THE WORD FAVORITE IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT
One of my favorite things to talk about with my girlfriends is what kind of foundations we’re currently using. I love trying new ones and hearing how different foundations work with other people’s skin. These are my most used and loved foundations. The fact that I even have 5 of them is impressive, giving how picky I am with how my skin looks. I do not like when you can tell that I have foundation on, but who does? I always go for a natural looking foundation that makes my skin look healthy and flawless. I have oily/combination skin, but I would much rather my face look “shiny”, than dull and dried out. I’m sure everyone can find a foundation that they love out of these 5!
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Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation: You’ve seen me talk about this before and I’m sure I’m going to talk about it at least a thousand more times. It’s just that good. Yes, it’s a little pricey, however a little goes a long way. You are truly paying for a foundation that looks like your skin but better. You can’t tell I’m wearing foundation when I’m wearing this, which is probably the reason it’s so loved by celebs as well. The color selection is wide enough for everyone and I know people with dry, oily and combination skin who all LOVE this foundation. I can’t say enough great things about this one!
Too Faced Born This Way: Another foundation that looks like your skin but better. I will never forget the first time I wore this foundation my boyfriend (who hates makeup) looked at my face and literally said “wow your skin looks amazing.” I knew from that moment that this would be a new staple in my makeup collection. It does remind me of Armani Luminous Silk, with a little more coverage. I prefer this foundation in the winter when my skin in more dry since it’s infused with coconut water and hyaluronic acid. SO moisturizing.
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Liquid Foundation: I go back and forth about this foundation all the time. I find that it really depends on how my skin is doing that determines how much I like it that day. When my skin isn’t dry at all I LOVE this foundation. The name describes this foundation to a T. It lasts all day, it’s luminous but not oily, and is definitely weightless (one of the reasons I love it). It’s super thin but somehow pretty full coverage and very build-able. Since it’s so thin, I found that during the winter it would cling to any dry patches. But other than that, if you want a weightless foundation that will last all day with great coverage, definitely try this! I also find myself mixing this foundation into some of my more sheer foundations for more coverage- a great tip to remember.
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer: This is my longest used foundation- well tinted moisturizer, I guess. I found this tinted moisturizer in high school and used it almost every single day for probably 4 years. I hated the look of any foundation on my skin (still do, as you can probably tell), and this is undetectable. I felt like it really kept my skin looking glowy, but not overly oily. I could build up some coverage if I was going out, or just throw it on using my fingers for when I was just going to class. And, the SPF is just an added bonus!
Urban Decay Naked Skin: When this foundation came out, probably 5 or 6 years ago, I knew I was going to love it. This is another one of my longtime loves. It’s so thin, but dries to a natural, satin matte finish. If you have oily skin, definitely try this one. It’s still luminous without being shiny and it’s extremely lightweight so it won’t break you out. I describe it to my friends as just being the most simple foundation you can find. Not too matte, not too luminous, decent coverage, and natural looking. The shade range is also amazing for everyone!
Leave a comment below letting me know your go-to foundation 🙂