My Favourite 5 Foundations For A/W!

00There is nothing quite like finding the perfect foundation.

After all, the right foundation can totally transform your complexion, hide any imperfections, as well as highlight all your best features.

For me, a good foundation is key, and I’m sure you guys feel the same.  If there is one question I am asked a lot on my soicla media, it has to be ‘What Foundation Are You Wearing’! As I am constantly testing new foundations, my favourites do change, but so far, these are the five that I am absolutely LOVING, some in the list are long time faves!

You can read last years foundation faves here.

Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation



I have been raving about this foundation ever since I first tried it. If you like the idea of a foundation that feels lightweight enough to make you forget you are even wearing foundation, then you need to try Chanel’s Vitalumiere.

I can totally see why this is Jennifer Aniston’s favourite foundation (and let’s face it, she has never had a bad makeup day!) Chanel Vitalumiere literally stays in place for the whole day. It also looks very natural on the skin.

Considering how light it feels when on, I was surprised by the level of coverage it offered. If you want to splurge on a foundation, this one gets the thumbs up from me!

Lancome’s Teint Visionnaire Foundation
There are two parts to Lancome’s Teint Visionnaire foundation.

On the lid, you will find a high coverage corrector that is fantastic for reducing the appearance of under eye circles and hiding any pesky imperfections. Underneath, in the bottle, is the Flawless Perfecting Foundation, which will visibly improve the appearance of your skin as well as reduce the visibility of your pores.

Lancome’s Teint Visionnaire has everything you will need from a foundation. It is so beautiful to wear, and even though it offers excellent coverage, it still feels very light on the skin.

This is also a great foundation for mature skin, as it will hide the fine lines as well as any discolouration.

I fell in love with it right from the moment I tried it. It lasts for ages too, and, in my opinion, the longevity of this foundation is equaled only by that of its amazing dewy results.

The colour I am wearing in the pictures is 04 Beige Natural.

Makeup Forever HD Foundation

Makeup Forever HD Foundation earned its place on this list thanks to the airbrushed effect it gives!

This is such a beautiful foundation and I always love how nicely it evens out my skin. It provides medium coverage, and while although it is good for hiding redness, it won’t fully cover blemishes. That said, it is still a fab foundation to wear and definitely one I would recommend you try.

For the best results, I often mix this foundation with my Chanel Vitalumiere foundation. The two products look AMAZING when worn together.

CrownBrush Illuminating Foundation

2All my regular readers know how much I love products that create a gorgeous dewy glow, and CrownBrush’s Illuminating foundation is definitely one such product! You can read my full review here.

I was lucky enough to try it before it was officially released, and I have to say, I was hooked on it from the get go! Every time I wear it, I feel as though it is hydrating my skin, and I love how much it enhances my complexion too.

It’s creamy texture provides a light to medium coverage, however you can really build on this if you feel you need extra coverage.

Maybelline Fit Me

When it comes to pharmacy foundations, Maybelline’s Fit Me foundation is by far the best. I have stocked up my makeup drawer with this one!

Whenever I wear it, I don’t even look like I’m wearing makeup, I just look as though I have really great skin, and that’s ALWAYS a sure sign you are wearing a great foundation.

The Fit Me foundation really evened out my skin tone. It also offered the most amazing coverage, but at no point did it look or feel heavy, which is a major bonus in my book. In fact, my favourite thing about this foundation is how lightweight it feels!

If you’re wondering about setting mu foundations; I always tend to powder my foundation with a mineral foundation! My fave is Fuschia, which you can read about here.

There you go guys, my favourite five foundations! 

Let me know your favourites and I’ll give them a try sometime!

Sue xx



  1. Sinead
    23 January 2015 / 13:35

    Hi Sue,
    I’m just wondering about foundation I have patches of dry skin and I’ve tried loads of foundations and I just can’t find the right one for just day to day wear with good coverage if you could help really appreciate it :)thanks 🙂

  2. Olivia Cooney
    20 November 2014 / 00:18

    Where can I get make up HD foundation?

  3. Chloe
    26 October 2014 / 16:37

    Whats the best budget friendly foundation with great coverage for every day use

  4. edelb321abc
    9 October 2014 / 16:09

    Thanks 🙂

  5. Laura
    3 October 2014 / 04:25

    Hi Sue I love your blog. Which shade of the chanel vitaluminere do you use? And does the color mix well with the makeup forever shade 123 that you use? Thank you xx

  6. 2 October 2014 / 17:19

    ALWAYS a primer. Budget friendly…. Bourjois Happy Light is a great one x

  7. edelb321abc
    1 October 2014 / 20:27

    What’s the best foundation to cover bad skin excluding vichy dermablend??

  8. Noelle
    1 October 2014 / 15:19

    Sue have you tried the new bare minerals liquid foundation? x

  9. Lisa Morrison
    30 September 2014 / 23:16

    That’s brilliant great help to my application xx

  10. Claire Moloney
    30 September 2014 / 21:59

    Hi sue, do you recommend any budget friendly primers? Do you recommend using primer before foundation?

  11. 30 September 2014 / 21:37

    Hi Lisa! 🙂

    I always apply my foundation, contour and then powder.

    Hope this helps?

  12. Lisa Morrison
    30 September 2014 / 21:24

    Sue do you set your foundation before contouring if you are going to contour or after i never know which to do first xx

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