For years I was always a MAC Studio Fix Fluid girl and wouldn't try any other foundations because I liked to stick to what I knew. Then when I started reading blogs and became a beauty blogger myself I decided it was time to branch out and try some new foundations. I have never really found a drugstore foundation that I like or that works for me, I have really red skin and an oily t -zone so I like a medium to high coverage and it has to be long lasting. I always tend to go for high end foundations as I find that they're just much better quality and there is a wider colour range.
The top 3 high end foundations that I find work for my skin are Giorgio Armani Lumious Silk (5,6), Laura Mercier Silk Creme (Cashew Beige) and Chanel Perfection Lumiere (40 Beige). As you can see from the photo above all of them are a very similar shade and that's why I love them so much, they match my skin perfectly. Each time I've went to one of their counters, the girls have colour matched me and they all done an amazing job (I'm always a bit worried about them choosing the wrong colour).
The first of these foundations that I discovered was the Armani Lumious Silk which I bought last October. A couple of the girls in my old work had bought it and raved about it so I had to try it, It's also a celebrity favourite (Kim K, Megan Fox, Kristin Cavallari). When I first tried this foundation I absolutely loved it, it has amazing coverage but doesn't look cakey on the skin, gives gorgeous radiant finish and stays put all day - what more could you want? Also, because it doesn't contain an SPF it look amazing in pictures which is always good for when I'm blogging. You can see a photo of me wearing this foundation in my Christmas Makeup Post. Luminous Silk costs £32, which is the cheapest of the three. When I first got this I only used it for nights out but that soon changed when I found a new favourite...
Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation is definitely my favourite out of the three and I'm not going to say much about it as I did a full review on it not too long ago which you can read here. This foundation is a blogger favourite and once my sister tried it and loved it I just had to have it. It has the best coverage out of the three, which is great when I'm having bad skin days or I want a flawless finish for a night out. It's great for my oily t-zone and still manages to give a gorgeous natural glow. Silk Creme costs £33 and I definitely think everyone should try it!
The last one is the newest foundation in my collection, Chanel Perfection Lumiere (and also the one I'm wearing in the photo above). I've always wanted to try a Chanel foundation but they never seemed to have enough coverage for me. One day I got a sample of Perfection Lumiere in a magazine (luckily in the shade 40) and I wore it for a couple of days and absolutely loved it. I ended up forgetting about it until I got another sample when I was buying my sisters birthday present and once I tried it again I knew it was going to be the next foundation I purchased. I'd say this has the lightest coverage out of the three, but it still has more coverage than the other Chanel foundations. It has a semi-matte finish but as you can see from the photo above it still gives my skin a lovely glow. This is going to be perfect for days when I feel that my skin is looking good and I don't need as much coverage (it still manages to cover my redness). This is the most expensive at £36 but it's definitely worth it if you want to treat yourself.
So far these are the three foundations that I'll definitely repurchase. What are you're favourite high end foundations? I really want to try NARS Sheer Glow next.