Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Current Top 5 Foundations

I got tagged on Instagram by the lovely Lindsey to name my 5 favorite foundations and I thought I will post them here as well. I can not commit enough to call them my ultimate favorites because its make up and you know there will always be a new foundation coming out. However for some months now these have been the ones in heavy rotation depending on the occasion or weather.

1. Laura Mercier Mineral Powder - this is my favorite mineral powder. I use it for a light to medium coverage just on its own and properly buffed in or I dust it on top of a foundation as an extra layer to make the base flawless and longer lasting. The latter I do when I'm going out and I crave for the plastic fantastic face. It is an excellent product and I do urge you to give it a go.

2. Clarins Extra-Comfort SPF 15- talking of plastic fantastic brings us to this product. It is insane how much I love it and I dont normally even like medium to full coverage foundations. Its pretty full on but never looks cakey and always gives this beautiful glow that I cant stop admiring. Some people say it looks oily but maybe if your skin is oily to begin with this one isn't for you. My skin more of a normal/combination and it looks great. As much as I dislike the heavy and messy glass jar packaging the product itself will firmly stay in my top foundations ever tried list.

3. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation- my day to day foundation preference that just gives a natural but smoother and more luminous complexion. I like it the best when applied with a BeautyBlender sponge as this gives the sheerest coverage. Its just as pretty when buffed in with a brush but for daily use sponge is my fav.

4. Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum- I haven't tried many drugstore foundations but out of the ones I have this one comes on top. I always have it in my collection and I think the bottle is handy so I like to travel with it. Its just a good foundation nothing fancy but great for the price and beautiful natural finish. I do think this can start looking a bit oily on some days and I dont tend to use it when the weather gets super hot here.

5. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua- I kept reading all the raving reviews about it until my will power crumbled and I had to have it. I always deemed it too light coverage before but recently my skin has been better than for years (I think a separate post on that is in order) and I love it. Its super watery light texture that blends seamlessly and looks soo beautiful. Its just that it woun't cover too many imperfections but is unbeatable on a good skin day.

I would love to hear whats your top foundations? Do you use the same ones or like to switch it up constantly?

My foundation wishlist now has three items I really really want to try next:
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Moisturizing Photo Edition
Dior Star
Clarins True Radiance

Have you tried any of these?


  1. Great post Laura! :)
    Ever since doing this post on Instagram I've been on a foundation kick. I might just have to pick up the Chanel VA when I visit my family in California...and then there's the Clarins and the NARS...this is not good I'm supposed to be clearing out my collection not adding to it! >.<


  2. Your instagram tag and this post have got me craving all sorts of foundations (god, how weird does that sound!? haha!)

    I need to get Nars Sheer Glow back in my life too. Still loving good old Bourjois Healthy Mix :) Dior Star and that new LM one look fab - I'll be all over those too soon! (hand ups emoji!)

    Lis x

  3. I've recently discovered Clarins Extra Comfort and I'm obsessed with the finish of it! Beautiful. Haven't tried any of your other picks. I do like a full coverage and Estee Lauder Double Wear is a big favourite of mine. Revlon ColorStay is also pretty good, not to mention cheaper than the others! x

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