I meant to have this post up yesterday but I had also been wanting to share our Park City Recap with you girls who had been asking. So sorry for the delay but here is this weeks Beauty Talk Tuesday post (on a Wednesday 😉 ) Today i’m sharing my favorite foundations, my go to primer and favorite budget friendly brushes.
Now I am a girl who is CONSTANTLY trying new foundations. I don’t know why but even if I find one I love, i’m always trying out new ones. That being said, there are a few foundations that I will always rebuy.
My most worn foundations right now are Double Wear Light and MUFE HD Foundation. I have been a HUGE fan of Estee Lauder for years. I first started out using their Double Wear foundation which is a FULL coverage foundation. After about a year I thought I wanted something a little lighter and I stumbled across their Double Wear Light version and have been hooked ever since! When I shoot my looks for the blog or attend events I am pretty much ALWAYS wearing Double Wear Light. It’s a medium to full coverage foundation and it seriously does.not. budge. It photographs really well and honestly needs no retouching throughout the day. I wear
“3.0” in the Double Wear Light foundation. If you like a little fuller coverage that lasts all day, definitely check this one out.
Estee Lauder recently sent me the Estee Lauder Radiance foundation (in the color Tawny) and i’ve been using it quite a bit as well. I LOVE the packaging, the coverage is great and it has more of a dewy/moisturizing finish compared to the Double Wear Light. Honestly they’re both really great but I think I still like the Double Wear Light more because I can go all day without touching up.
My other go to favorite is MUFE HD Foundation. If you wan’t something a little lighter and not as heavy give this foundation a go. It goes on so smoothly, has medium to full coverage and feels super light weight too. I wear it in color #127.
As far as a primer I have am hooked on Smashbox Photofinish Light Primer. It just feels so good on my skin and works really well. One of you recommend Laura Mercier primer so I may have to try that one too.
Speaking of Laura Mercier I also used to use Laura Mericer Silk Creme foundation. I love the color (cashew beige) and how easily it glides on but I havent been reaching for it as much because I find it settled into my fine lines and wrinkles more than the others (anyone else experience that too?). Another Favorite I also loved was the Armani Silk Foundation.
I haven’t used a drug store foundation in forever (L’oreal True Match is the only one I remember loving from years ago) but PLEASE feel free to share your high and low end favorites. Like I said I ALWAYS love to hear what you girls are using!
Now lets talk application! I am going to attempt share some mini tutorials soon but wanted to touch on what I use to apply my foundation. I know a lot girls are huge beauty blender fans but I still just haven’t got on board with one. I have purchased several but then I always end up going back to my foundation brush. I used This One from Mac for years but started to find that brush hairs shed kind of quickly. So I switched to This Drug Store Brush (it’s the largest one in the set) over a year ago and it’s been great! Actually I have THIS Whole Kit that I use pretty much daily. I use This One for blending out my contour, This One for applying my highlighter and I actually have two of them because I use the other one for my concealer. I’m not sure if you girls are familiar with the YouTubers that designed this line but they used to be the only beauty channel I watched religiously (before kids… now I wish I had the time to sit down and watch them ;(( I feel like they did such an awesome job with their whole line of brushes. They aren’t the prettiest packaging but they work really great especially for the price point.
Speaking of brushes, i’m SO curious about These Brushes. I’m sure you girls have seen them all over instagram and they look so amazing and fun to use but they’re CRAZY expensive. I’ve also seen cheaper versions but wondering if they work as well? Have any of you tried them?
Now lemme be honest and say i’m definitely not a gal that runs around town makeup free. Even to the gym I feel like I need at least a little concealer and tinted moisturizer to help keep me from looking like death 😉
I just started using This One that was recommended to me and I really like it. It has good coverage for when you just need a little something and is supposed to be good for your skin as well. It’s lightweight, breathable and has skin protection in it too. I wear it in the color “beige”.
And lastly I just picked up This Loose Mineral Sunscreen powder stick as I’ve heard from a few friends that it’s great. I’ve been trying to be a little more proactive about skin care prevention and this one has an SPF of 50 in it! I plan on keeping it in my car for touch ups on the go. I’ll check back in with how I like it in a few weeks for you girls that are interested.
Okay I know this was a lot of info but hope it was helpful for you girls! I’d love to know what foundations you swear by too!