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I have used many different shades, brands, and types of foundation over the years. When I first started wearing make-up aged 15/16 I used foundation sticks, I then moved onto foundation liquids.
I found that Maybeline tended to be my favourite brand for foundation and I bought their products for many years. However, I found that every time I found my ideal foundation, it would be discontinued after a while to make way for new products. This was rather annoying!
Then, last summer I made the drastic change from blonde to brunette! I was advised to change my foundation to a darker shade, as I am rather pale and may have looked 'washed out' as a result of my darker hair.
I didn't want to waste too much money trying to find the perfect shade for foundation to suite my new look. As I wandered around Superdrug, I came across 'The Miss Sporty' range (which i had never really paid any attention to before now).
There range of foundations were rather limited light/medium or medium/dark. This was perfect for me, as the wide range of shades from the other brands made it quite hard to decide which particular shade to choose.
The foundation is packaged in a 30ml beige squeezy tube, with a screw-on lid.
It has numerous skin beneficial qualities which are listed on the back of the packaging:
-Precious sapphire and light pearl complex help to boost complexion for a healthy radiant glow.
- Blend of minerals helps to maximise skins energising effects.
- Natural moisturisers and emollients provide immediate hydration to the skin that lasts throughout the day.
-Vitamins A,C & E help to protect against free radicals while smoothing out and beautifying the complexion, leaving skin replenished.
The product was extremely cheap, costing only £2.99 for 30ml! (it has since gone up slightly in price).
My experience of the foundation-
I didn't have the highest expectations from this product when I first tried it. I was mainly intrigued to see whether a darker shade of foundation would suit me, or look rather silly.
I was however, pleasantly surprised to find that not only did the shade suite me, but I actually liked this product! The foundation looked quite dark on first inspection, but once you start rubbing it into your face, it really blends in well and looks natural! The foundation is non greasy and it feels really light on my face. It does give a nice sheen to my skin..not shiny, but more of a healthy radiant look. I tend to go for natural looking make-up - so this foundation fits in well with my style.
I have found the foundation to be moisturising, however as I generally have rather dry skin, I still apply general moisturiser prior to applying the foundation.
I would say that the product lasts around 12 hours, after that it does start to wear off (I can tell from the lack of colour on my cleansing wipes).
I am so impressed with the quality and price of Miss Sporty Foundation, that I am still choosing to wear it a year on! I haven't experimented with any other foundations since.
I am a really big fan of foundation, I honestly would give up all my other make up, as long as I have my foundation! And usually I only wear GOSH foundation, but as money has been a bit tight recently, I couldn't afford a new one, so decided to try a cheaper foundation, too see if I had a new favourite, and save some money. I came across the Miss Sporty section of Boots, and noticed immediately the really good price, and although Miss Sport comes across as a brand for early teenagers, I thought I would give it a go.
The foundation comes in a beige/ skin colour 30ml tube, with pink writing, which consists of the Miss Sporty logo, but also contains some basic information on the front of the tube. Information consists of the qualities the foundation has, such as "anti fatigue effect, with sapphire, vitamins and minerals" and states it is suitable for "all skin types". On the back of the tube also contains some information, but for me it is too small to read. Light Energy Foundation comes in 3 colours, Light, Medium, Dark- Medium, which I think can be problem as it can be hard to find your exact colour, which I actually experience so ended up buying Light.
When applying the foundation, I noticed that that often too much of the foundation would come out of the tube, which often meant I would end up applying to much, which meant I looked orange and streaky, not good! When I did get the amount I wanted, around a 5p size, applying was really, as the foundation was more liquid like compared to some other foundations, which was a massive advantage, as it helped get a smooth coverage of the foundation. The Light Energy foundation also had a scent, which I personally liked, but the scent can be quite strong, and I am aware that a lot of people may not enjoy the scent, and I would prefer a non scented version.
The results of using Light Energy were actually fairly negative. The foundation was way to dark for my skin, which made me look like I had an orange face, which stood out so much with my pale skin, so before I went out ended up washing most of it off my face, or blended it more in using other foundations. The foundation also didn't last long through out the day, and to me it felt really heavy on my face, which I hated, as it felt it would cause my pores to be blocked, it felt horrid.
Miss Sporty Light Energy Radiant Look Foundation is available at Boots and Superdrug, and cost £3.49, decent price but an awful foundation.
The Light Energy Foundation is my personal foundation of choice, as it is cheap, long lasting and good quality. In the past I have admittedly had bad luck with the Miss Sporty range, especially with their poor quality lipsticks, but I put this down to 'you pay for what you get' and moved on. However, needing a cheap foundation/cover up, I returned to the range and purchased the Light Energy Foundation on a whim.
The foundation comes in a variety of tones for light and dark skin; however it was difficult to tell from the sample sticker which tone would be the best for me. In the end, I had to use the in store testers to see what colour the foundations actually came out as, as the tube itself is fully opaque and so it is impossible to tell the resulting colour from the packaging. This may put off a first time buyer, but a repeat customer would probably be confident with which tone to buy. The packaging itself is a smallish tube in a fleshy peach tone, with hot pink text and decoration, implying youth and femininity. The text is bold and rounded, so is simple to read and understand.
The product itself is of a thick, creamy consistency with no real smell and is a nice colour. When applied to the face, considerable attention should be paid to blending otherwise an unpleasant smeary effect is left. Otherwise, it leaves a pleasing smooth effect on the skin and is excellent for covering blemishes and marks.
