Ok, let’s do this! I’m on a roll and you know we got to roll with that momentum. Follow me as I let go of some foundations.
Ok, I have a lot.
Let’s look at the high(er)-ish/end brand foundations.
Urban Decay All Nighter 6: This is a relatively new purchase. I read all of the reviews and decided to purchase it. Tried it twice and as of now, it does not last more than 4 hours on my face! Then it starts to feel heavy and slips off my nose and cheeks. 😣
Too Faced Born This Way Sand: I love the way this foundation makes my skin look. It has medium coverage, it masks my red spots and my skin looks healthy! This one is going nowhere.
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Medium Honey: I wanted a thin, serum like foundation for the summer. I like it for that purpose but it does not last long. Around hour 3 it gathers around my nostrils then dries up so it’s hard to blend out.
Cover fx Custom Cover Drops G 50: I like using this with my liquid foundations that need more coverage or needs a change of color.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Light-Medium Honey: This is one of the only foundations that is a comfortable matte. I can have this on for close to 9 hours and will only get a little oil peaking through on my nose. This is too light for my usual complexion so I have to warm it up with some bronzer or my cover fx custom cover drops.
Becca Radiant Skin Satin Finish Tan: I like the finish of this foundation but it does not cover my red spots. For some reason this makes my red spots look like age spots. I usually have to mix this with another foundation to make it perfect for me.
Now looking at the drug store, affordable and sample size products.
Milani Conceal + Perfect 05: This is surprisingly really nice. It doesn’t dry matte on me, it tends to be tacky so I HAVE to set it with a powder. And I walked through the rain at the end of my work day, got in the bathroom and my makeup was still intact!
Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless: This foundation has gotten many good reviews online so I had to try it. I love it for an everyday no fuss makeup day. It gives me light to medium coverage. This does not stay matte on me all day, but it is so light and comfortable to wear that I don’t mind.
E.L.F. Acne Fighting Foundation: This foundation was recommended by a YouTuber who loved it. I bought the wrong shade so I cannot wear it alone. I would usually use it to mix with my lighter shade foundations.
Maybelline Dream Wonder-touch Foundation 85 Sun Beige: Yes. This foundation I love. Unfortunately, I found this in the clearance section so I don’t even think they make this formula anymore! It is a great serum like foundation, perfect for summer or “less makeup” days.
It Cosmetics CC+ Medium: I favor this CC cream for days at the beach. It gives more coverage than some of my foundations. I set it with a little bronzer and I’m ready to go! It can seriously be as easy to put on as those irritating infomercials say it is.
Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Medium: I have not used this foundation sample enough to really have an opinion about it. 🙁 Maybe I need another sample to try again 😉
Benefit Hoola: This happens to be the same color of my own skin. I would not purchase this because it would not work out for me to be worth it.
Benefit Dew the Hoola: This smells really nice. I would use this as a liquid bronzer, but it ends up disappearing on my face. Bummers!
Stick foundations! Ah so easy to travel with. Blendable. Different colors for different purposes.
Maybelline Fit Me! Shine-Free + Balance: I used this stick foundation on my trip to New Zealand because I was basically camping out of our car (that’s what most tourists do). On most days, I was putting on my makeup while my partner was driving us out of our camping ground. It is just so easy! However, these do not keep me shine free in humid Hawaii.
NYX Mineral Stick Foundation: I can’t say how well these work on me because they ended up having a pink undertone. Life.
These are all the foundations I am keeping. I feel pretty good about the results. Let me know if you have tried any of the foundations I mention and your thoughts!
-A Simple Sunset