I have one liquid foundation, one tinted moisturizer, one foundation stick, one undereye concealer, and one all-over concealer. I'm...a bit of a base makeup junkie.
- MUFE Ultra HD Foundation Stick in Y315
- MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW25
- Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation in Light
- Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream in 03 Buttercream
- Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealing Crème in Tahini
|L-R: Bare Minerals 03 Buttercream, Becca Light, Becca Tahini, MAC NW25, MUFE Y315.|
I know what you're thinking.
"What kind of patchwork quilt face DO YOU HAVE, LARIE?"
In my defense, foundation is...magic. I bow to its mysteriousness. Seriously, though, I have reasons. Sort of.
Most days, if my skin's all right, I just use both concealers. MAC Pro Longwear is great for under the eyes; it sets, doesn't emphasize lines and creases, and gives great coverage. I have purple circles, so the warmer, peachy NW25 counteracts that without looking ashy (and the Pro Longwear range runs a bit lighter than other MAC lines, as I'm usually NC20). This is too warm for the rest of my face, though.
For that, I use the Becca concealer in Tahini, which I really like. It's creamy, very pigmented, and can cover up redness brilliantly. I use a ring finger, dab it on places that need concealing, and then use a brush or a Beauty Blender to buff it out. This is probably the one with the most golden undertone, and it's a great match for my skintone.
I promise I will review the Becca foundation (drafting that next). It runs a bit pink/peachier than I'd prefer (Light is supposed to have neutral tones, but I wish they had a golden undertone option in the lighter end of the spectrum), but still matches pretty well. It's nice to have a liquid, higher coverage option sometimes. Also, GLOW.
|Wearing the Becca Aqua Luminous Foundation, with Hourglass powder on top.|
The Bare Minerals gel tinted whatsit is also quite yellow, but it's not full coverage and melds into skin beautifully. I really like it still (besides the ridiculous name), and have about half a tube or less left. It's a little lighter - both in coverage and feel - than the Becca foundation, so it's a nice "middle ground" foundation.
Lastly, the MUFE stick - I still like this, too. It's good for travel and it is easy to apply with a brush or a Beauty Blender. It's good for spot coverage (like a concealer) or all over foundation. I like it best applied with a Beauty Blender. It does look a touch peachy in the swatch, but once blended out, it's a fair match for me.
So, that's it over here. What foundations and concealers do you have on rotation - and which are your favorites?