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Review // Miss Sporty Insta Glow Foundation in Ivory

What does the average bottle of foundation cost? £10? £20? £25? Foundation is a beautiful thing. It can hide a multitude of sins and is the perfect canvas for the application of other make-up. Whilst I don't believe you have to spend a lot of money to get high quality make-up, what would you think if I said I had recently been wearing a foundation which costs £3.49?

On a recent Boots shopping spree I purchased the Miss Sporty Insta Glow Primer which I recently posted about on here. I mentioned how it was a really lightweight primer which leaves the face with a very subtle glow. The primer really perks the skin up and not only is it a great budget primer, but it also makes for a wonderful highlight on the cheekbones due to its pink pearlescent colour. Whilst I was purchasing the primer I thought I would pick up the foundation too, which is the Miss Sporty Insta Glow Foundation.

About the Miss Sporty Insta Glow Foundation:
"Insta glow foundation for the perfect complexion which leaves a natural finish and a natural glow effect."

Available in 4 shades, this is a foundation which does not cater for everyone. I purchased the lightest shade in the range which is Ivory however the names for the other three shades will go to show how limited they are in shades; Light, Medium and Dark. I am the palest of the pale. If we were to try and work out a name for the colour of my skin by using a Dulux colour chart, we would be looking at Absolute White, White Cotton or White Handkerchief. I usually find it really difficult to find a foundation which is suited to the colour of my skin as most of the shades are far too orange for me but surprisingly, Ivory is really pale so it is perfect for me. I actually compared this foundation to my current go-to foundation which is the L'oreal Infallible 24HR Foundation and this is much paler than that shade which is surprising. I really want to do a blog post all about the differences in foundation shades from different brands as Ivory from Rimmel is in no way similar to Ivory from Maybelline.

The Miss Sporty Insta Glow Foundation comes packaged in a squeezy tube which makes dispersing the product simple enough. The packaging is bright, fun and pretty inoffensive. It is obviously a cheaper product so the packaging doesn't scream high-end but it's sweet and stands out in my make-up bag.

I really like the consistency to this foundation. It's not thin or really thick, it is middle of the road but it is really creamy in texture and applies like a dream. Running throughout the foundation is little light reflecting particles which give the face a really beautiful subtle glow. I only noticed it on my third time of trying this foundation out and that was only because I was staring my myself in a magnifying mirror (ie, terrifying) so it really is just a very subtle glow to perk up the skin.

I only needed a couple of pea sized amounts of the foundation to cover my entire face, although I do find that I have to go over my rosacea with a couple of layers just to get more coverage. It is a very lightweight and buildable foundation which is an absolutely bargain for £3.49. I haven't been able to wear it recently due to having a really bad flare up of dry skin on my face and I find that this Miss Sporty Insta Glow Foundation clings to the dry patches like no-ones business so I have been choosing different foundations just while my skin clears up but as soon as it does, I will definitely be coming back to this.

Overall, a really nice budget foundation which gives the skin a very subtle glow. I only need a couple of squeezes of foundation to cover my face, although problem areas do require a couple of layers just to get more coverage. I have found that this foundation lasts just as long as any of my other higher priced foundations and for that, I can't fault it. I do believe the only thing that lets this product down is the shade range as it definitely will not cater for everyone, although it does surprisingly cater for the pale folk, like me. 



  1. I'm really pale as well and always have to go with the lightest shade of foundation, so I think I will give this a go next time I see a Miss Sporty stand - for that price you can't really go wrong! Great review x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

    1. For £3.99 it is definitely worth a try! x