My All Time Favorite Natural Finish Foundations

Friday, March 16, 2018

I'm sure many of you know what it feels like to search for your top holy grail foundation(s)! A common issue we run into is that our foundation doesn't sit the same all year through.  What may work for one season may not work for another, and over time our skin type tends to change.  However, I've found that natural finish bases have remained consistent in my makeup repetoire, no matter the circumstance. They always compliment my skin the best, awarding a flawless complexion every time. So, what's the main thing I look for in a foundation? As a busy mom, I look for foundations that I really don't need to fuss over. I want know that my base will stay put all day, with as much as a mid-day powder.  Less is definitely more for a youthful complexion, so I tend to gravitate towards formulas with medium coverage. Cream foundations are also a plus for me! 

There are only a handful of foundations that I generally keep in rotation, depending on how I feel that day and based on the occasion.  Some have been my go-to's for years and I've also added a newbie to my collection that I'm starting to wear pretty often.  With so many great options out there on the market, it's hard to only commit to one.

My all time favorite foundation ...

The Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation is the one foundation that makes my complexion look it's very best! Regardless of the application (brush, beauty blender or with your finger tips), my skin looks smooth, even-toned with a hint of glow ~  truly flawless.  It's a cream foundation with medium to build-able full coverage and the shade range is geared for neutral to yellow/olive undertones.  I get my perfect shade with all Tom Ford foundations, wearing Bisque most of the year and Sable during the Summer months. Perfect for all skin types!

The best all around for day and night ...

I've become a huge fan of foundation sticks, for that one stop shop for great coverage on the go! The emollient creamy formula of the Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick allows for a smooth and even application with little effort. Apply it just where you need it with a dense foundation brush, set with a light dusting of powder all over, and you're set for the day. It's not quite as long lasting as the Traceless Perfecting Foundation, but it's the lit from within glow that I love the most!  Stash it in your handbag for easy touch-ups throughout the day.  

My newest addition for everyday ...

As a fan of Marc Jacobs voluminous mascara and their lipsticks, I was hopeful that the newly released Shameless Youthful 24 Hour Foundation would be a huge hit. I was pleasantly surprised that the cute and portable packaging contained 1 full ounce of product. After testing this foundation for a good week, I found that there's a technique to getting a beautiful natural finish that would win it's slot as one of the best foundations I have ever tried.  Suited best for normal to combo skin types, I found that this foundation sat well with the help of added hydration. Apply a thin layer of foundation with a dense buffing brush (here and here) in back and forth, sweeping motions until fully blended. Then build coverage from there, up to a solid medium coverage. Finish with hydrating or setting spray to reveal a your skin but better look. In the alternative, I also enjoy using a damp beauty blender with this product. With a small boost of hydration, this foundation really does become a beautiful finish that lasts all day. The Shameless foundation feels very lightweight on the skin and has amazing staying power with SPF 25 for skin protection.  Perfect for Everyday!

Adjustable coverage and photograph worthy ...

I'm sure you can sense that I'm a fan of stick foundations. Unlike the Tom Ford foundation stick, the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick can provide full coverage upon its initial swipe over the face. With a kabuki brush, I like to add a light layer to begin with and then dab extra to areas that I want fully concealed and flawless. a.k.a. my freckles and the occasional blemish. I particularly like to wear this for nights out and on special occasions, since it photographs beautifully. It gives you this soft focus look that makes you absolutely dreamy! Hourglass just increased their shade range, so this is one to look into. It won't disappoint!

All these bases compliment well with my favorite illuminating primer, which I always apply right before foundation.  Have you tried any of these?  What are your favorite foundation(s) that you can't live without? Share your picks in the comments, along with your skin type.  Thanks so much gals! 

Warmly ~


1 comment:

  1. I needed this info. Thank you for taking the time to test and write it all out!


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