Everyone knows that a good foundation is a MUST in every makeup bag! I like to have several different foundations for different occasions (all liquid!), so I have built up a pretty sizeable collection of foundations with different finishes and amount of coverage. Here's a list of my all-time favourite foundations including both drugstore and higher end.
1. Revlon ColourStay (Combination/Oily)
Coverage: Medium - Full
Finish: Semi-matte - matte
Packaging: Glass Bottle - no pump (a MAC pump doesn't fit)
Price: $34.95 (Priceline)
This is my everyday foundation. I have this in the combination/oily skin formula in the colour 110 ivory. It's quite a runny foundation which can be trouble considering there's no pump, but it means that it applies really well. I usually apply with a real techniques buffing brush that gives a great flawless finish. Being a medium - full coverage, it covers any redness/acne/scars pretty well. Lasts all day when used with a primer and set with powder (not sure about 24hrs though!).
2. Estee Lauder Double Wear
Coverage: Medium - Full
Packaging: Glass bottle, no pump.
Price: $50AUD (Myer, David Jones)
I have this in the shade 1C1 Cool Bone which is the lightest shade, however it is slightly too dark for me, and I find it does oxidise slightly. That being said, this is a great foundation! It has great coverage, and keeps my oily/combo skin in check. I do need to touch up around the nose during the day though.
3. NARS Sheer Glow
Coverage: Medium - Full, buildable.
Packaging: Glass bottle - no pump! You can buy a pump separately $4AUD.
Price: $68AUD (Mecca Cosmetica)
I like to wear this foundation whenever I know I'm going to be in photos because it doesn't flashback. This is slightly different to my everyday foundations because it has a slightly dewier finish. I have to be quite careful when I wear this because I have oily/combo skin so I have to make sure I prime and set with powder, and requires some maintenance through the day just to make sure I don't get too shiny. I also have to mix colours to get the right shade - Siberia and Mont Blanc. Great foundation - looks great and covers well.
4. Covergirl Natureluxe Liquid Silk
Coverage: Light. Buildable
Price: $18.95AUD (Priceline)
I wear this foundation when I want something with a much lighter coverage. This foundation is brilliant, it feels like you're not wearing anything at all. It also smells really fresh, and leaves my skin feeling quite soft. Being a lighter coverage, it doesn't really covers redness/spots that well, but it is buildable, and with a good concealer it can look really flawless. I have this in 310 flax which is a bit dark, but works OK if I blend onto the neck. I can't seem to find 305 alabaster anywhere in Aus (help?)
I'd recommend all these foundations without hesitation! Keep in mind that I have oily/combination skin, so I can't really comment on how these would work on a normal or dry skin type.
I'd love to hear what your favourite foundation is! Let me know in the comments!
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