Which is the best foundation?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Which is the best foundation?
    Clinique: Acne Solutions : (4 votes)
    5 %
    Tarte: Amazonian Clay : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Estee Lauder: Double Wear : (11 votes)
    15 %
    Lancome: Teint Idole Ultra : (6 votes)
    8 %
    Benefit: Hello Flawless : (3 votes)
    4 %
    Too Faced: Amazing Face : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Lorac: Natural Performance : (0 votes)
    Smashbox: Liquid Halo HD : (1 votes)
    1 %
    MAC: Studio Fix : (12 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    @HLiska3:  I use mineral make-up. I have sensitive skin that is prone to break outs. I also prefer light coverage/natural look. I am currently using Youngblood and it seems to be the best one I’ve used yet. I have also tried Bare Escentuals and Nude in the past.

    Post # 4
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I use both covergirl for everyday wear, and MAC studio fix for special occasions [it’s a little too expensive for me to wear all the time!].


    I normally have combination oily/dry skin [oily forehead and chin, dry cheeks!] – I’ve been using dickensen’s pure witch hazel for about 6 months now and my skin isn’t oily or dry anymore.


    But to get to your actual question, I MAC has some very good coverage but it does sit pretty heavy, I’m not sure I would say it’s the best though.


    Post # 5
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think you need to try them yourself. I say this because everyone will have a different favorite and tell you why it’s the best.

    I have really bad, dry skin, and scars. I need full-coverage foundation that doesn’t dry me out.

    My personal favorites:

    Laura Mercier (the BEST)


    MAC studio sculpt

    cover FX


    other full coverage foundations that I can’t use bc it is too drying: Kat Von D and Estée Lauder Double Wear

    Post # 6
    3354 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Hands down (and I have used just about every foundation known to man) Revlon colorstay is my fave.

    Great on oily skin, fabulous coverage and brilliant price.

    Post # 7
    205 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I have pretty bad acne proned skin too and I avtually got breakouts 1 day before my wedding arghh! I m not sure about the teint indole but I used lancome mat miracle liq foundation, its great and covers up really well and keeps my face less shiny as well.

    Post # 8
    1515 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I second the Makeup Forever HD (MUFE) – great full coverage without feeling heavy

    Post # 9
    4015 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    MUF HD!

    Post # 10
    5935 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would try MakeUp Forever HD or Kat Von D Lock It. Some people have said that the Kat VonD is drying and cakey but that’s what I use and I never have those problems. However, I have a strict way of applying it: moisturize, prime (Smashbox primer), use only 1 pump, apply with the Beauty Blender. It always looks flawless and covers everything.

    Post # 11
    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    ive always used revlon color stay foundation. it covers everything and stays on all day!! I do use a piwder with it. and ill never switch. a bottle lasts me months and months maybe even a year!

    Post # 12
    1287 posts
    Bumble bee

    I just bought that Loreal Age Defying OMG Stay away from it. It’s HORRIBLE!  It leaves your face oily, greasy feeling and it doesn’t stay on all day. and it feels SOOO heavy. Just beware if anyone wants to try it.  It clogged my pores too, i’ve had some major outbreaks

    I usualy use Loreal 24 Hour wear (I think Color Stay)- I decided to try the Age Defying.  I need to go back and buy the 24 hour wear. That stuff is good and its light. Great for the price! 

    Post # 13
    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    @Olivepepper: i second that!


    i love it too!!  it’s the only drug store foundation that i’ve found completely matches my slightly olive asian yellow skin tone!  

    i wore it for my engagement pictures and as a BM.  Make up forever is also really good.  But you can’t beat the quality of revelon colorstay for $10.

    you can also get that airbrushed look if you use it w/ that pink tear drop shaped sponge to apply it….the name is not coming to me at the moment (buy the knock off on ebay so much cheaper)

    Post # 14
    3989 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Olivepepper:   +1

    Another vote for Revlon Colorstay.  I have MakeupForever HD in my pile as well but I’m always reaching for the Colorstay.


    Post # 15
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Another vote for Make Up Forever

    Post # 16
    5222 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I must be the only one but I also use Clinique Acne solutions, including the concealer and it does wonders to hide any scarring, redness or bumps for me! I don’t always wear a primer with it, but for occasions I will and that seems to give it an extra amount of staying power, plus it seems to photograph well!


    I have never tried MUF HD, but I was also on Acutane for skin issues, and sometimes my skin reacts very poorly to products that contain a lot of wax bases– so ” costume” type makeup ( like MAC) caused me severe breakout issues. Clinique is the only one I have found that gives me good coverage, isn’t an arm and a leg and also doesn’t irritate sensitive skin

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