I frequently get asked here, on My Lucite Dreams, what my favorite foundations are. I can easily understand why this question comes up so often. It’s no easy task coming across the ‘perfect base’, let alone just a ‘good’ one. Testing and trialing foundations has become a sort of obsession to me, a constant quest for the next incredible formula. Through the many I’ve tested I have come across a few gems which I am sharing here today, in my top five round-up.
Now, what works for me might not be the best option for you. Every persons skin is different and with different requirements. I also always say, if you can, try before you buy and look at your skin in every light. I might also add that I personally seek out foundations with dewy and luminous finishes. In no way will I ever choose a base if it does not offer the effect of natural-looking ‘skin’. Whether I seek light or full coverage, I want my skin to look as if I am not wearing any base at all. My skin type is normal/dry with larger pores.
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
An all-time favorite base of mine is the NARS Tinted Moisturizer. This base gives you an incredible ‘lit-from-within’ glow that cannot be beat. It has a bit more coverage than your average TM, but is still very light. The formula is creamy and incredibly easy to blend. I actually love the luminous finish in this so much that I will add it to a heavier foundation on days when I seek a bit more coverage.
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation
Light in coverage, similar to the NARS Tinted Moisturizer. This one has flawless, undetectable coverage with a natural, dewy and radiant finish.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
A full-coverage foundation and the heaviest in the round-up. The Luminous Silk Foundation gives me flawless coverage, while still allowing my skin a natural appearance. While the name says “Luminous”, it has more of a satin finish.
RMS Un-Cover Up
The Un-Cover Up is a concealer as well as a foundation. It delivers medium-full coverage with a dewy finish and a completely natural-looking result. It contains natural and organic skin-healthy ingredients. I am starting to use this quite often to help benefit and care for my skin. I usually just place the product in the places that need some coverage. It’s incredible how it blends into the skin. It works wonders as a concealer alone.
YSL Teint Radiance Foundation
A medium coverage foundation that provides flawless coverage with a radiant finish. It applies beautifully and leaves skin looking like skin.
What are some of your favorite foundations? I would love to hear!