My Goals Til The End Of The Year

WOO, I'm back, it feels weird having a bit of a break. But in all honesty it was very overdue, I'm the kind of person that finds themselves running on empty quite a bit. It's something I don't want to be like obviously, but I'm very much an 'oh well I'll find time for a break later on' rather than at the moment when I need it. It's not exactly been a relaxing sit around do nothing, it's been more of a right I have a new job so my attention needs to be on that, I'm in the world of 9-5 so it's taken me some time to find my feet and get settled into the new routine. 

But I feel like I've got there now, I actually do 7 hours a day so my trick to combat that is to do add an extra hour onto my day to go to a cute cafe and get some blog posts done. And with that, I wanted to set myself some goals so that this break and time to think was for more than my return post. My blog has been very up and down over the years, it's had an up and dow…

The £11 Full Coverage Foundation

When it comes to foundations, full coverage is something a lot of people strive for nowadays. Having that flawless acne and problem free face is the look that has taken a storm through social media. A lot of people are having to resort to paying for the hughstreet foundations that claim to give you that airbrushed flawless effect. But to help you save a bit of money and not feel guilty for spending £20+ on a foundation I have found an £11 one that with a good brush or beauty blender the full coverage can be there.

After hearing GlamLifeGuru raving about the Milani Conceal and Perfect 2 in 1 Foundation and Concealer £11 I had to try it, I managed to pick it up on BeautyBay as well as one of their eyeshadow palettes. May I say now that I would definitely try to find swatches of each shade rather than just choosing one that might look like a match just based off their images. As I picked up the lightest shade they have online at the moment 2 Natural which is beyond too dark for me. I have had to mix in a lot of Whitening foundation to get the correct shade for me.

However, once I have done this the shade is a correct match, this is more of a neutral toned foundation which I am so thankful for. A lot of cheaper end foundations tend to constantly have pink undertones that just do not fit majority of people's skin tones. I find that the foundation is too thick to blend with a face brush so I tend to use my beauty blender as this soaks up the product and doesn't make it as heavy.

Because it is a foundation and concealer duo it does make the foundation quite thick on the back of my hand but once I have blended it into my face and really worked it into the skin it is quite thin. It doesn't feel like I have a layer of makeup on my face which is the first thing I normally check for with full coverage foundations. I tend to go over areas where I have a few spots a little more closely with the beauty blender to make sure they are really concealed.

This claims to have a foundation and concealer within the formula but I don't really see the concealing effect that much, with something like spots or dark circles it is normally better to wear something above your base for it as a foundation is only really for the base of your face. I tend to apply my Urban Decay Naked Concealer under my eyes and on my forehead just to highlight my face a little bit and this blends beautifully with the foundation. It doesn't sit on my face funny, I tend to bake under my eyes and just over my jaw and on my nose and carry on with the rest of my face at this point.

After all this is done I tend to just go on with my day, because I am in Uni 4 days with these being all day long I wanted to really put it through the test. I finished my makeup at 8:30am walked to Uni allowing my skin to be hit by the cold and even a little rain. Once I had finished my first lecture I checked how it looked and it looked amazing. I didn't need to touch up and the rain or cold hadn't messed it up. I carried on with my day and then went further into town for some shopping. I got home around 9pm so this is just over 12 hours worth of wear. I had a little bit of oiliness on my t-zone which I expected but what was really amazing was that the coverage was still there. It hadn't slid off my face or gone anywhere, it had started to separate a little bit around my nose but for 12 hours worth of wear I can't complain.

In terms of performance this foundation has hit it out of the park, the price is really affordable and if you spend another £4 on BeautyBay you can get free delivery. My only downside would be that for me the shades are not the greatest, I am not extremely pale but I really struggled finding a match with their foundations, it is a benefit however for those of you who have darker skin tones as they offer so many shades that should hopefully be a match for you. As long as you are willing to take the risk of having to mix some white foundation in with it I would say go for it. The coverage is there and the performance is amazing, this foundation is going to become my Winter staple as it seems to be battling this Autumn weather pretty well so far.

If you manage to pick up this foundation comment down below and let me know how it goes or if you have any other product recommendations you think I would like mention them down below.

                        Until next time, Chloe!


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