Thursday, 15 January 2015

The Winter Foundation Menu

winter foundations chanel vitalumiere aqua, rimmel wake me up, Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover

winter foundations chanel vitalumiere aqua, rimmel wake me up, Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover

Winter likes to take its toll on my skin every year without a fail and I’m often left with lackluster, dull and extremely dehydrated skin. Not a cute look, so I like to change up my foundation routine slightly when the colder months roll around. I like my fuller coverage all year round but in winter the glowy and healthy finish if what I look for in my base companions. I do count on it to make me look presentable and like a human again. Having said that, today I decided to give a little shout-out to my top three glow-giving winter foundations housed in my base drawer and the list goes as follows…

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua (here)
If you are a regular round these parts, I’m sure you’re all familiar with my raves of this gem, so I shall be quick. Vitalumiere Aqua is my all time favorite foundation and it ticks all the boxes. It’s one of those ‘one product to do all’ bases as it blurs imperfections, illuminates the skin, stays on for hours and hours and blends seamlessly into the skin. It gives that flawless healthy look that I’m after but at the same time it feels featherlight and doesn’t cling to imperfections. I like to apply it with my Sigma F80 (review) or Zoeva 102 Sink Finish (here) brushes and it works a total treat.

Rimmel Wake Me Up (here)
The glow-injecting properties of this anti-fatigue foundation are what make it a favorite wintertime pick. The really finely milled shimmer particles running through Wake Me Up add light to the skin, making it look fresh, bright and healthy. It’s like a complexion cheerleader and the instant pick-me-up results make it my safest bet on days when my skin is particularly dull and lifeless. Wake Me Up looks extremely natural on, almost like a second layer of skin and its incredible medium-to-full coverage makes all blemishes and imperfections nowhere to be seen. The foundation hangs around from dusk till dawn and photographs gorgeously as well. I can’t fault it and I can wholeheartedly label it the best drugstore foundation I’ve tried. It’s definitely one to check out, ladies!

Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover (review // here)
Okay, I cheated with this one slightly as it doesn’t give that lovely dewy finish I’m after but I like to slap on some of the L’Oreal Lumi Magique Primer (review) prior application and I adore the way these two work together and  illuminate my skin. On its own HD Invisible Cover has more of a matte finish and I reach for it when I’m after a full coverage foundation; it is my bad skin day little rescuer. It is one of those foundations, which you need the tiniest amount of and it will cover everything with no concealer needed. It still manages to look really natural and I love how nicely it blends. The longevity of this HD base doesn’t fall short either and it stays put until you say so. This flash photography-ready gem is also my special occasion bbf and I love how beautifully is photographs. My only bugbear is that it tens to cling to dry patches, so I always make sure my skin is well prepped and moisturized when I wear it.

Have you tried any of these foundations? Which is you go-to wintertime base product?

Lots of love,
Andrea
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28 comments

  1. I've tried the Rimmel Wake Me Up and I really like it, although it's slightly dark for me.

    Beauty Inside Art

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  2. Ah I really want to try the HD foundation! xo

    Catherine | Pretty Little Beauty Blog

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  3. I'm a huge fan of the Chanel Vitalumiere, its worth every penny! Lost mine so need to get a new one soon!

    Kay, ohkay-dohkay.com

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  4. The fact that I haven't tried the Wake Me Up BLOWS MY MIND. I have such dry skin that's always in need of some energy boosting goodness. I do love the Rimmel True Match so I imagine the Wake Me Up and I would be BFFs

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  5. I absolutely love the Makeup Forever HD foundation :)

    www.anacelinelabod.com

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  6. I love love love wake me up! I wear it everyday, it's just perfect. xx

    http://www.beauty-soup.co.uk/2015/01/zaza-and-cruz-lip-polish.html

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  7. I love love love wake me up! I wear it everyday, it's just perfect. xx

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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  8. Lovely post. I cannot wait until Make Up Forever is sold in the UK x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I have yet to try Rimmel Wake Me Up so that would be my next foundation to try. I have that Chanel foundation and love it too!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  10. Can't wait for MUFE to land in the UK - this foundation is at the top of my wish list! xx

    Magpie Jasmine || Palette Giveaway: Urban Decay, Nars, Charlotte Tilbury, Too Faced

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  11. The Chanel one sounds like heaven!

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  12. I've always wanted to try Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua! I love Rimmel Wake Me Up too, it's so affordable!

    pippibee.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  13. I'm obsessed with Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, it always looks so natural and flattering on the skin. For some reason, I absolutely hated the MUFE foundation as it seemed really wishy-washy, despite all the rave reviews I've read. I'll have to find it again and give it another go after reading this post!

    alicegracebeauty.com

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  14. Ooooh I really want to try the MUFE HD foundation - I'll definitely keep in mind your trick to use an illuminating primer first. I have dry skin so dewy/glowy/fresh skin is a must.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  15. Must give the wake me up a go, sounds amazing! X
    graciousghost.blogspot.com

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  16. I've heard so much about the MUFE foundation , so glad that it's finally coming to the UK! x

    http://www.prettythingsbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  17. I love the Wake Me Up Foundation, it is a firm favourite of mine!

    GreyWalls 

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  18. I agree the Wake Me Up foundation is a good choice x

    LauraThinksAbout

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  19. Loving the collection and the pictures .

    http://www.breathefashion-world.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. well, you sold me on the wake me up foundation! sounds exactly like what i need right now for the winter! might have to pick it up this weekend xx :)
    www.sparklethiscity.blogspot.com

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  21. I can't believe I haven't tried the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua yet, this product is so raved about yet I just haven't got my hands on it yet. I'm going to have to put this on my products to buy list!

    Amanda / Amanda's Escape

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  22. I want to try the Make up forever Hd foundation :)
    Emily http://idontknxw.blogspot.co.uk

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