Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation
Just hit 40. Large pores and slight lines. Oh and a port-wine stain as this foundation that lightens my stain but not totally masks it. This does a good job, looks a bit sheeny and masky when just on but looks great a while later. Gives a healthy glow like it says. Best of all for me, it looks really great by late afternoon. Doesn’t set in my pores.
Cover Girl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
It's a pretty good product for drugstore, good coverage as a concealer doesn't make me too oily. The long lasting claim is a lie though, even with great primers, it still rubs off and cakes around my blemishes. So it's pretty good,
Dior Diorskin Forever Flawless Fusion Compact
Loving this! It's summer & too hot for liquid foundation & this is the perfect solution. Beautiful velvety semi-matte finish that enhances your complexion. Dior has played so many tricks on me in the past with my color match which has always been shade 050, sometimes the foundations were too orange or sometimes too dark. Nice, soft powder, but if you have big pores and oily nose it will get patchy and clog your pores. I tried different ways to apply it even wore it over Diorskin Airflash and it turned the beautiful finish of the foundation into a sticky mess.
L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation
For drugstore, this is actually a decent foundation for oily skin. I love the squeeze bottle.
My pros for this product:
1. Super matte finish for those who love that
2. Blends fairly well
3. Easy availability, you shouldn't have to search hi and low to find this foundation
4. Affordable compared to department store/luxury brands
1. Limited color selection, I have to blend 2 shades to get my match
2. This settles in pores like nobody's business. And upon applying the second layer, it creases around my smile lines. I've never had a foundation do that.
3. It transfers quite a bit, even tho it claims to be 24-hour wear and with a setting spray.
4. Not full coverage, I'd say its medium coverage but buildable.
5. Has a strange, chalky look to it as you apply it, almost reminds me of milk of magnesia type texture.
Maybelline FIT Me Foundation (Matte + Poreless)
I have combination skin and this works pretty well for me. I do prime my face before and set my foundation with powder as well as setting spray because I know how oily my face can get. The initial application is matte, throughout the day it does get oily but its just the normal amount, and it doesn't look cakey or runny
MAC Face and Body Foundation
I bought this since Estee Lauder DW in Dawn ran out and the no pump feature was tiring me. This is easier to use in terms of packaging and consistency, I had to be quicker when using the EL.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in place Makeup
I always go back to this foundation. Love/hate relationship. I apply this with a damp beauty blender for less coverage. If I want a little more coverage I apply this foundation with a sigma f80. I have dry skin due to the fact that I was acutance twice. Due to the fact that this foundation can be very heavy, I find that it can clog my pores. This is an excellent matte or almost matte foundation. Wide color choice from cool light to deep dark rich.
Pro: Coverage is full. I put some on my hand and you could see the brighteners and titanium or zinc oxide which makes a reflective cover to hide skin flaws and even tone.
-Easy to blend, especially if you use a foam blender.
-Wears all day.
-No scent seems to work on sensitive skin.
Cons: It probably will photograph too light (there is a lot of titanium or zinc oxide that is reflective in flash.)
It doesn't have a pump.
Kryolan TV Paint Stick
It does take the time to apply, with a brush and a sponge, it's not a slap it on kind of product. I have very sensitive skin and it doesn't irritate me at all, it does have an old lady fragrance to it but doesn't cause any bother as it fades quickly.
Pros: This is very high coverage. This is basically theatre/beauty show/dragqueen level of coverage. I love that they have so many different shades, and the price is fantastic. You use a small amount, so for this foundation, you really get a lot of bang for your buck. It also photographs beautifully and since it's full coverage I don't need to use other concealers/foundations.
Cons: The effort it takes to blend this is intense. It doesn't set fast, but be prepared to be switching brushes and reaching for a sponge. This wears very well, but it tends to settle around the eyes and nostrils. I also found it applies patchy to drier skin. I absolutely do not even attempt to wear this if my skin is not hydrated.
Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control SPF50
When I bought this I was so in love. It works so well, looks great. It didn't make me break out which is A+++++. It does have a strong fragrance which I don't love. But it was one one the first things I found that worked for my newly dry skin after having my son.
Almay TLC Truly Lasting Color
This is a great foundation for sensitive skin. It provides medium to full coverage (Buildable to full coverage that is.) with a semi-satin finish. It's non-greasy and wears about 6-7 hours.