Foundation is the most important step in makeup application for me because it creates the blank canvas on which all other makeup products are applied. If I can get my foundation right, and preferably perfect, then I am all set. It has been a long journey to finding the right foundation color with the right amount of coverage and finish for my type of skin. I have to admit I am still on that journey with the ever evolving and exciting world of beauty and new technology.
At the moment, these are my 3 favorite foundations –
I love the traceless foundation because it is a lightweight formula, medium coverage and a dewy finish, which is great for natural looking makeup. I have combination skin so I do use a setting powder especially on my T zone. Sometimes I don’t set the rest of my face for an even glowier look. I wear the shade Tawny 07 mixed with Caramel 8 and it just melts into my skin and makes it look very vibrant and healthy.
My shade: Tawny 07 + Caramel 8
- A balanced complexion that glows with vitality and radiance
- Extremely lightweight and luminous, without being shiny
- easy to build up or sheer down
- SPF 15 protects skin from sun damage.
This is my go to long wearing foundation for days that I need flawless makeup. It has medium coverage with satin finish. Honestly I mix it with the Tom Ford Traceless Foundation, Tawny 7 and I feel like the combo makes the perfect foundation for me. I don’t feel like I need to set it with a setting powder but I do on the T-zone anyway because I want the make up to stay put throughout my day or night.
My Shade: NC44
- Satin Finish
- Buildable coverage
- Does not move on the skin or transfer easily
This luminous foundation is very fluid and almost weightless with dewy finish and a flawless lit-from-within glow. It is a buildable with medium coverage foundation that improves skin texture and blurs minor imperfections. I wear it on days that I don’t really want to wear a lot of make up and it just gives me a nice glow. My skin looks like I have no foundation on but with a really nice glow.
My shade: 8
- Improves skin texture
- Blurs minor imperfections
- Oil free yet still hydrating
- Buildable coverage
- Available in many shades
What are some of your favorite foundations?