This Bourjois 123 Perfect foundation has been loitering on top of my makeup storage for quite some time now, and it's wormed its way into regular usage just by being easy to use and quite nice. It claims to contain correcting pigments (three different kinds, no less) which help to provide a flawless complexion which lasts for up to sixteen hours.
And you know what? It pretty much does what it says on the tube. I'd actually go as far as to compare it to my one time favourite, MAC Studio Fix Fluid, for it can be worn sheer or built up into a more medium coverage, and because it has a great semi-matte finish which looks perfectly natural. And it does actually last - not through a session on the Underground when it's 25 degrees outside, admittedly, but under normal non-sweaty conditions my skin still looks fresh and even at the end of my working day.
The only downside is that although Bourjois claim that there are 9 shades available, I can't see more than 5 on sale at any given time - and they're all pretty fair. I match Vanille Clair, the palest shade, and the deepest shade isn't going to really match anyone past a medium skintone.
At £10.99, this is a pretty damn decent high street foundation which looks good, builds well, lasts brilliantly and feels comfortable. Good old Bourjois. Find it at Boots, where its currently included in a 3 for 2 offer.
Disclosure: PR sample