In life many things start with a strong foundation. This saying is true with your makeup as well. I have struggled for many years trying to find the right foundation for my skin type. At one time I probably had 10 or more foundations in hopes of finding the right one. I have combination skin so I tend to get oily on my T-Zone and dry everywhere else. When I breakout I tend to scar easily so I’m always on the look out for a full coverage foundation that lasts all day.
Ladies, I’m here to share my foundation favorites and tips on what to look for in a great foundation! Here are a few of my top picks from high end to drug store foundations. My number pick for anyone that wants full coverage foundation that last all day would be “Kat Von D Lock-It” Foundation pictured above. My twin sis Annie recommended it to me because she absolutely loves Kat’s makeup. I use the shade 53 in the Medium-Warm Undertone. It gives you a flawless coverage that lasts all day. It comes in 30 different shades so you shouldn’t have a problem finding your perfect match. I do have to say that if you tend to have very dry skin this foundation is probably not for you. I purchased mine at Sephora for $35 along with this great “PRO Domed Foundation” brush #78 at Sephora for $36. This is a great brush that is worth the investment. It’s used to apply liquid foundation and gives you that flawless full coverage look.
If you’re a babe on a budget then fear no more I have some great drugstore foundations I highly recommend. Another full coverage foundation that I absolutely love is” Revlon Colorstay” Foundation. This can be purchased at any Walmart, Target, or local drugstore for around $7.29. I have used this foundation for over 15 years and love that it is full coverage, shine free, semi-matte finish and does last up to 24 hours. I use the combination/oily foundation for my combo skin but it also comes in normal and dry skin as well.
The second foundation that I recommend if you don’t need full coverage and don’t mind spending a few extra dollars is “Aveda Mineral Dual Foundation.” This foundation can be applied wet or dry for light or heavy coverage. I do love mineral foundations because they tend to be a little bit lighter and are healthy for your skin. I use this mineral foundation over concealer to get a fuller coverage. Aveda products are sold in salons across the U.S. or you can get online on their website at www.aveda.com for $26.00. The one thing I am not a fan of is the packaging. It does not come in a compact because it’s intended to be used in salons with makeup artists with their built in palettes.
Last but definitely not least is “Maybelline’s Fit Me Matte Poreless” foundation which can be purchased at Walmart, Target or any local drugstore for around $7.99. This product gives you that natural look. So if you don’t need alot of coverage and just want an all over even poreless look I would recommend this foundation for you. If you go on www.maybelline.com you can take a short survey to find your perfect shade. I am shade 220 in Natural Beige. Like anything in life whether its love, your home or your makeup it all starts with a great foundation!
-“May Your Day Be Flawless As Your Makeup” – Unknown