The Perfect Foundation
If there is one thing I know that all women are in search for, it is the perfect foundation. Before I was working as an Operations Manager at a cosmetic store (click here on how I gave them the deuces) I was wearing the same foundation for everything. I didn’t know much about foundation or how to beat my face but once I did, I became obsessed with it. Everyone at my job was calling me The Foundation Queen.
My homegirl and I were the only two black girls working there at the time and she taught me a lot about makeup. The company we worked for didn’t buy into darker shades since they felt that their customer was on the fair side, so you can only imagine how excited my homegirl and I were when we did receive testers in our complexion. Plus Sephora was right around the corner, so I knew they would have my shade if I needed a sample.
There are so many foundations with different benefits and here are some of my favorite foundations that I use religiously.
Tom Ford Waterproof Foundation and Concealer- Full coverage, breathable, WATERPROOF foundation that literally a little bit can go a long way. It lasts all day and night (I wear this all the time) and this is the perfect foundation for harsh weather conditions such as heat, humidity, and rain. Your face will stay beat through it all chile.
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation- Oil-free, full coverage foundation that can be used for all skin types that lasts up to 16 hours. It helps even out your skin tone while delivering a naturally radiant glow. Due to the harsh weathers in New York, I've been using this one a lot lately just to take away the dullness of my skin and it has helped me tremendously.
NARS Tinted Moisturizer- This oil-free, lightweight tinted moisturizer helps hydrates the skin and has proven to help reduce the appearance of discoloration and dark spots in as little as four weeks. Y’all know how I feel about my dark spots. In addition, this tinted moisturizer helps smooth out the surface of any skin. SPF 30 is included.
Giorgio Armani Power Fabric- Full Coverage with a velvet matte, lightweight second skin finish. A little goes a long way and the flawless results last up to 16 hours. Rated in the top 10 foundations for the sensitive and acne-prone skin and SPF is included. I recommend this one for the summer.
Kevyn Aucoin - I wrote an entire post about how much I love this foundation. Click here to read more about it.
Temptu Air Brush- I remember trying to find $200 for this machine (and I found it but that’s another story) and I was so impressed with it. If you are always on the go, this is the perfect foundation for you. You can literally use this airbrush machine for your hair, foundation, highlight, eyebrows, and blush. Damn near everything! The best part is that it can fit inside of your purse as well.
Unfortunately, I don't use this as often due to the fact that they discontinue my shade but if you are able to find the perfect match, thank me later sis.
Dior Star- I think this was the foundation that I was wearing all the time lol. Don't get me wrong, this was a beautiful foundation but it's not meant to be worn year round. This is a more luminous semi-matte foundation and I would recommend this for the spring, depending on your skin type. Honestly, I am going to try some more Dior foundations because they really make some beautiful foundations for all skin complexions. I'll get back to y'all on this one.
I am going to try the new NARS foundation and give Rihanna's foundation a try as well! Please comment below and tell me what are some of your favorite foundations and please give deets!