Benefit launch two new Hello Happy Foundations

A year after the original Hello Happy foundation launch, Benefit has added two new foundations to the line. Both will launch this Friday and are are very different. The Hello Happy Velvet Powder Foundation has a natural-matte finish, and is dual-coverage - so you can choose the level of coverage you have, by how you apply it. The cute compact contains the foundation, and a brush and sponge. Use the brush if you want light coverage, or … [Read more...]

bareMinerals new Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF25

bareMinerals has come a long way since launch in 1995 - and here is another foundation to add to their already huge range. And I love this one - the new Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF25. To be fair, I am a sucker for a stick foundation. Forget any notions of old 1970s-style panstick - this stick foundation is a brand new innovative formula, which contains over 30 per cent enhanced mineral water. It's the first clean, … [Read more...]

Do you Double Wear?

Did you know that Estee Lauder's Double Wear foundation is the UK's No1 base? Well, now you do! I had to reacquaint myself with this classic base, so I recently had an appointment on counter in Edinburgh's Harvey Nichols, to have a Powermap facial, and to be shade matched - this base comes in over 60 shades for all skintones. You can book appointments for Lauder counters online, but I did notice on the site  that Harvey Nichols wasn't an … [Read more...]

Clarins NEW Skin Illusion Foundation

I love a new foundation, and I love Clarins, but I don't love the post right now, as I am still waiting on my press sample of this to arrive, and I am itching to try it. EDIT: My foundation arrived and I am going to stick my neck out and say it's great. This is not a foundation for you if you like a full coverage.It's a sheer foundation, which might seem an odd autumnal base, when we usually want a wee bit more coverage, but it has everything … [Read more...]

Benefit say Hello Happy with new foundation

The first thing I thought when I saw the new Benefit Hello Happy foundation was how non-Benefit it looked! The shape of the bottle reminds me of Clinique's packaging on some of their bases, although it's a little less rounded. And obviously there isn't a cute happy face on the Clinique bottles! The new base is a Soft Blur Foundation, with light to medium coverage and an SPF15 PA+++. The idea, Benefit say, is that it looks like skin and … [Read more...]

MAC Studio Waterweight Concealer and Powder

MAC launched their Studio Waterweight Foundation in 2015. I have to admit that I have never tried it. I've been a bit off the MAC radar in the last few years, to be honest, but three years after that launch, MAC are adding to the Waterweight collection with some new products. The Studio Waterweight Concealer (£18.50) and Studio Waterweight Powder/Pressed (£28) both launched at the start of this year, along with a new brush, the 106 Triangular … [Read more...]

Get your Glow on with Clinique

Clinique launched a new base this month - the Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Makeup SPF15 - perfect for oily and combination skin. As the name suggests, the idea behind this foundation is to make your skin glow. It's a lightweight formula, moisturising, and buildable. It's fine for all skin types, but best for combination and oily. It contains a highly active derivation of Vitamin C which helps brighten, increase clarity and visibly redcue … [Read more...]

NEW Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-LOngwear Foundation

Laura Mercier is the latest brand to launch a new foundation - the Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation. Apparently you can get 15 hours of wear out of this one, and it's full coverage, but weightless. I have tried it - the shade I had wasn't the right shade for my skintone, so I didn't wear it out, so I can't comment on the 15 hours (would I need 15 hours from it?) but it is a smooth, matte finish, and it does feel weightless. I did … [Read more...]

NEW bareMinerals Bare Pro Foundation

Bare Minerals launched a new foundation last week - the BAREPRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation SPF20. I've had quite a few new foundations to try of late, and I've been using this one for around a month. I like it. But it's maybe just a little bit too full coverage for me. It has a natural matte finish, which I do like, as opposed to anything overly dewy. bareMinerals suggest you will look and feel like you are wearing nothing on your … [Read more...]

Estee Lauder NEW Double Wear Nude foundation

I love a new foundation (although I have found a beauty in Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow), and I have three to try out over the next few weeks. First up is from Estee Lauder. The NEW Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Makeup SPF30 landed on my desk last week, and it's actually perfect for my holiday, because the shade is 2N1 Desert Beige, which is a little darker than my normal shades. There are 33 shades to choose from, for all … [Read more...]