I have tried SO many foundations but there are two that I keep coming back to. They both serve different purposes in my makeup routine so I thought I'd give you a rundown of why I love them!
For daytime: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF15 in Warm Sand 2.5
Out of the two, this is my favourite. It's an extremely light, thin liquid that both spreads and blends easily, so a little product goes a long way. Just like its name would suggest, it melts seamlessly into your complexion and looks like a second skin. That's why I like to wear this one during the day; one layer evens out my skintone without looking like I've caked on the makeup. While I'd say the coverage is light-medium, if you build up a few layers you can definitely get a more flawless result.
As someone with naturally rosy cheeks I love the fact that this foundation is quite yellow-toned, making it great at counteracting redness. It also feels hydrating and comfortable on the skin and it doesn't cling to dry patches. I do need to add a little concealer under my eyes and on any blemishes, and I always set it with powder as it leaves a slightly dewy finish.
For nighttime: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 3.5
A lot of celebrities cite this as their favourite foundation and I reckon the main reason is because it looks UH-MAZING in photos! It has no SPF so you don't have to worry about the dreaded Casper flashback face, and it makes your skin look smooth, healthy and blemish-free. For this reason, I tend to save this foundation for either nights out or days when I know I'll be taking pictures.
It's definitely heavier than Bobbi Brown's offering, so it does provide better coverage but you can also see it more on the skin. It covers darkness under my eyes well and it does a pretty good job of fading blemishes too, so often I skip the concealer. I'd say it leaves a satin finish with a slight sheen on the cheeks, so again I like to set it with a light dusting of powder. And the longevity is fab; when I wear this on a night out, I come home looking like I've only just applied my makeup!
So there are my two can't-live-without, holy grail foundations! Which foundations do you swear by?