Foundation Friday: Tarte Babassu Foundcealer Skincare Foundation

Claims
–Makeup/skincare hybrid
–Natural radiant finish
–Custom coverage
–No cracking, caking, or settling
–Hydrates and gives the appearance of fuller, healthy-looking skin

Price
–$39 for 1.0 oz
Sephora, Ulta, tartecosmetics.com

Shade Range
–30
–My Shade: 8B Porcelain Beige

Pros
–SPF 20
–Hydrating
–Vegan
–No parabens or sulfates
–Shade match for me
–Radiant finish
–No caking or creasing when set with powder
–Longwearing
–Shade range
–Packaging
–Cruelty free
–Good ingredients i.e. hyaluronic acid
–Buildable coverage
–Weightless

Cons
–Expensive

Final Thoughts
I got a sample of this at Sephora, tested it, loved, and bought the full size. It’s a perfect, more lightweight foundation for the warmer months. I love the buildable coverage, but you’re not going to get full coverage with this one. I’ve been looking for a more medium, lightweight formula to wear this summer. Something with just enough coverage to even out my skin tone without being too heavy because it’s just going to melt off. There’s a shade match for me, it works for my dry skin, and it’s packed full of good ingredients. I can’t ask for much more!

Primer: elf Blur Stick, Smashbox Primerizer
Tools: Morphe M439, NYX Sponge

Powder: Jeffree Star Magic Star in Rose

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Foundation Friday: Flower Beauty Light Illusion

Claims
–Buildable coverage
–Soft luminosity
–Weightless
–Wears endlessly

Price
–$14 at flowerbeauty.com
–$12.98 at Wal Mart
–$13.99 at Ulta

Shade Range
–15
–My shade: L0 Shell

Pros
–SPF
–Long lasting
–Packaging, it’s very heavy & lux feeling and it has a pump
–Cruelty free
–Weightless
–Buildable, medium to full coverage
–Lives up to all of its claims
–Worked with other complexion products
–Luminous, but not overly dewy, finish

Cons
–Shade range
–Not all shades at all retailers

Final Thoughts
I feel like the shades all lean very warm and yellow, but L0 did work for me. The coverage is buildable and builds to full which I prefer. The finish gives a healthy glow which I prefer to a very wet, dewy look. The shade range was recently expanded, but it still needs improving. The first day I tested this, I used a moisturizing, luminous primer and it was a fail. I don’t have oily skin, but I got very oily/dewy and had to use a blotting sheet. Once I used the blotting sheet, everything was fine, but it’s been a LONG time since I’ve had to blot. The second day, I used a more mattifying primer and it held up and looked much better. I do like this, I just had to figure out the best way to use it for my skin.

Primer: elf Blur Stick
Tools: Morphe M439, Wet n Wild Sponge

Powder: Jeffree Star Magic Star Powder in Rose

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Foundation Friday: Huda Beauty #FauxFilter

Images are from Google

Claims
–Full coverage
–Conceal blemishes and imperfections
–Flawless, airbrushed finish
–Matte finish that looks luminous
–Fade proof

Price
–$40 for 1.18 oz
Sephora and shophudabeauty.com

Shade Range
–30
–My shade: Milkshake 100B

Pros
–Contains Argan Oil for hydration
–Shade range
–Fair price for high end foundation and you get a little more than the standard 1.0 oz
–Cruelty free
–No parabens or sulfates
–Packaging, pump!
–Full coverage with 2 layers
–Works on my dry skin
–Good shade match
–Lightweight
–Long lasting

Cons
–Sephora exclusive and not in all Sephora stores
–Expensive

Final Thoughts
I definitely thought this was going to be way too heavy and way too mate for my dry skin, but I was pleasantly surprised. I love a full coverage foundation so I had to try this one. It didn’t cake up or feel heavy. I prepped my skin and moisturized well and didn’t have any issues. I did what to mention that this has a scent, but it doesn’t linger and it didn’t bother me.

Primer: Wet n Wild Primer Water, Too Faced Hangover Rx, elf Blur Stick
Powder: Milani Prep+Set+Glow
Tool: Morphe M439

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Foundation Friday: Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid

Images are from Google. 

