Foundation Round-Up: My Current Faves

Hello Again!
Today I wanted to bring you a post spot-lighting my current favorite foundations. As the seasons change, so does my choice of foundations. As of today, these are the foundations that remain heavy in my wardrobe!
They are in no particular order but listed by the amount of coverage the provide.

Sheer To Medium Coverage

MAC BB Cream
  • not really a foundation but provides a nice coverage for those days where less is more. It has a built in primer which I love and it has a subtle tint that feels weightless  
(COLOR: REFINED GOLDEN)

    Medium But Buildable

    • This foundation is surprisingly lightweight, non-greasy and ultra weightless but provides superior coverage. A few pumps is enough for medium coverage. A few more can take you to full coverage. It lasts all day and leaves the skin luminous without being too oily or greasy. 
     (COLOR: TAHOE) 
    Makeup Forever HD (Original Formula)
    • I have yet to try the new formula but the old formula is a personal fave. (Not sure if it’s still sold in stores). The silky texture glides onto the skin and leaves it looking radiant and natural. It provides a pretty long wear and photographs phenomenally. 
    Nars Sheer Matte Foundation
    • This foundation isn’t all that sheer but it isn’t full coverage. You can build the coverage up but it looks better with minimal product. Its a pretty nice foundation and it keeps my skin matte for majority of the wear. (No longer sold on Narscosmetics.com)
     (COLOR: TAHOE)
    • This is a pretty solid product. Provides medium coverage and looks flawless. It’s a foundation I wear on most days. It just never fails me. My only con about this foundation is the rose smell. I prefer to not have foundation with a scent. But the way the foundation performs keeps me coming back for more. 
     (COLOR: GOLDEN)
    MAC MatchMaster

    • This foundation applies and dries to a semi-matte, super natural, skin like texture. I love that it photographs well and it keeps me matte through out the day. It also adjusts itself to my skins undertone. Very impressive. I also love that the bottle is larger than most MAC Foundations. More bang for your buck
    (COLOR: 6.0)

    Medium To Full Coverage

    • This foundation does exactly what it says, it blurs the appearance of large pores (which I have) and makes the skin look radiant and more smooth. The texture is more of a demi-matte but it allows the skin to look like skin. It also comes with a pump for easier distribution. SCORE!The price point is also amazing. At $10.95 you can’t beat this. One of my most favorite foundations.
    (COLOR: Truly Topaz) 
    • I was pleasantly surprised by this foundation. The first edition of Maybelline Fit Me Foundation was a disaster. But they redeemed themselves. They added a mattifying agent and an optical blurring agent that makes this foundation superior to most rival prestige brands. The color spectrum needs a little work (they need to add more colors) but the formula is amazing. This foundation literally lasts me atleast 7-8 hours before I need to powder my t-zones. That really is saying something (due to my skin being extremely oily). On top of all of that, the price point is nice. It retails from $5-$10. Definitely a foundation worthy of your coins.
    (COLOR: 330 Toffee) 

     

     
    •  Now I can tell you right out the gate, the only con I find with this foundation is limited colors and the amount of product you get. I hate that the tube is so small. I usually wear NC44 in MAC Foundations but since they haven’t made this foundation in 44, I’ve been using it in NC45. And I highlight the center of my face more than usual. But the coverage and the way this foundation sets is like a dream. Not only is it water proof, it leaves the skin looking satiny and radiant but not oily. And I love that it feels like you’re wearing nothing at all but still the coverage is there. This is an amazing foundation. MAC, if you’re listening, expand the shade range! Please and thank you. 
    (COLOR: NC45)

    •  Amazing doesn’t even begin to describe that way this foundation makes the skin look. This is the longest wearing foundation that I own (and that’s crazy because it isn’t the most expensive). I can’t even say anything that would remotely do this foundation justice. It just has you flawless. Here are a few pictures to demonstrate what I mean. (This foundation is everything)

    (COLOR: Caramel Beige)



    I hope this helps you in your foundation search. Remember, everything is not intended for everyone. You have to find what works for you.
    Until Next Post
    Live Well. Be Well. Dress Well
    Smooches

    Bye Bye Summer

    Hey Guys!!!!
    I know it’s been a few weeks that I haven’t blogged but I’m back! As summer comes to a close (I flew by for me), I want to get my last burst of brightness in with this ensemble. I love Turquoise and Grey already but I felt it needed a little jolt of color. So, I choose to pair it with a pop of pink on the lips and in my bag.
    How has everyone’s summer been? You guys ready for fall???
    I love Fall so I’m ready!!!
    Dress: Eloquii
    Shoes: JustFab
    Bag: Street Vendor
    Lipstick: Pink Plaid by MAC Cosmetics

    As Always, All Comments and Feedback are Welcomed!
    Until Next Post,
    SMOOCHES!
    ~April Antoinette