Liz Earle Signature Foundation

Liz Earle Signature Foundation in 'Porcelain' - £21.00

After hearing such good things about this foundation (a 4.3/5 rating on makeupalley... hello!) I finally headed on over to Fenwicks in Tunbridge Wells; the nearest store to me that has a Liz Earle counter. After doing my research and trying out some swatches beforehand I had my heart set on the shade Ivory, another one to suit fair skin tones but it's a step darker than this. After being persuaded to be properly matched by the MUA however I couldn't believe how much better this shade suited my skin, it's literally the perfect match. Looking in my foundation drawer I have many shades that are deeper than this, but also quite a few that are lighter and none have suited me as well as this. In the swatch below I'm wearing a thin layer of this, alongside a sweep of eyeliner and a soft pink blush.

The formula promises to be 'lightweight', something that hasn't really meant much to me when testing out foundations and bases before. Almost all of them claim to feel light on the skin but I still have a feeling of wearing make up that I can't seem to get rid of. This foundation however has become the exception for me - it literally gives me a feeling of not wearing make up at all, leaving my skin feeling soft, smooth and silky. I apply this using a Real Techniques Buffing Brush as I tend to with all my foundations and I find it incredibly easy to use; being not too thick or too thin means that it buffs into the skin effortlessly and creates a really lovely flawless finish. I'd say the coverage sits just about in the medium zone as it covers any redness but extra concealer for really stubborn blemishes is definitely needed. I have read that it can be built to a fuller coverage if you apply two layers, but I personally don't like the idea of slathering one coat on top of another.

Overall I'm super impressed with this, I've reached for it practically every day since I got it and love the finish that it gives. When used on its own it really does just look like my own skin, but a more perfected version! I also mix it with a bit if Laura Mercier Silk Creme from time to time in order to provide a fuller coverage. For a high end product £21 is incredibly reasonable too - perfect if you're just starting to dip your toe in the water of more expensive foundations.

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