When it’s super sunnyÂ I hate wearing layers of makeup. So, as I was off on holiday, I went in search of Â a foundationÂ that’s both kind to my face and protects me from those nasty sun rays. Here’s what I found…
L’oreal Paris True Match Foundation
L’oreal’s True Match foundation (R5 – C5 Sable Rose Â¦ Rose Sand)Â is great. It has the essential SPF 17 that I need to prevent my face getting sun-burnt on holiday and it covers my face evenly. It’s soft, easy to apply as well as blend and I found that, despite the extreme heat, my face doesn’t look oily.
I actually bought a darker colour of foundation than one I would usually go for as I knew that my skin colour would change on holiday due to natural tan.Â Even though I’d usually buy an ivory colour, this rosy shade is perfect – and it was only after a couple of days in the sun too! All in all, I’m very happy with this foundation.
L’oreal Paris Nude Magique 5 in 1 BB Cream
I bought this Nude Magique BB Cream Â (light skin tone) after asking a SuperDrugs beauty staff member for a recommendation. It’s a cream I have not noticed before to be truthful so I thought I’ll give it a go, especially as it boasts that it’s a 5 in 1 beauty product that hydrates the skin as well as protects it from the sun with SPF 12.
Firstly, I immediately noticed the smell! – It has a very strange … fishy smell to it?! Has anyone else noticed this or is it just me? Looking, or smelling past this (if you pardon the pun!) I applied it as I would any other face cream. Although I did notice that it hydrates my skin, I was conscious that in the heat my face seemed shiny.
I also noticed that it didn’t cover my ‘imperfections’ like the foundation above, but I guess it can be expected as it’s only a BB cream. Plus, it does state that it ‘mimics the texture and glow of perfect bare skin’ so the natural look is definitely something this product achieves.
I think the BB cream is a very interesting product and perfect for more frequent use as it’s kinder to the skin, in the sense that it hydrates and provides protection, but personally I prefer the True Match foundation. What product do you wear when it’s sunny?