Being one of those people who loves all things makeup, I find myself stuck in the never-ending production line of ‘the latest thing’. As soon as I declare my love for one particular launch, a new one is ready and waiting to capture my attention and steal that top spot. Don’t get me wrong, I love discovering new formulas, shade ranges and textures, but if I constantly switch up my favourites, what actually happens to those products that fall off the top spot? I thought this very thing over the Christmas holidays, in particularly when it comes to foundation. What are my thoughts on those once raved about bases that have found themselves banished to the cupboards? Time to put them back in the testing seat!
YSL Youth Liberator Foundation – aka the foundation of 2013. When this hit the scene every beauty fanatic was quick to declare their love for this serum based foundation that promised youthful brightness. I have the shade B30 and it quickly rose to one of the top spots, however, two years on I can’t declare the same level of admiration. It’s thick consistency made me verge on the thinner side of application which resulted in less coverage then desired. The finish still gave that youthful dew however I found myself reaching for powder throughout the day to mask what the foundation didn’t. Overall? This is one for the bin and not a foundation I will be repromoting back into a top spot.
Illamasqua Skin Base – one of my first higher end foundation purchases I actually picked this bottle up back in a blog sale. Hitting the market as a BB/foundation hybrid this quickly became my go to evening foundation thanks to the coverage minus SPF. The shade I have is No 7 and still the formula gives that satin finish with the right amount of dew. Years on I still love the finish the foundation gives however it’s clear to see my bottle is far too old causing the product inside to not be in it’s best condition. I think this might be a case for the repurchase!
Origins Plantscription Foundation – oh man I used to love this stuff! My bottle is practically empty and I’m pretty sure this remained at one of the top spots since 2012. The shade 03 Light Warm is a great match for me and it’s formula just gave me everything I needed. Coverage that didn’t cling to dry patches that lasted all day. Needless to say trying this out again reminded me of simply how great this foundation is, I can see myself picking up a new bottle pretty soon!
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua – I’ve gotta admit this is a bit of a sneaky addition. I know I love this foundation, the whole world still loves this foundation however over the past year it has fallen out of my daily rotation. I’ve gone through bottles, currently own two different shades (20 & 30) it’s that good but I just had to give it another try, ya know, to be sure ;) Needless to say all my previous affirmations stayed true, this is a gorgeous lightweight base yet it bursts with life and vitality once applied. It will suit a multitude of skin tones and types and is a staple foundation everyone needs in their collection.
Have you fallen out with any old foundations that you are now inspired to try again? Are any of these old favourites that you still love or want to get a fresh bottle of to add back into the mix? Long live the forgotten foundations!