Bourjois Nude Sensation Blur Effect Foundation* £9.99
Okay, so I'm about to start this post with quite a big statement but it is so incredibly rare that I find a base product that actually matches my skin tone that I feel like I need to shout it from the rooftops when I do. And I can honestly say that I have never (ever) been this impressed with a foundation before.
As I'm not the biggest fan of high coverage bases I tend to normally lean towards lighter coverage bases such as BB and CC creams but this foundation bridges the gap between those kinds of products and traditional foundations perfectly.
What I have to say is, don't be be deceived by the shade in the pot. As you might be able to tell from the image above, I am incredibly incredibly pale and yet it matches me so well. On the left of my hand is a swatch in the shade 41 Nude Clair and the rest of my hand has the colour blended and as you can see, it blends in seamlessly.
And as if it wasn't exciting enough to find a drugstore foundation that actually matches my skin colour, the Nude Sensation Blur Effect Foundation has even more to offer. It's so incredibly lightweight on the skin and just has the loveliest texture to it, one which is a little hard to explain, I have to admit. It's not quite a mousse yet it's not a traditional foundation texture either. I would definitely recommend giving it a try when you are next at the drugstore to see what I mean. It's silky, soft and blends with ease to give your skin an almost soft-focus look, one that I've not seen many other brands, particularly at this price range, even attempt. I've found that it's faired incredibly well in terms of longevity and just gives my skin this lovely glow.
Another bonus, depending on how you like to apply your make-up, is the fact that it can be applied quickly and on the go. So if you're the type of individual who has no time in the morning to apply a full face of make-up before leaving the house, you could easily grab this and apply it on your commute. It also invites you to use your fingers instead of make-up brushes which could be seen as positive or a negative. I personally don't mind having to dip my fingers into the pot and that's solely because the product is that good that I couldn't care less about the container, bottle or pot that it's housed in.
So what do you think of the sound of this new addition to the foundation market? Does it sound like the kind of foundation that you might like? And do you often struggle to find a shade to match your skintone too?