At this stage in my life, I find that simple makeup suits me best. Keeping my makeup bag to a minimum on a daily basis makes wearing makeup more enjoyable for me. That said, I have a serious addiction to foundations that look like skin. I want my foundation to wear naturally but not be too sheer or too cakey/full coverage. I found several foundations that have fit the bill and wanted to share a few favorites with you!
Very recently, I discovered the Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Foundation. This has become a fast favorite for me on days that I want something a little fuller coverage. The finish is matte and medium-full coverage so I can apply more or less depending on my needs. I love that I have found a matte foundation that doesn’t look bad on my already dry skin! It makes my skin look very flawless and it’s transfer, sweat, humidity, and water proof. I’m reaching for this all the time. Everyone who I know who has tried this has loved it too- it’s not just me!
I discovered Erborian this summer and my love for their CC Creme runs deep. This doesn’t have as much coverage as some other formulas but I love the natural finish when I add a little concealer to trouble spots. I often pair this with their Glow Creme to get an all around luminous, dewy finish. On a good skin day this is what I love to reach for.
First Aid Beauty newly released the Triple Protection Skin Tint with SPF 30. Of the four shades, I take the lightest. This is a really lightweight, watery formula that is slightly buildable without being even slightly cakey. I think the finish is really pretty and definitely appreciate the sun protection!
I could write a love letter to Osmosis Color Correcting CC Creme. This is one of my favorite lines of makeup to use because even with some of my skin’s sensitivities, I never have issues with it. The CC Creme looks just like skin and even on my awful dermatitis days (you can see dry skin peeling under my eyes in this pic) this gives me good coverage and doesn’t irritate my skin further. I can build this up to about medium coverage on my skin. The skin benefits in their makeup are amazing. They also have some of the best matte eyeshadows on the planet (which I’ll be talking about soon)!
I’ve worn Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid more than any other foundation this year! I discovered it last winter and it really is as great as everyone says! It’s great for dry and sensitive skin. It’s very breathable and has a medium to full buildable finish. I have this in a couple shades because I can’t be without it!
When my skin just can’t make up its mind what it’s going to do that day, I love reaching for Clinique Superbalanced Silk. I get light to medium buildable coverage out of this and the finish is a very silky matte. I like that it’s great on combination skin days because it’s hydrating where I need it and controls oil where I need it. I wore this a lot when I was pregnant because my skin texture seemed to fluctuate by the day. This really had my back
Lastly, I found a new favorite in the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation that just launched. I get sheer to medium buildable coverage out of this and it leaves my skin really healthy looking and glowing. I am obsessed with the finish on this and I love the anti-aging ingredients. I can’t wait to play around more with it.
And that’s a wrap! I have so many foundations I love and I’m sure as Fall moves on I will only find more that I love! What do you use for foundation? Leave me a comment below!