Foundation Friday: Cover Fx Power Play

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Claims
–Longwearing
–Full coverage
–Transfer proof
–Sweatproof
–Matte finish
–Won’t oxidize
–Shine control

Price
–$44 for 1.18 oz
Sephora, coverfx.com

Shade Range
–40
–My shade: N0

Pros
–Cruelty free
–Vegan
–Gluten free
–Shade match for me
–Building coverage, full coverage with 2 layers
–Shade range
–Didn’t cake or cling to dryness
–No parabéns or phthalates

Cons
–Expensive
–Looks a little powdery when set

Final Thoughts
This is a really good shade match for me and I love that it’s full coverage. It worked well with my other complexion products too. Overall, I liked it, but I would buy the full size. There are cheaper foundations that are just as good.

Primer: Becca First Light Priming Filter
Powder: Maybelline Fit Me Loose in Fair
Tools: Japonesque Brush

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CoverGirl TruBlend Undercover Concealer

Claims
–Full coverage
–Matte finish
–Easy to blend
–No caking or creasing
–Lasts all day
–Lightweight

Price
–$10.99 at Ulta
–$7.94 at Wal Mart
–$10.99 at Walgreens

Shade Range
–30
–My shade: L100 Fair Porcelain

Pros
–Cruelty free
–Shade match for me
–Vegan
–Full coverage
–No caking or creasing
–Easy to blend
–Worked with correctors and setting powders
–Cute packaging, love the stripes

Cons
–Not all shades available at all stores i.e. Ulta only has 14 shades online

Final Thoughts
The packaging is super sleek and cute and gives me Shape Tape vibes. It works great under the eyes and for spot concealing. It’s full coverage, there’s minimal creasing, and it’s super easy to blend. L100 Fair Porcelain perfect shade and tone for me. If you’ve been looking for a full coverage drugstore concealer, this is it!

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Foundation Friday: beautyblender Bound Liquid Whip Long Wear

 

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Claims
–Weightless
–Wears up to 24 hours
–Matte finish
–Never looks cakey
–Buildable coverage

Price
–$40
Sephora, beautyblender.com

Shade Range
–44
–My shade: 1.00C

Pros
–Innovative design and concept
–Shade range
–Vegan
–Easy to blend
–Long lasting
–No mineral oil, parabens, phthalates
–Full coverage with 1 layer
–Hyaluronic acid
–Didn’t cake when set with powder
–Cruelty free
–Gluten free
–Lightweight
–Good formula
–Packaging locks=no mess

Cons
–Sephora exclusive

Final Thoughts
I’m always hesitant to try matte foundations since my skin is dry, but I LOVE this one. It didn’t look dry or cakey on my skin. The coverage is bomb and a little product goes a long way. It’s obviously intended to be used with a beautyblender, but it looked good with a brush too. I would definitely buy the full size.

Primers: Too Faced Hangover Rx, elf Blur Stick
Powder: LOreal Hydra Powder
Tool: Morphe M439 Brush

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Foundation Friday: Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF 15

Claims
–Evens skintone
–Sweat, humidity, and water resistant
–Hydrates and smoothes
–Creamy formula
–Natural finish
–Moderate coverage

Price
–$29 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, clinique.com
–1.0 oz

Shade Range
–56
–My shade: CN 0.5 Shell

Pros
–SPF
–Buildable coverage
–Non-acnegenic
–Shade range
–Worked with other complexion products
–Packaging
–Long lasting
–Allergy tested
–Fragrance free
–Ophthalmologist tested
–Shade match for me
–Worked on my dry skin
–Didn’t cake when set with powder
–Lightweight on the skin

Cons
–Not cruelty free
–Expensive

Final Thoughts
I got this free from Ulta, it was a Platinum Perk, so I had nothing to lose in testing this one. There’s a shade match for me and it has built in SPF. The coverage is buildable and I was able to build it to high medium coverage, but you’re not going to get full coverage from this one. Clinique products are gentle and great for sensitive skin. I don’t think this would work for oily skin. I liked it, but it’s not my ultimate favorite. I’m a full coverage gal, but if you like medium coverage, I think you’d like this.

