Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Foundation Review x3

I've been looking for a foundation to supplement my normal MAC tinted moisturizer.  Something that can hide my ohmygosh law school is kicking my butt occasional breakouts, and something that makes my skin look like it's airbrushed to perfection...naturally of course ;)

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Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation (Beige 40): This used to be one of my favorite foundations--especially during the summer and winter months.  It boasts a moisture rich finish, which my skin definitely needed...along with a healthy glow after applying.  However, after using this for a bit, I noticed my skin would need to be blotted on a 3-4 times a day regular basis, especially in my t-zone, and by the time I would get home, my skin would still have the coverage--but the glow I had after immediately applying it was gone--and I would break out a little more often while regularly using this. For $55.00, this is not one of the most expensive foundations out there, but definitely not worth that amount of money to me.

MAC Matchmaster Foundation (Shade 3.0)  Thanks to the beautiful and fabulous Miss CAM, my main MAC lady, one of my bests, and cousin too...She hooked me up with the not yet released (at the time) Matchmaster Medium Coverage Foundation a few weeks ago, and I'm in love.  It goes on so smooth, matches to my skin tone in 30 seconds...and the best part--it lasts all day without blotting, running, or randomly coming off. And there is an added bonus of SPF 15 (yahhh).  This would be in the medium price range at $32.50, which for a foundation, I find extremely reasonable.

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup (Nude): I've always been a Neutrogena fan, whether it's of their acne wash, lip gloss, and now their foundation.  I had a couple of weeks where I didn't have a foundation, I needed one, and I truthfully didn't want to spend a lot of money on one.  Enter the $12.49 price tag...and a lightweight, spf 20, foundation that lasts all day.  Sure, I don't get the glow, or the airbrushed look...but I get a nice, lightweight, natural, all-day coverage. :) Plus, Neutrogena is always on sale which makes this even more of a winner in my book.

Final Verdict: MAC
Best Price: Neutrogena
Best SPF: Neutrogena
Longest Lasting: MAC
Airbrushed Skin Look: MAC

Fill me in Friends...what is your favorite foundation!?


  1. I am in need of new make-up, too! I've been wanting to try the Dior spray, but it's just so $$ and I've heard it doesn't last long at all! I may give the MAC a try again. I always seem to keep coming back to MAC!

  2. I am obsessed with my Bare Minerals. Believe the hype - it's soooo good. It's also the only makeup that my super sensitive skin will tolerate, so thank goodness I can wear it!

  3. Ah thank you for suggesting the Neutrogena one! I have been looking for one that is on the less expensive side and I don't wear much makeup so this sounds perfect!

  4. I admit, I'm totally a Bare Minerals gal!

  5. OH I LOVE THIS POST! I just tried CoverGirl Nature Luxe foundation and did not like it. I felt sticky the whole day. Sad face! I'm definitely going to get the Neutrogena the next time it's on sale... and maybe I'll splurge on the MAC!!!

    Just found your blog! Love it! I'm a former LS'er (attorney now) and I remember those days of hell (err: school!).

    XOXO, Stephanie @ Blonde Highlights

  6. This is a good post! If you are still looking, I use estee lauder double wear foundation. It's really good (lasts all day, and it covers really well). I'm actually thinking aobut doing a review soon. The only thing is I do tend to break out when I wear it a little bit. I'm not sure if it's the foundation or just because of my skin (I don't usually wear foundation, only on special occasions). Overall, its the best I've ever worn though, and only about $30 ish.

    Hope you have a great day!!