This year I was on the hunt for flawless skin! I wanted a foundation that was lightweight, but one that would give me good coverage without looking cakey or heavy. I hate when makeup looks obvious. I want my skin to look flawless but not look like I am wearing makeup. I have far from perfect skin so I need something with covering power. Something to keep in mind is most of the time you don't want the same coverage everyday and for every occasion. My makeup routine varies, I wouldn't wear the same foundation to the beach and to a special event like a wedding. So here's my top picks for different skin types and different occasions. I feel like every girl should have a few foundation options in their makeup bag!
LOOOOOVE!!!! This foundation is amazing! It gives your skin an airbrushed look. It's very lightweight, has a medium to full coverage to it. (It’s buildable) It's also water resistant so it's great to grab if you are going on a vacation or if you are headed to the beach. It gives a natural skin finish. No primer needed! It stays in place! This can also be worn to an event for your glammed up evening foundation, so this is a great everyday, every occasion foundation of you want only one in your bag. The only con about this foundation is the way you need to apply the foundation. I like to spray it on a flat foundation brush to put it on, but I feel like you waste a lot of product that way. After putting it on with a flat brush, buff in circular motions with a duo fiber stippling brush to get an airbrushed effect without any streaking lines or stroke marks.
Gorgeous, illuminated, glowing skin! Gives the skin a beautiful healthy glow with a somewhat dewy finish. This is a great foundation for dry skin. It's very moisturizing for the face. Good on all skin types but I think dry skin buyers will especially love it. Medium coverage, great for a glammed night out or a day at the office. It's great for an everyday foundation, it's not harsh on skin! Good for acne prone skin/ sensitive skin as well.
Armani Luminous Silk
Perfect for a day at the beach, running errands or a "no makeup" makeup look day. Evens out skin but allows some blemishes to slightly show though. This also has spf which is a great addition to a fast and easy makeup look. Good for all skin types.
Great for weddings and events! Looks great in photography. Full coverage without heaviness. Hides all blemishes and gives a beautiful finish to the skin. A little too harsh on the skin to wear every day. Good for all skin types.
Mac Studio Fix Fluid
Nars Sheer Glow foundation is another great full coverage foundation that doesn't feel heavy or cakey on the skin. It's good for all skin types, but it's excellent for oily skin. It's a semi mat finish, despite the name it doesn't give your skin a glowing effect. This would be a good foundation to wear when you want great coverage and if you like glam with a mat finish to the skin. This would be too heavy for a beach day, but a good one to wear to work daily.
Nars Sheer Glow