My top 5 foundations: Bourjois, EX1, Cover FX and Estee Lauder Enlighten EE

PSX_20160410_151717I do love my foundations, and I have a lot of them! But I do reach for some more than other. Here is a top 5 of the ones I like the most and why I like them the most :). I usually gravitate towards foundations with a sheer to medium coverage with a dewy effect. My skin is dry and I like to add some glow from the foundation but still have it look natural.

The foundations are named in no particular order:


Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum: This brand and this foundation is widely known in the PSX_20160410_154847beauty community. I’m not gonna lie, I have 3 foundations from from Bourjois alone and two of them made it in to my top 5. The Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum is a gel foundation who blends easily into the skin. It contains vitamins from the fruits lychee, goji berries and pomegranate. I don’t know if that’s noticible, but it does feel lovely on the skin. It leaves the skin feeling dewy even though it says on the bottle “semi-matte”. It stays on throughout the day, it doesn’t settle in fine lines and it doesn’t stick to any dry patches on the skin. I love this foundation – I have nothing bad to say about it! It fits my skin perfectly because i’m quite dry during winter. It has a sheer coverage but can be built up to almost a full coverage I would say.



EX1 Invisiwear liquid foundation: This foundation I had to buy PSX_20160410_152547because of it’s rave amongst the Beaty Gurus on Youtube. I bought mine on – a beauty website who sells in Europe. This foundation is supposed to be excellent for warmer skin tones, because it has yellow undertones. I am more neutral/cool toned so it is a little yellow on my skin tone but it is beautiful none the less. It glides on the skin beautifully and has a skin like texture which makes it look a lot like your own skin. I bought mine in F100 and it’s too dark (of course :). I mix the EX1 foundation with my Face Atelier Zero Minus foundation and it’s a good match. Maybe I will reach for this foundation just a bit more come summer when my skin gets a little bit darker.


See also: My top 10 makeup products

Estée Lauder Enlighten EE Even Effect Skintone Corrector: I reach for this foundation a PSX_20160410_152750tonne. It’s just so incredibly easy to use in your daily makeup routine. I feel like I reach more for it when my skin is in good condition – but just needs a little bit evening out. This foundation does exactly what it promises; it evens out the skintone and leaves a wonderful dewy and glowing skin. It’s kind of sheer and doesn’t really build up to much more than that. But that’s no problem if you like a BB-cream kind of formula and effect. It says on the back of the tube that you can wear it alone or under foundation. I have never tried that, but I dont really go for full coverage at any time. If I need a full coverage it’s usually underneath my eyes and I will use a corrector and a concealer instead of a full coverage foundation.


PSX_20160410_153105Bourjois 123Perfect CC Cream: This CC cream is like magic – it has three different correctors in the product – apricot who works as anti-fatigue, green for anti-redness and white to act against dark spots in the skin. It has a SPF of 15 which means it will work well during the spring for that SPF effect. It’s light enough for my skin so I can use it on it’s own – no need to mix it with my Zero Minus foundation. It does oxidize a little bit but not more than I can manage with the rest of my makeup routine. It says on the tube “Luminous Complexion & smooth skin”, but I don’t think that it leaves the skin illuminated to be honest. But that’s okay, it has a lot of other great things going for it – it’s so easy to use, blends out great and it wears beautifully throughout the day. It’s not a CC cream – it’s a full on foundation! I sheer it out a little bit and it still has it’s colour correcting properties which is great!


Cover FX Custom Color Drops: I just recently did a post about this foundation. I think it’s PSX_20160410_152648a wonderful idea. It’s super concentrated and has a dropper so it mixes easily with other products. I can be mixed with your favorite moisturizer which you now are able to tint a little to get the best of both worlds – amazing skincare and a coverage that you decide for yourself. On days where your skin is looking tired use two drops on other days use one – perfect! I did try to use this foundation on it’s own for the sake of this post. I didn’t like it, I’m afraid.. the look of this foundation on it’s own is not great – it did get into my pores and enlarged them – that’s not what you want from a foundation :).

What’s your favorite foundations? I would love to know 🙂



Author: Dittes makeup

Jeg har lagt makeup på mig selv og veninder i hele min ungdom. Jeg har mit eget touch og finder gerne mærker, som jeg skal lede længe for at finde. Jeg elsker at lege med makeup og se, hvordan det bare GØR noget ved ansigtet. Der er flere dage om ugen, hvor jeg ikke går med makeup - flest dage, hvor jeg er hjemme ;). Når jeg er ude kan jeg ikke lade være at lægge en fin makeup. Any excuse til at eksperimentere med et nyt look!

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  1. I have just started using a BB Cream, and I love it! I’m looking for something I can wear out in the sun and to the lake this summer. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks 🙂

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    1. It all depends on how much SPF you want. Last year I used TheBalm Shelter which is a tinted moisturizer with the SPF of 18. I’ve also used the L’Oréal New Nude Magique CCCream with an SPF of 20. This year I will probably use the Estée Lauder EE Even Effect because it has a SPF of 30. But there are great moisturizers with SPF as well. Last year I also used the Clinique Superdefense SPF 20 which was great!

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  2. Great post, I have been looking for some new foundations to try out!! Right now I am using the Kat Von D foundation and I love it, but I need to expand my horizons. Lol

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    1. Yes, I know that you guys in the States have a real problem getting these foundations. The taxes from EU to the US are really high :(. But are selling Bourjois foundations if you are familiar with that site?


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