Claims
–Hydrate & smooth
–Medium-to-full coverage skin care foundation
–Vibrant, glowing skin
–Lightweight
–Radiant finish

Price
–$45 for 1 oz
Sephora, Dermstore, josiemaran.com

Shade Range
–14
–My shade: Dynamic RG5

Pros
–Shades by undertone
–Packaging, pump!
–No parabens, phthalates, sulfates, or mineral oil
–Cruelty free
–Shade match
–Buildable coverage
–Easy to blend
–Lightweight
–Longwearing
–Looked good on my dry skin

Cons
–Sephora exclusive
–Shade range
–Expensive

Final Thoughts
I thought this was going to be super dewy and I was thinking I wasn’t going to like it. I have dry skin, but I don’t love the super radiant, dewy, “wet” look. I got medium coverage with one layer and full coverage with two. The shade and undertone match is PERFECT for me. The $45 price tag is STEEP, but I LOVE this foundation and would pay full price. I’ve tried lots of foundations so far this year and so far this is my favorite. I’m debating purchasing it during the upcoming VIB Sale. I don’t need another foundation right now, but I hate to miss getting a good deal on it!

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Foundation Friday: Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid

 

images are from Google and not my own

Claims
–Deliver instant full coverage with half a pump
–No primer needed
–Highly-concentrated
–Smooth & flawless complexion
–Waterproof, transfer proof, and sweat-proof
–Soft-focus finish

Price
–$56 for 0.84 oz
Sephora, Nordstrom, hourglasscosmetics.com

Shade Range
–28
–My shade: Blanc

Pros
–Paraben free
–Vegan
–Buildable coverage
–Finish, soft-focus like it claims
–Cruelty free
–Shade match for me
–Long lasting

Cons
–Clung to dry patches
–Expensive AF
–Less than standard 1.0 oz

Final Thoughts
I got a sample of this from Sephora so I could test it before committing to a damn near $60 foundation. Therefore, I can’t speak to the “only need half a pump” claim because I just got a sample in a little plastic thing. It says you don’t need primer, but I always prime. I have to. I didn’t get instant full coverage. I did one layer and you could still see my redness. Two layers have full coverage. It clung to dry patches and just sit well on my chin and around my nose where my dryness is the worst. In the other areas where the rough, dry spots aren’t an issue, it looked flawless. I’m secretly glad I didn’t love it because $56 for a foundation is not for the faint of heart aka ME.

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AM & PM :: You can really see how my dryness is emphasized in the PM photo, especially on my chin and around my nose.

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Foundation Friday: Tarte Face Tape

Claims
–Longwearing
–Full coverage
–Transfer proof
–Sweat proof
–Hypoallergenic
–Mattifies, hydrates, and brightens
–Waterproof

Price
–$39 at Ulta, tartecosmetics.com, qvc.com
–1.01 oz

Shade Range
–50 shades
–5 undertones
–My shade: 8B Porcelain Beige

Pros
–Vegan
–Cruelty free
–Shade range
–Full coverage
–Buildable
–Worked on my dry skin
–Packaging :: pump!
–Shade match for me
–Hyaluronic acid
–Longwearing
–Worked well with my other complexion products

Cons
–Expensive
–Accessibility/availability :: Ulta exclusive or online

Final Thoughts
This foundation is everything the first Shape Tape Foundation release should have been. I thought this was going to be a cakey mess because of the matte finish, but with proper skin prep, it definitely worked on my dry skin and I loved how it looked. I got full coverage with 2 layers and it built up nicely. The shade match was perfect and this lasted all day. I initially used this with an It Cosmetisc brush, but it was super streaky so I used my sponge to blend it out. I went back to using my normal foundation brush, the Morphe M439, and I didn’t have that problem/ I love and recommend!

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Foundation Friday: It Cosmetics Confidence In A Foundation

Claims
–Oil free
–Velvet matte finish
–24 hours of coverage and hydration
–Full coverage
–Humidity proof
–Weightless on the skin
–Perfect for all skin types
–Flawless finish

Price
–$32 for 1.0 oz
Ulta, Sephora, itcosmetics.com

Shade Range
–48
–My Shade: 100 Light Ivory

Pros
–Skin loving ingredients i.e. hyaluronic acid, ceramides, collagen
–Shade range
–Shade match for me
–Packaging :: pump!
–Cruelty free
–Not a flat matte finish
–Didn’t cake or cling to dry patches
–Long lasting
–Weightless on the skin
–Lives up its claims

Cons
–Expensive

Thoughts
I love this foundation! Thank Heavens there is finally an It Cosmetics complexion product that works for me. The CC Cream and their powder foundations are too dark for me. I got full coverage with one layer, but I added a little extra to my chin because my foundation tends to rub off there. My only concern with this foundation was the matte finish, but it’s not a flat matte and it works on my dry skin. It got a little cakey between my brows, but everything cakes there. It lives up to all of its claims and love all of the skin loving ingredients.

Primers: Too Faced Hangover Rx, elf Blur Stick
Powder: Milani Prep+Set+Glow
Tools: It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Bye Bye Foundation No. 22 & Wet n Wild Sponge

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