Foundation Friday: Sephora Collection 10 HR Wear Perfection

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Claims
–Oil free
–Weightless
–Buildable coverage
–Blurs imperfections and conceals blemishes
–Smooth and natural finish
–Lasts up to 10 hours
–Medium coverage

Price
–$20
Sephora

Shade Range
–60
–My shade: 03 Pearl

Pros
–Affordable
–Shade range
–Oil free
–Shade match for me
–Packaging, pump!
–Ingredients :: Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid
–No mineral oil, parabens, fragrance
–Buildable coverage
–Didn’t cake with powder
–Long lasting

Cons
–Cruelty free status is unclear
— Not enough coverage to conceal blemishes

Final Thoughts
This foundation is not full coverage, nor does it claim to be, but medium is all you’re going to get with this is light to medium. It claims to concealer and cover blemishes, but there’s not enough coverage for that. I went in with Tarte Shape Tape to spot conceal. It didn’t cake when set with powder which is a major plus. The shade I got to test was too light, which never happens, but I made it work with bronzer. The cruelty free status is questionable. Some sites say it is cruelty free, but the Sephora Collection is sold in markets where animal testing is required. If you only purchase cruelty free makeup, I’d just skip this one. This is just a MEH for me. I need full coverage or high medium at the lowest. The formula is good, just not a foundation I would buy in the full size.

Primers: Urban Decay b6 Spray, Revlon Pore Reducing, CYO Illuminating Cream, Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic
Powder: Coty Airspun
Setting Sprays: Jane Iredale Hydration Spray, Tarte Shape Tape Stay Spray
Tools: Pretty Fresh Sponge

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Foundation Friday: Juvia’s Place Shade Stick

Claims
–Full coverage
–Creamy
–Long lasting
–Weightless
–Glides on seamlessly
–Covers imperfection
–Provide radiance to the skin

Price
–$16
Ulta, juviasplace.com

Shade Range
–30
–My shade: Aberdeen

Pros
–Shade range
–Shade match for me
–Paraben, sulfate, phthalate free
–Full coverage with 1 layer
–Affordable
–Easy to blend with brush or sponge
–Weightless on the skin
–Didn’t cake when set with powder
–Lasts all day
–Lives up to all claims

Cons
–Ulta or online only

Final Thoughts
I loved the liquid I Am Magic foundation from Juvia’s Place and I had high hopes for this formula. I like stick foundations because they provide full coverage in a flash. They’re perfect for mornings when you’re running short on time. Swipe, blend, powder, and go. This one is very easy to blend with a brush or sponge. It’s creamy, but not too emollient. It sets nicely with powder and lasts all day. I highly recommend this and I’m glad to have it in my foundation line up.

Primers: Urban Decay b6 Spray, CYO Illuminating Mixing Cream, Revlon Pore Minimizing
Powder: Coty Airspun
Tool: Morphe Sponge

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Foundation Friday: PUR 4-in-1 Love Your Selfie

Claims
–Skincare infused
–Medium-to-full coverage
–Natural, skin-like finish
–Longwear
–Foundation and concealer that conceals blemishes, dark spots, and imperfections with doe foot or flawless, allover coverage with the pump

Price
–$36 for 1.0 oz
Kohl’s, Ulta, purcosmetics.com

Shade Range
–100
–My shade: LP1

Pros
–Shade range
–Vegan
–Cruelty free
–Gluten free
–Paraben, phthalate, and sulfate free
–Full coverage
–Coverage builds nicely
–Long lasting
–Shade match for me
–Lightweight/undetectable on the skin
–Packaging :: pump or doe foot
–Easy to blend

Cons
–Not all shades available at all stores
–Shade range can be a bit overwhelming

Final Thoughts
I got this half off at Kohl’s during a beauty sale so I got a deal. I FREAKING love this foundation and it’s one of the best foundations that I’ve tried this year. It claims to be medium-to-full coverage, but I think it’s full right off the bat which is fine with me. I got full coverage with one layer, but I added a little more to my chin and cheeks where I have redness. It built up nicely and is super easy to blend. It didn’t cake up when I set with powder and the finish doesn’t accentuate my dry skin. I got the lightest shade Kohl’s offered and it’s just a bit dark so I add a little white mixer to make it work. With 100 shades, surely there is a shade for everyone, but it’s a bit overwhelming and could be difficult to find your exact match.

Primers: Urban Decay b6 Spray, CYO Illuminating Mixing Cream, Revlon Pore Reducing
Powder: Coty Airspun
Setting Spray: Jane Iredale Hydration Spray
Tools: Morphe Sponge, Powder Puff

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Foundation Friday: Kat Von D True Portrait

 

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Claims
–Lightweight
–Medium coverage
–Liquid-to-powder formula
–Matte finish
–Longwear
–Won’t clog pores
–Ideal for normal to oily skin

Price
–$36 for 1.0 oz
Sephora, katvondbeauty.com

Shade Range
–40
–My shade: Light 002

Pros
–Vegan
–Cruelty free
–Interesting/innovative formula and packaging
–Shade range
–Buildable coverage
–Lasted all day
–Lives up to all claims

Cons
–Expensive
–Availability :: Sephora or online only

Final Thoughts
I’ve never seen a foundation like this so props for originality. The tube is very slim and chic and you have to shake it A LOT before using it. I got a sample from Sephora to test, but I played with it in the store. It’s recommended for normal to oily skin, I have dry skin, but I can usually make more matte products work with proper prep and a good base. Kat Von D is a controversial person, but I’m only here for the makeup, not the drama and what not. She always does a great job with the shade range of her products and doesn’t leave us pale girls out to dry. The lightest shade was too light for me, which never happens, but I made it work. This is definitely medium coverage, it does build nicely, but you’re not going to get full coverage with this one. I added in some Tarte Shape Tape to cover my blemishes and make the color work a little better. It recommended using with a brush so I did one layer with a brush and then built it up with a sponge. It didn’t cake when set with powder except above my lip, but that’s nothing new. I used a glowy base and that helped it not look so matte and dry on my skin. It lasted all day too. I like this, but I prefer a fuller coverage so I won’t be purchasing the full size. If you like light-to-medium coverage, give this one a shot.

