Foundation Friday: Fenty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear

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Claims
–Hydrating
–Longwear
–Comfortable
–Medium-to-full coverage
–Natural finish
–Skin looks like skin

Price
–$35 for 1.08 oz
Sephora, fentybeauty.com

Shade Range
–50
–My shade: 110

Pros
–Packaging, pump!
–Shade range
–Cruelty free
–Little more than standard 1.0 oz
–Shade match for me
–Buildable coverage
–Finish isn’t overly dewy like some hydrating foundations can be

Cons
–Expensive
–Availability (Sephora exclusive)
–Dry and cling-y when set with powder
–Broke apart
–Didn’t last all day

Final Thoughts
The original foundation was way too matte so I was excited that they released a hydrating formula. I got a sample at Sephora to try so I could decide whether or not I wanted to buy the full size. I highly recommend everyone do that! The coverage is light to high medium and builds nicely. You are not going to get full coverage with this formula. You can still see some blemishes peeking through with 2 layers. I used it with my Catrice powder and it was not a good match. I know it’s the foundation though because that powder works with every other foundation just fine. I always set with a powder and the Catrice is my go to. I’m not sure how it will work/hold up if you don’t set it. I could try it with a different powder, but I have other, cheaper foundations that I prefer. It broke apart and wore off on my chin and forehead. This is a pass for me.

Primer: Physicians Formula Rose All Day Serum, elf Blur Stick, Urban Decay b6 Spray
Powder: Catrice Prime & Fine Waterproof Mattifying Powder
Tool: elf Total Face Sponge 
Setting Spray: Catrice Dewy Glow

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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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Foundation Friday: Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover

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Claims
–Instant full coverage
–Soft, matte finish
–Up to 24 hour wear
–Gold mica for radiance
–Ingredients to improve blendability

Price
–$55 for 0.75 oz
Sephora, marcjacobsbeauty.com

Shade Range
–22
–My shade: Ivory Light 10

Pros
–Cruelty free
–No parabéns, phthalates, or mineral oil
–Full coverage with 1 layer
–Lightweight
–Longlasting
–Worked on my dry skin

Cons
–No shade match for me
–Expensive
–Availability
–Packaging

Final Thoughts
I got a sample of this at Sephora to test because I’m not jumping in and committing to a $55 foundation on a Tuesday. I was really impressed with the coverage and formula. I thought it would be a disaster on my dry skin, but it wasn’t. The lightest shade is too dark for me so I had to use a white mixer to make it work. I got full coverage in 1 layer and it covered EVERYTHING in an instant. It’s very expensive and you don’t get the standard 1.0 oz of product. As I said, I tested a sample, but the actual packaging is so messy and quite a disaster. The formula get my stamp of approval but the packaging and no shade match makes it a pass for me so we’re going to meet in the middle with a MEH.

Primers: Too Faced Hangover Rx, elf Blur Stick
Powder: Milani Prep+Set+Glow
Tool: Morphe M439 Brush

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Foundation Friday: beautyblender Bounce 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: NYX Born To Glow Naturally Radiant

 

Claims
–Buildable, medium overage that lasts all day
–Naturally radiant finish
–Smooth, even-toned look
–Blends like a dream

Price
–$10 at Ulta and nyxcosmetics.com
–1.0 oz

Shade Range
–45
–My shade: Light Porcelain

Pros
–Affordable
–Shade range
–Longwearing
–Packaging
–Buildable coverage
–Worked with other complexion products
–Didn’t cake when set with powder
–Cruelty free
–Vegan
–Shade match for me
–Easy to blend with brush and sponge
–Works on my dry skin
–Lightweight
–Great to mix in other foundation to add radiance and glow

Cons
–None

Final Thoughts
I FREAKING love this foundation and I can’t believe it’s only $10. It reminds me of the NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation, just a hell of a lot cheaper. I got full coverage with 2 layers and all my redness was covered. It worked great with a brush and sponge which is important to me because I go back and forth with which tool I prefer. The shade and undertone match me perfectly which is RARE. It’s cheap and good and I can’t say enough good things.

Primer: Kaja Blur Drop Weightless Water Primer
Powder: Catrice Prime & Fine Waterproof Mattifying 
Tools: Sonia Kashuk Brush and Sponge

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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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