Foundation Friday: Morphe Fluidity Full-Coverage

Claims
–Long-wearing
–Sweat proof
–Water-resistant
–Full-coverage
–Transfer resistant
–Great for all skin types

Price
–$18 for 1.0 oz at Ulta & morphebrushes.com

Shade Range
–60
–My shade: F1.10 Fairest with Neutral Undertones

Pros
–Affordable
–Oil free
–Paraben free
–Full coverage
–Long lasting
–Wasn’t too matte for my dry skin
–Didn’t cake on my dry skin
–Fragrance free
–Shade range and tones
–Cruelty free
–Shade match for me
–Easy to blend
–Worked well with my concealer/powder combo

Cons
–Availability :: can only get online, Morphe stores, and select Ulta stores

Final Thoughts
I got full coverage with one layer and I didn’t have to use much product. I got full coverage in one layer using a brush and a sponge. It covered ALL of my redness. At first, it didn’t want to stick to my nose, but that’s not unusual. I got it to stick using a sponge. I was worried that it would be too matte and drying on my VERY dry skin (thanks, cold weather), but it wasn’t. I do think it would dry down/set and not be tacky, but I always set with a powder regardless. Since my skin is dry, I use a fluffy brush and do a very light dusting. I almost bought shade F1.3 (fairest with pink undertones) because I have VERY pink undertones, but I think it would have been too dark. F1.10 was definitely the shade I needed. I think this is a great, full coverage foundation that is affordable.

Primer: Too Faced Hangover RX, elf Blur Stick
Powder: Milani Prep+Set+Glow
Tools: Morphe M439 and Real Techniques Sponge

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Before & After
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No makeup :: Foundation only :: Full face
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AM & PM (after the gym, but I don’t sweat a lot there)
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Swatch
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Shade comparisons

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Foundation Friday: NARS Natural Radiant Longwear

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Claims
–Buildable, full-coverage
–16 hour wear
–Transfer proof
–Lightweight
–Fade-resistant
–Sweat proof

Price
–$49 for 1.0 oz
Nordstrom, Sephora, narscosmetics.com

Shade Range
–33
–My shade: Oslo

Pros
–Paraben free
–Gluten free
–Cruelty free
–Shade range
–Shade match for me
–Fragrance free
–Full coverage
–Longwearing
–Lightweight
–Alcohol free
–Oil free
–Dermatologist tested
–Non-comedogenic
–Packaging, pump!

Cons
–Expensive
–Doesn’t work well with just any concealer or powder

Final Thoughts
The first time I tried this, I used my Hourglass powder and it was a hot mess. It looked heavy, cakey, and just bad. I tried it again with my Milani powder and it was a much better match. It set the foundation, but left my skin glowy and not cakey. I used my Catrice concealer and it was a nope,  but it worked well with my Kylie concealer. I love the radiant finish and got full coverage with one layer. I really like this, but there are cheaper foundations that I like just as much that play well with any and all powders and concealers. I do think it’s a great foundation and if it were cheaper, I would definitely buy it.


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Before & After
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AM & PM
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No makeup :: Foundation only :: Full face

NARS + Milani

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Before & After
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No makeup :: Foundation only :: Full face
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AM & PM

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Foundation Friday: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Liquid Makeup

I wore this foundation in high school and college and then they changed the shade range and there was no longer a shade match for me. I wore “Shell” forever, but the “Shell” of today is HELLA dark.

Once I got into makeup and started following blogs and watching YouTube, so many people raved about this foundation. I’m over like, “I KNOW IT’S GOOD. I USED IT BEFORE YOU!” I was salty.

Estee Lauder came to their senses and expanded the shade range and when I saw there was one for me, I couldn’t add to my cart fast enough.

Claims
–24 hour wear
–Oil free
–Non-acnegenic
–Medium-to-full coverage
–Matte finish
–Waterproof
–Transfer resistant
–Dermatologist tested
–Fragrance free
–Cool, neutral, and warm undertones available

Price
–$42 for 1.0 oz
Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom 

Shade Range
–56
–My shade: 0N1 Alabaster
*some shades are online only at some retailers

Pros
–Shade range
–Shade match for me
–Lightweight on the skin
–Full coverage
–Long lasting
–Fragrance free
–Matte finish but can work for dry skin with proper skin prep

Cons
–Packaging :: You can by a pump separately for $10
–Not cruelty free
–Expensive
–Some shades are online only at some retailers

Final Thoughts
There’s a reason this foundation has a cult following and is loved by so many. It is full coverage and will last all.day.long. I definitely need to get the pump, otherwise it pours out and there is potential to waste product and it’s too expensive for that to happen. I have to moisturize, use a glowy/hydrating primer, and use a hydrating spray to make this work for my dry skin, but the end result is worth it. If I don’t hydrate properly, it will look like crap on my dry skin. I also like to mix this with other foundations for a little extra coverage and wear time. I usually wear something lighter for day to day, but I like this for special occasions and long days. I am so glad this foundation is back in my life.

Estee Lauder recently came out with Double Wear Light Soft Matte Hydra Makeup and I want to try it, but there isn’t a shade for me. I need them to expand that line and help a sister out.

Warning my fair looks fabulous like crap in these photos. I’m lazy. Sorry not sorry.

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Before & After

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Bare face :: Foundation Only :: Full Face
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AM& PM
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Shade comparisons

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Foundation Friday: Jouer Essential High Coverage Creme

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Claims
–Supreme coverage
–Lightweight & long wearing
–Airbrush matte finish

Price
–$38 for 0.68 fl oz. @ Nordstrom, beautylish.com, jouercosmetics.com
*there are influencer codes that you get you 15% off one of them is “TRENDMOOD”

Shade Range
–50
*thank you, Jouer!!

Pros
–Paraben, sulfate, phthalate free
–Cruelty free
–Vegan
–Oil free
–Contains hyaluronic acid which my skin loves
–Packaging, pump!
–Full coverage
–Little goes a long way
–Shade range
–Doesn’t feel heavy
–Longwearing

Cons
–Pricey
–Less than the standard 1 oz
–Accentuated my smile lines
–Not good for my dry skin

Final Verdict
–I don’t have any photos of me wearing this foundation because it just looked awful on me. My skin is very dry and this foundation just didn’t work for me. I tried lots of primer and powder combinations and it still didn’t work. I mixed in a facial oil in with it and that just caused it to break up on me.
–I do however still use this foundation, just not all over. Since it is so pigmented and full coverage, it makes for a great spot concealer. My chin seems to stay red and broken out so I always use this on my chin. On lighter makeup days, I will use this as a spot concealer and then use my MAC Studio Fix Powder and I’ve got good coverage quickly.

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