Most of us beauty lovers are constantly inundated with new products to try with flashy new claims about coverage, staying power, and improvement. In that sea, it’s difficult to find a few gems that will withstand a real field test. Here are three foundations that have passed with flying colors and that I use on a regular basis.
- Lumen Time-Freeze CC Cream: This is my tried-and-true holy grail for daily face products! I love this stuff – pure gold, I swear! This CC cream has amazing coverage, a flawless finish that lasts all day, and it makes my skin look beautiful and glowing, even on it’s worst and most stubborn days. I’ve gone through 5 of these bad boys, and I’ve pre-purchased another for when my current tube runs out. I would highly recommend!
- BareMinerals Original Powder Foundation: I was so scared to try powder foundation again after several awful attempts in the past that left my dry skin looking scaly and unappealing. I’d heard many rave review about BareMinerals, but it wasn’t until recently that I plucked up the courage to try again. I really love this product! It looks amazingly fresh on the skin and takes no time to apply! In my experience, as long as you’re not heavy-handed, it doesn’t look cakey or overly powder-y. Plus, it doesn’t have a lot of transfer if you hug, kiss, or touch your face (it passes the boyfriend approval test!) and has pretty good lasting power throughout the day while maintaining a good medium coverage.
- Armani Luminous Silk Foundation: The name of this product is perfect – luminous silk is exactly how my face looks when I wear this foundation. I was very skeptical to fork over $64 for this product (ouchie!) but it was well worth it. The rave reviews don’t lie: this product is amazing. This is the foundation I wear for nights out, occasions that will be photographed, or if I just want to feel pampered. It makes my skin look utterly wonderful, and a little goes a long way. I’ve never needed more than a pump or so to cover my entire face. I will warn that if you’re looking for flawless coverage, this isn’t the product for you. It’s a light-to-medium coverage foundation, but a little concealer will make up for lost ground. Overall, Armani nailed this product with it’s fantastic finish that is just dewy in all the right ways!
Let me know if you’ve tried any of these awesome products, and let me know what foundations you’re using these days!