I’m not a big foundation wearer – in fact, I’m barely a foundation wearer at all. I wear it occasionally on nights out and for special occasions (e.g. weddings) but as a general rule it doesn’t enter in to my beauty routine. You may gasp in horror, but I spend too long on my skincare routine to then cover up my hard work – that’s not to say I judge people who do wear it though. Most of them look great!
I do own a foundation (that I’ve bought myself; I’m often sent them to review) which is the GOSH X-Ceptional Wear Foundation in 11 Porcelain.
I had been really put off buying foundations as I could never, ever spot one light enough for my skin tone. I am super, super fair (we’ve come to the conclusion that it’s down to my Irish heritage!) and was always stuck for the right shade. Luckily, after some research, I read about the GOSH X-Ceptional Wear Foundation in Porcelain – surely porcelain would be light enough for even me??
The good news is that yes, it is light enough! I had been given tips on mixing white foundation with a regular shade to get the best colour match for me, but was always a bit dubious about messing it up. Here is a photo of me wearing the foundation (I was eating candy floss in a Chinese restaurant…don’t ask)
I didn’t set it with powder (as I really love the dewy look that this foundation gives you) but it came across a little shiny with the camera flash. Never mind though!
In terms of application, it dries quite quickly which makes using a stippling brush a little tricky. I’ve powered through though, and apply is in sections at a time (rather than dotting the product all over my face and buffing in). I love the finish, and I always contour with bronzer so that I don’t look too washed out.
It’s a great base for highlighting too, and use a liquid highlighter on my cheekbones to really add to the dewy look. One little drawback about the foundation is the price; it retails for £7.60, which is a little pricey for a drugstore foundation. Nevertheless, you get a fantastic product for your money, so it is worth the investment.
Finally, does it live up to its name – ‘exceptional wear’? I think so! Although I only ever wear it for a night at a time, those nights can go on for a long time, and it looks almost as good at the end of a night as it did when applied. Winner!
Which foundation is perfect for your skin tone? Let me know in the comments below!