My Three Favourite Foundations

Foundation for mixed race, tanned, olive skin

For many years I struggled to find the perfect foundation. From too pale, to too dark, to not the right consistency, I’ve tried so many foundations in the past. Luckily now, since my knowledge of makeup has widened and finally many more brands now cater for a wider range of skin tones, I’ve been able to find not just one but several foundations that I actually find work great for me and these are my three personal favorites.

M.A.C Face and Body Foundation in shade C4:
It has a lightweight dewy consistency that’s great for when you want a light coverage. It’s also easy to build up or mix with other shades.

M.A.C Studio Face and Body Foundation Review

Samio wearing M.A.C Face and Body foundation in shade C4

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in shade 12:
It has an excellent coverage, ideal for when you want to cover blemishes and it’s my personal favourite for special occasions/nights out.

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation Review

Bobbi Brown BB Crème SPF 35 in shade Natural:
It’s great for when you’re spending your day outdoors as it contains SPF 35 to help protect your skin from the sun. It has a matte consistency, so it won’t leave you feeling or looking too shiny.

Bobbi Brown BB Crème SPF 35 Review

Watch my short video to find out more about why I like each foundation and when I use them.

What’s your favourite foundation or coverage for your skin?

Samio x

Check out my previous posts:
Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation
Bobbi Brown BB Cream and Corrector for Dark Circles



  1. Pam
    September 15, 2015 / 10:39 am

    I’ve never tried any of these.
    My fav has to be Urban Decay Naked Skin and L’oreal Infallible 🙂

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    • Samio
      September 15, 2015 / 7:26 pm

      I really want to try the Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation, as I love the Naked Skin concealer and I’m actually wearing that here. Must give the foundation a go too!

      Samio x

  2. Tonee
    September 16, 2015 / 3:47 pm

    What is that lipstick you’re wearing in the first photo? It’s gorgeous.

    • Samio
      September 18, 2015 / 7:24 am

      Thanks. It’s either a caramel lip liner from Boots No7 or Sleek Matte Me in shade Birthday suite. I have quite a selection of nudes so I often forget which exact one I’m wearing in pictures.

      Samio x

  3. September 17, 2015 / 3:49 pm

    I have a MAC foundation and find it a bit too yellow. But I do tend to mix it with my Revlon Colorstay foundation. I also like the foundations from Make Up Studio NL.
    Cookies, Chaos & C’est la Vie

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