If anyone knows me, I hardly wear foundation, and if there’s anything that I can’t leave the house without, it’s a slight dusting of Too Faced’s peach blush over the apples of my cheeks, lashings of a black voluminous mascara coating my lashes and a faint rub of Glossier’s raspberry tint over my lips. But, after living with, and watching my best friend @Chloemorello ‘many’ Youtube videos admiring her impeccably applied makeup and immaculate skin tone, she would always tell me that foundation is e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. So, wanting to look like her. I decided to see what all the fuss was about—cause hey, beauty Youtuber’s kinda know a thing or two about makeup and the best foundations out there.
So anyway, the last couple of months I’ve trialed a handful of foundations—and great ones on recommend from plenty of bloggers too. Because let’s be honest, Sephora is an absolute minefield to search through if you don’t know what you’re really after, which is where beauty Vloggers sure as hell come in handy! So armed and credit card ready, Chloe and I went Sephora shopping (for hours)—and came back with a bag full of products. You see, one of the great things I love about Chloe is that she BUYS pretty much all the stuff she wants to personally try to gives honest reviews to her viewers on what they’re really like to use. Probs why she has such a huge following as her readers TRUST what she talks about. We even did a mini makeup tutorial on how to create the Kim Kardashian blue eyeshadow look for the Sporteclub using most of the products we bought from Sephora.
So, jumping ahead a couple of months now, this is the part where I’ve trialled a handful of foundations, and apart from taking a few extra minutes of my morning to add the foundation to my makeup routine, the extra coverage actually made me feel a little more confident in talking face to face with people. But, as I have a combination skin type and I always cradle my face in my hands at the computer, the true test was to find a foundation that lasted all day, whilst also keeping my shiny T-zone at bay (hey that rhymes haha).
So, low and behold, after trialing $200 worth of foundations over a couple of months, I bring to you my three favorite foundations that lived up to the Bianca test!
You’re welcome xx
Best Foundation Medium Coverage:
Verdict: The Nude By Natures Flawless Foundation is a long-wearing and easy to blend. I use this one during the day if I want a bit more coverage.
Coverage: Medium coverage.
Love: Available in my color! Nude by Nature products are made with 100% naturally derived ingredients and formulated without synthetic ingredients or preservatives often found in cosmetics such as Silicone, Siloxanes, Phthalates, Sulphates, PEGS, Triclosan, Phenoxyethanol or Parabens, and do not contain Carmine, Talc or Bismuth Oxychloride.
Shop: Buy the Nude By Natures Flawless Foundation HERE
Best Foundation Full Coverage:
Verdict: The Lawless foundation is super thick and the coverage was amazing! I use this for when I go out of a night time. Love that their shade is my exact color. So many times I have to constantly blend 2 foundations to get my desired color. So it’s great to see that Lawless have focussed on adding more olive shades.
Coverage: Full coverage
Love: This product is cruelty-free, noncomedogenic, silicone-free, isododecane-free, perfume-free, and non-toxic.
Shop: Buy the Lawless Woke Up Like This Foundation HERE
Best Foundation Sheer Coverage:
Verdict: The Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint Foundation is much like a beautiful skin tint with a light coverage. It’s super light and if anything feels like a tinted moisturizer. The only downfall is that because of my oily T Zone, I have to brush on a translucent powder over the top to beat that shine that pops up from midday onwards.
Coverage: very light and sheer
Love: That they’re hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, appropriate for all skin types, non-settling, non-creasing, non-poring, non-irritating, paraben free, fragrance-free, cruelty-free and vegan.
Shop: Buy the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint Foundation HERE