Sunday, 20 April 2014

Foundation Rotation

Do you ever find yourself neglecting certain products, because you have too many of them and you just never get around to using them? I'm like that with foundations. I have about six and several BB creams, so some sit around collecting dust. I've decided that I'm going to try and use each one for a period of several weeks, just so they actually get used. Here are my recent picks...

Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation
Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation

Rimmel Stay Matte
I've used this in a previous FOTD if you want to see how it wears. This foundation is great because its so cheap but still delivers full coverage. The texture is thick and mousse-like, but still blends really easily. Wear time is good, but I find it can rub off pretty easily. As for matte-ness, it seems to maintain oil control well but I don't really have oily skin...so I'm not the best person to ask. I wore this for about two weeks in a row, as I took it on a week long trip away and kept using it for a while after.

Arbonne Foundation*
I have reviewed this previously. I wore this foundation every day during my two week placement. It's medium coverage, very light on the skin and easy to blend. It also lasts all day without a primer. I can't really fault this foundation on its performance, it gives a slightly dewy finish that lasts all day for a fresh faced look. The only drawback is the price, its about $55AUD, from memory.  

Rimmel Match Perfection
I did not like this foundation initially. It's very watery and runny. It also smells like shampoo. But with time, I have found myself liking it. It's great for light coverage to even out skin tone and it also gives a slight glow. It covers some redness, but it won't hide blemishes. My skin is generally pretty good so it's fine to use, but for bad skin days, this wouldn't be enough. Without a primer, the lasting power of this is not great - I'd say about 4-5 hours later, its worn off. I've been wearing this all week and probably will for a little while. Again, this foundation is relatively cheap (I bought it on sale, 50% off for $9!!) so I'm happy with it.

I think this method of rotating foundations is a good way for me to use some of my less-used foundations. I'll probably switch to wearing some of my BB Creams (of which I have 5, 1 unopened though) so stay tuned! 

Do you try and rotate products too?

*product was provided for consideration and has been reviewed in accordance with my disclosure policy

26 comments:

  1. I need to take a leaf out of your book. I'm so guilty of only using one foundation for weeks. I've been trying out the Arbonne lately and I completely understand the hype that surrounds it! I'm loving it.

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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    1. I'm the same, I usually just stick to one or two! The Arbonne foundation is a winner :)

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  2. Good idea to switch in and out foundations! I try to take turns with my bases, but a few of them are the wrong shade for me so I tend to neglect them! I've been trying to mix them to make them work though. I've been using the Arbonne foundation recently and I really love it!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. I know what you mean, especially with the seasons changing, not all foundations match! I'm glad you like the Arbonne foundation :)

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  3. I'm still on the lookout for my HG foundation. I've never really liked them, I much prefer a CC cream or tinted moisturiser. The only one I've used that I've liked was Bourjois Healthy Mix, but the colour isn't quite right for me, it's a bit too yellow. I'm going to head into Mecca while I'm visiting Melbourne and try out Nars Sheer Glow.

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    1. Good luck at Mecca! Hope you can find something worthy :)

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  4. Lovely picks! If you consider rotation always having several products being used at the same time then yes! My favorite foundations to go for are Bourjois Healthy mix, rimmel stay matte mousse, the face shop bb cream and a few other asian bbs!

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    1. I've heard good things about the Bourjois foundation! You've got quite a few going at the same time, good work :)

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  5. I've never heard of the Arbonne one before, sounds really good! The Rimmel ones look good but I can't get a color match unfortunately.

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    1. I understand, I think Rimmel caters better for lighter skin tones than darker. Plus they can be a bit pink toned. The Arbonne one is great, but I don't think it would sway you from your beloved Estee Lauder ;)

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  6. I don't wear foundation anymore, but I loved the Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation. Such a great foundation and so affordable.

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    1. Oh I'm not familar with that one! That's cool that you don't use foundation anymore :)

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  7. Great post, I like it - I really should do the same, and not just with foundations, but all products. I also love the Arbonne foundation.

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    1. Thanks! I know what you mean, I desperately need to use different blushes/lipsticks/everything haha

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  8. Yes! I have promised myself I won't buy any new ones until I've used at least one up! I've been trying to rotate them but sometimes I just get drawn in by a certain one!

    melaniface

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    1. Yep, I know what you mean...first world problems haha. I've been eyeing off some of the L'Oreal foundations...noooo must finish at least one first! D:

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  9. I try to rotate them too, but it can get a little tricky sometimes, depending on your shade at that point of the year!

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    1. Totally agree Leah! The Arbonne foundation suits my pasty winter face, I find it can look a tad pale in summer.

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  10. I really want to try Arbonne! I saw them at the easter show but didn't get a chance to go over for a test.

    LilynotLouise | Beauty and Food

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    1. Do it! Ahhh what they have makeup stands at the Easter show?! I went last year and totally had no idea!

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  11. A great idea! I definitely need to take a leaf out of your book, I have about 6 different BB and CC creams that are being neglected at the moment!

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    1. Haha at least I'm not the only one that has too many things open at once :P

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  12. Loved the post. I mix two foundations depending on the temperature outside like matte for hot temp and dewy for cold :) I loved your blog. If you like my blog too would your like to follow each other?
    http://naturelbellefemme.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Mixing foundations is a great idea to get the shade/coverage/finishyou want, but I am usually too lazy haha. I'll check out your blog :)

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  13. I love the Arbonne foundation it is my holy grail! Great post :)
    http://abeautyobsession.com/

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    1. It's a great foundation! Thanks :)

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