Hey everyone! Back again with another #theSOproject post! This week is on foundation!
I've tried to pick some of my favorites from both high and low end products (also keep in mind I got almost all my high end products on sale, at CCO's, or in Black Friday value kits)
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L'Oreal True Match Lumi (W 1-2) $12.99
Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Classic Ivory $12.99
Origins Vitazing $35
Clinique Moisture Surge $27
L'Oreal True Match Lumi (W 1-2) $12.99 : This foundation is fabulous. It's like the american equivalent of Rimmel Wake Me Up as it has some shimmer to it but I think it's not as noticeable a shimmer. It leaves your skin looking slightly dewy but not shiny/oily/greasy and has a medium coverage. it has good staying power and the bottle is neverending. (I wouldn't recommend this to girls with oily skin though)
Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Classic Ivory $12.99 : This is my current favorite/holy grail foundation. The 3-in-1 claims to be a foundation, primer, and concealer but I still use a primer and concealer if I need it. It does however have extremely good coverage, is still pretty thin (so your face won't cake up with makeup) It also dries down to a semi matte finish (more of a natural finish...not entirely matte) so I would highly recommend this to girls with all skin types. It lasts all day long and doesn't break down or fade...I think it's the best foundation at the drugstore that you can buy
Origins Vitazing $35 : This I bought in a black friday/christmas set with a bunch of other origins products and got an amazing deal and I'm so glad I did. This is basically a tinted moisturizer that adapts to your skin tone- it comes out white and changes color to fit your skintone. When I wear it, it gives me a slight tan (but not orange or looks fake) and gives okay coverage and SPF. It evens out my skintone and covers redness but doesn't cover my freckles or any spots I may have
Clinique Moisture Surge $27 : this tinted moisturizer is nice because it is extremely moisturizing, provides decent coverage for a tinted moisturizer, doesn't clog my pores (like most tinted moisturizers) and has good staying power and an spf. I love wearing it to the beach, or when I have to run out to the store because it's fuss free and quick, and you can basically just slap it on and go
|Revlon Nearly Naked Powder in Light $7.49|
Benefit Some Kind-a Gorgeous Lite $30
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Light Plus $30
Maybelline Fit Me Powder 220 $5
another type of foundation is powder or cream to powder. Powders can be used alone or in combination with liquid foundation and you can either use a translucent powder to just set your liquid foundation or a colored powder to provide more coverage overtop the liquid foundation.
Revlon Nearly Naked Powder in Light $7.49 : this powder is the softest powder I've ever used. it is so finely milled so it covers your skin in a really fine layer and doesn't build up and look powdery or cakey. it also provides some color and coverage. I think this powder is a pretty good value for money as it feels like a high end powder with the price of a drugstore one
Benefit Some Kind-a Gorgeous Lite $30 : this is a cream to powder foundation. This is one to be used by itself and provides some coverage while being an extremely light foundation on your skin. it's a powder so it provides some oil control and will keep your skin pretty matte all day
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Light Plus $30 : now I'm sure everyone has heard about or used this powder but I really like it. you can wear it alone or over a liquid and it has pretty good coverage. it doesn't clog my pores and has a wide color range to suit all skin tones. It also is humongous..such good value for money. I used it every day for like a year or two and still haven't finished it.
Maybelline Fit Me Powder 220 $5 : this is the cheapest and best powder foundation I've tried. It has extremely high coverage and can be worn alone or on top of a lower coverage liquid foundation for that porcelain doll like finish. It's super inexpensive and is one of my favorite drugstore powders. It has the biggest range of color selection I've ever seen from drugstore or high end.
|Beauty Blender Sponge $19.95|
Laura Geller Spackle Makeup Primer-Champagne $36.50
Real Techniques Buffing Brush (Core Collection-$17.99)
Beauty Blender Sponge $19.95 : I ADORE this sponge. It took me a while to give in to the hype (which included my trying out cheaper knockoff versions) but nothing is as good as the real sponge. it is so soft and bouncy (the knockoffs were hard and didn't bounce on your skin) and it grows to twice it's size when you wet it. it applies foundation with such an airbrushed and perfect finish and doesn't leave brush strokes- by far my favorite way to apply foundation (you can also apply loose powders with this sponge)
Laura Geller Spackle Makeup Primer-Champagne $36.50 : this is my favorite primer with the best value for money. This primer is the size of four foundations (120 ml) which works out to $9.12 for 30ml of it (benefit Porefessional is $30 for 30 ml) This primer doesn't have that silicone feel to it (like professional) which I hate because it clogs my pores to no end. It really does prolong my makeup and also moisturizes my skin - you really can't beat it
Real Techniques Buffing Brush (Core Collection-$17.99) : I'm sure everyone and their mother has talked about this brush to death...but it applies foundation really well since it has really dense bristles, is super easy to clean, dries really quickly, and is the best alternative to the horribly expensive sigma kabuki brushes.
I know this was a really long post and props to you if you made it to the end!