“ Brand: Barbara Daly / Powders / Type: Foundation „
I first tried Barbara Daly makeup based on a recommendation by a friend who suggested trying a cheaper alternative to Clinique.
The foundation can only be found in Tesco stores, so can be picked up with your weekly shopping and always seems to be on a 3 for 2 offer, priced around the £8 mark.
The foundation comes in an attractive yet clinical frosted glass bottle. The clever lid doubles up as an applicator which is particularly useful in gathering enough foundation on the back of the hand to apply to the face.
There are 5 shades in the range (porcelain, ivory, beige, almond and honey) which doesn't sound a lot, but the colours are versatile and match skin well.
The foundation is made up of a 'silky and light' formula, designed to give a satin finish without the use of oils that clog up skin and cause breakouts. I'd suggest the foundation is for quite oily skin as I am combination and found that it dried my skin out quite a bit and caused flaky patches meaning it didn't sit well on my skin after a few hours, particularly in the winter.
Overall, the foundation isn't for my skin type. However, the moisture version of this foundation is a perfect match for me!
I found out about Barbara Daily Oil Free Foundation last year. I was at my friends house preparing for a night out. I went to grab my make-up out my bag and my previous foundation had split out over my bag. There was hardly any left in the bottle, so my friend let me use some of hers. I instantly took a liking to it! As well as being soft and smooth, it covered any blemishes, and gave me a fantastic natural finish! She told me she had bought it from Tesco, so the next day i went in and purchased it.
It was from the Barbara Daily range at Tesco. It cost me £6.75, which i thought was great value!! And with 3 for 2 deal currently on a Tesco, it's a complete BARGAIN!!
The foundation originally came in a black plastic box cover, with a window so you can see the jar of foundation, but i discarded this after purchase as it had no use. The bottle itself is frosted glass with a black lid. It has BD on the front. It looks like expensive make-up and not something you would buy from tesco for £7. It's sturdy, heavy and although im clumsy and have dropped the glass bottle on countless occasions, the bottle has never broken!
The foundation itself is perfect for me! My skin can become rather oily at times an normal at others, and so this foundation really suited my skin type. Although for people with dry skin, Barbara Daily also has a Moisture Foundation Range which can also be bought at Tesco for the same price and containing the same shade range. As well as being a foundation, it has a sun filter of SPF 12. It's a 29ml bottle and it's filled to the brim with foundation, so you don't run out quickly, unless you overuse! Should last you a good 3 - 4 months. It's really good with sensitive skin also, which is a bonus. The foundation is quite runny and liquidy, although with a very soft and smooth texture. It has medium coverage, so it will give you adequate coverage yet, not making you look plastic. The largest downfall of the product i found was that there is only a small, limited range of shades - Porcelain, Beige, Ivory, Almond and Honey. The foundation has a fresh, vanilla smell, which is a delight to apply in the morning. The glass bottle also keeps the make-up cool, so it's always great to relax and apply it.
Inside the bottle there is a little spatula which spoons the foundation out and saves you tipping the bottle upside down and losing half your foundation, which is a great idea, and helps when your in a rush before uni or work. I tend to use my fingers to blend the make-up, as it sticks to my brush/sponge.
It seems like quite a light toned range, so i dont really think it would be suitable for darker skin tones. When the bottles near finished, it's literally impossible to get the remains out the bottle! And because it's glass you cant squeeze it, so i usually have to resort tapping it upside down repeatedly. There is a limited tone range. Also the make-up seems to clogg at the opening of the bottle, but it's nothing a wet wipe wont fix!
The result is always a flawless, natural finish. It brightens up your face and gives my skin the glow and push it needs! Definetely worth the money!
I bought this foundation one day browsing the tesco make up ailses when this caught my eye, i remember reading something online about a recommendation for this foundation, so as it was only £6-7 (cant remember) I bought it !
The bottle is a small glass frosted jar which reminds me of the same bottle as clinique foundation, it does look very expensive and not something that comes from tesco.
I have been using this foundation on and off now, the first thing i noticed it dosent smell of that disgusting plasticy/playdough smell of foundation, it actually smells of quite nice! To me it smells like a cross between vanilla and bananas and whenever i put this on I always breathe through the smell.....
Anyways, the foundation itself is quite runny :/, but theres a little spatula fixed onto the lid so that it easy to apply, rather than tipping it upside down and losing about half of the product! Be warned aswell if you put this in your make up bag the foundation will run everywhere and stain your bag and anything else it latches onto i lost half a bottle because of this so best if you just keep it at home rather than in your bag I have no idea why the product leaks, mines not broken or anything so not sure whats going on there.....
Application- I always find it easier to apply this foundation with just my fingers as its a bit hard to blend and the foundation just sticks to my brush to not good, but once its on, it blends quite well.
