Monday, January 2, 2012

Product Roundup #1: Foundation

My Foundation Stash
**Missing from photo is Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation

The average person has one bottle of foundation that they wear everyday. The makeup junkie tires of the same thing very easily and likes variety. This is where my stash comes in. I also know that my foundation shade changes quickly, and depending on how my skin looks I like different amounts of coverage.

Produit: MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15
Description: HG worthy in summer, too dark for me in winter. Full review here.
Décision: Use it up! Mix with Revlon Colorstay for maximum coverage in winter.

Produit: MAC Matchmaster Foundation shade 1.0
Description: You can find my full review here.
Décision: Use it up! Great for my oily skin!

Produit: Revlon Colorstay Foundation for combo/oily in Ivory
Décision: Use it up!

Produit: Revlon Photoready Foundation in Ivory
Description: By itself this foundation makes me look straight-up Cullen-esque. Lots of shimmery, sparkly skin. Can be mixed with Revlon Colorstay for a dewy look that lasts all day.
Décision: Undecided. I might keep it to mix with CS or I might get rid of it.

Produit: Shu Uemura Face Architect Smoothing Fluid Foundation in 784?
Description: Light coverage, looks blotchy on my skin. Full review coming soon.
Décision: It's gotta go.

Produit: Stila SPF30 Oil-free Tinted Moisturizer in Bare
Description: Evens out skin tone without greasies.
Décision: Use it up!

Produit: Sephora tinted moisturizer in Light 15
Description: Might be oil-free but still feels greasy on my skin.
Décision: It's gotta go.

Produit: Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in 13
Description: Covers a little better than a TM but has a very strong perfumey scent.
Décision: It's gotta go.

Produit: Bare Minerals Matte Foundation in Fairy Light
Décision: Use it up!

Produit: Bare Minerals Original Foundation in Fairly Light
Description: I used this for years but I don't feel the love any more. I think I've developed an allergy to the bismuth in it as well.
Décision: It's gotta go.

Produit: Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation in Blush Ivory
Description: Possibly on it's way to HG status. Nice natural look on skin, slightly dewy without sliding off of my face. Full review to come!
Décision: Use it up!


  1. Love your foundation stash! hahhaha...I had one too but decided to pair it down. I use the Revlon
    Photo Ready and love it! My favorite is Make Up Forever foundations though! Just found you and loved this post! Will be following you!
    XO Carrie

  2. What a great collection! I also have combo/oily NC15 (NC20 in summer) skin and really appreciate all of your reviews here. I think I have to give Matchmaster another go... I got a sample of it in the past and really liked it. Shade #1 was slightly too pale, but nothing a little bronzer won't fix :)