|NYC All Day Long Foundation in Classic Ivory|
Since I started this blog I have never repurchased a foundation. There are so many on the market I feel like when I finish one I should try another one so that I can write about it. Also, since I've been reading blogs I've noticed that very few bloggers rate budget brand foundations. It seems to be the consensus that to get a great foundation you need to splash out. However, I really like foundations by NYC. I recently reviewed their Natural Matte Foundation, which costs just £2.99 and loved it. (You can read the review here.) So, when I noticed they had a new foundation out I though I'd give it a try.
Their latest foundation is called NYC All Day Long Smooth Skin Foundation. The reason why I was drawn to it is that their shade Classic Ivory is actually really pale, which is rare not just for budget foundations but for most foundations. As I've said I loved their Natural Matte Foundation but found their palest shade to be just a little dark for me. Not only is this foundation pale, there isn't even a hint of orange to it. I was also drawn to this because when I bought it cost just £2.49!
I have quite bad skin, it is spot prone and I have some scarring from acne when I was younger so I do prefer a foundation on the heavier side. This foundation is perfect for covering scarring because it is quite heavy and is buildable. I would say this is a medium to full coverage foundation, it would give far too much coverage for those with clear skin looking for a light foundation.
|Applied generously to the hand. You can see it is quite a thick and heavy foundation.|
|Part blended. For the sake of the photograph I did apply a generous amount but|
you can see that it is a little cakey and requires some work to get a smooth finish
I don't love this as much as the NYC Natural Matte Foundation because that was easier to blend and non-drying. However, I do like this foundation. I think this is mainly because it does give great coverage when you take some time to get the correct application and the shade is great on my pale skin. It claims to give 14 hour coverage. This is slightly exaggerated in my experience but it does give a good 6 hours wear.
If you're looking for a medium to full coverage foundation this is definitely worth a try. NYC All Day Long Foundation is available from Superdrug and is priced at around £3.00. (For some reason it isn't on the website at the moment.)