About a year ago I caught myself always saying “I use Mac’s Studio Fix foundation and it’s my favorite!” Even though I didn’t really have anything to compare it to. I’ve always just used Mac because I tried it and loved it and that was that. I decided to put it to the rest and try a few other foundations, and when I say try I mean buy a bottle of it and use it until it’s gone. It’s so expensive!! I have pretty normal skin. It get dry if I don’t use face lotions, not usually oily but can be a little bit sometimes, I don’t get sits too often but I do have blackheads. So here’s the 7 foundations I tried and why I’ve put them in the order I did.
7. Kat Von D Lock It Foundation
So when I first saw this one I was like “Heck yeah! This is the one that supposedly covers tattoos!! It will cover my freckles and be great”. Well, I was wrong. This foundation is so thick, it’s like a paste. My skin really hates this stuff… it made my face and make up look really caked on and bumpy. It did do a really good job of coving the freckles though. I’ve seen other people wear it and it looks flawless, but nope! Not my face. It comes in 30 shades and has a 24 hour wear. It retails for $35 at Sephora.
6. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
This was the first time I used a product through NARS, and I was super excited because I’ve heard some really great stuff about this foundation. Overall I wasn’t too pleased with it, because it made my skin seem oily about an hour after applying it. Through out the day I had to dab my forehead and my nostril side creases. If you’re looking for a foundation that has a medium sheer coverage, this is a good one. It’s made for normal to dry skin and comes in 20 different shades. Retails for $47 at Sephora.
5. NARS All Day Luminous Matte Foundation
I was definitely a lot more please with this foundation than the NARS Sheer Glow. I love the full coverage that really helped cover up my freckles. It gave my skin a nice smooth matte glow, that didn’t leave my skin looking dull. The only downside for me was that about half way through the day it would start to easily wipe off and look a little oily. Basically this foundation is for all skin types (oily, regular and dry) and is also good for sensitive skin. It retails at Sephora for $49.
4. Urban Decay Naked Skin
This is a great foundation! It’s especially great of you’re looking for a medium coverage for combination skin. It never turned oily or wiped off easily through out the day. UD did a great job creating this one! Overall I really liked this, I just wish it was full coverage… BUUUUT, I did hear the Urban Decay made a newer version of this, but it’s called Urban Decay All Nighter that has full coverage and 12 hour wear time! This Naked Skin retails at Sephora for $40.
3. Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation
This stuff rocks. Seriously. It’s full coverage that lasts for 15 hours through heath, activity and humidity. This stayed in place just like the Sephora worker told me it would, So I was really pleased with that. The only con I had with this is that it looks kind of Caked. I tried using a beauty blender and a foundation brush, but I still got the same look. The caked look wasn’t too bad through, most people probably couldn’t tell. I just criticize my make up pretty hard. If it wasn’t for the other 2 foundations that I scored above this one, I would totally use this! Retails for 39.50 at Sephora.
2. Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
I really like this stuff a lot!! This is full coverage foundation that does the job! It give me a great matte finish that smoothly covers all my blimishes and freckles. It’s oil free, hypoallergenic and has SPF 15 in it. I love how they make the shades in warm AND cool colors, this is something that I struggle with in foundations. It lasts for 12 hours and is really worth the money. This retails for $39 at Macy’s.
1. MAC Studio Fix Foundation
This is my holy grail! Turns out that MAC really was the best and my favorite foundation for my skin. I love the way it covers and makes my face silky smooth AND look flawless at the same time. If you add the studio fix powder foundation also, that’s the cherry on top! Doesn’t look cakey at all. Another great thing is that it’s the cheapest out of all the foundations I tried, and most I saw at Sephora and Macy’s. It retails for $28 at MAC. Another cool thing is that most Macy’s have a little MAC booth inside!
Thanks for taking the time to read my opinion!