As well as lipstick, foundation has always been one of my favourite beauty products. I love the way it can transform the way you look in many different ways and I'm forever hunting down my perfect one. MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix has been a firm favourite for many years, I love a high coverage foundation even though I don't need one as I like how they blur my skin but finding a cheap highstreet version has been a challenge, until I discovered the Seventeen Stay Time Foundation*. I use two shades as Natural is a tad too dark and Porcelain a tad too light, both shades mixed together gives my perfect shade and for under £15 for the pair, it's still a fair bit cheaper than Studio Fix.
The Seventeen Stay Time foundation gives a flawlessly smooth base that aims to last for 25 hours, I cannot confirm that as I don't wear my foundation that long but it does last for work to evening cocktails pretty well and it held up for a busy day travelling to Brighton, surviving a wind battering and a near sprint for the train without needing a touch up. It's a thick foundation, you really don't need much at all to cover your entire face. I've been applying Stay Time with a stippling brush followed by a quick dab with a beauty blender as that seems to give the best results for me. There are six shades available and they retail at £6.49 each, Seventeen usually have offers on such as buy one get on half price so it's worth checking them out next time you're in Boots.
If you're a dewy base fan then this isn't for you but if you're a full coverage lover like me then you'd be hard pressed not to love this!