I personally usually use the foundation as a general cover up for spots and blotches, but it is also worth using as a foundation. I would not recommend leaving this product on for too long (i.e. more than 10-12 hours) as it can leave the skin feeling a little smothered and suffocated. Also the product may not be suitable to those who are prone of bad acne, as it can make the condition worse
All in all, the Light Energy Foundation is a cheap and convenient product for those on a budget, but I would recommend a higher quality product for those with more money to spend.
I absoulutely love this product, to tell you the truth! I have been reviewing beauty products for a very long time and never have I came across such a cheap but good quality product. After you've applied it , your face will feel smooth and refreshed. It lasts all day and it doesen't look fake but very natural. There's no need for any consealer but for better results apply some face powder. My daughter (age 15) uses this product for school as she suffers very bad acne and nobody notices she's wearing it so she doesen't get told off by teachers ;). The only fault I can see is that when you use too much of it, it starts to flake off.
Overall, you can't go wrong as it's only about £3 ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! x x x x x x x
This foundation does it all for me. Its so light and easy to apply. You only need a spoonful to cover your whole face. Its not the biggest of bottles but 1 lasts me a whole month.
Many of my friends used to think i didnt wear foundation as you couldn't see it and i never told them that i was actually wearing it 24/7. This foundation gives such a natural look and feel. Wearing it really boosts my confidence because i know i dont look orange or fake.
For only £2.99 a bottle you cant really go wrong. Ive tried leading brands for 3 times the price and there nothing compared to this one. Its not very well advertised as ive never seen an advert for it, but once you use this youll never try another foundation.
Its not the best looking or most mature looking foundation on the market but who cares! As long as it does what it says on the label ill be buying it.
This is my favourite everyday foundation and I was shocked to see a number of negative reviews about it on Dooyoo. I purchase mine in Superdrug at the bargain price of £2.93 for 30ml. I don't use this foundation every day but when I do, I am pleased with the coverage and colour.
I buy mine in the shade of 01-Light. The tube is similar to most cream foundations out there with a cap at the bottom. There is a fun design on the front with a large title. The cap is a screw cap which makes it easy to open and ensures it will never leak in your make up bag. There is a small hole which you squeeze the foundation out through.
Firstly, the cream is quite thick and is not at all runny. It looks a good colour and the colour it looks on the sponge is the colour it dries on your face. It has a very subtle aroma to it which is not horrid and this soon fades. Rubbing it into the face is easy and it absorbs quickly. I find it is so close to my own skin tone that it looks very natural. Throughout the day it stays well and you can leave it on happily for an entire day without it fading. Another thing I noticed is that it does not rub off on clothes or anything else that your face happens to come into contact with during the day. I found that it is easy to remove either with a make up remover or simply with water, it does not irritate my skin (which is very sensitive) and does not bring me out in spots.
I think this is a fantastic bargain foundation and is really good for everyday use. It absorbs well, looks natural and is soft to the touch. I would recommend this as I have never had any problems with it and I will continue to use it.
Browsing the shelves in superdrug, I was searching for a foundation that would actually cover my face and make my skin tone more even, and I saw this, and thought why not gve it a chance? I am skint at the moment, so can't fork out loads of cash on a foundation.
I decided to give it a whirl in thinking it may prove itself wrong. Meh.
It doesn't hold up to its claims.
*Light reflecting pearls help complexion to look luminous and natural in a flash* - I'm sorry, but this does not to this at all. It barely covers the skin in a light colour. I have to apply a lot of it to make any difference to my skin, which is very disappointing and horrible to do in summer. And 'in a flash' is a bit of an overstatement. It takes a long time to apply for it to make any difference.
*Cocktail of vitamins A, C & E helps to smooth and moisturise sking all day long* - The one thing I may say it actually does. Skin stays moisturised after application, but I think it may be more due to the watery quality of the foundation.
*Blend of minerals helps to maximise energising effect* - I don't even know what this means. How is your face meant to look energetic? Even so, this foundation doesnt make skin look healthier or less tired. I think its a big fat lie.
The other thing I notice about this product is how much of it is a big fib.
The front of the tube says 'normal to dry skin' then on the back it states 'all skin types'. what???!!! If your gonna sell a product you actually believe in, get your facts right before putting it oh so confidently onto your shelves!
Overall, a big disappointment, I will not be buying again. Next time, until I find a cheap foundation thats ticks at least some boxes, this one is best applicated down a drain.
****Light Energy Foundation****
I do like trying out new products so when my friend decided that she did not want this i decided to give it a try. Most of the foundations i buy tend to be over the £10 mark (my favourites nearer £20 :( ) so i had this idea that if i tried and liked it i could buy this instead and save myself loads of money because it costs under £3.
Miss sporty is a brand that sells cheap make up products. I have never tried them before because to me they look rubbish. I think they are more aimed at young teenagers.
This product comes in a peachy tube with a white lid. It doesn't really stick out in any way and i would say that the packaging is typical of products like this. I like how its a tube rather than a glass bottle so it makes it easier to get the product out and you don't feel like you are wasting any unlike previous foundations i have used such as mac studiofix.
**Claims and results**
On the front it says that it is for normal to dry skin ,then on the back says it is for all skin types?.
"Natural looking coverage and anti fatigue effect"-I did like the effect it had on the circles underneath my eyes and i suppose the overall colour it gave was okay. This also claimed that the formula was non-greasy but i received the first spots i have ever had in years. I am not saying that it broke me out loads just a few over my face but to go from none to even a few "unwanted visitors"was bad enough. It also made parts of my face flake which at first i thought might have been down to the better weather but as soon as i stopped using it my skin problems went away.
I wouldn't recommend buying this so i am not going to suggest where to get / prices etc. As much as it may break my bank balance i am going to stick to more expensive brands of foundation.
Formulated with vitamins and minerals to energize and smooth the appearance of the skin /