Guest Post: My Favourite Summer and Winter Foundations


Todays guest blogger is Laura from Fairytales and Glitter Trails, you can find here blog here

As we are all aware, England most definitely does not fail to provide us with cold and dreary weather in the winter and the same can be said for the summer months. However, the UK has been surprisingly warm  this summer (something that we can never predict, yet we are a very optimistic country who believe every summer will be a scorcher whilst staring out of our rain-covered window pane.) Sorry a slight tangent there, if you’re familiar with my blogs this is a frequent thing.

I have chosen my favourite summer and winter foundation which I believe are perfect products to suit the two differing climates.

To start with the summer foundation, my favourite has to be Rimmel’s Wake Me Up Foundation. I would say that it provides a light to medium coverage that illuminates the skin. It contains shimmer particles that are reflected on the skin supply a radiant, youthful glow- let’s be honest, everyone envies a teenager with glowing skin so this little beauty is a great contestant to a certain extent. An added bonus is that it contains an SPF of 15, although I do believe you should wear additional SPF if you are exposed to the sun.

My all time favourite winter foundation is without a doubt MAC’s Studio Sculpt Foundation. This was one of the first products that I bought from MAC as well as being my first ‘high end’ foundation and it didn’t disappoint. My skin type changes from  normal/oily to dry in the winter as the weather conditions are rather brutal on my face. This foundation provides a burst of hydration, which when applied does leave a tacky feel to the face so may not be to everyone’s taste but it keeps the skin feeling and looking smooth. The consistency is rather thick and it does take a little ground work into providing an even coverage but the pay-off speaks for itself. This foundation is a medium to full coverage with a satin finish, ready to battle any weather condition it is faced with.

So ladies (and maybe gents) run out to your nearest drug store and MAC counter to buy these two beauties and I promise you you won’t be disappointed. We can all walk around with glamorous skin without any regards to what season it is.

Much love,
Laura x 



    • 14 September, 2013 / 5:18 am

      It’s fantastic! For the price you really can’t grumble at it! If you decide to buy it please give me your feedback 🙂

  1. 12 September, 2013 / 5:14 pm

    Both of these foundations look really great. Even though I have not tried a foundation from MAC before I’m scared of getting the wrong shade (:

    • 14 September, 2013 / 5:22 am

      If you go to a mac store and ask one of the in-store make up artists for assistance, they will be able to find a colour that matches your shade and tone. The lady that I had was fantastic!

    • 14 September, 2013 / 5:15 am

      You should definitely try it. Go to the mac counter and ask for a sample, they usually give out rather generous sample sizes which should help you make a decision rather than fork out the best part of £25.00 on a product that may not be for you.

  2. D
    12 September, 2013 / 9:50 pm

    Gonnae no use England and the UK as synonyms? Cheers

  3. 13 September, 2013 / 2:37 am

    I really want to try the MAC foundation! Great post!

  4. Alix
    13 September, 2013 / 3:36 pm

    MAC Studio Sculpt was my absolute favourite for about 3 years I wore nothing but it, then one day my skin said NAH! I’ve spent the last 18 months trying it again every so often and being unable to blend it, then it would cling to my dry patches if i managed to get it to look half decent, and then finally would slide off.
    Today, after reading this I dug it out again and low and behold, a Real Techniques buffing brush and BINGO. Applied evenly, blended well, has lasted since 7am without needing touched up, no dry patches etc. YAY!

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