As the year comes to an end it is a deemed tradition/custom of reviewing things.Now, these things can be your personal performance or the performance of the economy or in the life of a beauty blogger the performance of cosmetics.
So as this year 2018 is almost coming to an end I thought that why not do a series of THE BEST AND THE WORST where I would pen down the products that flabbergasted the audience with their exceptional performance and some that made us cry because we had probably expected waaayyyy too much.
So the first thing in my series HAD to be foundations because they are something 90% of the women swear by and, not to underestimate the fact that THEY are the ride or die factor of the entire makeup look.
So, today we will be taking about foundations category wise.Since there is no ONE SKIN TYPE therefore there are also thousands of foundations available in the market that claim to be doing “just that” right good to your makeup. But is it always the case?
So what were the BEST foundations for:
- COMBINATION SKIN
- OILY SKIN
(Also I am including just two skin types because I wanted my blog to be a little less “too much to take in” thingy)
- Let’s begin with the COMBINATION skin type.
Well this skin by far has more ratio in terms of ‘No. of people with this skin type’ than any of the other four.
So which foundations for this ginormous skin type population performed exceptionally well in 2018?
MAYBELLINE NEW YORK FIT ME! FOUNDATION
This all-in-one foundation is an absolute steal. For its budget price,also not to forget the fact that it is a drugstore product the water-based Maybelline foundation gives you just enough coverage to wear daily and even has SPF in it to protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays. If you’ve got acne this light-weight foundation is the perfect option and doesn’t have as many ingredients that can clog up your pores.So you really do not have to worry about having a cakey nose or an ultra shiny fore head.
BOURJOIS 123 PERFECT FOUNDATION
This one is truly one of the best foundations for combination skin. It has an oil free formula along with color correcting pigments, which provides an even coverage while reducing the appearance of redness and scars. The foundation comes in a huge range of colors ranging from porcelain to espresso, providing a shade for every skin tone. The foundation provides a long lasting, soft matte coverage by absorbing excess oil and helps to create a barrier against heat and humidity for almost 8 hours.
ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR STAY-IN-PLACE
THIS IS THE HOLY GRAIL OF ALL COMBINATION SKIN FOUNDATIONS. So this foundation comes with a 15-hour promise,provides a flawless, matte finish throughout the day and evening, without being so thick that it starts to look anything but your own skin. And if you do want to add a little pressed powder towards the end of those 15 hours, you can happily do so without fear of caking or clogging. It doesn’t transfer onto clothing, which is a big thumbs up if you are the ‘hugs and kisses’ person. With an SPF 10, there’s some sun protection, too. A word of advice: be sparing – a little goes a long way.
2.The OILY skin type.
Well this skin type is presumably the second largest skin type in the world.To have an oily skin might seem to be a “oh what’s the problem!” kind of skin unless you notice your skin exhibiting quite a bit of shine(literally not the flattering one)and you break out easily!Pleasant much?
Now the people having oily skin can have some major issues with foundations.The makeup application process revolves around combating excess oil so that your makeup doesn’t slide off after an hour. Oh!The horror.But with the right type of foundations that can be made possible.
The MUST HAVES..
TARTE AMAZONIAN CLAY
The Amazonian Clay Foundation claims to be a 12 hour wear, full coverage foundation, with amazonian clay to improve skin over time. Tarte Cosmetics is company that uses a ton of all natural ingredients in their products and does not test on animals.
Let’s talk about this beauty.The finish of this foundation is flawless.It makes your skin look like doll skin, but somehow still natural and like human skin. Every time I wear it, people ask me what my skin care routine is. That IS a winning foundation. I feel like I could end the review right there, if I didn’t have so many other nice things to say about it.
The texture is a lightweight mousse. It blends so easily and in 1 to 2 layers you get the coverage you want and saying so means if you use a primer or not.Also the foundation lasts a really long time and also has SPF 15,which, again is a winning point.Also the ingredients are very skin friendly,it is vegan which means no animal was hurt during the process.AN HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PRODUCT.
This foundation also is true to its name.It does last all day long. It’s very thick, so a little goes a long way. I would recommend to use a damp beauty blender or a brush to even to out quickly.Using it with a primer is recommended as it looks a lot smooth and also will not make your skin look patchy.Also the foundation has a very natural dewy touch and does not look super shiny or glowy which is a good thing for people with oily skin.The coverage of this foundation is customizable and it starts from medium to full coverage.If you’re really oily, you might want to set this one with a powder afterward to absorb any extra moisture left behind which I feel is not really necessary since it gives just the right dewy finish to the skin.
FENTY BEAUTY SOFT MATTE PRO FILT’R FOUNDATION
So wouldn’t it have been weird if I hadn’t mentioned this GAME CHANGER?This foundation,right here has actually changed the whole perspective of shade selection.With a range of 40 foundation colours this is the only brand that is so colour inclusive.Though a lot of brands offer up to 24 but ,40 is a whole new level of shade range.
So talking about the foundation the consistency of the foundation is not runny, but also not mousse like.It doesn’t feel very thick when applied on the skin like many other full coverage foundations.Also it gives a very nice texture to the skin ,almost like airbrush makeup.Though this foundation has an amazing coverage and also conceals large pores and textured skin,but there is still one downside to it,and that is it oxidizes pretty bad.So I would suggest that you go for a shade lighter than your actual shade.