Wednesday, 28 June 2017

How Good Is This £5.99 Foundation?

The Collection Illuminating Touch Foundation is £5.99, I know, I was shocked too! I am not going to lie, I was a little skeptical to try it out just because it is so inexpensive, I didn't think that it would work but I also figured that most of you might be curious as to how good an inexpensive foundation is and so I am just going to do a little review of it today.
Like I said before, this is called the Collection Illuminating Touch Foundation and as always the links will be below. This foundation is super accessible, you can get it from Superdrug for £5.99 but Collection always have offers on so maybe hold on a you might get a great deal.
Before I get into my own thoughts, this is what Superdrug describes the product as, "A luxurious silky foundation that gives medium to full coverage for a flawless, radiant finish that lasts. Joining the infamous Illuminating Touch Concealer, the Illuminating Touch Foundation provides a radiance-boosting, hydrating base in six classic shades."
I am going to start off with the product itself, it offers 6 shades which I think is great for a drugstore foundation and I actually chose the shade Porcelain which is the lightest. Instantly, I knew that it was going to be too dark for me while I was pale, so when I came back off holiday, that's when I started to try it. Just be aware that if you are fair or even a little bit fair, then just know that there is a good chance that this is not going to match you. It also has a subtle orange undertone, which I can get away with because my skin has a naturally yellow undertone, but if your skin is a little cooler then this is definitely not for you. I think if you are a medium skin tone or if you fake tan a lot this is definitely a good foundation for you but if you are fair and still want to try it, I like to mix it with a white or extremely pale foundation.
Onto the formula, so instantly after putting it on my hand it was a little thicker than expected but it still moved a little. Applying it on the skin, it was very easy to blend and I would describe the coverage as medium, and that it which two full pumps for the whole face. I must also point out that you can feel this on the skin, it isn't the most lightweight but it is still comfortable. The finish is not as dewy as what I was expecting but I think depending on the primer, it could range from finishes, but on it's own, I would call it a satin finish as it is not completely matte but it is not all that dewy. I think any skin type could wear this but it will be dependent on the primer you put underneath it as I have used a few primers and they all give a different finish.
For application I love this with a dense buffing brush and then I like to go over it with a damp sponge or a less dense brush just to make sure that everything has settled in nicely. That is usually my application for foundation and I found it to work perfectly. I also think that concealers and powders sit really nicely on top of it and give a really flawless base to work with.
I have worn this a few times and I would say every time, it has lasted super long. Usually my foundation is the first thing that comes off, even when I set it, so I was super shocked by the turnout of this foundation. I will point out that after 6+ hours, it does start to go a little oily and fades in areas but it is nothing a little powder can't fix. If you do have oily skin, I would say to bare that in mind because I have combination skin and it does go quite oily throughout the day.
I am going to finish off with the packaging, which I really love. It comes in a glass bottle which you wouldn't really expect fro a £5.99 foundation but it does and I love the frosted finish. I love how simple and sleek it looks which the clear bottle and bold black writing, and it has a pump which just makes application so much easier.
Overall, I think that this foundation is amazing for the price, it is not a favourite but I think I will still continue to use it and experiment with it more so maybe it might become part of my daily routine. I would recommend this to people with dry to combination skin just because I think it won't last as well on more oily skin but I think Collection offer a foundation for oily skin similar to this, so let me know if you want me to try that one out. If you are a beginner to foundation then I am not sure whether this would work for you just because it is a little heavy and if you are working with a few hit and miss shades then it could end badly. I will say though, if you want to try it, go for it because I was pleasantly surprised.

Would you try this foundation?
Grace xx

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  1. I've heard so much about Collection foundations, and this one sounds lovely! Can't go wrong for that price either!xx

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  2. I have oily skin so this may not be for me, but it sounds like a bargain at the price! x Nikita

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    1. I don't think that this would be great for you but they do the Lasting Perfection version which I think is for more oily skin!xx

  3. This one sounds lovely! In the past I've only tried their lasting perfection foundation, but that was too cool toned for me. The shades do seem better in this one though, as they run more yellow :) xx

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  4. It looks really great, I hae really dry skin so this will work great for giving me a luminous look

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