Saturday, November 28, 2009

Foundations Review: Which is my pick?

These are some of my favourite bases in my makeup drawer at the moment. I rotate all of them around everyday depending on my mood or what coverage I need that day. I have no idea how I will finish all of them!

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation

This is a great foundation with medium to full coverage. I wear this on days when my skin needs extra coverage. I don't usually need to apply concealer on top as the foundation itself is sufficient. It's a very creamy texture and doesn't feel heavy and cakey. I really like the formula and the colour suits my yellow based skin tone. I also tried a sample size of the Diorskin Nude foundation which is similar to this but I definitely prefer Laura Mercier!

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

I bought this based on rave reviews by many people on blogs and on youtube...yes I got sucked in! I had to buy it and try it for myself. It is very light and gives a nice dewy finish. I think the colour I got was too pale for me so I probably save it for winter. Other than that I think it's a very good foundation. If you like the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation- this is something you might want to try. Personally, I think Luminous Silk is better than BBrown because I like the extra covergae. Skin foundation was a bit sheerer which means it's only good for people with naturally good skin :( not me!  I haven't really found a good BBrown foundation yet.

Korres Wild Rose Foundation

Korres Wild Rose foundation is great for people with normal to dry skin....I have oily combination skin so this was a bit problematic for me later on in the day- I found the foundation starts to slide a bit around my nose and mouth (where there is a lot fo movement and oily areas!). However, on application I thought it was really easy to blend- but need to blend quickly before the foundation sets. I didn't need to powder after applying and it gives a nice satin finish. It contains natural ingredients that are good for your skin too!

Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream

Missha's BB Cream is the first BB Cream that I tried and it's still one of my favourites- but it only comes in two colours light and medium and they are both quite fair. So I wouldn't recommend it to people who have slightly tanned or dark skin. It might make you look ashy and grey. For me, it was a really good foundation as it gives good coverage, blends very nicely, long lasting and it supposed to be good for your skin too. I set it with my Laura Mercier Mineral Powder for a really flawless look. I didn't notice any effects on my skin- it's just a good foundation! Very cheap to buy too:)

Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturiser

For the days where I can't be bothered with heavy makeup- I use my Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser. It's so easy to apply and evens out my skin tone. It gives a very natural finish- barely there makeup look. Great formula and I also set it with my Mineral Powder to make it last longer. This is not something I would use on days when you need a bit of coverage- its doesn't last all day. A few hours and your face will need a touch up otherwise you look like you're glowing- and not in a good way! Good for lazy days:)

Laura Mercier Hydrating Liquid Foundation (Oil-Free)

I buy alot of Laura Mercier bases! I think her bases are one of the best so far:) This is the hydrating oil free liquid foundation which I bought specifically for my wedding day- it's still my choice for now. Similar to Korres Wild Rose Foundation where is gives a satin finish but it lasts longer on my skin. No sliding around like the Korres Wild Rose and the colour matches me perrrrfecctly! It's got no spf so it's good for photography. I also set this with my LM Mineral Powder so it gives a really flawless face. Comparable with Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk but LM gives a bit more coverage.

Laura Mercier Mineral Powder

I have to say something about this powder! It's one of my favourites! I use it practically everyday. I also use the MUFE High Definition Powder. LM Mineral Powder is great when you apply on top of your liquid foundation- it makes you pores smaller and smooths out your base and looks really natural. You can also use it on its own. The coverage depends on what brush you use to apply it. I use a Kabuki brush to buff it into my skin and it gives more coverage. If you want a lighter touch you can try using  a normal powder brush.

Which is my pick?

I have to say- Laura Mercier Hydrating Oil Free foundation!

I would like to know what you guys think. I still have to try out Nars Sheer Glow/ Matte Foundation? I heard great reviews on that so hopefully I can get it soon. I will do a review on it when I do:)


Shifa said...

My fave is the armani one! I love it =) But I would love to try the Laura Mercier one

Catherine said...

Oh, thanks for the great comparisons! I am actually eyeing the Korres Ginger & Vitamins foundation... (I have no idea why LOL since my EDM semi-matte is working just great) maybe that would be better match for your skintype?

stellarvixen said...

gonna take you awhile to finish Laura Mercier hehe took me 6months plus to finish my tinted moisturizer with spf

hehe now am using BBcream + Paul&Joe fdt

Joyce said...

I have the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer too. It gives surprisingly good coverage. But it's not moisturizing enough for my dry skin.

Jamilla Camel said...

I love the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, and also Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer in Natural Radiance.

Anita (*swtexcape*) said...

Thanks for these reviews! I've heard lots of things about Laura Mercier's products and have wanted to try them. I think I will have to after reading about some of these! :) xx

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