when i went to bristol for the weekend i took with me my trusty rimmel lasting finish 25 hours foundation to give me some long lasting coverage. it was only when i was applying it getting ready for the night out that i realised how dark the foundation is. ever since my mac makeup appointment a few months ago where i got heavily reprimanded for wearing foundation that is too dark for me so i have recently been a good girl and worn foundation that is actually my skin colour
however when i popped on the rimmel foundation it hit me. how many foundations do i now have and how many are actually too dark for me?!
so what do you do when this realisation hits you? only one thing. get out all your foundations and swatch them on a tissue :D

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here they are in all their glory. a pretty impressive collection considering when i started blogging last year i had one. yes thats right one.

from left – right

mac face and body in c2
mac face and body in c4
mac studio fix fluid spf 15 in nw20
estee lauder double wear spf 10 in ivory beige
illamasqua skin base in 07
rimmel lasting finish 25 hours in 303 true nude
liz earle colour sheer skin tint spf 15 in beige 02
vichy dermablend corrective foundation in 35 sand
urban decay urban defense tinted moisturiser spf 20 in bulletproof

ready for the proof on the tissue?! without flash

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that is quite the rainbow of shades! with flash

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from looking at the tissue is is sadly obviously that at least 4 possible 5 out of my 9 foundations are too dark!! from going by the tissue my face and body in c4 is obviously too dark, estee lauder is close to being too dark, rimmel foundation, vichy dermablend and the urban decay tinted moisturiser are all too dark

the good thing?  my most recent foundations (liz earle and illamasqua skin base) are just about right =)

i think its good having a variety of colours for when your tanned, not so tanned, need a bit of colour and it also means you can mix them to make your perfect shade. however i didnt realise i had such a varying scale of colours! its shown me that i don’t need more foundations (even tho i have one on the way and one i want to buy :P) i also am going to be more careful picking the colour of my foundation as my previous use of ‘give me a darker skin coloured mask’ is not good practice!

im glad i did the little experiment to see what they were all like

my review of the illamasqua skin base is coming soon. so far i really like it i just wanted to test it out at work and see how it lasts on my skin

let me know if you have any questions of any of the products ive shown above =)