The results- The finished look was ok, its defintley not a cakey foundation whatsoever but maybe thats because its not a heavy coverage, i would say this foundation is light-medium coverage, however if you layer you would get good coverage. I left it on for the rest of the day and it did stay put without any touch ups which is a plus. The foundation is not really a matt foundation so beware if you already have oily skin this may make your problem worse as my skin looked a bit 'dewy' which is ok because my skin dosent produce that much oil.
Overall, I wouldnt buy this product again, I have had better foundations for a couple of quid more, so I would say if your max budget is £6-7 get this, if its up to a tenner or more I'd say buy something else!
In the past I have always used Boots no7 foundation as I have sensitiskin and need to use something suitable for my skin. However a while ago I had run out and needed to get a foundtaion quickly and this was the best one on offer in Tesco. It is amazing! The coverage is perfect, although I have very fair skin so I'm not sure how well this would suit darker skins. It is very reasonable compared to other comparable products and it lasts for ages! Recently I bought the pressed poweder to match and will not be using anything else in the near future. It is very handy that you can buy it alongside your weekly food shop in Tesco and the various offers applied to it are fab. The packing looks expensive and it uses a very simple design. The applicator works very well with fingers and sponges and so would suit a variety of peoples needs. The only issue is getting the dregs out of the bottom of the bottle as you cannot sqeeze it like a tube as it is made of glass.
Barbara Daly for Tesco Oil Free Foundation
I have used Clinque make up for years as it is good for sensitive skin and varying skin types but as the purse strings tighten up this year and it was setting me back £17 at least I ventured into unsteady waters!
I dipped a toe into the world of Barbara Daly's makeup due to a recommendation by my sister who buys the foundation as it is a cheaper alternative to Clinique and has sensitive and oil based skin. She has used this for a number of years and rated the product well so at under £7 a bottle I though I would give it a go. I have ended up comparing the foundation to my Clinique one as that is what it seems to closely mirror.
I ventured into Tesco looking for the foundation that was oil free looking for Tesco own makeup counter and could not see it. I then stumbled on a quite classy looking makeup display unit which was simply called 'bd' or what turned out to be Barbara Daly who it turns out created this range exclusively for Tesco. I had never heard of her and just wanted to find the bottle to take home and apply seeing as emergency had set in and my Clinique bottle was empty.
However I have since looked up the website for this range - www.barbaradalymake-up.co.uk and actually found it quite a useful little site which has some tips on beauty as well as her top ten make up products. Turns out she has worked as a make up artist for the bbc and has been an artist to some top celebs and models like Twiggy and Cindy Crawford as well as make up for Lady Diana on her wedding day. She also founded with Anita Roddick the colourings range in the Body Shop before setting up this range in 1998 in Tesco.
I have sensitive skin and was desperately looking for something that resembled my Clinque super balanced make up. The foundation I plummeted for was an oil free foundation. The foundation is a similar size as is 29ml compared to the Cliniqe's 30ml bottle. It is also in a glass square bottle which is almost identical to the Clinique one. It came in a nice black box with bd as the logo and a little description about the foundation. Although I have thrown the box away as it was quite flimsy and not needed. The glass foundation bottle has a black screw lid and bd written in black on the front quite simply and on the back it tells you that this bottle is ivory and demagogically tested. There are a few shades to choose from maybe half a dozen which is not as many as Clinique so you won't get as exact a match to skin tone.
The foundation is easy to apply and when you twist open the bottle it has a little palette inside the lid to scoop up some makeup to apply which I think is quite clever. The liquid is not as thick as the Clinique one and actually quite runny so you have to be careful how much you scoop on the palette to apply. I have found I need more cream on my face as with this being oil free it seems to dry my face up a bit too much and I had to apply cream to rebalance my skin. I sense that I maybe did not need the oil free and for my next purchase will have to pick a different variety.
I have used a little bit on the cheeks and then use my fingers to merge and mix in. The ivory colour is slightly light for me but it does blend well and match my skin tone actually better than my Clinique one did. Although it is a little too runny in consistency for my liking. You could use a sponge if you wish to apply it too and I have put it over a cream base or on its own. It does have a bit of a scent to it too though this is not over powering.
For £7 at almost a third cheaper than Clinique it is good value as it will last me the same length of time as my Clinique of approx 3 months. However an annoying thing is that despite me thinking the lid is on securely the liquid has seeped out of the bottle onto the neck of the lid and then turned my lovely clean makeup bag a gooey mess and sandy colour. This also spilt onto my other items in my bag which were then gooey to touch. I have examined the bottle and lid and realised that the problem is f you take too much of the foundation onto the palette that it builds up around the lid and as the consistency is runny it doesn't set but leaks under the lid.
