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The Foundation Edit



Believe it or not but I've only recently (like in the past month or so) started to experiment with foundation. Before now I've never worn it. I've been content with BB creams and primers and have called it good. Of course I know now how completely crazy I was being. I don't have problem skin, which I thought was why someone would wear foundation. How wrong was I!! Since I've started experimenting with different foundations I've noticed a complete change in my complexion and overall glow to my face. How foolish I've been for so long! But foundation can be very intimidating! Trying to find the right color, telling the difference between brands, figuring out how much to apply and with what method. It's a complicated thing this foundation business. I haven't ventured past the drugstore aisles for foundations yet since I'm still a foundation novice, but these are the ones I've been playing with.

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in "130 Shell" ($9.99) was the first foundation I've ever purchased. I picked it up after really enjoying the pressed powder in the "Nearly Naked" line. I personally find it a bit oily on the skin and it gives me a shine after a few hours of wear. When applied very lightly it doesn't have too much shine, but I don't feel like it gives me any coverage. This foundation makes me feel like I'm doing a pointless step in my routine that will cause me issues later in the day. I try to avoid using pressed powders in the winter as my skin is dry enough without the powder getting cakey and pointing dry areas out, and this foundation definitely requires powder to decrease shine.

L'Oréal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Foundation in "N1-2 Soft Ivory/Classic Ivory"  ($12.99) is the most recent addition to my small foundation collection and has already become a fast favorite. It's a perfect match to my skin tone and I just loved the range of shades the line offers. I've never seen a makeup product pay attention to whether or not you're a cool tone, neutral tone, or warm tone before. It seems to fall perfectly between my Revlon and Maybelline foundations color wise. It's light coverage but I can easily build it up in places were my skin has a bit of redness. It also gives my skin a wonderful glow that doesn't look oily or shiny. My boyfriend always seems to comment on how exceptionally good my makeup looks on days I'm wearing this.

Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation in "115 Ivory" ($7.99) weaseled its way into my collection and I'm still on the fence about it. The shade is a tad too warm for my skin but if applied lightly it blends well. It has ok coverage and doesn't leave my skin shiny throughout the day, but it's missing something. It's definitely not the foundation I reach for above the others. I love the concept of the "Fit Me!" range and how it helps guide you in choosing coordinating shades of concealer, powder, etc. but this foundation doesn't have me over the moon.

I'm interested in trying more foundations drugstore or otherwise, so definitely leave me your recommendations!

xoxo Kayla

9 comments

  1. It's definitely not drugstore, but I would totally recommend trying out Buxom's Show Some Skin foundation. It is CRAZY lightweight and it doesn't feel like you're wearing anything at all, but it has a lot of light diffusing property to it, so it gives you a beautiful finish to your skin without being intense coverage. I'm a little bit obsessed with it.

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    1. I'm going to start conducting research on it immediately! Thanks!

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  2. I've been the same with foundation. I never really cared until this past month. I've like the Benefit liquid foundation, UD NAKED Skin, and MUFE HD so far.

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    1. I haven't gotten into more expensive foundations yet because I want to figure out what sorts of things I like and don't like without spending tons of money!

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  3. I also love the L'Oreal Lumi - the other ones I would recommend are Rimmel wake Me Up (if you have dry skin or like dewy look) or Covergirl 3-in-1 (if you have oily skin or like a more matte look)

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    1. I've heard really good things about the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation but I haven't seen it in any of the stores near me!! I definitely want to try it out though...what are your thoughts on the Rimmel Match Perfect Foundation?

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  4. Be sure to take advantage of Sephora samples!! When I play with foundations I'll go in and get multiple samples of different foundations (or same foundation different colors, if I'm just trying to colormatch!) and I typically get good sample sizes. Plus you can go get more if you need to test something out again/more. Loooooove it!

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  5. I really like the Revlon 24 Hour Color Stay foundation. I am also an ivory. It is medium to full coverage but, if you want the lightest coverage, apply a thin layer. That will also allow you to build up coverage if some areas need more. :)

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