Friday Faves: Foundation

Hello Everyone!

Today I wanted to share a little about more about my beauty routine. I am no where near MUA worthy but I do like to try new beauty products (a lot actually :P) and love finding products that I love. I’ve recently gotten a lot of compliments on my complexion when I wear certain foundations and thought I would share some of my HG foundations with you. I’ve already done my mascara and lip editions and eyeshadow/liner is soon to come. At the end of this series I’ll do a post with my favorite beauty products overall!


I’ve tried a lot of drugstore foundations and do love them for the cost and finish (some are Revlon Colorstay, Revlon Photoready, Loreal Truematch, etc). But now that I’m getting older and trying to take better care of my skin, I’ve shyed away from drugstore foundations and invested in more expensive foundations because it is what I apply daily to my bare skin. For reference, my skin is combo-oily and I get pretty oily in my t-zone during the day.

I’ve probably gotten the most compliments on my skin when I wear Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation. My shade is 123 Desert and I love that it has a olive/yellow undertone. Most drugstore foundations I’ve tried have more of a peachy/pink undertone which shows a great difference between the color of my face and my neck. This foundation is light-medium coverage and definitley buildable. It’s the most liquid-y of the three but I think thats what makes it so invisible and sinks into your skin. I love wearing this when I have to go out at night because it makes my skin look flawless in flash photography.

If I want a strong, matte foundation that will last all day, I reach for my Chanel Mat Lumiere in 030 Cendre. This also has a yellow undertone but not as olive as MUFE HD. This foundation is a bit thicker and medium coverage compared to MUFE HD but with Smashbox primer, this foundation, and MUFE HD powder, my makeup will last ALL DAY…LITERALLY. I am a pretty oily gal so when I find products that decrease my oily-ness, it is a HG product for sure.

For my everyday work foundation, I love wearing Laura Mercier’s Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer. The color I wear is Natural but I’m not sure if they colormatched me correctly when I bought this at Nordstrom. It’s been working for me so far though so no complaints! I was referred to this by a friend who also loved BB creams but was finding that it made her too oily throughout the day. I switched to this from my BB creams and although it does keep me less oily, I feel like I still need to powder or blot once in the afternoon. I do love the lightness of this product for daily wear.

I’m currently on the search for a new pressed powder! If you have any recommendations please let me know! Thanks for reading!

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  • When all else fails… | Adventure in Heels March 10, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    […] layer of MUFE HD in 123- this is my favorite foundation of all time and you can read more about it here. Everytime I wear this foundation someone always asks me, “is that your natural skin?” […]


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