I Need You. Twice.

After two or three years of obsessing over make-up and skincare, I suppose it's about time that you start settling on products that you really love. These past few months, I've gotten slightly tired of trying new things that continue to disappoint, so I thought to myself - I should just spend my money on things I KNOW I love.

This feature is slightly different from repurchases, because these aren't finished products. No no, these are products that are still remaining but in shades that I can't wear currently. That's right, these are products I'm dying to use all. year. long.

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation 210 & 220
This is my favourite light to medium coverage foundation, and I love the smooth texture and the natural/dewy finish that you get. It works fantastically with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush (the combo of which I wrote about here), and it's also super affordable at only £7.99 from Boots and £6.79 from Feel Unique. I think the price had a lot to do with my purchase of a lighter shade, but I think the finish of this foundation is something that rivals high-end products. The lasting power is about what you would expect from a reasonable foundation - not too short, not especially long.

MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC30 & NC35
I realised I loved this concealer when I had a dabble around others and just didn't feel like it measured up. For someone that battles against spots on a daily basis, I need something that doesn't slide down from the little hill that is my spot. This clings to wherever you place it, and it stays there. It's also pigmented and comes in a really handy packaging, and super easy to use with your fingers.  You can get this from Debenhams for £14.50.

Dior Diorskin Forever 020 & 030
This holy grail foundation, unfortunately, was reformulated to not include warm tones. However, I loved it so much that I wanted a lighter shade to mix it up with so I can wear it all year long. It's the only foundation that has the right longevity, medium-full pigmentation, smooth blendability and natural yet lightweight finish. What's more, it has amazing skincare effects that improve my skin over time. I honestly have not come across anything like it. Despite being stubbornly anal about foundation shades matching, this is one I'll let the subtleties of this one slide because the formula is just perfect! These are £32 from Debenhams or Feel Unique. I have a review of the old formula, which as far as I can tell, is quite similar to the new one.

14/5/2013: Debenham's are currently holding 10% off of beauty items ;)

I definitely didn't appreciate how amazing these products were until I tried other products and realised many don't measure up to these. I think other products I'd want another shade of is the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, Chanel Poudre Universelle Compacte, MAC Studio Fix Fluid and the MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundations.. all absolutely gorgeous!

Which products do you want to use all year round and purchase different shades of? 



  1. I want to try the Maybelline fit me foundation but i have oily-combination skin so i'm not too sure whether the dewy finish will make my skin look quite greasy. I have yet got to try out the MAC studio finish concealer~ Still on a mission to find the perfect concealer for me hehe ^^

    Thanks for sharing~
    Have a lovely day <3
    X x X x

  2. Now when I think of it, I think i would repurchase MUFE F&B foundation. It's the best coverage for me and the texture is dewy and hydrating.

    I like this feature of your blog... i think a lot of us have been disappointed by so many new things!

  3. Maybelline fit me at £4.50: http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/maybelline/maybelline-fit-me-foundation-30ml/invt/0046433 go forth and buy many bottles :D I know what you mean, I do have to remind myself not just to buy stuff just because it's new if I really like an existing product I can buy. Xxx

  4. I am definitely going to pick up the Maybelline Fit Me now! Thank you for the review ;D I would probably pick up two of Revlon Colorstay! One of my holy grail foundations :)

    xx Court

  5. The Maybelline Fit Me range is fantastic in terms of quality and affordability! The concealer is also very good and works just as well as some of the more expensive brands. For some tips on liquid foundation, visit http://bit.ly/19osGYa.

  6. You're tempting me to try the Dior one now!


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