Tried and True

Just like every other woman out there, I have been on the quest for the perfect foundation. Sales show that once someone finds that perfect foundation that they stick to it. It's the number one makeup item that women are loyal to! I have definitely tried my fair share and have narrowed it down to my top 5! 

In no particular order here's why I like them and what specific occasion I use them for.


1. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

It's very lightweight, gives a natural satin like finish with a light to medium coverage. I definitely pick this up during the day when I go somewhere other than running errands. It helps me be photo ready so it's great for activities like wine tasting or downtown shopping.




2. Makeup For Ever HD Invisible Coverage Foundation

This is the foundation that I like to use when I do weddings. It's a lightweight feel and looks like skin but better! It makes you look so even and is a great foundation to create a flawless canvas. It looks amazing on camera, you don't have that noticeable line of foundation - where your head is lighter than your body. It's very buildable so you can start off with a sheer layer, then add another if you want something more. If I have a special occasion you better believe this is the foundation that is on me.




3. Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

Whenever I get bored with my Urban Decay Naked Foundation I put on this guy right here. It gives such a luminous look, an instant glow but no noticeable shine or shimmer.  A little bit goes a long way, all you need it 2-3 drops for the whole face. It dries down nicely so you don't even need a setting powder. I tend to be on the oilier side so I just dust some bareMinerals Mineral Veil on the top, then I'm ready to go. I usually use this during the day when I have somewhere nice to go and also when I know I will be out all day long because it lasts!



4. bareMinerals Blemish Remedy Foundation

This right here has honestly has changed my skin! I used to get those "time of the month" cystic zits that would last for about a month, then as the next month approached I would get it in another location just a millimeter away from the last place. So, basically had them ALL THE TIME. After using this I want to say that it not only helps clear a breakout but I definitely don't get them as much as I used to. Instead of getting 5 a month I maybe get 1 and for only a week vs 4 weeks! It has a very light but buildable coverage and is completely matte, which I like! It is like their Matte Foundation but with more coverage and skin clearing benefits. For extra coverage I layer it on top of the next guy that I am going to talk about. This is my everyday, work day foundation. 


5. Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

I feel like I've tried every BB, CC and Tinted Moisturizer out there but I keep going back to this one - it smells good, doesn't feel too tacky, and has a high amount of SPF. This has a medium coverage, for a tinted moisturizer and is so easy to apply. The best way to apply this is with my fingertips and if I'm feeling dry I will add it over a moisturizer but if I'm feeling oily I apply it on its own. I always finish it off with the bareMinerals Blemish Remedy Foundation and/ or Mineral Veil.