Okay, so I wasn’t born with the best skin – definitely a genetic trait – and I am always secretly envious of girls who have flawless, perfect skin. I battled with teenage acne, which resulted in a few scars, which leads to discolouration. I’ve seen worse, and I’ve seen far better – so, not to be my own worst critic for once, I’ll say that my skin is in between. However to me, my uneven skin and few scars have caused a slight complex and I now can’t leave the house without putting something on to cover up my skin.
I’ve always hated girls who cake on their foundation, especially now a days when there are so many options (from light/minimal coverage to meduim coverage to heavy coverage). Leave the heavy foundations for bigger events and for every day use opt for a light to meduim coverage foundation (if you’re lucky enough to not need foundation, or not care enough to wear foundation – well, skip this entirely!) – but with so many options to choose from it can be overwhelming.
Nars - Sheer Matte Foundation
I have four favourite foundations that I use depending on the day and occasion (or who I’m trying to impress haha). I have a darker, more tanned if you will, complexion. Girls with darker complexions seem to suffer from more discolourations than girls with lighter complexions – but it may not always be the case. These work with my skin and colouring, and will not be the same for everyone!
Mac Studio Fix Powder
Foundation #1 – Mac Studio Fix Powder
This is my lighter foundation – which I reach for almost on a daily basis. It is a powder, so I personally find it lighter than a liquid foundation, giving a more natural look. I don’t use the sponge that comes with it however, and instead I opt for my Sephora Professional Kabuki brush. It provides a great coverage, covering up everything that I need to cover up, without feeling heavy (like some liquid foundations have the tendency of doing).
Nars Sheer Matte Foundation
Foundation #2 – Nars Sheer Matte Foundation
So, I’ve been eyeing this foundation for months and recently decided to go ahead and make the purchase. I’ve had it for about two weeks now, and I seem to reach for it every morning and evening out. It is a very, very light – I can’t stress that enough – providing a light to meduim, but buildable coverage. This is what prevented me from buying it earlier, because I was scared that it would almost be too light of a coverage (think: tinted moisturizer). Well, needless to say I have been very pleasantly surprised. The foundation is supposed to also help the radiance of your skin, as it has complexion brightening properties. I like this foundation, a lot actually. It smells good, and it leaves me feeling fresh and not overly done up. To apply the foundation I use my Sephora Professional Platinum Airbrush, for an even and blended coverage. I definitely recommend this foundation!
Foundation #3 – CARGO Liquid Foundation
CARGO Liquid Foundation
Okay, so I recently ran out of this and was super upset (and the main reason why I bought the Nars Sheer Matte) since they don’t sell it at Sephora anymore. I googled it – and the only place in Montreal where the line is carried is at the Murale downtown, and I havent had a chance to make it out there. This foundation is everything anyone would want – it smells amazing, it provides the perfect coverage and it has an array of colours all in a cute little package. I’m definitely going to buy more once I’ve used up all the Nars foundation. Plus as another bonus, CARGO is a Canadian company – does it get any better than this?
Foundation #4 – Studio Fix Fluid
Mac Studio Fix Fluid
Okay, so this is my go to foundation when I need a full coverage look (think: going out, weddings etc). This foundation provides an amazing coverage – actually covering every blemish and imperfection that your face might have. The best thing about this foundation isn’t the coverage, but the array of colours that it comes in. So girls, if you usually have trouble finding your perfect colour, I am sure it’s because you haven’t checked out the Mac Fluid Line.