July 7, 2016

Hello Beauties,

I do not  wear foundation often.  Usually, when I want a quick, polished look, I apply my favorite concealer where I need it, define my brows, add some color to my cheeks, light contouring, pop on some highlight, and a lippie and I'm out!

There are times when I want to look absolutely flawless and this is when a little foundation comes into play.  I've tried a few foundations throughout my obession with makeup and I've found some that I really love and others that I had to give away because my skin couldn't handle them.  The ones that I love are amazing and I've found that they work for me.  I have some foundations on my wish list that I want to try, but that's another post.

Here are my faves:

1) Bare Minerals matte mineral foundation:

I love love love this foundation!  It was the first foundation I've ever purchase and it is still a fav.  I enjoy using this during the cooler months.  I find that it evens out my skin  and it looks like I'm not wearing anything.  At $28.50, it's not too expensive, so don't worry about feeling guilty spending too much.  This is the only matte foundation I've used that doesn't completely suck all the life out of my skin.

2) Bare minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

As it says in the name, this is a tinted HYDRATING (key word if you have dry skin) gel cream.  It's basically a tinted moisturizer.  I bought this because the mineral powder itches when I sweat, which is why I use it during the cooler months.  I'm not sure why this happens, but I knew I wouldn't be able to wear it during the summer.  So I went out on the hunt for an alternative.  At the time, I wasn't as adventurous, so I stuck with what I knew. Bare minerals has 16 different shades to choose from and the price is not much more than its powder relative, $29.50.

3) Maybelline Fit me Dewy & Smooth

You can pick this one up at your local Walgreens' or CVS pharmacy and being the most afforable on the list ($7.99), it won't break the bank to give it a try.  It works well for my dry patches of skin that I get around my nose, on my forehead and cheeks.  I would say that it is medium to full coverage and it melts into your skin like butta!

4) Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation

Since I've bought this foundation, it has been my first choice when I reach into my makeup bag.  You can build this one up from light to medium to full coverage if needed.  It absorbs quickly, feels great on, and it is definitely worth the money ($48).  So far, it is the most expensive foundation I own and when it is all gone, I will happily fork up the dough to purchase it again.  No regrets here!

What foundations are you using? What would you recommend for dry skin?  Tell me all about them in the comments and as usual...

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