My go-to foundation for the last 8ish months has been Diorskin Forever. This $50 foundation is a pretty penny (I got mine during a Sephora sale) but it’s one of the most beautiful foundation formulas I have ever tried. First of all, my shade, Fair […]
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.
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.
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No7 Lift and Luminate Foundation has become my summer makeup obsession. No7 (sometimes called Boots) is a UK-based drugstore beauty brand that has recently become available in the USA. If you keep your eyes peeled, sometimes you can find a Target, Ulta, or Walgreens with […]
The LA Girl Pro Coverage HD Long Wear Illuminating Foundation makes a lot of claims, even just in the name. At just $9.00, the LA Girl foundation comes at a price everybody can afford. The LA Girl Pro Concealers, from the same line, were very […]
I’m just a girl on the hunt for her perfect foundation, and for the past few months my go-to has been the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. NARS is one of my favorite luxury brands, and their products both high quality and sleek. I have enjoyed using this product regularly, so here is my NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Review.
The NARS All Day Luminous foundation has a very thin consistency: it isn’t exactly a serum foundation, but it is thin like a serum. One or two pumps is enough for sheer coverage, but I can usually get a medium coverage with 4-5 pumps. I like how lightweight this foundation is: it feels like nothing, and it’s definitely a “your skin but better” product, so I’m sure that I will like it even more in the summer. The only problem is that it can get cakey with my BareMinerals pressed powder (for some reason, that foundation/powder combo doesn’t work) and it does seep into my fine lines and crease if I apply too much.
In my opinion, the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation is a less-is-more product. I like it best when I apply 2-3 pumps and no powder on top, on more natural makeup days. I also use it to mix with other foundations: for some reason the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation makes full coverage foundation more natural looking on the skin.
My favorite aspects of this NARS foundation are its lightweight feel, its beautiful packaging, and the fact that one bottle lasts forever. Because it is difficult to build the coverage without creasing, it isn’t my holy grail foundation. I also had some trouble finding a perfect shade match. I have the shade “Goji” but it is a little bit too light on me. Nonetheless, this foundation is a beautiful luxury item that I will definitely continue to use (even if I don’t repurchase).
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The L’Oreal Pro Glow Foundation and L’Oreal Pro Matte Foundation caught my eye a few months ago, and since I have fallen in love. It didn’t take much to win me over; both of these foundations do exactly what they say they will. They are […]
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation was a major release for the brand that grew out of a monopoly on the perfect eyebrow. While bigger brands, such as Bobbi Brown, Tarte, or M.A.C. offer multiple foundation options, ABH just has one stick foundation. Stick foundations have been […]
“Better Skin” is something we all want, right? “Better Skin” makeup seems like a gimmick and, let’s be real, it probably is. I doubt that any makeup will perfect your skin, but this one fights my acne and keeps my oily skin nice and matte. The Better Skin Powder is my favorite part of the line, but I loved it so much that I bought the concealer and foundation, too. If you want to read my Maybelline Better Skin Review, which includes all three products in the line, then keep scrolling!
Better Skin Concealer: This was my least favorite product in the range. If my skin is irritated, this concealer will sometimes burn the sensitive skin under my eyes. This happens to me with a lot of concealers, but I noticed it with this one in particular. It dries quickly, so you have to blend it in immediately. It conceals my flaws, but it didn’t wow me. I also found it odd that the foundation range has more shades than the concealer range. I would rather have a lighter concealer and darker foundation than vice versa, but the lightest concealer (ivory) is darker than the lightest foundation (porcelain). It also can feel very dry.
Better Skin Foundation: This isn’t my favorite foundation, but I think it could be good for high schoolers or middle schoolers who have just started out with makeup. I wouldn’t recommend this foundation for dry skinned people, becuase it contains salicylic acid, but I think it has a solid shade range, a natural finish, moderate coverage, and it helps prevent my skin from getting oily. It’s not going to make acne go away, but in my experience it won’t exacerbate acne either. It can be drying, and even a little cakey if I apply too much. It’s not bad, but I won’t re-purchase.
Better Skin Powder: Okay, this powder is fantastic. It has a unique consistency, and it contains salicylic acid, which helps keep my acne-prone skin under control and matte. I like using it with all of my foundations, or alone on light makeup days. I was sent a complimentary Better Skin Powder in “Ivory,” but when I hit pan I purchased shade “Porcelain” (which was a little lighter) myself. Ivory is better when I’m tan, and Porcelain matches my skin the rest of the year. I apply it with a fluffy brush, but the little sponge that comes with the powder works, too.
Overall, I think this is an innovative collection from Maybelline. I will probably continue to repurchase the Better Skin Powder, which was the highlight of the Better Skin line for me. What is your favorite drugstore face makeup? Be sure to comment and subscribe via Bloglovin’!
One of my current foundations is the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation. It doesn’t look cakey, but it does conceal most of my skin’s imperfections.