Fall marks the time of year when I start to look through my makeup stash and rotate out some things I won’t use for a while. I get a lot of mileage out of tinted moisturizer, bronzer, nude blush, and nude shimmery eyeshadow in the summer, but I’m looking to mix it up a bit now that the temperature is dropping. I’m reaching for fuller coverage foundation since my summer tan is fading and no longer masking my uneven skin tone. I am wanting darker, more vibrant makeup shades, and since I’m not sweating my makeup off during the day I do like to wear more in general!
Recently, I’ve been giving a new foundation a whirl by one of my favorite brands. It’s the Osmosis Colour Performance Wear Satin Foundation. I’m really digging the full coverage I get from this formula. It starts out medium coverage and it builds up to a fuller coverage. It is lightweight on my skin, has great anti-aging ingredients, hydrates, smooths, and plumps. It wears like a dream!
With my dry skin, I tend to have major issues with full coverage foundation. I find that most formulas are very drying and leave me looking patchy in some areas. They wear unevenly and if I don’t get the absolute perfect color match, it’s a nightmare. Keeping those issues in mind, I tend to overdo it on the hydrating skincare when I want to go full coverage, and then I find myself breaking out a lot. I also prefer a dewy finish to a matte finish and most full coverage foundations suck the life right out of my skin. The struggle is real.
With the Satin Foundation, I found it applied best when I squeezed the pump into my hands and applied it to my face, then went in with a Beauty Blender sponge to blend it in flawlessly. There are only five shades available (Natural Light is the one I’m wearing here) and it’s just right if not maybe a touch darker than I would wear. Blending it out on the neckline is a requirement for me when I wear this. However, once I get it on, it wears like skin and I don’t even need to set it. If I choose to, it plays nice with my favorite Cover FX setting powder. I was super impressed to notice that after a super long and unseasonably humid day, this stood up to the challenge. It also lasted through a workout, which I totally wasn’t expecting.
Satin Finish Foundation doesn’t come cheap; it’s $48 a bottle. Don’t let that give you sticker shock though. If there’s one place you should invest in your makeup routine, it’s your foundation. I love this formula because aside from making my skin look and feel great, a little goes a very long way. I’ll be looking good for a long time with this bottle!
*EDIT- After using this bottle for 3 weeks almost exclusively, the formula is thick enough that it clogged and made the pump unable to function any longer. I am still using this and loving this by taking the pump top off the bottle. I hope in the future they rethink the packaging and make it a squeeze tube!*
What type of foundation do you love? I’m always looking for new favorites!