There are different types to choose from though I have just looked at the oil free foundation in ivory. There are maybe half a dozen shades to pick in total so you will not get a perfect match like Clinique but a close bet. The foundation is demagogically tested and seems not to irritate my sensitive skin though does make me need extra face cream to stop my face drying due to the formula to make this oil free.
**Cost and Rating**
The cost of this foundation costs £7 and will last the same length as my Clinique of about 3 months. It is available in larger Tesco's and there is the Barbara Daly website which has some tips and interesting facts too.
I would rate this a 3 star as it does live up quite well to Clinique and is a third of the price but had I found this before Clinique I would have probably rated it a 4 star. The downside is the verities of shades and the leaking issue with my bottle meaning I have to be super careful in tightening the lid and wiping away excess foundation from the bottle lid. I would re-buy as I try to save money from luxury purchases this year in order to save the pennies. Though it is still second best to that brand.
I have since bought radiant touch from this brand which was again about £7 and this is my credit crunch YSL touch éclat downsize makeup item. That is in my opinion is better quality than this foundation as it hasn't leaked and it does do a good job of mirroring the aims of touch éclat. I will review this eventually as it is a good product for a good price. I just need a link and image to suggest it as a product which I haven't found yet!
I bought Barbara Daly oil free foundation while I was shopping in Tesco, I thought I would try it for the price and I am really glad I did. I have tried so many foundations over the years and found them too gunky on my skin so was really pleasantly surprised that this foundation was different. It's very easy to apply and just glides on in a nice thin even layer for the quickest application. It's not gunky in anyway and I only have to apply it once a day, it really lasts! It comes in a simple glass bottle with an applicator stick in the lid - I usually use a cosmetic sponge for best coverage but sometimes just put some on my hands and rub it in that way. I apply this stuff every morning and can honestly say that a bottle of it lasts me for 2-3 months or more. Really good value and it comes in a good range of shades. It feels so light and breathable on your skin that you won't even know your wearing it. Also, since I have been using Barbara Daly foundation, I haven't had to use a powder over the top - so even more money saving! Overall a fantastic buy and would highly recommend it to anyone.
About 2 minutes ago, I was given a really nice present but in the most surreal situation. My Step-Brothers came over to mine because my Step-Mum was here with me, and when they were walking down my rather busy street in Harrow, London, they saw 2 bottles of Barbara Daly Oil Free Foundation on the path, and no one near by seemed to loose it, so they picked it up and gave it to the best Step Sister in the world (AKA me!) as a present. I was a little surprised, but happy, I was just about to buy a new (fairly cheap) foundation for when I start University, but hey, I'm not saying no to free Foundation! (Which is also my exact colour for my skin tone! Scary eh?)
So the foundation comes in a 29ml frosted bottle, with a black lid, and in my personal opinion, I think the foundation looks much, much more expensive then it actually is, it almost looks like it comes from an expensive makeup designer like Bobbi Brown, Benefit or MAC, instead of the shelves of Tesco Express in London. The actual stick to apply the foundation, was fairly unique, I can best describe it as a little paddle, sounds weird, but it works, it makes it easier to apply the foundation directly to your face, and rub it into your skin, also makes it easier to apply to your sponge too.
The actual foundation is soft and a fairly thin liquid, which can be easily applied to either your face or the sponge, and is smooth enough to blend into your skin, which is great. I first thought this foundation would be very heavy on my skin, and wouldn't let my skin breathe, but I was so wrong. Barbara Daly's Oil Free Foundation is a light kind of foundation, not the lightest, but light enough to let my skin breathe, and it didn't feel to heavy and didn't cause spots or to get my skin all greasy and overly shiny, also the foundation claims to be 'Oil-Free', which I believe, because most oily foundations I've tried previously, made me out break really easily, and this didn't, I love oil-free foundations. Also this particular foundation, has a really nice scent to it, a kind of perfume/flower smell, it is a really nice smell, but isn't over-powering, which it so easily could have been, thankfully it wasn't.
The final result is the obviously the most important thing, so I was very happy with the results of Barbara Daly's Foundation on my skin. The foundation looked really natural against my actual skin tone, so it didn't look to different from my skin, so therefore I wasn't orange or really dark tanned. Also the foundation made my skin feel almost refreshed and much more softer, so I personally feel much better in myself because my face looks better and much fresher. Also I have had very nice comments from friends, saying my skin looked really good, healthy and some people even asked me if I was wearing make up! Yeah, the foundation was really amazing.
Barbara Daly's Oil Free Foundation was available only at Tesco and cost 5 pounds, so Tesco time, I think!
