I got the Bourjois 123 Perfect foundation after searching for a foundation with no parabens in it. This one contains Phenoxyethanol, which is still bad, but not as bad as parabens. I love this foundation, apart from one thing; it's slightly too yellow for me. The foundation comes in a glass bottle, which isn't too great for carrying around in my bag, but it's aesthetically pleasing and has a pump which makes it really easy to dispense.
The foundation has 3 correcting pigments so that you get zero imperfections when it's applied. The three are; yellow to conceal any dark circles, mauve for anti-dull complexion, and green for anti-redness. Like I said earlier, I found this foundation gives me a slightly 'yellow' look, which puts me off, but it definitely does everything it claims, and is by far the best 'high street' foundation I've found without any parabens. I found this foundation gives my skin a much brighter appearance and calms down any red blemishes and discolourations.
The foundation comes in 5 shades, all of which I think are quite light. I picked up No51 Light Vanilla, which is one of the lightest ones. It provides light coverage which you can build up to give mid coverage, which is what I do. It says on the bottle that it lasts for 16 hours, but no way does it do that, for me it probably lasts about 10 if I don't touch my face at all and set it with powder, but if I don't use powder and I'm resting my face on my hands or something (which I usually do), it lasts around 4 hours.
When going out at night I apply with fingers and then use my eco-tools buffing brush and then apply concealer and powder, and by doing that I get a flawless finish despite blemishes. It generally lasts throughout the night, despite my face getting hot and sweaty from dancing in clubs. For everyday going to work etc, I'm a bit lazy and just use the foundation alone to let my skin breathe a bit.
I've been using this foundation for a couple of months now, and I recently repurchased it. Despite the yellow-ness, when powder is applied you don't notice it, and this is definitely now my go-to foundation. I'm still on the search for a decent one that provides good coverage and doesn't contain parabens or phenoxyethanol, so if you know of any, please do let me know! You can get this foundation from Boots, and it currently has £3.00 off it so is down to just £7.99!
Have you tried the Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation? What are your thoughts?