Foundation Reviews

Peaches 'n cream-complected young people need not apply, but the rest of us need a little help evening out skin tone, hiding sun damage, and masking enlarged pores.  That's where a proper foundation comes in.  There are two main ways to use this product: mineral powder (praised for its non-comedogenic and natural sun blocking properties) and liquid formulations (best for creating a dewy glowing look).  Be sure to change your usual shade by season to best match your natural tone.  If you can't decide between two shades, go for the darker one to give your complexion warmth and mask flaws better.

ChickAdvisor members give props to powdered foundations from Bare Escentuals bareMinerals, MAC Studio Fix Powder plus Foundation, and Maybelline New York Mineral Power Loose Foundation.  High marks for liquid formulas belong to Maybelline New York Dream Liquid Mousse, Marcelle New-Age Anti-Wrinkle Makeup, and Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation.

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Maybelline New York Dream Velvet Foundation
I purchased this foundation to try and replace my go-to powder foundation. I have really dry skin but appreciate a matte finish so I decided to try this formula that was recommended. I am most excited by the range of colours that his foundation comes in for a drug store brand...

606 reviews
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
I used this foundation for about 2 years and i recently switched. It actually is a good foundation i used the Matt version tho due to my oily skin. But its covered well and was cheap.. but i ended up getting a sample of another foundation and it was more expensive but i fell in...

339 reviews
bareMinerals SPF15 Foundation
I love bare mineral makeup. It's not cakey and provides great coverage. I always purchase makeup with SPF and this mineral makeup has that. The tutorial is a must for first timers, but its easy to get the hang of

264 reviews
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation
it is really lightweight foundation with medium coverage. It applies very smoothly and is great for natural look. If i want more coverage, i just mix it with full coverage foundation.

184 reviews
L'Oreal True Match Liquid Foundation
This foundation is probably one of my go to liquid foundation for everyday wear. It's a bit liquidy but that also helps with its blend ability. It blends out to be perfectly smooth and not cakey at all however you must moisturize your face properly before you use this (as you...

235 reviews
Maybelline New York Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation
This is my favourite drugstore foundation. It goes on smooth covers what it needs to cover and feels great. The shade i use is light 1 and its a perfect match. I've tried other drugstore foundations but i always go back to this one.

218 reviews
MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
J`ai bien aimé. Laisse la peau douce et pas l`impression d`avoir une couche de poudre au visage. Bel effet sur la peau, facile a appliquer et très léger.

190 reviews
Maybeline FIT ME! Matte + Poreless Foundation
I really enjoy how this product makes my skin look, I love how it covers my birthmark and my facial redness. I also like the packaging, and how it basically melts into my skin.

169 reviews
Maybelline New York Dream Matte Mousse Foundation
Didn't like the color match of their ivory. The paste texture needed to be touched up quite a bit to get it to not look splotchy. Once on and corrected by adding a considerable amount of blush and highlighting, it looked totally fine. If I had few options I'd be fine with it...

223 reviews
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Foundation Stick
This product was a pleasant surprise for me because when I first started to apply it, I wasn't so sure. I #gotitfree as part of the product review club and the shade is a bit darker than my skin tone so I opted to use it as a contour. I typically opt for powder when it comes to...

102 reviews
Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Makeup
This is the one drugstore product that I can't live without. I am typically not brand loyal and love trying new products, but I have been using Instant Age Eraser for 3 years now and I won't go without it. I have found that it has improved the appearance and tone of the skin...

151 reviews
CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation
Being over 50, with age spots, and the tired eyes of a mom of 5 kids --- I reach for this everyday before I head out .The sheer coverage is perfect for my blemishes and around my nose. However, I need 2-3 coats under my eyes which can sometimes get a bit cakey. If Cover Girl...

143 reviews
Revlon ColorStay 24hr Foundation
I've been using this foundation for probably about 6-7 years now and I've never loved a foundation more than I have this one. It stays on my face all day but it doesn't look cakey at all.It makes your face look flawless and it comes in so many shades and two different...

115 reviews
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation
I love this foundation but GOSH it's SO deadly on my dry skin...I have tried their olay mixed one and it just doesn't have the same coverage... :( I found an alternative that helps - I add a drop of olive oil with the foundation and apply...but just not liking that

106 reviews
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Foundation
Since I have acne scars and uneven skin tone, I was in searched for a foundation that has a full coverage and the one that doesn't need frequent touch ups. This foundation hits the mark. A little goes a long way for this foundation and it doesn't oxidizes on my skin. It is thick...

104 reviews
Revlon ColorStay Makeup with Softflex
I started using this foundation many years ago. I love the way it covers and lasts all day. I do alternate this with another brand because of price, but when it's on sale i most definitely buy this brand. The quality of this foundation is obvious, it has a nice silky feel...

120 reviews
MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid with SPF 15
Don't you just get so upset about certain beauty products lately? You find one thing you love about it but then something else TOTALLY throws you off..well in my case, i love the way their colors match, how they don't oxidize and how well they cover..what i hate? BREAK...

117 reviews
CoverGirl Ready, Set GORGEOUS Foundation
This is a great drugstore foundation especially in the warmer months. It stays in place all day, stays matte for longer than most drugstore foundations and has great coverage! When my skin is drier, I mix with a bb cream and it works great! I love the finish of this with a brush...

92 reviews
CoverGirl Clean Oil-Control Liquid Makeup
I love the coverage of this foundation. It works best when using your fingers to apply. It provides just enough coverage to even out my skin tone. I do notice the feel when it's warmed out, however, I tend to not wear a ton of makeup. Overall, it is a great product!

131 reviews
L'Oreal Paris Infalliable Pro-Matte Foundation
This foundation right here controls every inch of oiliness! I forgot I bought this a little while ago and decided to wear it today. I kept me matte all day and received my very first compliment on my complexion while wearing this! I have very oily and acne prone skin and today...

77 reviews

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