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A Week of Foundations


Last week around Wednesday while I was putting on my makeup it hit me. I hadn't used the same foundation twice this week. Thus started a brief yet noble quest to use a different foundation each day last week. I'm reporting back on my discoveries.

Monday: My go to base is almost 90% always the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer ($42). It's light but still covers up the redness that creeps its way onto my cheeks every now and again. It lasts all day and is just so easy. Why fuss with a good thing? But my foundation collection keeps growing regardless of the fact that I'm a happy camper with my NARS offering. #makeupaddictproblems

Tuesday: It was a weird transition Tuesday from the NARS Tinted Moisturizer to the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation ($16.20). I wore nothing but the Tinted Moisturizer in Italy and this was my first time back to wearing a foundation. The difference was noticeable, but not over the top. The Bourjois foundation is nearly as light as the NARS option, but its gel properties make it a touch different feeling on the skin. The healthy mix foundation is also a bit too light for my slightly tanned summer skin, but nothing some bronzer couldn't fix.

Wednesday: The Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation ($17.13) is the surprise of this week's experiment. As I said in my most recent This Week's Most Loved post, I had liked it when I first purchased it, but it didn't leave a lasting impression. As soon as I started applying this to my skin Wednesday it was like the heaven's opened up and shone a light on this baby. It's incredibly similar to the NARS Tinted Moisturizer but has a thicker coverage. It blends well into the skin (I use my fingers) and lasts ages. You'll definitely be hearing more about this soon.

Thursday: I used to rant and rave about my love for the L'Oréal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup ($12.99), but this go around I was disappointed. The foundation didn't blend very well into the skin and left it looking off. It just didn't look all that natural regardless of how much I blended. The shade still matched my skin tone somewhat well, but all the love I felt for this foundation just evaporated. This is a new bottle so maybe that has something to do with it, but I'm bummed.

Friday: I wasn't too excited about today's foundation, but seeing as it was the only one I had left besides my oddly large collection of BB Creams and a Maybelline foundation I really should just give away to someone, I had to give it a try. The Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation ($10.49) just doesn't do it for me. It's not bad necessarily, I just have so many others I rather use before it. The coverage is alright, but like the L'Oréal foundation it just sits weird on the skin regardless of how much I blend it. Plus there isn't a pump which doesn't make any sense whatsoever.

It was fun mixing up my foundations and discovering some gems, ones that I just don't care for, and confirming my love for others. I highly recommend doing a little foundation week yourself, you never know what you have in your stash!

xoxo Kayla

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  1. I've been using the L'Oreal true match foundation for so long, time for a change I think! Great post :)

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  2. This is something I'd like to try soon I have a fair few foundations floating around, loved this post xx
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  3. I find it very difficult to find a foundation that's good enough for my liking. I'm extremely pale so 99% of the drugstore foundations don't even match me. I found my The One in Nars Sheer Glow and I'll never use anything else haha! I do have the Healthy mix one (too dark) and the True Match one (pink undertone..) so they don't work for me either.

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    1. Wow you must be pretty pale! I've heard amazingly fantastic things about NARS Sheer Glow but I'm on a sort of spending ban and have enough foundations as it is...maybe I'll get it as a treat to myself after using up two of these foundations?

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  4. The Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation is supposed to be so good, I love the sound of it!

    Mia xx
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