Its that time of the week again, Foundation Friday! Today's choice is the Seventeen Stay Time Foundation which is an absolute favourite of mine. Last week i did a comparison post on the MAC Pro Longwear Foundation vs MAC Studio Fix Fluid, link will be left at the end of this post.
So why is the Seventeen foundation my favourite drugstore foundation? The packaging is one thing i love. It comes in a plastic bottle with a pump which twists to lock and unlock. This makes it perfect for travelling as it isn't heavy and won't leak. Seventeen state this foundation is full coverage and lasts upto 25 hours wear.
I apply with this with my Real Techniques Sponge or my Makeup Addiction Flat Top Buffer Brush which both create a flawless finish. Even though this foundation is full coverage it doesn't feel heavy or cakey. I find i can wear this when my skin is having a good or bad day as it covers up breakouts,blemishes & redness. You definitely don't need to build this up as one layer creates the full coverage look. It has a semi matte finish, doesn't dry out the skin, doesn't cling to dry patches and leaves a healthy glow to your skin.
I don't wear my foundation for 25 hours but this definitely stays put all day long! In the beginning i did find different primers worked better so try different ones until you figure out which one works best for you. Usually my trusty Rimmel Stay Matte Primer keeps it last longer, i do have quite sensitive skin so this primer & foundation work well for me. I always set this foundation with my Seventeen Loose Powder.
Overall this is definitely one of my most favourite foundations. I would say this works better for coverage and lasting power than the MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation. The Seventeen Stay Time Foundation retails for £6.49.