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Is Trinny London's new foundation worth a spot in your make-up bag? We put it to the test

🛍️ Product reviewed: Trinny London BFF All Day
Tested for: One week
Rating: 4/5
💸 Reasons to buy: It's lightweight, smoothing and has a soft matte finish that lasts well throughout the day with minimal touch ups
Reasons to avoid: At £39, it's a very expensive foundation and only offers 18 shades. I would have liked to have seen more
💰 Best deal we've found: There's no money off deals currently, however with every order on Trinnylondon.com, you can pick three samples of other products to discover

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The newest launch from Trinny London is a lightweight, matte foundation. (Trinny London/Yahoo Life UK)

Here at Yahoo Life UK, we're big fans of Trinny London, the eponymous beauty brand launched by TV personality Trinny Woodall.

Her stackable cream-based make-up pots spanning eyeshadows, blusher and lipsticks are perfect for streamlining your make-up bag.

Woodall also has built a brilliant range of refillable skincare too, with cleansers, retinols, moisturisers that I love.

Her latest launch however, is the BFF All Day, a liquid foundation that promises lightweight, long-wearing coverage in a matte finish.

Previously it was called the BFF Rebalance Serum Foundation, which claimed to deliver the coverage of a foundation alongside the benefits of a targeted serum, but it has since been reformulated to become the BFF All Day, infused with 'skin-loving' ingredients.

Costing £39, I was very keen to put it through its paces and determine if it's worth the price tag and a spot in my make-up bag.

As someone who has tried most of the products from Trinny London, and been left impressed overall, here's my verdict.

💸 Reasons to buy

This is every bit as lightweight as it promises, with a creamy, but thin texture that feels closer to a light moisturiser than it does a foundation.

It's formula is rich in pro-ceramide and vitamin B3, skincare ingredients which can help smooth skin and increase hydration.

One pump was enough for my whole face, and the pump dispenser allows you to avoid using too much.

There's 18 shades in total, which Trinny London describes as 'stretchable', I used the shade 'Lauren'.

This foundation doesn't look cakey, nor settles into fine lines or areas of dryness. (Yahoo Life UK)
This foundation doesn't look cakey, nor settles into fine lines or areas of dryness. (Yahoo Life UK)

While I loved the formula and the soft matte finish that didn't make me look chalky, I found the shade a tad too dark for my fair skin, so I ended up with an unintentional orange tint.

It didn't feel cakey nor did it gather around areas of dehydration on my chin and around my nose. I preferred using a brush to blend it rather than my fingers, but that's just because I don't like to get make-up on my hands, either way it will work well.

Reasons to avoid

At £39, it's definitely a luxury foundation to splurge on. That said, if you have the budget, and you want a lightweight base that lasts, it's a great investment.

However, if you want a foundation that will deliver a full-coverage finish, this is not the product for you, although it is a lot more comfortable than traditional thicker formulas I've tried in the past.

It's biggest downside to me is the shade range, I would have liked to see a greater variety for a foundation launch.

💰 Best deal we've found

Currently, it's available to shop exclusively on Trinnylondon.com for £39, and there's no discounts, however keep your eyes peeled for its flash sales that take place throughout the year.

With every order you can also pick three samples - ideal for exploring other products from the brand.

Lastly, with orders over £50, you can qualify for free delivery, so if there's something else that's caught your eye, make sure to order it all together.

Shop it now: BFF All Day | £39 from Trinny London

Louise Whitbread

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