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January 22, 2013

My Make Up Collection | Face Primers & Foundations

I've wanted to share my make up collection with you all for a while now but it's such a hard post to structure. I mean, if I did it all at once it would be the World's Longest Post and no one wants to read that, right? I also considered filming it but, let's be honest, I much prefer to blog. After much deliberation I finally decided to create a series here on Born to Buy, sharing a little more of my collection each post. This series is not about reviewing products because, once again, that would take forever but I'll be sure to link reviews if they've been written. 

For my first post I thought it would make sense to share my face primers and foundations with you all, purely because that's what I use first. 

I'm sure this goes without saying, but please don't take this series of posts as bragging. That it not my intention at all.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC20 | MAC Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in #120 Soft Sand* | Garnier Miracle Skin Perfecter BB Cream For Combination to Oily Skin in Light | MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW20 | Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet*
The above foundations are the ones I reach for on a daily basis. They are best suited to my skintone and, in my opinion, work best for my skin type. 

**If you know how to tell what shade your Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet foundation is in, please tell me. I can not tell! 
Innoxa Skin Perfecting 5in1 BB Cream in Buff* | Bourjois 1, 2, 3 Perfect Foundation in #51 Light Vanilla | Napoleon Perdis Stick Foundation in Look #1 | NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Mont Blanc | Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser in Nude | Entourage Cosmetics Liquid Perfection Foundation C3* | Bourjois Healthy Mix Liquid Foundation in #52 Vanilla | Napoleon Perdis Stick Foundation in Look #2 | Skin 79 Super Plus Beblesh Balm Triple Function BB Cream | Revlon New Complexion Oil Control Make Up in Buff

I don't use these foundations are much for a number of reasons, mainly because they are not a colour match for me or they're not suited to my skin type. I keep them, however, because they work for me in different seasons, because I'm yet to review them or I use them when doing other people's make up. 

I know I haven't reviewed all of the products featured above but, as I said, I've added links to those I have. If you would like to see a review of a product that hasn't been linked, please comment below. I'd be happy to add it to my list of products to review!

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think of them? Not that I need to buy any more primers or foundations, but do you use any you'd recommend? 

* Indicates products that were provided for review. These products have remained in my collection, meaning that I have not yet posted about them or I genuinely like them or both.

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  1. I want to try the Porefessional. How is it? I highly recommend the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra. I love it!

    1. Hi, Natasha! I really love my POREfessional. A review has been linked to the text that says Benefit The POREfessional Pro Balm. I'd recommend you reading the review at least, if not checking it out! x

  2. So many foundations! I thought I had a lot :P What's the Make Up For Ever HD foundation like?

    1. Hey, Jen! I know. I have far too many. At least I know I have a lot I can potentially use up for Project Pan!
      I really love the Make Up For Ever HD Foundation. LOVE it. A review has been linked to the text that says 'Make Up For Ever HD Foundation', however I'll also tweet you the link to my review. x

  3. I'm glad I'm not the only one with a gazillion foundations!

    I find out my shade through reading reviews on makeupalley, but you need to know your shade in MAC first.

    1. Ahaha, Abigail! I have so many. It's crazy, isn't it?
      I know what shade I am in the Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet foundation, I just can't find the colour on the bottle so I can't tell anyone!
      Thanks for checking out this post. I hope you enjoy my My Make Up Collection series. x

  4. What a collection! We wear similar shades in different brands. I would love to find a good primer, might look into the ones you mentioned.

    1. Hi, Rola! I know. I think it's time to use some up, don't you? I'd definitely recommend you pick up the Benefit POREfessional. Love it! x

  5. I would love to hear how you find the Innoxa BB Cream!
    -Beth Marple


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