Sunday, October 29, 2017

Foundation Round Up: My Collection and Top 5

I had so much fun cleaning out my mascara collection last month and putting together my Top 5 List that I decided to do the same for foundations! 

My skin is pretty dry so I tend to like foundations that are hydrating and provide a luminous finish. I also prefer a lighter coverage for every day use but can definitely appreciate a full coverage for special events. I recently did declutter my collection and you can see that I have a pretty different group of products as compared to last year.



For each foundation I'll let you know when I got it, how much I've used, a short blurb, a link to review if available, and a summary rating!



GOSH #foundation Drop in 004
When I got it: Fall 2016
% Used: 2%
This is a really unique product and uses a drop applicator to bring up the foundation. The GOSH #Foundation Drops released in late 2016 and has a pretty runny consistency that easily spreads out. It has light to medium coverage, and satin-matte finish. The shade 004 is quite light with a neutral undertone. Although it says hydrating and soothing, I think it's still better for normal skin than dry skin. 4/5

Almay Healthy Glow in 200 Light/Medium
When I got it: Spring 2017
% Used: 2%
If you want a gradual tanner in your makeup, this will be your go to product. Half of the product is actually a gradual tanner and it mixes with your foundation when it comes out the pump. The shade is a bit salmon-y pink for my skin tone and the product provides light-medium coverage. The tanner portion definitely works though as I started seeing color just after a few days. 4/5

Paul & Joe Pressed Face Powder in 06
When I got it: Fall 2015
% Used: 10%
This is the only face powder I own and use. Since my skin is so dry I rarely ever use powder. But this one somehow gives me the most tanned airbrushed look so I keep this around for the summer time when my skin is feeling hydrated. 4/5


THEFACESHOP CC Ultra Moist Cushion in C201 Apricot Beige
When I got it: Fall 2016
% Used: 5%
I keep waiting to use this foundation as the shade is just too light for me. But the formulation feels so mostuirizing and leaves the skin with a dewy glow! I believe this is already one of the darker shades. But if you have dry skin and are light skin toned, this could be a great. 3/5

Quo Matte Revolution Foundation in 2
When I got it: Spring 2016
% Used: 5%
This is definitely not an every day foundation but the coverage is amazing for a special event. The formula in the Quo Matte Revolution Foundation is very creamy and a little drop goes a long way! The shade 2 has a salmony pink undertone which isn't the perfect match for me. This would definitely be better for normal/oily skins than dry skin. 3/5

Covergirl Vitalist Elixir
When I got it: Summer 2017
% Used: 5%
This is the type of foundation I gravitate towards! It is creamy and light weight! It provides enough coverage to block out the redness on my cheeks but still looks very natural. It also has SPF so it gives me an added sun protection! 5/5



Maybelline Dream Cushion in 40 True Beige
When I got it: Fall 2017
% Used: 1%
I've only tested this out a few times so I don't have a firm opinion on it yet. The one thing I do know is that I got the wrong shade as it's way too warm for me. I love that the cushion is so saturated though as I often find cushion foundations to be difficult to pick up product. Medium coverage in a creamy formula.

Essence Pure Nude in 30 Pure Honey
When I got it: Summer 2016
% Used: 5%
This black horse is the cheapest foundation I have, and probably one of my favorites. I really need to reach for this more. The shade match is perfect, and it provides a medium coverage with a very natural finish. It's also hydrating and gives a tanned flawless look. 5/5

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Stick Foundation
When I got it: Winter 2017
% Used: 0%
I've actually never tried this foundation! This is why I love doing these collection posts as it really makes me dig through all my makeup storage areas and find things I have been neglecting. I'll be trying this out soon!


IT Cosmetics Your Skin but Better CC Cream in Light
When I got it: Summer 2017
% Used: 10%
A new addition to my collection and already in my every day routine! This foundation is exactly what I look for in terms of coverage and feel. It also has a high SPF and a refreshing lemon scent. You can read my full review for more details. 5/5

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation in 320 Bisque W
When I got it: Winter 2017
% Used: 1%
If you read my last review, you'll already know how I feel about this foundation. It is a full coverage, satin-matte finish foundation with a huge shade selection. I wish the shade matched me better as it would then be my go to for special events. But I probably wouldn't wear this for every day. 4/5

Stila Perfectly Poreless Putty Perfector
When I got it: Fall 2015
% Used: 40%
This is my oldest and most well loved product in my foundation collection. I've actually featured this in my annual favorites (and again in 2016) since originally reviewing it. The product disappears on the face and is virtually weightless but you still get a nice light-medium coverage. 5/5

These are the 12 foundations I have in my collection but I feel like I only really need 4. A light coverage and a full coverage for when I'm light and then when I'm tanned. I'll be making some tough decisions to see what I declutter!

If you are looking to add a foundation to your collection, check out the best 5 I've ever tried!

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