My Favourite Foundations For Flawless Skin!

foundation LA Girl, MaxFactor, Nars

Sometimes, only a base with good coverage will do! From day-to-day, I usually reach for the serum foundation from The Ordinary, but whenever I am wearing more than just mascara on my eyes, I want a more flawless base.

I’ve put together 3 of my favourites, a mix of budget and high end choices. I think there is a misconception that you get what you pay for with foundation, but I’ve found some amazing options for around £10!


nars foundation

Nars Sheer Glow foundation.

Ah Nars. I couldn’t write about bases without included this cult foundation. Nars Sheer Glow might just be the most hyped about foundation in the beauty world! I can see why. It seems to be one of those universal products, that work on so many different people.

This provides a great medium coverage, that can be built up if needed. I find that on me, this foundation applies much better with a sponge to avoid brush marks. I have the colour ‘Deauville’ or Light 4. This is the perfect shade when I am wearing gradual tan, but worth baring in mind that it is quite a yellow based shade. Nars also do a great range of undertones, so you’ll be able to find your ideal colour match.

If I’m rating these, it gets a 7.5 out of 10. The only reason it isn’t higher is that on my skin, you can see it more than the other two bases. I haven’t come across anyone else with this problem, so possibly just my skin type. It photographs beautifully too.

la girl pro coverage foundation

LA Girl Pro Coverage HD Long Wear Illuminating Foundation

This was such a good find! Honestly, I have been so impressed with this foundation for the price (around £10). It has an extremely long name, but it really does live up to all those claims. This has great coverage, yet it gives my skin a lovely glow. On the skin, it looks radiant – not ‘wet’ looking, not does it look drying at all.

It has a long wear time, but somehow feels so comfortable the whole day. The product itself is quite runny, so it melts into the skin. I would say this is the best option of the three for those with dry skin. I do think this would slide around on the skin due to being so illuminating!

As for a rating out of 10, I’d have to give this one a 9. I really do love it, but it loses a point for the shade names. I have the colour ‘Fair’ which is not very light at all! So worth having a really good look online at swatches to find your ideal shade. There is a white version of this though, so you could always mix it to make your perfect shade throughout the year!


max factor face finity

MaxFactor Face Finity All Day Flawless Foundation

The newest to my collection is the All Day Flawless foundation from MaxFactor! This is another high street option, and only costs around £11. This is the first base product from the brand I have tried, and it has definitely left a good first impression.

Its marketed as a 3-in-1 but I still like to use primer and concealer to highlight with this, more out of habit than anything else. In all honestly, I haven’t had a long time to test this one out, but I just had to include it as it provides such flawless coverage! It applies beautifully with a beauty sponge or brush. I have the colour ‘Golden 75’ which I wish was a tiny bit more yellow toned, but the perfect shade to match my fake tan.

It gets a 7.5 out of 10 for me, but I’m sure this will increase the more I use it!

What are your favourite foundations for a flawless base?



    • marblebeauty
      August 24, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Agreed, I was shocked at how much I love it!😍 Xx

  1. Parie Joshi
    August 24, 2017 / 10:30 am

    I am loving the LA Girl foundation, such a flawless base! Desperate to try the NARS One! xx

    • marblebeauty
      August 24, 2017 / 7:40 pm

      The la girl one is probably my current favourite! So purse-friendly too haha! Xx

    • marblebeauty
      August 24, 2017 / 7:40 pm

      I need to try the luminous one too, I’ve heard it’s great! Xxx

  2. August 24, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    yes! I completely agree with all of this, I use the MaxFactor All Day Flawless Foundation and I haven’t stopped using it since, it’s been so great! xx

    • marblebeauty
      August 24, 2017 / 7:39 pm

      It’s so lovely, I can’t wait to get more use out of it!! Xxx

  3. luxblush
    August 24, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    I really want to try the Max Factor foundation, as I’ve only ever heard good things!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • marblebeauty
      August 26, 2017 / 7:37 am

      I’m really enjoying it so far! Definitely a great high street option! Xxx

  4. August 27, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    Nars makes the best foundation I’ve ever used. It’s so high quality and it never looks cakey or thick. It’s just so expensive though which is unfortunate. I started using L’Oreal Infallible and I get that from CVS for only $10. It’s not quite as good as Nars but the formula seems really similar and it’s good enough to get the job done. Great post!

    Valerie –

    • marblebeauty
      August 27, 2017 / 10:21 pm

      Ooh I’ve never tried any L’Oréal foundations! I’m adding that one to my list, especially if it is a Nars dupe! Thank you Valerie☺️ Xx

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