss with stock levels.
Mups it’s like e everything else…if you find a product that suits your skin you compare everything else against that product…if.you want to try before you buy the girls on the clinique counter in Debenhams will give you a free sample in a little pot… you only need a tiny amount so it lasts ages