Okay, let’s talk about foundation. I’m personally not a huge fan… I’m more of a “au naturale” kind of gal myself, but there are times when I feel foundation is necessary… Like if I suspect there will be any camera within 20 yards of me!
I’ve reviewed a lot of Foundation over the years so I have a lot of experience for comparison. So you can trust my judgement on this subject. And while I know that what works for me, won’t work for everyone, I try to be as specific as possible about WHY it works for me so that you can easily tell if it will work for you!
Here are my top 5 picks for best foundations…
COVERGIRL and OLAY Tone Rehab Foundation
This easy-to-apply liquid foundation covers discolorations, lines, blemishes and wrinkles plus it helps improve skin tone overtime. It’s slightly on the heavy side, but doesn’t feel overbearing. While it does cover everything well, much like a concealer, be cautioned that you should use Makeup Sponges to apply it evenly. It’s ideal if you are in a hurry and don’t have time to apply a moisturizer first because this foundation has Olay moisturizers built right in. Find the right color for your skin tone and you will be hooked. Read more rave reviews on Amazon.
Price: $10 – $16
Miracle Skin Transformer SPF 20
My favorite tinted moisturizer on the face of the planet. I would use this stuff daily if it didn’t cost so much. It’s absolutely worth every penny though! Miracle Skin Transformer is a breakthrough 5-in-1 tinted skin enhancer designed to hydrate, prime, enhance, mattify and protect your skin in one simple step!
This multi-tasking complexion enhancer instantly provides your skin with an antioxidant-rich hydrating base, a primed smooth finish, weightless mineral coverage and UVA/UVB SPF20 protection. Instantly improves skin tone, luminosity, and texture. Smooth out and minimize the look of pores, fine lines and pigmentation imperfections. The incredible formula allows for a sheer, soft, buildable coverage unlike anything else I’ve ever tried. Miracle Skin™ Transformer SPF20 Face leaves your skin with a smooth, radiant, airbrushed complexion in seconds. Simply smooth a pearl-sized amount onto your face and neckline using your fingertips. It blends so easily. Increase the amount of product to build coverage and customize your look. Once you try this, you will never want to buy anything else. Ever.
Price: $18.99 for 0.85 oz or $48.00 for 1.7 oz
Sephora.com – $18.99 for 0.85 oz or $48.00 for 1.7 oz
Zappos.com – $48.00 for 1.7 oz + Free S&H
Nordstrom.com – $48.00 for 1.7 oz + Free S&H
Beauty.com – $48.00 for 1.7 oz + FREE 2-Day Shipping by ShopRunner
bareMinerals Multi-Tasking Powder
When I want a completely flawless, picture perfect complexion, I use bareMinerals Multi-Tasking Powder. It’s the one powder that works overtime to cover any and all imperfections. Besides working as a beautiful, soft shadow base, it also performs as a miracle concealer for your face and with SPF 20, protects your skin from the sun. I use shade “Bisque” and it’s perfect for my skin tone. It covers all imperfections, including dark circles, brown and red spots, blemishes, broken capillaries, scars and other skin problems. Choose Summer Bisque for light-to-medium complexions with golden tones.
Price: $15 – $18
Sephora.co, – $18.00 + Free Shipping on Orders over $50
Amazon.com – $14.00 + Free Shipping on Orders over $25
Ulta.com – $18.00 + Free Shipping on Orders over $50
Beauty.com – $18.00 + Free Shipping on Orders over $50
Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation
Looking for a foundation that is light AND great for your skin? Then look no further than
Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation. It’s foundation, but it doesn’t feel like foundation. It’s a moisturizer masquerading as a foundation and yet offering the amazing coverage of a foundation all while making it so that you don’t have to wear foundation at all because it’s making your skin look amazing. *panting* Pheww! I’m getting tired just thinking about this hard working product! No, seriously, this is one amazing little bottle of stuff that is worth every penny. You have to be a fan of Dr Perricone to begin with though… I often hear people complain about the smell of Dr Perricone’s products. Honestly though, I love it. I actually like products that smell natural and not all perfumey and artificial. If you want your foundation to smell like a bouquet of roses, then you won’t like this one…
Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder Oil-Free
Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder Oil-Free is my favorite pressed powder in a compact. Shine-absorbing, oil-free formulation that is perfect for oily skins, acne spots or blemishes. Keeps skin fresh-looking and feeling. Compact size makes it ideal for touch ups throughout the day. I keep mine in my purse at all times. This is the only compact powder I use!