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Covering the Bases: Foundations / Tinted Moisturizers

chanel-benefit-mac-kevyn aucoin-hourglass-foundationsLet’s talk about foundation! I have never been one to love foundation, to be completely honest. I have always felt like I was wearing a mask when I wore foundation, so I started my makeup journey with a powder fascination. But through time and shifting into tinted moisturizers to light-weight foundations to heavy duty foundations- and now I am official foundation convert. Funny how things change… Since I have come to love foundation especially on those no-makeup looking days, I have learned to appreciate it and how it can take the skin from drab to fab with a bit of foundation magic. Here are a few products that I have been loving lately, time for Covering the Bases: Foundations & Tinted Moisturizers

kevyn aucoin-benefit-big-easyStarting with the least amount of coverage of the bunch- Benefit Big Easy– $38 USD,  this product is a liquid to powder like finish. Light and airy on the skin and literally helps bring a bit of oomph to the skin within seconds. The product melts into the skin like a dream cream. I have found that you can also use this as a primer, to help prep the skin for a bit more coverage. Hands down loving this product lately.  Next up is Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Tinted Balm– $48 USD, this is a bit more coverage yet still in the light-weight on the skin. Treats, protects and tints the skin with the utmost  dreamy buttery like texture.  This tinted balm conceals imperfections and is just dreamy. I am super obsessed with this tinted balm as it calms the skin, helps induce a delay in aging and increase cell longevity. Simply AMAZING!

chanel-aqua-mac-faceandbodyMoving forward to the light to medium category in foundations- first up in a long time favorite. MAC Cosmetics Face and Body Foundation– $27 USD, is a solid light to medium coverage that is build-able on the skin. I love that this foundation you can add layers without it ever looking creasy or cakey on the skin. I have found that this is actually a long lasting foundation that is also pretty water resistant- perfect for those ultra hot months. Being as it a makeup artist kit favorite this foundation is a staple in my makeup stash. Next up is Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation– $45 USD, this is one of those foundations I absolutely adore. Light on the skin, with a medium dewy finish. It enhances your natural beauty of your skin, and literally just allows skin to breath but makes it look just stunning. A light water based foundation this Chanel foundation is one of my absolute favorites. The staying power is not all day wear, and you will need a bit of touchup action during the day, but it is seriously a great foundation. Light and fresh on the skin and a must have for those beauties that love a dewy finish.

Hourglass-Immacuate-FoundationLast but not least a full coverage foundation in the mix. Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation $55 USD, hands down a MUST have! This foundation is seriously phenomenal especially if you are  oily skinned babe. Absorbs oil, blurs imperfections and delivers a gorgeous velvety-matte finish on the skin. Stunning! This is my serious go to foundation on those nights when I am going out, or when my skin needs a bit of extra oomph to it. When applied to the skin, this foundation immediately transforms skin into a gorgeous canvas. On the days that I want a full coverage but with a bit of a dewy finish, I have been mixing a bit of Big Easy into the mix and let me tell you- AMAZING results. I am obsessed!

So there you have it, a few of my favorite foundations that I have been loving lately. Covered the bases from BB to tinted moisturizer all the way to full coverage.  What are your favorite foundations and tinted moisturizers, I would love to know?

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  • I love the MAC foundation! I use it :D

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    • Me too!! I like that the MAC one is buildable for more coverage.. I should be following you now :)

  • beautybymissl

    I haven´t used any of these foundations. My fav foundation at the moment is from e.l.f. and BB cream from Avon.

    • I liked the ELF one I tried. I was surprised that it was so nice for such a great price point. I think I need to try the Avon BB I have heard some great things about it from a friend.

  • The Chanel has been on my wish list FOREVER!

  • I sooo want to try that Hourglass

    • The Hourglass one is hands down a favorite. It covers amazing and literally creates a perfect canvas. Its super gorgeous on the skin.

  • I want to try hourglass one!

  • Betzy Carmona

    I want to try the hourglass and illaquasma

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    I want to try the hourglass one badly!

  • If I used foundation, I would totally want to try the hourglass one – I’m so intrigued by that brand.

  • Kelly R

    I really need to find a foundation that I am love with. I will have to try these.

  • I have been wanting the KA balm since before it came out! I need to pull the trigger already!

  • Nidia Doherty

    I haven’t found a fave, but I’m usually okay with whatever I’m using – which probably means I’m just blind! I have been using a CC cream from Olay that I liked, and I just picked up a TruBlend from Big Lots, of all places. I keep going back to my Peach Girl BB cream. I hope Hourglass comes out with a sample kit, because I want to try everything of theirs. And IT cosmetics, too.

  • I really want to start trying MAC face products but they always match me wrong

  • Anastasia

    I agree about Hourglass Immaculate foundation, it seriously makes my skin look airbrushed. It’s $55, but worth every penny, and that’s coming from a bargain hunter!

  • Shelley Polarbelle

    I gotta get the Chanel!

  • I adore the Hourglass foundation and I’ve tried the MAC but the rest I haven’t touched, not even a hand swatch.

  • Amber

    The only one I’ve tried is the Hourglass, which was sadly not for my dry skin. The KA sounds lovely!

  • I seriously need to get Big Easy… I played in store and I really do love it!

  • Face and body is so great!

  • I’ve got my eye on the Big Easy. I tried a little sample and I just loved the way it felt on my skin. It really does apply like a dream!