Signature Foundation, £21 c/o Liz Earle
I cannot stop trying new foundations. Seriously, it's becoming a problem. Even when I find a product I like I can't help but think there might be something ever so slightly better out there. I have a list of about five different must-try foundations and the Signature Foundation by Liz Earle is one of them.
The packaging is everything you'd expect from Liz Earle - simple, but sophisticated. The crowning glory is a pump! Hooray, a pump! And it's a good one too, giving you complete control over the amount dispensed. The foundation itself is a dream to apply, easy to blend and somewhat buildable. Ensuring my pores are invisible is always a key concern of mine so my favourite thing about this is that it does conceal them, rather than making them even more prominent like a lot of bases do. The result is natural and as cliche as it sounds I'm going to have to use the term - your skin only better.
In spite of this, it's not my holy grail. I have a pretty oily t-zone and I needed to touch up with powder every couple of hours (even when I used a primer) which is just a bit of a pain for me. I've found other foundations to be longer lasting on this area of my face. This won't stop me using up the bottle though. I like the finish, especially for an everyday base. Damn you combination skin.
* Reasonable price point
* Natural results
* Quick and easy to apply
* Awesome packaging
* Possibly not ideal if you're prone to an oily t-zone
* Probably a real winner for normal skin types
* No unpleasant scent (I'm talking to you Double Wear)
* Has the potential to be very popular - worth a try at the counter!
p.s The shades seem a little off to me so please get yourself colour matched in person (you'll find the Liz Earle counter in John Lewis now!). I used 'Ivory' which is the second lightest shade. I'm never this low down the spectrum for a base, even in the midst of winter.
Have any of you tried this? Please drop me a comment and let me know what your holy grail foundation is! Go on, feed my addiction why don't ya...