Foundations: What works & What doesn’t
Dec. 6, 2019Leave a comment
It’s time for me to make an update on my face makeup — liquid foundations. I’ve gone through different brands of foundations in the past months, and this is what I think about them.
Here’s a roundup of what I have. They are not in any particular order.
- elf Flawless Finish Foundation
- elf Acne Fighting Foundation
- Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation
- Sephora Matte Perfection Foundation
- Dr G Perfect Pore Cover BB SPF PA++
- Dr Jart+ Silver Label Rejuvenating BB Cream
1. elf Flawless Finish Foundation
elf Flawless Finish Foundation was the first liquid foundation I chose when I ventured out into ‘liquid foundations’. When I first used it, I liked it. It was light and airy on the skin. It didn’t provide much coverage though. The lasting power was poor. I would have to apply constantly. Since it was the first and only liquid foundation I purchased, I loved it, but I stopping liking it due to the reasons stated above — poor coverage and lasting power. I tried it with a makeup primer and that didn’t help either. It’s an inexpensive liquid foundation. That’s all there is to it. If you have flawless skin, this could work for you. If you have flawless skin, why wear foundation in the first place?
My New Foundation: elf Flawless Finish Foundation
First Impression: elf Flawless Finish Foundation
Update: elf Flawless Finish Foundation + Makeup Primer Review
Review: elf Acne Fighting Foundation
Update: elf Flawless Finish Foundation
2. elf Acne Fighting Foundation
After elf Flawless Finish Foundation, I tried the elf Acne Fighting Foundation due to its acne fighting ingredients — salicylic acid, witch hazel, camphor, tea tree, and aloe. So what’s great about this foundation? It provides full coverage, controls oil, dries acne spots out without leaving the skin feeling + looking dry, and is inexpensive. The bad? There isn’t too many shades to choose from. I have the lightest shade, and it’s too dark on my skin. For me, that was the only drawback. It makes me look like an oompa loompa. That is why I won’t purchase it again. If you have acne and can find a shade that matches your complexion, go for it!
Review: elf Acne Fighting Foundation
3. Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation
Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation was my HG foundation for a while after moving away from BB Creams. When I started to use it, it was different. I liked it in the beginning. But, I stopped using it on my skin. This is what I think about it.
It’s supposed to be full coverage, but I didn’t think it really was. I had to apply extra layers on my skin to achieve full coverage. I liked the thin-like texture of this foundation though. It makes my skin look natural. It also has tons of shades to choose from. I was lucky enough to find a couple of shades that worked for me — Porcelain and Ivory. Something that bothered me about this foundation was the fragrance. I thought I could get pass it, but it started to creep up on me as the days went by. I’m not sure if I’ll buy it again or not. Meh.
Review: Milani Conceal + Perfect Foundation
4. Sephora Matte Perfection Foundation
I loved Sephora Matte Perfection Foundation when I used it the first few times. It was perfect. The shade, coverage, how it felt, how it looked on my skin. I fell in love. As I continued to use it, it dried my skin out pretty bad. I started to get breakouts too. I don’t know what happened. It was great. I guess things change, and that’s what it is. I haven’t touched this foundation since. This is coming from someone with oily skin. Since it dried out my skin to the extreme, I avoided using it around my eyes. It accentuated every fine line and wrinkle. This foundation is a no-go for me. I won’t ever purchase it again.
Sephora Collection Makeup Products
First Impression: Sephora Matte Perfection Foundation
Update: Sephora Matte Perfection Foundation
5. Dr G Perfect Pore Cover BB SPF PA++
I bought Dr G Perfect Pore Cover BB Cream because I wanted to venture out to other BB Creams. This was my first choice. I was impressed the first couple of times of using it. It made my skin look and feel silky smooth. It brightened my skin. Sadly, my skin started to get very oily and breakouts occurred. This BB Cream feels silicone-like. It’s just too much for my skin type. It felt like plastic wrap on my face. Also, the shade is too dark on my skin. I wouldn’t buy it again. Back to what works — Dr Jart+ Silver Label Rejuvenating BB Cream!
NEW BB Creams: Dr Jart & Dr G Perfect Pore Cover Blemish Balms
Review: Dr G Perfect Pore Cover BB SPF PA++
Updated Review: Dr G Perfect Pore Cover BB SPF PA++
6. Dr Jart+ Silver Label Rejuvenating BB Cream
So far, for many years, Dr Jart+ Silver Label Rejuvenating BB Cream is the only BB Cream that works for me. The only deal breaker is that the shade is a tad dark on my skin. This is the only BB Cream that hasn’t caused my skin to break out even when it ends up looking oily (lol). I’m sticking to it from now on. It works for my skin type. I don’t want to deal with random acne and all of that stuff anymore. This BB Cream is definitely a staple when I wear makeup. That’s right! I saved the best for last. 🙂
What’s your favorite foundation?
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Vegan Makeup Milani Conceal + Perfect Shine-Proof Powder
Jul. 26, 2019Leave a comment
I haven’t worn makeup for the past months at all. I was thinking about getting rid of my BB Creams. They were making my skin appear more oily. Oh how I love the way BB Creams make my skin appear flawless and wonderful. But, they might’ve been contributing to my clogged pores. Every single time I remove my BB Cream, I noticed tiny bumps. I always make sure I remove my makeup thoroughly too.
I decided to test out foundation in powder form (without BB Cream). I used to wear powder foundation only. I found a makeup powder called Milani Conceal + Perfect Shine-Proof Powder. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, oil-absorbing, pore tightening, and skin mattifying. Sounds awesome! Here it is! 😊
As you can see, I was too excited to use it, haha. It came with a sponge. I haven’t used a sponge in so long. I usually use a makeup brush to apply my makeup. That’s foundation and blush on the sponge. 😜
I chose the shade Nude (light with yellow undertones). I realized that the shade was too dark on my skin when I applied it. 😢 From looking at the color in the compact, it looked like it would be a perfect match for my complexion. As for any makeup, you really need to try it on your skin to see if it matches or not. The color in the compact is certainly decieving! Besides not being a match, the quality and texture was good. I think it’s on par with more expensive brands. The powder stayed on. I used a makeup spray. I think that helped the powder stay put. This makeup powder wasn’t bad for the price ($10-$11). It didn’t irritate my skin. No new acne. I can’t believe it’s vegan!!!
You know, wearing makeup again for the first time after being free of makeup was different. I didn’t think it would make such a huge impact on me mentally. I think I prefer my face without makeup. Makeup made my face look so made up. I can go out on a limb and say fake. 😲 I used to love the way makeup made me look and feel. This time, it didn’t. I’ve been looking at my bare face day and night that I’m used to it. I will have to re-evaluate what type of makeup I want to wear and how much. I’m leaning towards the minimal side. It was fun to try new stuff out though.
Have you used Milani Conceal + Perfect Shine-Proof Powder? How was the shade? Did it work for you? Share your thoughts!
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