Save/ Splurge – Long Lasting Foundations

I’m constantly asked which foundations last the longest, and so for today’s blog, I decided to do a little Save/ Splurge feature on my two fave, long lasting foundations of the moment. I have a perfect drugstore buy and a perfect counter purchase to suit both budgets…


Maybelline SuperStay 24H – R154.95
Maybelline SuperStay24 foundation claims to last 24 hours. Well, I don’t know the exact time, but this foundation did last me all day long, right to the point where you can actually see the foundation wipe off on your face cloth when you wash your face before bed. Most of the day my skin looked even toned and natural without getting a thick, waxy feel, although after about 8 hours, it started looking a little yellow! Nothing a little tissue blotting didn’t sort out. It’s a got Micro-Flex Stretch Formula that allows the foundation to move with your skin, so no cracking!

I really do like it, especially for the price and I’ve found the perfect shade, 048 Sun Beige.


CHANEL Perfection Lumiere – R505

I’ll admit, I’m a little biased when it comes to CHANEL foundations. I love them all and have yet to find a foundation of theirs that I was’nt completely happy with. The only thing with CHANEL is that it can be a bit pricey to use every day. But if you’ve got the moolah or you want a truly flawless complexion, then Chanel is always your best bet. I’d suggest you cheapen up on the colour cosmetics and invest in a truly magnificent foundation like Chanel Perfection Lumiere.

Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation was launched locally in October last year and is probably my most favoured foundation to date! On the bottle it says it lasts for up to 15 hours – which it does – and you feel as though you are not wearing any foundation at all. The other benefit of this foundation is that it’s  build-able to your needs – so you can apply a little bit for an even toned finish, or if you want more coverage, then it’s flawlessly build-able without ever looking fake cake!

The other benefit of this foundation is you’re more likely to find your exact skin tone match. There are sixteen shades to choose from, six of which are for ethnic skin tones. And worth a mention, it looks great on camera! There is also no wasting. A lot of pump application foundations pump out far too much, Chanel Perfection Lumiere pumps out enough for a decent application, although you will need more to build a more solid coverage.

If money is no option, or if you really want a fab foundation I’d definitely recommend the Chanel Perfection Lumiere – for its supreme gorgeousness and if you’re saving for your shoe fund, then Maybelline SuperStay 24 is also a great option.

Have you tried any of these? Have you found the perfect, long lasting foundation? Comment below, I’d love to hear your thoughts.


Dimi Ingle

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