[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] Aside from Benefit’s Hello Happy, there really aren’t many ‘mini’ foundations around but I like the idea of them a lot. If you’re not a regular foundation wearer and only dip in now and then, a mini has the benefit of being finished before it goes past its best – I’m acutely aware of the foundations I have probably needing to be thrown before I can use them all up because I’m using so much less. Assuming we can travel again one day, I like them for portability (I try to travel carry-on only) and also for blending – despite all the colour choices that we now have, tones change throughout the year and it’s not a bad idea to have a couple of minis at hand to colour shift as the season goes along – maybe one a shade lighter and one a shade deeper.
There are 21 shades in the 13ml Long-Wear Weightless formula (matte) which costs £19 HERE.
I’m forever a fan of an eye stick as a quick lid topper – if you’re a glasses wearer, these are make up salvation because they don’t require the same accuracy as blended shadows and are a soft and creamy formula. It’s pretty much one swipe and you’re done. I think they’re good value at £12.50 each in Golden Bronze and Golden Pink HERE.
I’m also a fan of Illuminating Moisture Balm – a bit less strobey than Strobe Cream but in the same family. It’s perfectly moisturising and gives your complexion a hint of lightfulness on bare skin days when you want a subtle glow. This mini isn’t quite so mini in price at £28 HERE (full size is £45) but again, because it’s something of a summery product you will probably be able to finish it up and not have it lounging guiltily through winter.
In the swatch is Foundation Shade Beige and Eye Crayons in Golden Pink and Golden Bronze. Non-affiliate link is HERE.
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I LOVE this idea. As well as portability and flexibility of shade, I can see obvious benefits in having a foundation ‘wardrobe’ to accommodate skin changes. I know as I’m aging my skin is becoming less predictable again (usually exacerbated by using retinol) so I’ve had times an old faithful suddenly becomes a disaster zone on my face.
My tone shifts quite dramatically between winter and summer so I’m quite often tone adjusting but I hadn’t thought about texture changes so thank you for pointing that out.