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
after hearing all the hype of this foundation, i was so excited to try it out on myself however, i didnt like the feel of it on my skin, it got cakey after it oxidised, it also went too dark and yellow after oxidisation


636 reviews
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
I use the Fit me foundation in the hydrate and smooth formula even though I have somewhat oily skin. I find that foundation for oily skins tend to look very cakey. The foundation gives great coverage but after a few hours I can feel it sitting on my skin. This might be due to...


469 reviews
Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
Great product! I got it as part of the product review club and I really liked the feel and wear of this foundation. Great when used with a beauty blender and primer beforhand.


392 reviews
bareMinerals SPF15 Foundation
Oh this foundation is my holy grail! It is so beautiful and buildale. The key to this is to add a little bit at a time and really buff it in. Layers..the key is layers..you are going to think you are piling it on but you aren't. Really buff it in because it then mixes with the...


272 reviews
L'Oreal True Match Liquid Foundation
This is a "meh" product for me - I would likely only buy it again if it was on sale. Didn't find it matched my skin tone any more than others and it didn't provide the full coverage that I need to hide my blemishes and acne scarring. Also the bottle is awkward. Not the worst...


269 reviews
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation
I did not like how this wore on my face. however, I would not recommend this for any with oily combination skin or acne prone skin. I didn't find this to have great coverage and I felt like it emphasized my pores a lot.


206 reviews
Maybelline New York Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation
The Maybelline New York Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation is a decent foundation. It is not amazing, but it is good! It has good coverage but I find it comes off your face throughout the day, especially on a hotter day.Otherwise, good price for a pretty good product. I just wish it...


242 reviews
Maybelline New York Dream Cushion Fresh Face Liquid Foundation
Wow! Se fond de teint est exceptionnelle!! Il cache tres bien et na pas l'air gras du tout, il tient bien et n'a aucune odeur desagreable! Je recommande!


173 reviews
MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
I have yet to find a foundation powder that compares to this. The consistency is perfect; I have full coverage without the "cakey" feeling of a full face of makeup. I will apply in the morning and only require a touch up in the evening if I haven't already removed my makeup...


209 reviews
Maybelline New York Dream Matte Mousse Foundation
i found it layed in the creased in my face and around my nose and you could see every line on my face. i even tried applying it different ways and i still didnt like the outcome


257 reviews
Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Makeup
If I were ever in a pinch this was my go-to concealer before I found my love.. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. This concealer is the best drugstore high coverage, blends seamlessly concealer I have found. I have tried almost every concealer under the sun at the drugstore and even...


181 reviews
CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation
The CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation has a very thick consistency and is FULL coverage. I am always looking to try new full coverage foundations that are thick and don't require too many layers. I am starting to develop fine lines near my eyes and near my mouth in my...


179 reviews
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Foundation
This was my first every high end foundation I bought and I loved it! The coverage was amazing, it lasted all day, it didn't get cakey. One of the best foundations i have ever bought!


149 reviews
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Foundation Stick
Awesome product that I wear anyehere. Stays on and dry throughout those everyday movements. I recommend this to all woman because of the rich variety of colors and easy to wipe off. A definate find.


109 reviews
Revlon ColorStay 24hr Foundation
This foundation has been my go-to for a few years. They've changed the formula, but it's still amazing. It's truly long-lasting and doesn't give a cakey feel. I love the pump action bottle, it's convenient and easy to use. I have redness and some acne scars and it covers them up...


133 reviews
CoverGirl Ready, Set GORGEOUS Foundation
I bought this product because of the price point. I read good reviews about it. I however was not happy with it. It was too heavy for my liking and did not look natural. I applied this foundation with a beauty blender, even that didn't create a natural look. I will stick with my...


126 reviews
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation
Covergirl Outlast 3 in 1 Foundation is a staple in my makeup bag. I use the shade Buff Beige, and it is a perfect match for my skin tone. The buildable coverage is amazing, allowing for medium to full coverage, depending on the look I am going for, and it blends like a dream...


116 reviews
MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid with SPF 15
This is probably the 6th MAC studio fix fluid spf 15 foundation that I've purchased. I think it is worth the $30. It is a full coverage foundation and is very creamy and smooth when applied with a brush or sponge. I've tried other foundations, more expensive and less expensive...


140 reviews
L'Oreal Paris Infalliable Pro-Matte Foundation
Hands down the best drug store foundation I have used so far. The coverage is amazing and it last the whole day with primer of cource. I love the finish and it's around 20 so you can't go wrong


104 reviews
Revlon ColorStay Makeup with Softflex
I have been wearing make-up for many years and I am always looking for the right foundation for me , I want flawless looking skin , I am 50 and signs of aging is showing , I want a full coverage foundation that doesn;t feel heavy , I want something that goes on smooth and stays...


125 reviews



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