Makeup Collection Part 3 – Foundation

I have a love/hate relationship with foundations.  Color matching is probably the hardest thing for me. I know I’m not alone in that department. Uggh, it’s such a pain!

I have fair skin, sometimes dry skin, and wrinkly mature skin, which makes setting my foundation a pain because powder accentuates fine lines. I love a good matte foundation, but I’ve yet to find one I like.  Recommendations are always welcome!

The plastic container is from my local Dollar Tree.

Here is my current foundation collection:

  • e.l.f. flawless foundation (Porcelain)
  • e.l.f. acne fighting foundation (Porcelain)
  • e.l.f. HD Mattifying cream foundation (Porcelain)
  • L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover (302 Creamy Natural)
  • Rimmel London Stay Matte (103 True Ivory)
  • Smashbox Camera Ready BB cream deluxe sample (Light/Medium)
  • Too Faced Born This Way sample (Porcelain)

My go-to foundation is the e.l.f. Flawless Finish. I’ve used this foundation for years and I’ve yet to find another that provides the same coverage, that looks as amazing on my skin, is the perfect shade, and is affordable.  High end foundations are harsh on my sensitive skin.  I haven’t had any issues with the e.l.f. foundation so I gladly stick with it. I highly recommend this foundation for $6 USD.

I really like the Too Faced Born This Way, but $39 is out of my budget.  I may just continue to run to Sephora for samples from time to time.  Shhh….  🙂  I did not like the Rimmel Stay Matte, and I’m not sure why I still have it.  I find it difficult to declutter my makeup collection.  I always think I may need a certain product in the future, though it never works out that way!  🙂  Does anyone else have that same problem?

The e.l.f. Mattifying cream foundation isn’t really mattifying that I remember, though it’s been a while since I’ve used it last.  I liked the L’Oreal Infallible, but I think I picked it up in a shade that is too dark.  It has a grey tone, and it just looks muddy on my skin.  I use the e.l.f. Acne Fighting foundation when I have breakouts.  It’s a great foundation with lovely buildable coverage.  The Smashbox BB cream sample came in a beauty box.  I really like it, but it is $39 for a full size, and it isn’t a product I’d use every day.  I’m sure I can find a BB cream that is more affordable.  Recommendations?

I tried the Wet ‘n Wild Photo Focus, but it was the wrong shade, and OMG the smell!  It smelled so strongly of paint.  Only because so many swear by this stuff, I may try this foundation again.  I also tried, and decluttered, the L’Oreal Pro-Matte because I picked it up in a shade that was too light. I wore it anyway, but didn’t like the way it looked on my skin.

I’m curious about the brand The Ordinary!  However, as difficult as I find it to color match in store, I can’t even think about ordering foundation online! I may just bite the bullet and order a few shades and hope I hit the bullseye!  It’s an affordable product at $6.90 USD.  We’ll see!

What foundations/BB/CC creams do you have in your collection?  What are your recommendations for drugstore and high end?

Thank you for reading! ❤

 

10 thoughts on “Makeup Collection Part 3 – Foundation

  1. I love these collection posts! I have loved e.l.f for ages but I haven’t ordered anything in so long! I need to try them out now. I have dry skin and I have struggled with finding a good foundation for years! xxx

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    • Thank you so much! I love reading collection posts, too! It’s interesting to see what others have. I just received an e.l.f. haul today! If you try anything, let me know what you think! Thank you for reading and for your comment! ❤

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  2. It’s hard because if you have dry skin, brands assume you want more of a sheen for finish. The thing I can recommend with powder, is to use a puff instead of a brush. Go for a loose powder and after tapping with your hands, use the excess just for your T-zone areas.

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    • I don’t mind a teeny bit of sheen because I’m dry, it makes me look like I’m not dry. I use an e.l.f. brand loose powder with a puff or a big fluffy brush. It works pretty good, but some of them fine lines run deeeeeeep! 😉 Thank you so much for reading and for your comment! Recommendations are ALWAYS welcome! ❤

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      • There are products you can get that can help fill lines. Clarins do one which is a primer. I would make sure your concealer is fairly matte, because highlight can emphasise. I don’t know if that helps, but that’ off the top of my head!

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