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My Foundation Stash

My Foundation Stash

I’ve developed a foundation addiction. High end or drugstore, matte or dewy, cream or liquid: I love it all. There’s a certain satisfaction to having a perfect canvas, especially when it lasts all day. I’m also a sucker for foundation packaging, and I am a firm believer in “different foundations for different situations.” A night on the town just requires a different foundation than a day running errands. Here’s a look at my foundation stash. 


Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation: I don’t love this foundation, but I don’t hate it either. The shade is a little dark for me in the winter, but in the summer it’s spot on. I love how easy to apply this is, and it sets down nicely with powder. While it isn’t exactly long-wearing, it handles summer heat and humidity really well. Plus it’s easy to apply. Overall, I like this and I’ll use it up, but probably won’t repurchase because there are other foundations I like more.

L.A. Girl Pro Coverage HD Foundation: I loved this foundation so much I actually just finished the bottle. The shade was a little too dark for me, so I had to mix it with a lighter shade, but I can definitely remedy that problem. It’s medium-high coverage with a natural finish. I always set it, but it wears well through the day. Just a solid pick, especially for the price tag.

NARS All Day Luminous Foundation: I’m on the fence about this one. This foundation is very thin and lightweight, and I think it works best when you only use a little. You can easily build it up to full coverage, and it still feels lightweight, but sometimes it sinks into my fine lines when I apply a lot. A little goes a long way, so you get the bang for your buck, but it just isn’t my favorite.

L’Oreal Pro Matte: This might be the best ever drugstore foundation. It just makes my skin look so matte and beautiful. It doesn’t sink into my lines or crease. I think it perfects pores and it doesn’t have to be set with a powder. It may not be ideal for dry skin.

L’Oreal Pro Glow: I love this one, too. It gives the skin such a glowy look without being too oily. I do like to set it with a powder or mix it with a more matte foundation, to ensure that it doesn’t sink into my smile lines. It’s also nice mixed with the Pro Matte for a satin finish.

No7 Lift & Luminate: This is one of my favorite foundations. Ever. It is so hydrating, and I think it would be perfect for every season. It just makes my skin look so healthy and luminous; it somehow perfects my skin without making it look like I’m wearing too much makeup. It’s the most versatile foundation in my drawer; I could apply a little with my fingers for a day at the beach, or powder it down for a glam night.

My Foundation Stash

Diorskin Forever: This foundation is the epitome of luxury. Pore-perfecting, natural finish, long wearing… the list goes on. The price tag is hefty, but this foundation is an all-time favorite. It even lasts all day without setting powder. It doesn’t sink into my fine lines, and it’s just so beautiful. I would recommend getting a Sample from Sephora to try this one out; that’s what I did, and I fell in love and purchased a full size.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid: I recently acquired this foundation, so I’ve only used it a few times, but so far, so good. It doesn’t sneak into my smile lines. I can set it with a powder for a hardcore finish, but it is still long-wearing without powder. The shade range is huge and the price tag is moderate; it may become an all time favorite.

My Foundation Stash

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