(sorry about the pics :\ ) This is the most recent foundation I've bought, it's MaxFactor Experience in Raw Silk. I bought it because the girl at the counter said it was full coverage which is what I always want. The first thing I noticed was that it was quite thin and runny for a full coverage product, and when it's on it does give quite good and even colour, but I would say that it's more light to medium coverage rather than full. I had to use quite a bit of concealer and then some translucent powder to make my skin look properly covered, I would say that for around £9.99 it is a good buy if you want a foundation that is quite light and has a matte finish, and this also doesn't contain any oil either so I would think that it's good for oily skin.
This is No.7 Instant Radiance foudation, and I got it a while back when I had one of those No.7 vouchers. I think this one would have been fairly good if the colour had been a better match, but I got the palest one because the others were too dark but it has a bit of a yellow tone to it that does NOT look good! Apart from that the coverage was good and it has a nice dewy finish so I was pretty disappointed that I couldn't use it more because of the colour :(
Next up is Mabelline Dream Satin Liquid in Ivory. I have repurchased this foundation a couple of times now, which is a big deal for me and means that it is doing the job! It is full coverage and it really does give me quite a flawless and dewy finish. I have combination skin so it is sometimes difficult find the right product, but this comes close to being THE ONE! The only thing that's a bit of a downside is that after a couple of hours on my t-zone the dewyness becomes more of a shine and I have to re-do it or powder it, but I'm starting to think that I will need to do this whichever foundation I use, because it's just the way my skin is (as annoying as it is). But overall this is very affordable and actually does what it says, and I also don't need to use too much concealer on any spots because of the good coverage.
I have written about Estee Lauder Double Wear a couple of times before, but it's what I've been using lately so I had to include it! I bought it with a voucher, because I don't think I would ever pay £26.50 for any foundation! It is definitely the best cover I've ever had, and you don't need very much of it either so I suppose the fact that it lasts for ages makes the price a bit more bearable. It's a matte finish but it does give a bit of a glow which is nice. As I've said before, the downside is that I do have to top it up a few times on my t-zone, which is a bit annoying especially when I'm at work, but the more I use it, the more I think that it is the best foundation I've used, and I don't think that I will get better coverage with any other product. It's a tricky one because I would like to repurchase but I just cannot imagine paying that much money for it!!
I remember using this when it first came out and being amazed by it! I bought it again recently because it was something like £5, and I still think it's ok and definitely gives a matte finish, but whereas it's good at covering the more oily parts of my face, the drier parts like my cheeks are left feeling even more dry and a bit patchy. This is probably better again for oily skin, but in general the coverage is good and for the price I can't really complain!
I hope this was at least kind of helpful! I had mixed things to say about all of them but overall my favourite would have to be Double Wear, even though it's still not perfect!
Do you have a foundation that you think is amazing? xx