I am a hoarder for beauty items ( looks like my daughter too , only two years old but asking me for multiple pieces of carrots and keeping it in her plate and not touching them and tells me its pretty) and foundation is one of them. I thought I will give you a brief on the foundations I use . let me know if anyone wants to see an in-depth review.
Skin type : dry, dehydrated and oily t zone
Mac Mineralise skin finish natural : shade – Medium Tan . One of my all time favourite, love the finish, light to medium coverage , normally use it as a setting powder or on extremely good skin days just wear this alone for a nice subtle glow. Staying not so great, will have to touch up every 4 to 5 hours and I’m ok with it. Does not cake so much. I can layer so much especially on my t zone , however I will have to be bit careful on dry side of my skin.
Mac studio fix powder foundation: shade – c6 , nc41. Was a favourite of mine when I had super oily skin also still use it when in in hot humid places. Super matte, good as a setting powder also good to wear alone on not dry skin. Currently not using. Staple for summers and holidays
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder SPF 15 :shade-No. 30. I don’t know the deal with this. But I don’t often reach for it. I try to use it as a touch up but I don’t see any glow. It does settle on my pores which is a big deal even on top of primers. Not buying again.
Tarte Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation :shade – medium tan sand. Definitely a glowy powder foundation. Will look amazing on dry skin and oily skin. However I believe you need to use good skincare before applying this. Full coverage can cling to dry patches if you don’t use moisturiser.
Estee Lauder Perfectionist : shade- Honey bronze . Its medium to full coverage and it has got a slight glow, definitely need to set it with powder on t zone. Ideal for daily wear also doesn’t enhance my pores or dry patches. But quite expensive, buy it only if you can afford . Does contain spf so can flash back. I don’t mind foundation not having spf as I wear sunscreen under the foundation anyway on a daily basis.
YSL fusion ink foundation: shade -bd50. This is my go to foundations for any close up or events or party. Very realistic finish, sets demi matte , and will not move whole day. I only powder t zone if I’m on hot weather. It has got more skin like finish and that’s what it makes my favourite. Its thin liquid and medium to full coverage. Make sure to exfoliate moisturise before as when you massage it in it can cling to dry patch. No spf hence ideal for wedding , night outs and any events which include flash photography. Definite repurchase.
Too faced born this way : shade – warm beige : This one is a favourite among bloggers and I bought it as a part of influence from fellow bloggers. Good coverage and this does contain hyaluronic acid and coconut water but this settle into my pores like anything and also to dry patches around my nose. I this this is more for normal skin type as this looks amazing on my normal to oily side. Don’t need to set, but meh . Will not repurchase
Mac studio water weight foundation : shade nc 42, nc 45: one of my all time favourite. Very similar to YSL fusion ink but with spf. I think the finish is similar to YSL and easy on pocket , if you can find the right shade. I use nc 45 to contour and nc 42 all over , It’s a tiny bit dark but when I highlight using concealer that is no longer an issue. Definite repurchase though I wish I had better colour match.
Estee lauder double wear light : shade 3.5: I use to have double wear but I found it too heavy and shop assistant gave me a sample when I went to pick up my perfectionist foundation guess what im hooked. Loved it so much that I bought it as soon as the sample was finished. Lightweight on skin but you can definitely feel it on skin, stays long , I set it with powder if im in hot weather plus its more like a demi matte finish on me and as day goes by it mix with oils and gives a nice glowy finish. Definite repurchase
Maybeline fit me luminous and smooth : shade – 315 don’t like it at all.makes me looks like grease ball and settle in my fine lines and pores. Good match for NC41 skin tone but don’t like it at all. Will not bother again
Bobbi Brown Intensive skin serum foundation : shade 4.5 warm natural. Another expensive foundation which I bought due to hype and I dint like it at all. Settled in my pores and fine lines , only good is the spf. Will not repurchase
Mac Face and body : shade N5. Event and special days foundation. For some reason N5 looks more good on me that C6. Very water consistency, have to rub it in or use a buffing brush but forms a film and IT DOES NOT MOVE . I also use it on my hands and body incase I want to look evened out . Needs to set it with powder for sure. Light to medium coverage, buildable . no spf and hence no flash back. Definite repurchase