My Foundation Journey So Far

Nc35 When tanned

Nw35 When tanned

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Nc37

Pro-Lumiere

Pro-Lumiere

Nc41

Nc41

I am an oily skinned girl on the never ending journey to find the perfect foundation! There is not enough reviews out there for us oily skinned girls!

When Chanel Pro-Lumiere was discontinued in 2011 I was in despair. It was a beautiful relationship- It just worked!   It provided the perfect coverage being both long wearing and luminous. I think I would still be using it now had it not been discontinued.

The first foundation I tried after the Pro Lumiere was Mac Studio Fix Fluid. I love MAC and had built up quite a collection of lipsticks  by this time so it seemed like the obvious choice.

I was matched up to NC30 which at seemed like the perfect colour and for the first few weeks of  using this foundation I absolutely loved it. My skin quickly got used to this foundation and after a few weeks I had become an oily yellow mess. This was also the first foundation I had to use concealer with as I found it  creased around the eye under eye area.

Mac SFF is still a staple in my makeup bag but I must have been through every shade to find my perfect match, and I’m still not 100% there!

For those of you also struggling with MAC shades I have found that both NC41 and NC37 are more neutral than shades ending with 0 or 5. These act as a half shade containing both yellow and pink undertones.

Studio Fix is a brilliant foundation a if you find the perfect match  but I do think it has to be combined with other products to work for oily skinned girls.

Top products to use with MAC SFF

1.Smashbox Photofinish Primer Light

2. Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation (NC40 & Nc42)

3.Mac Prolong Wear Concealer (Nc20)

4.Beauty Blender Sponge

5.Mac Blot Powder- I couldn’t live without this product for touch ups throughout the day.

I hope you enjoyed reading my first post and you find it helpful

The next foundation I will be reviewing is Estee Lauder Double Wear.

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