Friday, 20 September 2013

Miss Sporty - So matte perfect stay foundation

No, you're eyes have not deceived you - this blog post is about a foundation that comes in priced at under £5 - £3.49 to be precise! The foundation in question is 'So Matte' - Perfect stay foundation from Miss Sporty (available to buy at Boots and Superdrug). I am a massive fan of drugstore foundations and after hearing a few mentions of this from one of my favourite youtubers/bloggers Miss Budget Beauty I was intrigued as to how much I would enjoy such a cheap, affordable foundation. And for the price, I really had nothing to lose! 


miss sporty so matte stay perfect foundation ivory pale review
 So Matte comes packaged in a 30ml plastic tube with a pump, very similar to the original bourjois healthy mix (my absolute fave packaging) which has very little waste as the foundation gets gradually pumped up to the top - which also means you can always see exactly how much product you have left, so there's the first positive. The packaging is pretty basic, red and white which doesn't scream luxury but also doesn't scream cheap. It is available in 3 shades 001 ivory, 002 medium and 003 medium/dark. I chose the lightest shade, and its a pretty good match for my skin and despite being only a few pounds it doesn't have that typical orange tone that I have often found with lower priced foundations. 



Formula wise it almost moussey in texture when it comes out of the bottle but applies and blends like a liquid foundation as expected. It is thick, but doesn't feel heavy on the skin at all - however it is a fast-drying foundation which means you either have to be a pro at blending your foundation quickly, or just apply to one area at a time. The coverage is a light/medium coverage - nothing too full but it does even out skin tone and cover the basics, which is perfect for those 'good skin days' or days when you don't need a heavy coverage. As it is a matte foundation, it doesn't give a dewy finish which is suitable for my oily/combo skin however I wouldn't recommend this to those who already have dry skin as I imagine it would cling to dry patches. The shade was a very good match for me and it doesn't require a lot of buffing and blending, it's just an easy foundation. In terms of wear time, it lasted pretty well - as always I use my setting powder over the top, so I imagine that helped somewhat but it lasted around the same time as any other foundation I own - I usually find I powder my nose/chin area early afternoon but I do have oily skin so that's something to consider. 

For the price, I am really impressed. Granted, it isn't a ground-breaking foundation but for just over £3 it is ideal for those on a smaller budget (e.g ME!) or perhaps if you have oily skin and you are trying to find a matte foundation! This would be a great option for any younger girls starting out in makeup too! 

Have you tried this product? What is your favourite drugstore foundation? 

Jess 
xo

7 comments:

  1. This sound brill for the price. I've had a nose at the Miss Sporty brand, but never bought anything buy them.

    I'd really like to try this out because the Infallible one I'm using now just isn't working out. Is there any foundations you'd recommend as we sound like we have a similar skin type? :)

    Laura x
    http://pale-girl-reviews.blogspot.com

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    1. I haven't tried the infallible foundation. I love revlon's nearly naked for lighter coverage (but needs powder), Revlon colourstay is great for oily skin and also give full coverage. Bourjois healthy mix is something in between those two - however the new formula is more dewy than the original formula. I also really like MUA's undress your skin foundation and that's only £5! :) xx

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  2. I'd of liked to see it blended but it sounds good :)

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    1. Thanks Jessica - I'll try and upload a few more pictures in the week :) xx

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  3. I had this and loved it, the lightest shade was such a good match for me. I think I need to repurchase. Great review! "(

    Xo

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    1. Thanks Jess! I've been using it constantly at the moment - I really like it and I agree on the colour match, it's so good considering the price tag! xx

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  4. I had this and loved it, the lightest shade was such a good match for me. I think I need to repurchase. Great review! "(

    Xo

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