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My favorite foundations – Vol 1

Good Morning gals

While i was deciding on what i should be talking about in my next post, i remembered how i did not like applying makeup. The thought of applying foundations was so repulsive for me. Not because i did not like makeup but because i never had perfect match for my skin tone. So whatever i got the closest to my skin made me look like white washed wall. Why?? because we never had so many brands, let the range of shades. But scenario changed in past few years and how. Not only there are so many brands that launched but they are also accessible now.

So i am guessing by now you know what this post is about 🙂 ( of course duh, you read the title). Its about my most used and favorite and also perfectly matched foundations. As i have mentioned in quite few posts that i have a combination skin and my shade is NC 44.5 / 45 in Mac cosmetic world.

Maybelline, MAC, Loreal and Clinique
Maybelline, MAC, Loreal and Clinique

For a change let me start with the right most brand of foundation that is Clinique.

Clinique – Stay Matte oil free makeup – Cream Caramel
Price – Approx INR 2400

Am going with this first because not only its my favorite but it is also my first ever perfectly matched foundation. Yes you read it right. Before this i only remember me using those oxidizing, grey looking slime on my face. Sad but true. Then Clinique happened and this is my third tube 🙂

Likes

  • Perfect for combination skin
  • Medium yet natural looking coverage
  • Sets very well and looks very skin like, only much even and better
  • Tube package makes it hygienic and travel friendly
  • Can be applied with brush, sponges and fingers as well, they blend well with either
  • Can be easily removed with any makeup remover

Dislikes

  • Very expensive

 

L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation – 320 Caramel Toffee
Price – INR 1400

Likes

  • Perfect for Oily skin
  • Medium to High yet natural looking coverage
  • Sets very well and looks very skin like, only much even and better
  • Comes in pump bottle package making it hygienic and travel friendly
  • Can be applied with brush, sponges and fingers as well, they blend well with either
  • Can be easily removed with any makeup remover with some effort because its high coverage
  • I did not test it for 24 hours but it stays put for almost 9 hours for sure
  • Quantity is so much that it will last for a year even if you use it everyday

No Dislikes

 

 

M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15- NC 45
Price – INR 2450 for foundation + INR 800 for the pump

This is my least liked foundation among the 4 foundation mentioned in this post and the most expensive. Only reason would be its not correct match. Its little dark for me and sales girl didnt care much i guess to match it correctly. All the lighting in the store mislead me and i ended up with this. But then i mix it with any other lighter foundation and match. But it is so disappointing to put so much effort for the money i invested and the brand. Mixing and matching process makes it time taking and least reached foundation. But its not bad. I am sure if i had the right shade i would have been all gaga over it like all other beauty bloggers.

Likes

  • Perfect for all skin type
  • High yet natural looking coverage
  • Sets very well – This shade looks little too yellow on me
  • Can be applied with brush, sponges and fingers as well, they blend well with either
  • Can be easily removed with any makeup remover with some effort because its high coverage
  • Lasts for 6-7 hours

Dislikes

  • Very Very Very Very Expensive
  • Have to buy pump separately making it even more expensive

 

 

Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation – Toffee Caramel
Price INR 545 Oooonnnly

Likes

  • Perfect for all skin type
  • Very natural looking making it perfect for daily wear
  • Easily blendable and buildable coverage
  • Sets very well with help of some setting powder
  • Can be applied with brush, sponges and fingers as well, they blend well with either
  • Can be easily removed with any makeup remover
  • Lasts for 6-7 hours
  • Value for money

Dislikes

  • Packaging – its open mouthed bottle so removing the foundation is little difficult.
Clinique, Loreal, Mac and Maybelline
Clinique, Loreal, Mac and Maybelline

 

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I have not photoshopped these images at all so that you all can see the actual shade. They almost look alike in swatches and did you notice how my skin tone is named Caramel  in 3 brands out of 4 and i take pride in that.

Which one is your favorite? Any recommendation? Do comment below and let me know

Ciao

 

 

 

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