Primers: Urban Decay b6 Spray, CYO Illuminating Cream, Revlon Pore Minimizing
Powders: Maybelline Fit Me Loose in Fair
Tools: Sonia Kashuk Flat Top Foundation, Morphe Sponge
Setting Spray: Jane Iredale Hydration Spray

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Foundation Friday: Anastasia Beverly Hill Luminous

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Claims
–Water-resistant
–Natural finish
–Longwearing
–Medium coverage
–Blur imperfections without caking
–Easy to blend
–No flashback
–Won’t oxidize

Price
–$38 for 1.0 oz
Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, anastasiabeverlyhills.com

Shade Range
–50
–My shade: 100N
–4 shade categories, 3 undertones

Pros
–Vegan
–Cruelty free
–Shade range
–Paraben and mineral oil free
–Packaging, pump!
–Easy to blend
–Buildable coverage
–Didn’t cake when set with powder
–Lasted all day

Cons
–Expensive

Final Thoughts
I got a sample of this at Sephora and my Sephora inside JC Penney didn’t have the best shade range. I went with 100N as that was the closest match, but I think 110C would be a better match. Regardless of shade, I wanted to test the formula. ABH’s previous foundation, the foundation stick, was a major flop for me so I had high hopes this one would work better. It was very easy to blend out and the coverage built up nicely. I set it to prevent transfer and it didn’t cake up or look too matte. I really love this foundation and would definitely buy the full size.

Primers: Urban Decay b6 Spray, CYO Illuminating Cream, Revlon Pore Minimizing
Powders: Maybelline Fit Me Loose in Fair
Tools: Elcie Sponge, Wet n Wild Sponge
Setting Spray: MAC Fix+

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Foundation Friday: Smashbox Studio Skin Full Coverage 24 Hour

 

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Claims
–Weightless
–24 hour wear
–Full coverage
–Oil and shine control
–Waterproof
–Sweat resistant
–Won’t look cakey or cause blemishes
–Matte finish

Price
–$36 for 1.0 oz
Sephora, smashbox.com

Shade Range
–40
–My shade: 0.1

Pros
–Cruelty free
–Shade range
–Packaging
–Ingredients :: Vitamin E, hyaluronic acid
–No parabens, phthalates, or sulfates
–Shade match for me

Cons
–Expensive
–Availability :: online or Sephora only

Final Thoughts
I’m always here for the full coverage foundations so I nabbed a sample from Sephora to try out. I’ve only tried one other foundation from Smashbox and I wasn’t a fan so I wasn’t very hopeful with this one. When I read the claims, I figured this wouldn’t work for me, but I wanted to test it anyway. Sadly, I was right this was a total bust. I tried it a few times and took pics from 2 days of my trial. It caked up, separated, and wore off in some spots. It wasn’t very easy to blend and just looked a hot mess on my dry skin. It settled into my smile lines pretty bad too. My upper lip is a problem area for me and Y’ALL it was looking ROUGH. Adding in the elf Hydrating Booster drops definitely helped, but it still wasn’t a good look. I have some matte foundations that work on my dry skin with proper prep, but this one isn’t it. I also don’t know how well it would last on oily skin since it broke up and separate on my dry skin, I would think it would be even worse if you were oily.

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Primers Day 1: Physicians Formula Rose All Day Serum, elf Blur Stick
Primers Day 2: CYO Illuminating Cream, elf Blur Stick

**Day 2 I mixed in the elf Hydrating Booster Drops

Powder Day 1: Catrice Prime & Fine Waterproof Mattifying
Powders Day 2: Revolution Pro Hydra Matte, Laura Geller Baked Balance-N-Glow Illuminating Foundation

Setting Spray: MAC Fix+ (used both days)

Tool: Elcie Sponge (used both days)

Day 1 photos are on the left, Day 2 on the right

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Foundation Friday: Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth

Claims
–Moisturizing
–Flawlessly smooth, hydrated, and more even skin tone
–Smoothes skin’s texture
–Naturally luminous and radiant finish
–Ideal for normal to dry skin

Price
–$7.99 at Ulta & Walgreens
–$5.34 at Wal Mart
–$5.99 at Target

Shade Range
–24
–My shade: 102 Fair Porcelain

Pros
–Affordable
–Easily accessible
–Fragrance free
–Non-comedogenic
–SPF
–Dermatologist and allergy tested
–Shade match for me

Cons
–Not cruelty free
–Shade range
–Broke up when set with powder
–Not long lasting

Final Thoughts
This claims to have a “naturally luminous and radiant finish” and it dang sure does. This is HELLA dewy. You can get high medium coverage, but you’re not going to get full coverage with this one. I always set with powder and this foundation broke up and looked a mess when set. I did 2 layers and you could still my redness peaking through. It wore off on my chin, nose, and cheeks. This is cheap, but not worth it.

Primers: Physicians Formula Rose All Day Serum, Catrice 1 Minute Face Perfector
Powders: Catrice Prime & Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder, Maybelline Fit Me Loose
Tools: elf Sponge, Sonia Kashuk Flat Top Foundation Brush

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