Primers: elf Blur Stick, Ulta Youthful Glow Primer Serum
Powder: Jeffree Star Rose
Tools: Sonia Kashuk Flat Top Foundation Brush, Sonia Kashuk Sponge

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Foundation Friday: Maybelline SuperStay Multi-Use Stick

Claims
–Cream-to-matte finish
–Conceal, contour,  highlight, and cover
–Up to 24 hour wear

Price
–$11.99 at Ulta
–$11.99 at Walgreens
–$8.49 at Target
–$11.99 at maybelline.com
–$9.98 at Wal Mart
–0.25 oz :: comparison Anastasia Beverly Hills Foundation stick is $20 for 0.32 oz

Shade Range
–16
–My shade: 102 Fair Porcelain

Pros
–Creamy
–Full coverage
–Doesn’t look too matte or cakey on my dry skin
–Lightweight
–Shade match for me
–Buildable coverage
–Works with my other complexion products
–Easy to blend

Cons
–Pricey for the drugstore and the amount of product you get
–Not cruelty free
–Sponge on the other end isn’t necessary or useful
–Not all shades available everywhere (my shade was online only)
–Not a lot of product

Final Thoughts
I thought this was going to be a cakey mess on my dry skin, but it didn’t. It’s very creamy and easy to blend with a brush. I prefer a brush to a sponge when I use stick foundations. It’s full coverage in a flash which I appreciate because I stay running late. I hate that you get so little product for such a high price tag. If I used this daily, it would not last long at all. I really like this though. You can’t beat the ease and convenience.

Primers: Urban Decay b6 Spray, Catrice Aqua Fresh, Becca Skin Love Blur
Powders: Maybelline SuperStay Full Coverage, Catrice Prime & Fine Waterproof 
Tools: Sonia Kashuk Flat Top Foundation Brush

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Foundation Friday: Clinique Even Better Refresh Hydrating & Repairing Makeup

Claims
–Full-coverage
–24-hour wear
–Hydrating
–Natural finish
–Smooths & plumps fro younger-looking skin
–Virtually poreless look

Price
–$32 for 1 oz
Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, clinique.com

Shade Range
–27
–My shade: CN 0.75 Custard

Pros
–Ingredients :: hyaluronic acid, peptides, salicylic acid
–No parabens or phthalates
–No fragrance
–Oil-free
–Non-acnegenic
–Buildable coverage, medium to full
–Packaging
–Allergy tested
–Non-streaking
–Won’t clog pores
–Shade match for me
–Worked with other complexion products

Cons
–Not cruelty free
–Expensive
–Deeper shade ranges needs to be expanded

Final Thoughts
I liked this and I approve it, but it didn’t LOVE it. I didn’t blow me away, but there’s also nothing I can say that I didn’t like in regards to formula and wear. With one layer, you get medium coverage, but it does build to full coverage. The primer and powder I used in combination with this foundation did give a poreless look. I like the ingredients and the benefits of this as well. The fair and medium shade range is good, but there are not a loot of deep shades.

Primer: elf Blur Stick, Ulta Youthful Glow Primer Serum
Powder: Jeffree Star Magic Setting Powder in Rose
Tools: Morphe M439, Real Techniques Sponge

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Foundation Friday: Maybelline Dream Urban Cover Full Coverage SPF 50

Claims
–Lightweight
–Anti-oxidants to protect against pollution
–Natural finish
–Full coverage
–SPF 50 protects against UVA and UVB
–Breathable
–Even skin tone and cover imperfections

Price
–$12.99 at Ulta
–$10.98 at Wal Mart
–$10.99 at Target
–1.0 oz

Shade Range
–16
–My shade: 102 Fair Porcelain

Pros
–SPF 50
–Packaging
–Shade match for me
–Full coverage
–Worked well with other complexion products
–Lasted all day
–Weightless on the skin
–Easy to blend with brush or sponge
–Dewy finish
–Didn’t cake when set with powder
–Lives up to all its claims

Cons
–Shade range
–Price :: This is expensive compared to the Matte & Poreless which you can get for ~$6

Final Thoughts
I think this is a total dupe for the It Cosmetics CC Cream. It’s a thin formula and has full coverage. It covered all my redness and you can’t feel it on the skin. It has a dewy, tacky finish so you’re definitely going to need to set this one. The shade range needs work, but there is a shade match for me. The shade Fair Porcelain in Maybelline products is a perfect match for me. This is the perfect summer foundation for the pool or beach, You get coverage and SPF. (Tip: If you want lighter coverage, mix it with your moisturizer.) In the PM picture, you can see where it’s rubbed off on my nose and chin. Thanks to allergies, I blew my nose 89239 times that day and I tend to rest my chin in my hand and rub off foundation. I love and recommend this and will be reaching for it all summer.

Primer: Urban Decay b6 Primer Spray, Catrice Aqua Fresh Hydro 
Powders: Maybelline Super Stay, Catrice Waterproof Mattifying
Tools: Sonia Kashuk Flat Top Foundation Brush, Sonia Kashuk Sponge

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