Sunday, April 17, 2011

Makeup Collection 1: Foundations

Hello there! So here it is...the beginning of my makeup collection. I know you're probably thinking, "Why so many foundations Jules?" Although it may seem like I just  made a mistake too many with picking my foundation shade, I really didn't! These are different types of foundations and yes maybe different shades as well.
Like many women out there, I too was lost in the vastness of makeup foundations. I honestly had a hard time picking the right one. Rest assure that I did not purchase all of these foundations at one sitting (just like my other makeup products).
Well, let's get started shall we? I hope you guys will find this post useful in warding off any future mistakes and please don't hesitate to ask me anything about the foundations.
Drugstore Foundations
Sally Hansen Natural Beauty, Revlon ColorStay, and Revlon PhotoReady
You can purchase these at your local drugstores and stores like Walmart or Target. The prices for each range from $13 - $14. Sometimes CVS holds a sale for the Revlon products where you can buy one get one free or at 50% off.

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty: Medium to full coverage. Didn't break me out but felt a little heavy on my face. Has a thicker than usual consistency compared to other liquid foundations. Comes in a frosted bottle complete with a convenient pump.

Revlon ColorStay: This gives medium to full coverage. Does not have a pump. Has different formulations; Normal, Dry, Oily. Even though it comes in a number of colors, I was unable to find the right match for my skin. I also noticed that this foundation was difficult to wash off completely whenever I used my synthetic foundation brush.

Revlon PhotoReady: Often compared to Makeupforever HD foundation. This is a great foundation. It didn't break me out. I have combination skin and this made my t-zone a little oily after some time. This is also gives a medium to full coverage.

Available at Macy's department stores and online at
12 shades available
Good for Oily, Dry Combination, and Very Oily
This foundation is lightweight and gives light to medium coverage. Stays matte all day. 

 MAC Hyper Real SPF 15 (?), MAC Mineralized Satinfinish SPF 15 ($29.50), MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 ($26.50), and MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 ($29.50)

MAC Hyper Real: It's a good foundation but has too much shimmer. Medium to full coverage. No pump.

MAC Mineralized Satinfinish: I love the dewey look that this foundation gives me. My skin looks healthy. This didn't make me break out at all. Has a pump.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid: Full coverage makeup. Makes me have break outs but I come back to it every now and then because I like the coverage and the finish. This is actually my second bottle. Does not come with a pump but you can purchase the pump separately like I did.

MAC Studio Sculpt: Water resistant and gel based. Gives a medium to full coverage. One of my favorite foundations from MAC. Does not break me out. Comes in a tube.

NARS Sheer Matte Foundation (15 shades) $42
Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation $54
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation $40
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation $42

NARS Sheer Matte: Great foundation but too sheer for me. This gives a truly matte finish and controls oil through out the day. It's good for people with normal to oily and very oily skin types. Does not have a pump.

Chanel Vitalumiere: I LOVE THIS foundation! I'm halfway through. If I'm having a really good skin day, I reach for this foundation because it gives me a really natural, healthy glowing skin. It has a light to medium coverage. This does not break me out at all. It goes on really smooth whenever I apply it. Has a pump and a cap.

Make Up For Ever HD: Oil free! Medium to full coverage. Does not break me out. It has a semi-matte finish but is NOT great for flash photos. Has a pump and a cap. I like this foundation a lot because of the great coverage. I get a lot of compliments about my skin whenever I wear this. A lot of people think I have naturally flawless skin whenever I have this on my face.

Laura Mercier Silk Creme: Another great foundation in my book. Gives medium to full coverage. This is a long-wearing, waterproof foundation. I like this foundation a lot because it makes my skin look luminous and dewey. It comes in a tube but it's liquid. The only thing that irks me about this foundation is the fact that you get very little product for so much money. I mean $42 for about 1 oz!? That's bananas!

Graftobian Hi-Def Glamour Creme Super Palette $63.99
3 Palette in Warm, Cool, and Neutral
18 shades in each palette
I purchased this at Paint and Powder Store because it's cheaper there and I've never looked back since! This gives full coverage but does not look cakey. It can also be used as a spot concealer. This is a creme foundation but you can use a mixing medium or a MAC fix plus spray to thin it out to a liquid foundation or for under eye concealer. I recommend this foundation for people starting out as a makeup artist. I have the Warm and Neutral palettes.

Well I hope you guys like my mini reviews of these foundations. If you have any questions, ask away. I'm always happy to help and answer any of your questions.

I went to CCO today and I bought a few things from there. I will share my newly hauled goodies with you guys tomorrow. I gotta go take care of my little munchkin for now so I'll talk to you guys later.


  1. Love mixing shades. What a great idea! MAC studio sculpt is my favorite.

  2. I love buying foundation too,it's my guilty pleasure, I had tons.

  3. OMG that's a lot of foundations! I love it! Hahaha
    I'm eyeing Studio Sculpt right now, but I wonder if it's okay to wear on a hot, humid day.. what do you think?

  4. Hi ladies! Thanks for stopping by. I mix shades too because sometimes it's hard to get the right color match. Yes I agree with you is definitely a guilty pleasure. =D I love my Studio Sculpt because it's great for the summer. I wear it during the summer because even though it's medium to full coverage, it doesn't feel heavy on the skin since it's gel based. I would definitely recommend it for a humid type of weather Fifi. ^_^

  5. My mum has good skin. So I just briefly took one of her SKII ( to use, which I assume is a moisturizer. It's good man I tell you! She gave me a small bottle of eye cream before but the effects weren't that great and I stopped using. But my mum's moisturizer is good! I can feel it reacting once I applied it

  6. Thanks for letting us in on that Gillion. I'll look into it and maybe try it once my moisturizer is finish. =)

  7. hi LOVE your blog & following you RIGHT NOW...
    we girls can't have enough foundations. always sometimes mixing thhem up... when i am tanned i need another set of foundations and when i'm freaking white i needa another.... so i agree with your long range of foundations!!!!have fun!!!


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