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New In Foundation: Testing..Testing 1,2,3….


So here we go again…. Another day, another foundation that I am testing over here at Makeup Life and Love headquarters. Once I find my favorite complexion perfector, it seems like I change it up and look for the next flavor of the month. So low and behold after perusing through the mall this weekend, I picked up not one, not two but three new foundations. Two new releases from major brands and the other has been out for a while, but I am always looking for a new light formula. So without further ado, I bring you New in Foundation… Testing 1, 2,3….

First addition to the testing stash, a CHANEL new formula release that I of course caved and had to snag my own. Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation– $45 USD, this foundation is being praised as a ‘lightweight second-skin foundation that smooths and evens out the skin for a velvety matte finish. It is supposed to be non-powdery or cakey and give the skin a natural finish all while keeping the skin in check from oil. I had to grab it,  I’ll keep you posted on my musings…

Next up is a tinted moisturizer- not new to the game of the foundation world, and since I am such a HUGE fan of the foundation, I couldn’t resist the urge to grab the Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer– $55 USD, this tinted moisturizer is a dream in a bottle. Being touted as a highly pigmented, highly moisturizing all while help minimize the fine lines, wrinkles and hydrate the skin with a bit of oomph action that lifts. Ummmm.. yeah, can you say this sounds like a dream? I am soooo excited to use this, especially after much success with the Immaculate Foundation, my skin loves it and so far everything Hourglass has been releasing has been killing it… I have high hopes for this….. fingers crossed!

Last but not least, one of my much anticipated launches this year. After a late night watching of QVC one night, I was instantly obsessed with needing this foundation. Bare Minerals Bare Skin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation– $29 USD, this foundation is a mineral foundation and a skin serum in one. Can you say- amazingness in a bottle.  Its supposed to brighten the skin all while giving the skin some great coverage. Formulated to give the skin some adjustable coverage with a bit of Vitamin C, Lilac Plant Stem Cells and Titanium Dioxide- now I am not a fan of the last ingredient-ugh- but I am looking past it and wanting to see how this foundation pans out.

So back to the testing I go, I’ll keep you all posted about my findings… Time to get back to testing, 1,23…

What are some of your favorite new foundations?

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  • Anastasia

    Looking forward to reading about your experiences, I’m especially curious about Chanel.

  • erikatheicyone

    I’m looking forward to your review.

  • LOL! You are like me. I am ALWAYS looking for foundation. What kind of skin do you have? I’m just wondering because if we have the same skin type I can buy the ones you do!

  • Norah Salazar

    I’d love to test Hourglass – can’t wait to hear your thoughts and you already know we are Chanel fans. I am not fond of Bare Minerals, they use the worst ingredients and my sensitive face would not agree with any of it. Would love to hear how your skin responds over time, at least a month of constant use.

  • I’ve heard good things about Hourglass. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts

  • BeautyJudy

    My favorite combo is It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness and CC Cream!!!

  • Unfortunately the Hourglass foundation didn’t work for me, but I am DYING to try the BareSkin foundation!

  • My favorite combo lately has been the L’Oreal liquid to powder foundation and set with my hourglass ambient lighting powders. Favorite high end foundation right now would have to go to the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation for sure! That hourglass foundation sounds awesome as well as the bare minerals (although surprisingly the channel one is cheaper than hourglass)!

  • Justina

    I am excited to hear your thoughts!

  • Aleya Bamdad

    Looks like you’re going to be busy.

  • Still looking for my HG foundation! Looking forward to your results.

  • Can’t wait to hear which one is your favorite!

  • Can´t wait to read the reviews and see the swatches of these!

  • Nathalie Prud’homme

    Oh girlfriend my wallet doesn’t like you anymore LOL!!!!! As for new foundations, since I also like to change things up, I recently purchased the YSL Teint d’Eclat foundation, it’s a keeper… I now rotate between my YSL and Chanel…. don’t make me want to run out and buy another one hahahahaha!!!! Hugs xoxo,

  • I’m curious about the new Bare Minerals foundation

  • I wasn’t a fan of the Hourglass, which surprised me because I love most of their line. I love the Chanel, though!

  • I wasn’t a fan of the Hourglass, which surprised me because I love most of their line. I love the Chanel, though!

  • The hourglass foundation made me break out big time :( My new fave right now is the smashbox studio finish!

  • The hourglass foundation made me break out big time :( My new fave right now is the smashbox studio finish!

  • Lots of foundations out there that make me want to try them out ;D

  • Kelly R

    There are so many foundations that I want to try. And now I have more on my list!

  • I’ve heard amazing things about the Chanel foundation but I don’t think I’ll ever drop that much $$!

  • Angela Sherman

    I’m a MAC girl, all the way!

  • cindyprimebeauty

    My new fav is SENNA!

  • I recently got into NARS Sheer Glow — obsessed!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    My new fav is Rimmel Stay Matte! But an old favorite is MAC Studio Fix

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Can’t wait for your reviews. I have positive experience w/ HG Immaculate foundy and I also would like to try the tinted moisturizer.

  • I think I need the Bare Minerals!

  • I want to try like… all of those

  • kSquaredGlamour

    i would love to try these!!

  • Betzy Carmona

    The bare minerals looks very interesting

  • I haven’t tried any of these! Need to get on it.

  • I love the Hourglass stuff

  • I love all of these but think the Bare Minerals might be next to join my makeup counter!