7.21.2014

Finding The Perfect Foundation | KMC Beauty

L-R Rimmel Stay Matte, Nars Sheer Matte, MAC Prolongwear, L'Oreal True Match, MAC Studio Fix, L'Oreal Lumi Magique & Rimmel Match Perfection
For about two years now I have gone through numerous bottles of foundation, some that absolutely did not agree with my skin and some that were just bearable but I have yet to find the perfect foundation for my oily skin.

My main issue with my foundations is preventing my oil from breaking through, I blot and touch up with powder but still the oil is determined to break through my foundation and sit on the surface of my skin making me look super shiny.
Not only do I need a foundation to help with oil prevention but I also need one that will stand the test of time, a minimum of eight hours staying power is imperative when I am in work.


Based off other people's suggestions on Instagram I picked up the Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation from Debenhams this week and after only two days of use I can definitely say that I have seen a difference.
It 100% prevents my oil from breaking through during the day, I don't have to touch up with powder either which could not make me happier. But I do still have a few nit picky issues with this foundation that prevent it from being my perfect foundation, first issue being that it doesn't have a pump! I hate not having a pump on foundation, it's messy and just hard work but I did read somewhere that the MAC pumps fit the Double Wear's bottle so I will try this to see if it works. Second issue, the shade, I did get colour matched in Debenhams and the shade down from this one was far too light against my neck (I like to match my neck because my neck and body are more tanned than my face) so I tried a shade up which was the shade Pebble, when I first apply it to my skin it looks fine but during the day I feel like the colour changes? I'm not sure if i'm imagining it or not but although my skin is still matte I feel like my face looks a little muddy. Whether it's due to the amount of oil it's absorbing or just the way it oxidises on the skin i'm just not quite sure on the shade.
I will probably do an in depth review on this foundation as an update on how I get on with it.

So I would love to know if anybody else has any other suggestions of foundations for oily skin! Drugstore or high end i'm willing to try anything at this point, also has anybody had the same issues I have had with the Double Wear foundation? Although i'll keep using it for now i'm not sure that I will re-purchase, I may look for an alternative.

Thanks for reading.