Foundation - Thrifty or high end whats your favourite?

Over the last year I have tried numerous lower priced foundations. I have tried the L'Oreal Lumi Foundation, the Max Factor pan stick, Revlon Colour Stay to name a few but I just haven't found one that I love. 
When I buy cheaper foundations I find firstly they don't last on my skin, give it a few hours and I need to touch up! and secondly I use up the foundation so much quicker.
My favourite foundation which I have been using for the last few years is Mac's Face and Body. I love this and think its worth every penny!


When I first started building my kit for bridal work I spent a lot of time researching foundations that would photograph well. I read really good reviews about Face and Body so I thought I would give it a try.

Mac claims this is “A water-based, water-resistant foundation that provides natural coverage for face and/or body. Ideal for all skin types. Face and Body foundation provides sheer, natural looking coverage in an easy to blend formula. Contains several emollients to help moisturise and condition the skin. If delivers professional looking results that meet the exacting standards of beauty photography and is ideal for perfecting the face and body"

I find this foundation is best applied with either a stippling brush or your fingers. I do not recommend using a flat foundation brush, it just soaks up to much of the product.

The Feel /Finish
I usually prefer at least a medium coverage foundation but I absolutely love this.
I have a face full of freckles and although I like them to show through I also like to hide my other blemishes. I feel this foundation is the perfect medium
It provides a light but good coverage and leaves a natural dewy finish.
It’s a very moisturising foundation, perfect for those who suffer with dry skin.
 Another good thing about this foundation is the fact it’s buildable, it’s good to have the option to create a little more coverage when you need it. You can really layer this foundation nicely, it still looks very sheer and natural without going cakey.
This foundation photographs really well. It doesn’t contain any SPF.

I recommend trying this if you have normal/dry skin. This is also a perfect foundation for older skin. Although a lot of people with oily skin like this product, it is not something I would recommend for oily skin, there are better products out there for you.

Would I repurchase? Definitely. This foundation is £25.50 for 120ML this may seem expensive but 120 ML is a huge amount of product! With daily use this foundation lasts me a very minimum of 4 months usually more towards 6 months! 
I feel this foundation is the perfect every day foundation and I would definitely recommend checking it out.

If you have found a thrifty foundation that you love and would recommend checking out please comment below I would really like to give some cheaper alternatives a try!

Thanks for reading, see you next Friday :)