Product Review Category: Foundation

Natural Mineral Foundation (Youngblood)

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Best mineral all in one I have found for my troubled skin -coverage without caking; use a small brush to dab on to imperfections and them smooth over with large powder brush. $40 – changed my life.

Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick

I don’t wear foundation unless it’s a big event, or I’m REALLY trying to cover something up. If we’re really getting real, the stuff takes me back to junior high and Awkward Town, USA. This was all before Bobbi Brown’s Foundation Stick came into my life. I would wear this stuff all day, every day.

Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Foundation

The bomb diggety of foundation. I use it anytime I need to up my game, or I’m attending something worth my more “expensive” face (hey, ‘tis true, and on days like this, my routine starts with the La Mer route…)

L’Oreal True Match Foundation

My tried and true, inexpensive foundation option. Blends beautifully and looks just as natural as foundations double and triple the price.

Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation (MAC)

It creased on me. Do I really need to say more? Just kidding, I will 😀 Although I’m much more of a dewy gal, there are occasions I’m feeling the matte. What is not cute, is the powder-settling-into-lines look. While MAC’s Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation provided nice, full coverage, it was a little too “I might become a mummy later today, care to follow me to my tomb?” for me. Returned, I’m not so sad to say. :/

Pro Longwear Foundation (MAC)

I haven’t had a “Goldilocks” moment with a MAC foundation, and their Pro Longwear Foundation was no exception. One is too cakey, not the right color, makes me itchy… just never quite right. I bought this because I was having one of those “is BB enough??” moments, but it made my skin look dull, kinda orange, and unfortunately, a blemish the size of a small pet appeared to take residence on my cheek the next morning. Therefore, I marched my cakey, orange, and blemished butt back to MAC the next day to exchange it for my beloved Blot Powder (which I highly recommend to PWs, near and far). Crisis (somewhat) averted!

Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup

I think I’m one of those Product Whore Unicorns who actually WANTS oil in their makeup. I desire that dewy, glowy look at all times, even in the summer. That said, there are times you’d like your makeup to look incredibly pristine and budge-proof, and Clinique’s Stay Matte Oil Free Makeup is definitely good for that. The shade selection is vast, and it definitely stayed put for the day. Alas, I had to pile on the moisturizer to keep my skin from becoming parchment paper… I’ll just always be a dewy girl at heart, Clinique. 🙂