Your current foundations(s)?

Cornflower Blue

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Maybe you have loads or maybe just the one, but what do you use and what's your opinion of it?

Here's mine.

1) Bobbi Brown foundation stick in Warm Sand - love it, very natural when blended with warm hands.

2) Bobbi Brown Luminous foundation in Warm Sand - above average, good colour, not all that luminous or moisturizing.

3) MAC Mineralize Satinfinish SPF15 in NC20 - Meh, OK, not all that blown away by it, says it's for normal/dry skin but in my experience only if I've slapped on loads of moisturizer beforehand, but I keep on using it on an everyday basis.:shrugs::nuts:

These are sitting out on my dressing table. In my drawer are some others that are currently demoted although I'm intending to bring some of these out once the weather improves.
They are:

1) Estee Lauder Doublewear in Fresco - slightly too dark, OK for Summer.

2) La Mer Fluid Tint in Light - excellent, light enchanced look.

3) Clarins Extra-Firming Foundation in 105 Nude - very good indeed and excellent colour match, don't know why it's here really as it looks fab on. Maybe a tad too makeup-y for me?

4) Dior Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup in 023 - again, very good but maybe a bit too makeup-y again?


What have you got!
 

declaredbeauty

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MUFE Face and Body Foundation: I love this. It's very light and doesn't feel like I'm wearing foundation. I love it for daily use/running errands.

Revlon Photo Ready: It's alright. Nothing special. Does it's job. Hardly use it though... it's my go to foundation when the funds are low :P

Clarins Truly Matte Foundation: I bought this for less than $10 when Gottchalks was goings out of business. It's a shade too dark, so it's definitely a summer foundation. I like it.

MUFE Duo Mat Powder Foundation: I love this foundation but for the summer only. It looks cakey on me in the winter when my skin is drier.
 

hyacinthus

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1. NARS Sheer Glow in Macao: I love this! This shade is an almost perfect match for my skin, and it really does impart a "glow" when applied correctly. Oddly enough, a SA at Sephora tried to convince me that Cadiz is my "true match" and it did look pretty good...I may need to experiment a bit more.

2. Make Up Forever Face & Body in 18 (Camel) and 12 (Caramel): I had to go to the MUFE boutique downtown to have them custom blend it, but it was totally worth it. I wear this when I'm feeling super lazy, but I need concealer as it's just a step above a tinted moisturizer.

3. Revlon Colorstay (Oily/Combo formulation) in Caramel: I don't use this often so it just sits on my dresser. I may give it a go this week since my skin is looking a little better.

I just returned two shades of MUFE HD foundation, as 173 was a touch too light and 177 was a bit too dark. Blending them made me look REALLY yellow...like, banana-grade yellow. :P

I'm still in the process of trying other foundations. I gave up on MAC a long time ago as nothing matches me, unfortunately.
 

nicci404

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I generally only like to use but recently I purchased a couple more that I really like...

Estee Lauder Double Wear - Bone

Lancome Teint Miracle - Ivoire 2C

Le Metier de Beaute - 4

tomorrow can't wait to pick up the new Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua!
 

gina1023

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Bobbi Brown Skin in Alabaster
Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long Lasting in Alabaster
Nars Sheer Glow and Sheer Matte in Siberia
 

Bella613

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I have:

Two Faced: Illuminating foundation-- nothing great. :/
Stila: Illuminating Liquid Foundation 20 Watt-- nothing great. :/
Nars: Sheer Glow in Punjab, but I think I need Ceylan. I really like this foundation, but like others, it doesn't seem to be as good as it was in the beginning. :/
Revlon: Color Stay. Used it once. LOVE it.
DIOR: *sample* 21- Linen I'm LOVING this.
MAC: Studio Tech NC20; like it, but don't LOVE it.
 
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I have been exploring new foundatins in the past 6 months, but nothing can compete with my HG Dior. For my skin it has the best coverage, lasting power, natural look ... Only one downside is the cost $78.00.

Here are my foundations in order of favorite:

1. Dior Capture Totale 023 (this is the best for more mature skin)
2. Guerlain Parure Extreme 13 (close 2nd, lighter coverage)
3. Guerlain Meteorites Compact Teint Beige (sheer coverage)
4. Estee Lauder Nutritious Vita-Mineral 1.0 (Great everyday, not going anywhere special foundation)
5. Armani Luminous Silk 2 (too sheer for me)
6. Armani Face Fabric - (very sheer, but sometimes use as a primer)
 

sweetfacespout

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HD Make Up For Ever Foundation: Love it, I use it almost every day and I love how it makes my skin glow.

Bare Minerals Original Foundation: Couldn't live without it. I use it after having applied the MUFE HD foundation. Very natural and great coverage.
 
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lol so many nice foundations, and multiples at that! I never understood more than one foundation at a time, because aren't they just supposed to be the same color as your skin? Maybe someone can explain the need for more than one.

I am pretty basic when it comes to foundation. I have one bottle at a time that lasts me forever, and I do not slather it on my face. I only use the smallest amount and thinnest layer as a spot treatment, more to just even out my skin tone and not even have it on my entire face.

I use drugstore foundations, too, and have L'Oreal which I have found to be good and natural looking. I have also used Lancome that I have gotten samples of that is great quality. I do use other high end makeup (Chanel, Guerlain, Dior, Lancome, etc.), but never for foundation as I like my face to appear natural and not covered by a layer. Plus, I have freckles and don't like to cover them up.
 

ByeKitty

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I like Lancôme's Photogenic foundation, and I LOVE MaxFactor's Lasting Performance foundation.
My skintone is pale, but with pink undertones - most foundations are too yellow for me, but this one is definitely more rosey. It's great :smile:
Oh, and it has a satin finish, which I find very flattering on me!