The Great Big Foundation Review - Best for Day with Medium Coverage


So, here we go with the great big foundation review, #1!

Today I'm going to post about foundations we (us gals) rate for daytime, and which provide medium coverage. Medium coverage, for the purposes of this post, is a foundation that is fairly sheer, but gives a level of coverage that will help to even out skintone. It will not provide a 'mask' of product, and it will (hopefully) look like real skin - but better. This is my favourite type of product, and one which, to be honest, is suitable for most people unless they have serious skin issues. Most people need far less product than they think they do.

So, who likes what?

Me, for day I oscillate between my stalwart, MAC Studio Fix fluid with SPF 15, or sometimes I use YSL's Perfect Touch. The MAC foundation is my absolute hero product and there is no form of bad skin day it fails to improve. It goes on brilliantly, sets to a semi-matte finish, is never drying - and lasts. Lynnie also rates it, and as her skin is almost ten years younger than mine, plus oilier, this is testament to what a workhorse product it is - "MAC SFF is my current everyday foundation. I find it has staying power but is a wee bit more sheer and gives more of a natural-matte finish. Medium buildable coverage", she advises.


YSL Perfect Touch I can really only use on days when my skin is really behaving itself, because I find it slightly drying. But the colour is good for me, as is the longevity. I don't apply it with its integral brush, I tend to use fingers or a proper foundation brush, as I just don't find the one included to be good enough.

xgirl, our newest poster, is a bit of a foundation-aholic. She knows her stuff! For day she rates La Roche-Posay Toleriane. "I like this best for daytime as it's easy to apply with my fingertips and the plastic tube makes it really handy to carry around with me. It actually gives great coverage and I only need to use a tiny bit of it", is her recommendation.

And lastly? Lynnie also rates Armani Matte Silk Foundation for daywear for those gals who might have a bit of an oily t-zone come lunch.

(Image shows all foundations mentioned, in order from l-r)

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