So very excited to give you a list of my favorite foundations! Finding the right foundation for your skin type and coloring can be very tricky. If you have the opportunity to go to a beauty counter at your local department store, Sephora, etc., be sure to have the cosmetologist/makeup artist test and match the product on your skin before you purchase. If you are purchasing makeup from your local pharmacy or grocery store, pick the color and texture that you think will work best for your skin type. If the foundation is all wrong when you get home and try it out, most stores will let you return or exchange. Here is a list of my absolute favorites and why I love them…
- Cle De Peau Cream Foundation – I’ll start with this one as it is my ALL TIME FAVE! Disclaimer: this product is extremely expensive so please don’t feel like you absolutely have to buy this one if it doesn’t suit you financially. First and foremost, this foundation gives the best full coverage of any I’ve ever used. It doesn’t crease or cake and goes on looking extremely natural and soft. Like you’ve just been photoshopped ;-). The wearability is top notch as you can go all day without having to retouch. It comes in 8 different shades and 2 different types (“silky cream” & “cream”). I use the “cream” as I prefer more of a matte finish. The “silky cream” will give you more of a dewy finish. It also contain SPF 26 which is always a plus when shopping for makeup foundation. I do splurge financially on this product as a little bit of this makeup goes a long way. I somehow make one tube last almost a year!
- Dior Airflash – This is a lightweight mist foundation inspired by airbrushing techniques. I always use this product when doing photo shoots as it gives you an absolute photo ready look with its built in illuminators that reflect light in photos. You can mist this product over your face for a lighter coverage look. However, I don’t recommend this as it can get very messy with your clothes, hairline, etc. I prefer to spray it onto my foundation brush and then sweep across the face as it is more controlled and gives a complete coverage. You won’t believe the flawless lightweight coverage you’ll have after smoothing this on over fine lines, dark spots, and imperfections. It goes on wet but dries very fast into a silky finish. So blend, blend, blend as soon as you put it on. It comes in 10 different shades so you’re guaranteed to find your match. This foundation is also expensive, but half the price of the previous mentioned Cle De Peau and well worth the investment! The only downfall with this product is its lack of SPF. But if you’re using a moisturizer with built in SPF, you’ll be all set. Get ready for your next photo shoot!
- Cover Girl & Olay Simply Ageless – Ok, I have to admit, I came across this product when I was home visiting my mother and realized I had forgotten my makeup bag! So I dug into her tiny makeup basket (my mother is so not high maintenance) to see what I could put on my face for the day. I pulled this foundation compact out and noticed it had a strip of moisture running through the actual foundation. Of course i was intrigued as anything with extra moisture is a plus! I slid the makeup over my face with the sponge that comes with the compact and was amazed at the results. It had such a beautiful finish and even color. Plus, it’s absolutely affordable and contains SPF 22. I now use this daily as it provides a lighter to medium coverage for during the day when I’m out and about running errands or have my head buried in a computer. This also helps me save on product with my more expensive foundations that have a fuller coverage when I’m doing events, meetings, or a night on the town ;-).
- SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair Tinted Moisturizer – This is an amazing product for absolutely everyone! Especially those that prefer a lighter coverage and are just looking for something to smooth out the skin tone with tinted moisture and SPF. For those of you who haven’t heard of SkinMedica, it is medical grade skincare that can transform your skin in a way you won’t believe. I’ll actually be doing another review on more of their products within the next couple of weeks so stay tuned ;-). This particular product is more than just a tinted moisturizer, it’s a rejuvenating superscreen, powered by SOL-IR™ Advanced Antioxidant Complex which are potent antioxidants to help rejuvenate and improve the overall appearance of skin. This product not only contains SPF 34 to protect against UVA and UVB rays, but it also contains zinc which goes beyond to protect your skin against harmful infrared rays. Even with all this skincare goodness, this product absorbs easily, spreads evenly, and does not feel greasy. If you are confused about how to wear this product, here are a few ideas…you can wear this solely as a tinted moisturizer for light/sheer coverage. Dust a pressed or translucent powder over it to set and give a more matte finish. Or…you can wear this under your usual foundation for moisture and sun protection. This will not make your foundation look cakey or thick by any means. You’ll feel great about the wonderful things you’re doing for your beautiful skin when wearing this fantastic product!
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Remember…stay forever YOUNG! xo