10 January 2016

6 Holy Grail Foundations | Part 1 | #JewelInTheCity Collab ❤

Hello my loves!
Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend? Today’spost is going to be a collaboration with my truly fabulous friend and fellowblogger Aislinn (lippyinthecity) We’re going to be talking about our three HolyGrail Foundations and Part 2 is live over at lippyinthecity! Iwould LOVE for you to pop over to Aislinn’s blog and check out her topthree foundation picks! We're both complete beauty junkies and love nothing more than catching up on our new favourite products, as well as going through eachother's make-up bags during our work break! I hope you enjoy this post my loves and I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below! Don't forget to leave your links too, as I love checking out new blogs and commenting on them in my spare time. You can also use my social links to get in touch if you'd like a quicker response. 
If you’re a regular reader you will already know my undying love for this foundation! No words can describe how beautiful this foundation is and I’m yet to find a foundation that replicates real skin in such a perfect way! I love that it's water-based, as this gives it a lovely light and hydrating feel, that makes your skin feel calm and at ease. It also has quite a velvety finish, which means that it's not too matte nor luminous, It's just rightI’m currently on my 9th bottle and have been using this foundation since I was 16! Sometimes I venture away from it, but in all honesty it has me running back for more every single time. If you covet perfected skin without a huge amount of coverage, but enough to cover the majority of minor skin concerns... then this could be right up your street! In terms of shade range I go between a B20/B30 which are both suitable of light/medium skin tones with a neutral undertone. 

This foundation has featured on my blog quite a lot recently and I first purchased it in July 2015 after having it used onme in a NARS make-over. I was truly astonished that it stayed put from 2pm inthe afternoon until 2am, which included lots of drinking and dancing! I wasn't really expecting to like it as a daily foundation though, as It’s completely different to my beloved Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. The coverage is medium/full, but I have never come across such a natural looking medium/full coverage foundation in all my life! It has killer staying power, killer coverage and a killer shade range. I didn’t think it would be possible to better Sheer Glow,but for me this is easily on par (if not a smidge better) I love to wear this to work, as I work in a busy marketing/hospitality environment and I can really rely on it to stick around. I wear the shade 'Punjab' which is slightly more yellow toned and suitable for a medium skintone. I would also say that this foundation is suitable for the majority of skin types, when I'm a little more dry I tend to pop a little ANRII for a moisture boost. I’ve actually just ordered my second bottle and I will be doing a full review on it when it arrives!

The YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat is also a veteran in my foundation collection and I’ve probably used it on and off for agood 3/4 years. Besides looking beautiful it really is beautiful and it has always been my go to foundation when I’ve truly needed a pick me up. It’s a very radiant foundation (without being ott) with a lovely gel like texture that feels so refreshing on the skin. I wear a B30, which is great shade for anyone with light/medium skin  with yellow undertones! I will always pick this one up if I'm feeling a little under the weather, as it definitely cheats that coveted 'glow from within look' - It's definitely best suited to dry/normal skin types, but I'm actually normal combination and I've never had a problem with this foundation (plus a little powder here and there never hurt nobody)

I hope you've enjoyed this post lovelies! I'm definitely doing my best to change up my content and what better way than to do a collab post with one of my best friends! It would be amazing if you could pop over to Aislinn's blog for Part 2 and show her some love, as she's really such a lovely girl and a great blogger too!

Lots of Love



  1. The Chanel one sounds like a dream! My favourite has to be Nars Sheer Glow at the moment x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

    1. It's gorgeous :) A great summer option, as it's pretty light! I do love a bit of Sheer Glow too :) x

  2. I've wanted to try the Chanel foundation for sooooo long! I think you've persuaded me xo

    1. It's fab :) a great option if you want your skin to still look like skin, but with a bit of coveraget too! X

  3. I have heard about the Chanel foundation, both the Chanel and NARS foundation is on my wishlist.


  4. Such gorgeous photos here hun and I love the collaboration idea! : ) My favourite foundation at the moment is Bare Minerals Ready Powder Foundation, although I am loving Dior's Star Foundation too. I love the look of that NARS foundation though xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  5. I really want to try the Chanel foundation! Lovely post as always!

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

  6. Two of my favourites here as well! Vitalumiere Aqua is my all time favourite foundation, my bottle is nearing empty and I really need to repurchase!
    I used up my YSL touche eclat foundation last year, it lasted me such a long time and i loved it, it was so glowy and radiant, was perfect for my dry skin. Both lovely lovely bases.

    Courtney | Blush and Blend

  7. After loving Nars Sheer Glow I really want to try some other Nars Foundations and Products and this foundation sounds lovely! x


  8. What a great post! I have been looking for a new foundation and I am absolutely loving the sound of the chanel one! thanks for a great review and for sharing all these amazing products!


  9. 2016 for me is the year of the foundation, in the sense that surprisingly I've NEVER tried a high end foundation - all that is about to change very soon! I hear nothing but raving reviews for the Vitalumiere Aqua foundation so that'll be going on my list.

    Lovely post!

    Isabelle | www.isabellekategm.co.uk ♡

  10. I absolutely love Sheer Glow! I'd be really interested in trying this one to see how they compare! xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

  11. I'd really love to try Sheer Glow, I've heard so many good things about it! Lovely picks and gorgeous photos :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (doing follow for follow on bloglovin or instagram)

  12. I love your photos and your blog is amazing! Thanks for sharing your favourite foundations! Great post!

  13. I really want to try Luminous Weightless, I was obsessed with Sheer Glow so the fact this could be even better makes it a must-have for me :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

  14. After reading about the Nars All Day Luminous - I need to get my hands on it and try it out!! I'm the shade Punjab in the Sheer Glow - are they shades the same?

    I need staying power!!

    Karishma | http://www.beneaththebrush.com


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