Ladies and gents, something I haven’t done in a while is talk about makeup, simply because I don’t wear much of it anymore. However there are odd days where I feel up to it and may throw on one of my favourite foundations, so I’ve rounded them up for a quick conversation.
In parcticular, there are three that I go between regularly…
< in order of preference >
For the longest time I had read and heard great reviews about this well-rounded product but it wasn’t accessible in Canada yet. When I went to New York City in April I obviously dashed for Sephora and stocked up on whatever it Cosmetics I could. The Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream being one of the products.
I generally wear it when I’m headed somewhere fancy that requires bringing my A-Game, and here’s why:
- Full-coverage, and I mean FULL. You’ve never seen a CC Cream hide your baggage like this bad boy can,
- Beyond radiant complexion,
- Full UVA/UVB protection,
- Skincare benefits from an anti-aging serum featuing Hydrolyzed Collagen.
I will suggest pairing it with the recommended Heavenly Skin Smoothing Complexion Brush for optimal application and wear. I can’t go an application without it.
You’re also going to want to make sure it’s set well and if keeping to the full range of products I’d say go with the Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder from it Cosmetics, yet another personal favourite.
Seriously though, you can’t go wrong.
About a year ago I was on the hunt for a new foundation, and again, just so happened to be in New York City as well. At the Sephora on 5th Avenue I came across the line Surratt Beauty, also not available in Canada, and an inclination led me to grab their Surreal Real Skin Foundation Wand.
This unique product has a pump at the bottom and bristled applicator at its top for a one-stop-shop product that has it all concealed into one cylinder. Its a smooth and seamless application that leaves the skin looking fresh and dewy, with every wear. It also last great throughout the day, but do expect a HEAVY glow by the end of the day if you have a slightly oilier skin type.
The only down fall to this great foundation is the possibility of damaging the applicator, leading to the overall waste of the entire product. However it hasn’t happened yet, so I’ll just go ahead and knock on a piece of wood.
I say try it. You won’t regret it. It’s definitely going to remain one of my top picks for quite a while.
When it comes to The Ordinary by Deciem there isn’t much more to be said other than cost effective and results oriented. The Toronto brand popped up just a few years back and has made their mark, fast. Whenever I head into one of their shops the Coverage Foundations are never in stock which make them hard to come by.
So when I went into the Bay & Bloor store last week and saw a full shelf, I 100% matched my shade and snagged a bottle.
For $6.90, I’m not going to complain…
- It has light wear but great coverage (not nearly as much as the it CC+ Cream though),
- Sits well over a light moisturizer,
- Lasts well through contact with light water.
I would certainly not recommend it for an OILY skin type and would highly suggest a slightly mattifying setting powder to finish the application off. The full range of shades also makes it a product for almost any skin colour.
Goodluck getting one. But if you do, enjoy!
Essentially these are the foundations I wouldn’t be able to live without, as of right now.
If you’ve tried any of the above leave us some of your thoughts. If not, happy testing! All the links provided will get you to the right places.
Remember the Foundations,