The hardest part of my makeup routine is foundation.
I have break-out prone skin, lots of texture, and some dry areas. I’m working on my skin care game, but for now I’m still discovering what foundation works for my skin. I’ve tried many drugstore brands and a few higher end brands. Some of my favorites are L’oreal Pro Glow and Elf Flawless Finish. Fair warning, they tend to oxidize if you use too much powder on top.
After watching RawBeautyKristi on YouTube I started giving more ColourPop products a try. I’m loving their shadows, lipsticks, and basically everything I’ve tried. So naturally the next step was foundation.
On the ColourPop site I found their No Filter Matte Foundation for the affordable price of $12. As I write this post they have a 30% off sale so you can snag it for $8.40! ColourPop’s product description:
“Our oil-free, buildable full coverage foundation was formulated with soft blurring pigments to give you a natural matte finish. No filter needed.”
They offer 42 shades, from fair to deep dark. Also tones of warm, cool, and neutral. Finding my shade was pretty easy. I did order 2, just in case:
Fair20 “Cool foundation with light pink undertones for skin tones”
Fair30 “Neutral foundation with pink undertones for fair skin tones”
Fair 20 is a bit light for me, and Fair 30 is dang close. The best part is, if I mix them they are basically spot on my skin tone. If I want to warm up my face a bit I use Fair 30 all over and then use Fair 20 on any part of my face I want to brighten or highlight. Works great!
I’ve been wearing the foundation for about 2 weeks now and it seems to really work well for me.
- Coverage can be medium or full (build up)
- Doesn’t feel cakey or heavy on the face
- Lasts all day (with setting powder/spray)
- Works well with other products
- Easy color matching
- Great Price
- Doesn’t oxidize
- Great component, pump works well and turns to close
- Does transfer if you don’t set it properly
- Gets a little patchy if you overdue the powder
- Shows some texture
- Does not apply well with a brush, sponge is so much better
Overall I really enjoy this foundation. I’ve been reaching for it daily mainly because I really, REALLY like when a foundation doesn’t oxidize. I cringe when I see the neck line appear once I’m in natural light! This doesn’t do that. Everyone’s skin is different. With this foundation my best application tips are: No primer, just a clean, hydrate face. I used a hydrating spray and allow it to dry. Apply foundation with a sponge. Give it a few minuets to set. Then with a sponge apply powder, lightly under the eyes, throughout the T-zone, and anywhere you want to highlight. Don’t over- do the powder, it can get cakey with too much. Finish with a light setting spray, tap in with sponge. Everyone’s face/skin is different, but that’s what works for me.
What’s your go to foundation?