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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Quest For The Perfect Foundation

I am currently on the hunt for the perfect foundation. I am almost through with my Clinique Superfit foundation which I did enjoy-but the color match could have been better along with the long-term wear. Primers tend to cause me to have breakouts.  So I usually don't wear one myself, but always suggest to people to wear one because they really extend the wear of your foundation & fill in fine lines & wrinkles. So that your foundation will not settle in them making them even more pronounced.  If I could wear a primer the Clinique Superfit Foundation would have been even better.

With that said, I thought I would start in the lowest price point & work my way up till I found the foundation that makes my heart sing.  So, earlier this week I headed to CVS with my $2.00 off any COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Liquid Silk Foundation. Before heading to the store I scoped out the COVERGIRL website & other beauty blogs to figure out which shade I would be since without being able to swatch the product it's like picking out a foundation shade blind. Which is a reason I dislike purchasing cosmetics at a drugstore to begin with.  I found the shade that would best suit my skin tone to be 310 Flax, which it does match my skin perfectly I must say.  But when I found the foundations I was shocked that it was $13.99...I feel like I rather just spend a little more money and not buy a drugstore foundation. I had the coupon & CVS has a great return policy so I figured I would at least give it a try.

When first applied I did enjoy the scent of the foundation but it doesn't last at all, which is fine because I wouldn't want to be inhaling fragrance from my foundation all day. After just applying the foundation with a foundation brush I really liked it.  It gave my skin a healthy glow.  Which I knew looked nice now, but in an hour was going to mean I was going to look like a greasy mess.  Which I did.  In a little over an hour the pretty natural glow-y finish turned into a greasy/powdery looking finish.  My pores looked 10 times bigger & my under eye area looked 10 years older-lines coming out of no where!

This was taken immediately after application

Who may like this foundation?  People with dry to very dry skin-but who also have zero visible pores & zero visible fine lines/wrinkles. Also you MUST wear a primer or you can expect to kiss your foundation good-bye by the days end.

My search continues...sigh...any suggestions for my next go?


  1. I use mineral makeup with no foundation... what do you think?

  2. Well what mineral makeup are you currently using. Mineral makeup is foundation-it's just made with minerals.