Hi Everyone, I hope you had a lovely weekend. 🙂 Today’s post is a long time coming — I’m sharing four of my must-have foundations with you!
Foundation is difficult in the sense that finding one that has a formula that you like, the coverage coverage that you need, and a shade that’s compatible with your skin is downright tricky! Foundation is such a crucial part of your beauty routine…the name explains it all…it’s literally the FOUNDATION for the rest of your makeup. You want to be sure that you’re working with the right stuff!
Most days, I’ll skip the foundation altogether or opt for a BB Cream, but some days, I need that fuller-coverage look. I have four of my favorite foundations to share with you; two pricey picks, and two drugstore options. All equally as great.
Take a peek!
1. Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation $35.00
If you didn’t know, I’ve become a huge fan of KVD products over the last 6 months. Every time I try anything of hers, I fall in love immediately. The quality, the coverage, the wearability, I’m just repeatedly impressed. When her concealer and powder blew me away, I knew I needed to try her foundation too! To my not-so-surprise, it was phenomenal. This foundation is not for everyday (at least for me). It is so thick, so full coverage, and wears like airbrush makeup. This is my go-to foundation if I’m attending an event, if I’m going to be photographed, or if I have a long, busy day of appointments/meetings! This stuff is the definition of full coverage. It will cover, mattify, and conceal any blemishes, discoloration, or flaws you may have. I love it and I’m so glad to have it in my arsenal!
2. Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation $48.00
I had heard nothing but rave reviews about this product for years. Once I got my hands on it, I’ll admit – it wasn’t love at first use. After becoming more familiar with the product and experimenting with different application techniques, it has slowly climbed it’s way into my favorites. It has a very thick and creamy formula, amazing coverage, and long wearing abilities. Similar to KVD, it’s not something I prefer to use for everyday, but it is a wonderful option for those days or nights where you’re looking to step it up! (FYI: this is an older tube, they’ve since repackaged!)
3. Maybelline FIT ME $6.00
I have been a fan of this foundation for years. I’ve tried both their Matte + Poreless and Dewey + Smooth versions. To be honest I think I like the dewey a little bit better, but this is the bottle that I currently have on hand. I adore this formula; it provides great coverage without feeling heavy at all! I love how this wears and feels throughout the day – it’s a wonderful option for someone who prefers to wear a fuller-coverage product everyday and doesn’t want to spend a ton of money. I highly recommend…to be honest, the entire Maybelline FIT Me line is pretty impressive!
4. Revlon Colorstay Foundation $10.00
I saved the best for last! This is my all-time favorite! It’s a hands down, feet down, give it an Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, Nobel Peace Prize kind of product! Think of everything you want in a foundation… for me, this checks off every requirement on that list. First off, the variety of shades is insane; my color (330 Natural Tan) is spot on! It covers, it lasts, it makes my skin look dewey and perfect, it doesn’t dry me out, and IT HAS A PUMP! Major bonus points. This is the best drugstore foundation (in my book) and a product I have become very loyal too. I don’t wear this everyday, but it is light enough to do so! If you are looking for a new foundation and have never given this a shot, I cannot recommend it enough. I really don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
And that’s it!! I love them each for different reasons; some for everyday, others for special occasions, but regardless of where and how you plan to wear your foundation… any of the above is worth every.single.penny.
What is your go-to foundation? Should I try it?!
Have you used any of these before?