Foundation Friday: Best Selling Foundations at Sephora….and my thoughts

I got this post idea from Taylor Wynn. She is one of my favorite YouTubers and you need to be watching her.

At the time I wrote this post, there were 34 foundations in the “Best Sellers: Makeup” category. I’ve reviewed a lot of them, tried a few with no formal review, and there are some on my “To Try” list. The current list is different and is probably different daily, but we’re going with this one.

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Foundations I’ve Reviewed
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place, $43 (APPROVE, review)
Too Faced Born This Way, $39 (APPROVE, review)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous, $38 (APPROVE, review)
NARS Radiant Long Wear, $49 (APPROVE, review)
beautyblender Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear, $40 (APPROVE, review)
Dior Backstage Face & Body, $40 (APPROVE, review)
Urban Decay Stay Naked Weightless, $39 (APPROVE, review)
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Longwear, $44 (NOPE, review)
Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte, $36 (NOPE, review)
Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Full Coverage, $38 (APPROVE, review)
–Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating, $36 (NOPE, review)
Sephora Collection 10 HR Wear Perfection, $20 (MEH, review)
BareMinerals BarePro Performance Wear Powder, $33 (APPROVE, review)

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover, $43–I don’t remember how I felt about this one. I need to try it again
It Cosmetics CC+ Cream, $39.50–shade range and undertone is garbage
KVD Vegan Beauty Lock-It, $37–KVD is a great brand for fair skin folks. The shades and coverage this foundation offers is great, but it’s a heavy, matte foundation. It’s too much for my dry skin. I can mix it and make it work, but it doesn’t work on its own.
Tarte SEA Water Foundation SPF 15, $39–Great for dry skin, very hydrating.
BareMinerals Original Loose Powder Mineral SPF 15, $32–BareMineral shades lean warm and yellow and I am cool and pink. We don’t mesh.

I’m not into tinted moisturizers, BB creams, and sheer to light coverage products. I need at least medium coverage, but prefer full. I’d rather go without makeup than bother with light coverage. If I do test a more light coverage products, it’s drugstore or I got a sample. I haven’t tried the foundations listed below and probably won’t.

Light Coverage
Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40, $46
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30, $45
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector SPF 30, $47
BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30, $33
Supergoop CC Cream Daily Correct SPF 35, $39
Make Up For Ever Reboot Active Care Revitalizing, $39

The Estee Lauder Double Wear is $43 and that is the most expensive foundation I’ve purchased. I don’t wear it every day, usually just special occasions or when I know I have a long day ahead and need my makeup to last. I also don’t pay full price for it. I usually buy when I can get it on sale. I’m always buying and trying new foundations so it’s hard for me justify having a $50+ foundation in my collection. You do you, buy what you want! Just know that price doesn’t equate quality.

Too Expensive
Armani Luminous Silk, $64 (lightest shade is too dark)
NARS Sheer Glow ,$47
Dior Airflash Spray, $62
Ilia True Skin Serum, $54
-Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Stick, $46
Laura Mercier Lumiere Radiance-Perfecting, $48 (shades are too dark and too warm)

The Rest
Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Blurring Powder Foundation, $38 (I would like to try this one)
Sephora Collection Matte Perfection Powder Foundation, $20
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear, $47

Best for Oily SkinToo Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte

Best for Dry Skin-NARS Radiant Longwear

Best Overall/Normal SkinToo Faced Born This Way

Most LongwearingEstee Lauder Double Wear

Most Full CoverageKVD Vegan Beauty Lock It


3 responses to “Foundation Friday: Best Selling Foundations at Sephora….and my thoughts”

  1. Awesome suggestions! Thanks for the extensive options!


  2. […] I got this post idea from Taylor Wynn. She is one of my favorite YouTubers and you need to be watching her. You can see what I thought of the Sephora Best Sellers here. […]


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