Foundation is one of the most important things to me, and the start to any good make-up routine. I’ve tried numerous foundations in my years of wearing make-up, and often the thing with foundation is that you stick to what you know. Even if it’s not the right shade, even if it’s not the right texture for you, foundation is such a personal thing, that once you’ve found it(or think that you have) you tend to not want to stray away from it. Well today I wanted to share 4 of the foundations that I use(I usually rotate them depending on the coverage that I want on the day) and the nice thing is that they are all priced differently, so whatever your price bracket is, I challenge you to try one of these the next time you are at the shops.

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R100-R200

Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft Matte Foundation- R139.95

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I’ve spoken about this foundation here before, and I still really enjoy it for a day where I need a little more coverage. It has a lovely whipped texture which is on the heavier side of coverage, personally for me. I love that it’s not drying, and the skin doesn’t flake under it, which is often what happens with a matte finish. It is quite hydrating so even if you have a drier skin tone, don’t be afraid to give this baby a go.

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R200-R300

The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation – R295

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This was rather a surprise for me, because I always only knew The Body Shop for well, body. I was a little hesitant to try it, but I ended up really enjoying it. The texture is very light-weight as you can tell from the photos, and the foundation has a lovely, pleasant smell to it. It is super easy to blend, and it doesn’t leave any unwanted streaks on your face. It’s also recommended for use with The Body Shops shade adjusting drops, which is something that I can’t wait to try soon.

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R400-R550

Naked Skin Liquid Foundation –R549

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Skin looks natural, illuminated and bright: like the beautiful skin you were born with. It’s available in 24 meticulously calibrated shades for every skin tone. Light-diffusing spheres make you look professionally retouched and it creates a visible reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The finish is demi-matte and the coverage is on the lighter side- it’s like your skin, but better.

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R600-R750

Lancôme Teint Visionnaire Skin Perfecting Makeup Duo- R750

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The priciest on the list, but with a justification- it’s not just a foundation, but a concealer as well. Teint Visionnaire is the perfect little duo that’s easy to travel with. Hidden in its cap is a concealer of a matching shade which for me is oh so handy. Of course it’s often hard to predict that your foundation and your concealer will be perfectly aligned, but with me it worked out (I use shade 2). The concealer is on the heavier, creamier side while the foundation has medium coverage. It’s lasted me a little while now, so it has been worth the hefty price tag.

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Have you tired any of these foundations yet? If so, what are your thoughts?

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