Day-to-day I’m generally a no-frills, slap-it-on kind of makeup girl. There’s not a whole lot of point putting on a full face when it will be mostly facing a computer all day.
But … and it’s a big but … If I’m heading out somewhere fancy schmancy and need my makeup to go the distance, I’ll opt for a liquid foundation (with powder on top).
Last year, in the liquid department, my face fell big time for Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation. This foundation has properties found in BB creams so it’s no wonder my face was very happy with the outcome.
I’m still using it – and loving it – which is a big call in my beauty pimping books.
Don’t tell my Skin Base but I’ve been a little unfaithful of late. In the last couple of weeks my face has been all flirty with a couple of new friendly arrivals in my beauty cabinet.
One sits at the budget end of the line. The other at the more luxe foundation line.
One is more liquidy (L’Oreal) ; the other more creamy.
One has SPF 18 (L’Oreal); the other includes seaweed and green tea extract to treat the skin underneath the foundation over time.
Both have staying powder.
Both have the light diffusing ingredients that, as a woman of a certain age, I
need don’t leave home without.
Want to see how they look on my “certain age” face?
Keep in mind … the only makeup I have on is the actual foundation. None of the other things that would help pretty me up. No powder, concealer … nada … nothing. Not even a hint of lip balm.
Ok … here goes.
I’m actually hard pushed telling the difference from the photos.
L’Oreal probably wins on the luminousity front. Just.
I do prefer the ease of pumping out the L’Oreal Lumi Magique but I’m also seduced by the paraben-free treatment formulation of the Guinot Anti Ageing.
What’s best for you? That’s not for me to say.
If you can, I’d try both for yourself. Or try one of these up against your current liquid foundation and see whether it’s worth a change up for you?
Do you ever use a liquid foundation? What’s your current fave?