Top Five Foundations

Top Five Foundations

Jul 21, 2016, 9:20:01 PM Life and Styles

Hello my lovelies!

Today I want to talk about my all time favorite foundations. While my favorites often vary, these five, tried and true foundations have stuck with me through thick and thin, and are definitely going to stay in my rotation.

Let's get started:


Too Faced Born This Way Foundation - When I first bought this foundation, I was not super impressed with the range of color at first. However, now I am much happier with the color selection, going from very light to very dark. Unfortunately, I picked up this foundation when it had first come out, meaning that the absolute lightest shade "Snow", was not yet available. While the shade I have now "Porcelain", is a kiss too dark for me, I make it work by mixing in one of my favorite lighter foundations. This foundation does oxidize slightly, so be aware when you are working with this product.

In my opinion, this is a medium/full coverage foundation. I love the coverage, and I love the natural finish even more. This foundation genuinely looks like a better version of my skin. Beware though, if you are on the oilier side like me, you will need to use a mattifying primer, as well as set this foundation very well. However, if you're on the drier end of the spectrum, this foundation will give you a beautiful satin finish. This foundation never sits on top of my dry patches, and truly neutralizes my redness. If you have problems with acne or scarring, but want a more "natural" look, definitely give this foundation a test.

In terms of wear time, this foundation will last pretty well throughout an average day. Again, if you are oilier, you will want to keep blotting paper or powder on hand, just in case. I find that this foundation does not last as long alone as it does when I mix it with a matte foundation. I do think that this foundation is NOT supposed to last as long as a matte foundation though, simply because it is just that - not a matte formula. Rest assured, even on my oiliest days, I can get a good six or seven hours of wear, which is fantastic for something so moisturizing and natural looking (Purchase here. Comes in 18 shades).


Clarins Everlasting Foundation+ - Quite honestly, the shade range for darker skin tones is not great, however if you are on the extremely pale side like me, this is a lovely foundation. Additionally, the shades are fairly neutral in undertone, which is great for people who either are neutral, or can't find a shade on the warm or cool sides. My favorite thing about these shades is that the do NOT oxidize.

This is definitely a medium/full coverage foundation, which again, I love. The coverage is fabulous and leaves a comfortably matte finish to the skin. Luckily, this foundation works for ALL skin types! Regardless, I suggest locking this foundation in place with a setting powder, not because it gets oily, but it just looks even better. Unfortunately, this foundation does have a slightly flowery fragrance, as is with most of the products from Clarins. However, I do not think the fragrance is super strong, and it does disappear after drying onto your face. This foundation does not offer a natural look, it absolutely does look like you put on makeup, albeit in the best way possible.

Once again, even at my oiliest, I get a pretty good six, all the way up to twelve hours of wear. You will not need to blot or as often, which is a huge bonus for all you oily girls out there, and it does not cling to dry patches throughout the day, despite it being a matte finish. If you are prone to melting in certain areas, be cautious, since this foundation may rub away in those areas without proper setting. For a matte foundation, this formula is incredibly moisturizing, yet works for all skin types (Purchase here. Comes in 10 shades).


L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation - I have to admit, I was VERY pleasantly surprised with the shade range of this product. While the line does lean more towards warm tones, I find that the lightest shade is, in fact, very light, and vice versa with the darkest shade. This product does not oxidize, which is amazing for a drugstore product.

This foundation is absolutely full coverage, but can be sheered out for lighter coverage. This shit is light, airy, and wears beautifully on my oily skin. If you are on the drier side, you can use this foundation, however I would strongly advise using a moisturizing primer beforehand. You don't NEED to set this foundation, but I would anyway, because I want this stuff to stick to my skin at all costs.

Out of all the foundations I have/will talk about in this post, this one is by far the longest lasting. No joke, I have worn this foundation for FOURTEEN hours, and not a single thing changed on my face. Shout out to L'oreal for making a foundation that everyone can wear (Purchase here. Comes in 12 shades).


L'oreal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation -  Once again, I'm very happy with the shade range of this product. This time, the shades follow more along the original True Match line, and include warm, cool, and neutral shades.

This foundation is a light coverage, however it can be built up very nicely. I love the thin, wet texture this foundation has, and despite the fact that it is very moisturizing and luminous, it doesn't break up on my skin or make me look like a slick oil drum. I personally do not wear this foundation right now during the sumismer, since I am oily, but I love the luminous look of this foundation during colder days. If  you are super dry, this foundation is an absolute must! If you like a super dewy finish, you can either lightly set this foundation, or not set it at all. If dewy ain't your thang, set it like you would any foundation.

In my opinion, this foundation offers the least amount of longevity, however that doesn't make it a bad product! I get about five to seven hours from this foundation, which is great, especially for someone oily like me. Unfortunately, I do have to spend some time blotting and powdering a few times during the day, but this really doesn't bother me are. As I said, if you drier, this would be PERFECT for you, even more so than it is for me during the colder months (Purchase here. Comes in 12 shades).


Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte+Poreless Foundation - Out of my top five foundations, this one offers the largest amount of shades. The actual range is fantastic as well. The shades mostly showcase warmer tones, but some cooler shades exist.

In my opinion, this foundation offers a medium coverage, but can definitely be built up to a full coverage. The texture is liquidy and very easy to work with, but still offers a matte, flawless finish. For the most part, I can wear this foundation all year round, but on occasion, it is a touch too matte for me in the winter time. I find that this foundation can sometimes cling to dry patches upon first applying, but does not continue to do so after setting. The finish is very matte, so expect zero shine from this baby!

This foundation offers anywhere between seven and twelve hours of wear, and stays amazingly matte throughout the day. I rarely have to blot or powder with this foundation, and I often use it as a mixing agent with other foundations. As always, be cautious with this foundation if you are dry, however I have seen even the driest of girls and boys use this foundation and look flawless (Purchase here. Comes in 24 shades).


That's all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it helps me out so much. Have a fantastic summer weekend once again; maybe hit the pool while you're at it!

Stay Beautiful!


Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

Published by Zoey Franzen

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