Name: Max Factor Face Finity in Beige 55
Claims: Primer, concealer and foundation in one and SPF 20
Retails in Boots for: £11.99
I have to say for some reason i didn't really have much hope for this and i didn't even read the bottle before trying it. It's only now i've realised it has SPF 20 which i'm happy to read. On the Boots website there are 6 shades to choose from and this one is actually the 4th one in! I'm glad i didn't go any lighter as this really seems to match my skin and it's not too dark or orange at all. It has great coverage without feeling too heavy and i've now worn it a few times and it has lasted really well from 6am until 6pm which is when i need it to last without having to apply more in between. It hasn't been greasy or dried out my skin and doesn't really feel like i'm wearing any foundation.
My Score: 5/5
Name: L'Oreal Paris Nude Magique Eau De Teint in 110 Warm Ivory
Claims: Fresh feel foundation, weightless bare perfection
Retails on Boots for: £9.99
I was intruiged by this as it was new and by L'Oreal who made MAtte Morphose. My hopes were high. I've only just noticed now that there are 3 lighter shades than this although this was the lightest one in Boots when i bought it and i presumed 110 was the lightest so this may explain a few things. Looks wise it looks beautiful and elegant. Practicality wise it's a disaster waiting to happen! No pump, no nothing you literally put your finger over the top and pour it out and it's really runny!
I found this patchy and orange though that may be because of the shade. I also found that once i applied it onto my skin it sank in really quickly and it doesn't have much coverage; you can;t work it very well.
My Score: 2/5 - i think this would be higher if i had a lighter shade to try
Name: Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in 05 Porcelain
Claims: SPF 15, Lightweight feel and matte perfection
Retails in Boots for: £7.69
I didn't realise that this was for combination/oily skin as this isn't stated on the bottle. At first i wasn't too sure on the colour but everyone else said it looked great. The coverage and feel of the foundation was great and it was the mousse feel i was after. It wasn't until i had used th whole container and started another foundation that i realised my skin was dry. I think i would use this again in the summer when i can see my skin more in daylight (having being at work all daylight hours in winter)
My Score: 4/5
Name: Mx Factor Panstik in 25 Fair
Claims: Maximum coverage with minimum effort
Retails at Boots for: £6.99
Similar looking to Maybelline Fit me foundation stick i was interested to see what the differences would be. I'm not completely sure on this one yet. I tried it out today and it didn't seem to give much coverage at all and i ended up using another foundation over the top of it. Again i have only just realised that this isn't the lightest shade but was the lightest one they had in the shop when i brought it which i presumed it was the lightest. It doesn't come out orange exactly but more redish. It is shiny but looks ok for something light though it does feel quite greasy on my face.
My Score: 2/5
My Overall favourite is Max Factor Face Finity, everything about it seems brilliant. Closely followed is Maybelline Fit Me foundation stick because of the easy application and light coverage it gave. I would love to try some of the others in different shades to see if the scores i gave them would change at all.
Who knew finding a foundation would be so hard!