After using various different foundations from different places and different prices i thought ide try a cheaper one and im very glad i did. The foundation has quite a silky and light effect but with it being a matte foundation means you dont have to add the extra weight of powder on the top of it. It gives a very good coverage and blends nicely to match your skin tone but doesnt leave you feeling like you have applied as much foundation as a building site. It also lasted the whole day and didnt flake off or go patchy which was brilliant, being a cheaper foundation at about £5 a bottle I wasnt sure what to expect. Also having oily skin to begin with made the oil free product fantastic and helped dry out pretty much all of the oilyness in my skin but left me with a nice glow. I would highly recommend this product to anyone debating about which foundation to try next even more so if you have the oily skin and dont like to feel caked in make-up!
I bought this product a few years ago and for the price I paid I think it is actually a good quality product.
The coverage is reasonable- not too heavy, so your skin can still breath. After all, no one wants to feel like they have applied the same amount of makeup as a clown every morning.
The results were not cakey at all, and left me with a matte finish that lasted most of the day, covering blemishes effectively and reducing the need for a concealer.
The matte finish also means that you don't have to fork out for powder on top of everything else!
The fact that it is available in most Tesco stores makes it convenient to obtain. If you ever run out on a weekend away you can easily get yourself some more and won't have to go without for days on end.
I would recommend this to those that like convenience and being able to combine multiple products in one, but saying that there are better products out there!
I have always thought that using expensive foundation would mean that it was better for my skin and was a better product in general. However, my friend recommended Barbara Daly foundation from Tesco. As it was only around £6, I felt I had nothing to lose.
The foundation comes in a 29ml frosted glass bottle that has a black lid and 'make-up' written on the front. I purchased the moisture foundation as I have very dry and sensitive skin.
There is a handy applicator inside the lid of the bottle which means you can apply the foundation straight to your sponge or finger to apply it to the skin. The foundation gives an even coverage and you don't need that much to cover the face and neck area.
I have found that it doesn't dry my skin out and hasn't so far caused any breakouts in terms of spots. It lasts all day at work and I only need to really touch it up if going out in the evening. I would say that this product is just as good as some of the more expensive brands that I have purchased in the past, if not better as it's cheaper!
One thing though, you may need a concealer to cover up major blemishes like spots or redness as the foundation doesn't cover these completely. I put my concealer on and then put the foundation on after which seems to do the trick.
Being Pale, as well but often using fake tan Babera Daly makeup is amazing in my eyes! It goes on so well and doesnt give that often uneven finish that you get with a lot of foundations. As i have a more yellow then red tinge to my skin its nice to find a foundation that doesnt automatically assume that because you're pale you have a red tinge and want to look like a goth or on the other hand a glowing sun! I have tried hundreds (and thats no exageration!) of foundations throughout the years - the best in order (for the cheaper range: 1) Barbera daily oil free foundation - amazing!!! 2) Ruby and millie foundation - also vvgood but can dissapear 3) No 7 (although they have sneakily changed the colourigs of theirs and they arent as good for pale people now) 4) Bourjois
Barbara Daly shot to fame as the make-up artist for the late Princess of Wales and has been working with Tesco since 2000. The success of her pairing with the retailer has made the ranges some of the best-sellers in the UK.
I've been looking for a new liquid Foundation now for a few weeks now, I was finding it hard as I always want the lightest shade of any brand and sometimes even these aren't light enough for me.
I was in my local Tesco at the weekend and found myself down the make up aisle and started looking at their in store brand by a woman called Barbara Daly.
In the Foundations they had a choice of Oil free foundation for normal to combination skin and Moisture foundation for dry skin, they had about 6 shades for each one.
As I couldn't decide which one to buy I decided to get both as there was an offer on for buying three items and getting the cheapest free so I got my self another product to try.
In the oil free one I chose shade Ivory as this was the lightest one in that and in the moisture one I chose shade porcelain, this was the lightest shade of any brand I've looked at so far.
The Oil Free Foundation
A light and silky formula that glides on smoothly for a long lasting, satin finish. It contains a soft focus complex to help minimise skin imperfection and has a spf 12 sun filter,
The Moisture Foundation
A lightweight yet creamy foundation, perfect for normal to dry skin. Evens out skin tone for a fresh, flawless finish. Contains moisturising ingredients to keep the skin looking soft and smooth and has sun protection filters. Contains Oxybenzone.
Both Foundations come in a frosted glass bottle and contains 29ml of product, The black lid had a spatula build onto it and I found this very useful as I just pull it out and put it straight onto my face instead of putting it onto my hand first then applying it like most foundations I have tried in the past and I always squirt too much out wasting it so this way my product should last longer.
I found both foundations applied exactly the same, they were easy to use and easy to blend in. I was happy with how they looked and they gave an even coverage and this easily lasted 8 hours for me, I'm sure they would have lasted longer if I hadn't wanted to remove it to go to bed.
The coverage wasn't to heavy and I felt my skin was soft to touch not greasy and it felt like it could still breath.
The oil-free formula is perfect for blemish-prone skin and provides long-lasting coverage /