When I was a teenager, I couldn’t wait to get older so I could stop breaking out. Totally thought it was a puberty thing and that I’d kiss my lovely blemishes goodbye. Nope, turns out my blemishes are almost worst now, HAH! But thank GOD for foundation baby! Let’s face it, some foundations just suck and can even make your skin look worse! It took me a while to find a foundation that I absolutely love. Some things that I look for in a foundation are: full coverage, lightweight, long day wear, and oil control! Keep on reading to see why you need to try my ride or die foundations. They are literally A M A Z I N G!

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Face Tape Foundation, $39

This foundation is one of my favorites! It has great coverage but doesn’t feel cakey or heavy like a lot of other full-coverage foundations so your skin can still breath! The coverage is so great that you don’t even need to use concealer to cover your imperfections. It also doesn’t exaggerate your pores or wrinkles like other foundations do. It’s really easy to apply and blend so you can take your sweet time blending it out baby! It has a beautiful matte finish but it doesn’t look dry or flaky so it’s perfect for anyone that has oily/dry skin. I use this foundation on days where I’m out and about all day since it’s long-lasting, transfer-proof, waterproof and sweat proof. There’s also beneficial ingredients that helps hydrate, moisturize, reduce inflammation, brighten, and firm your skin just to name a few! Bonus points: it has a pump so it’s quick, easy, and mess-proof and you’re able to use every last drop of the bottle! A little goes a long way too, I typically only use 1-2 pumps! The shade range is awesome by the way, there’s 50 beautiful shades for everyone. It’s vegan, cruelty free, and free of parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate and gluten. PS- Tarte always has killer sales so make sure to buy when they’re having a sale to save some moola. (I wear the shade “Light Neutral”)

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation, $43

Okay, they’re not lying when they say “Double Wear” & “Stay-in Place”. This foundation literally lasts alllll day! It has a matte finish and controls oil really well. But really, this foundation is hardcore, it offers 24-hour wear and trust me, it really does last 24- hours. It’s also waterproof and heat-resistant, sweat & humidity- resistant, and transfer-resistent, take my word for it.. Personally tested it in Vegas, Disneyland and traveling the world and it passed the test! Some application tips for this product is to make sure you use a hydrating primer and apply with a sponge. I say this because it’s difficult to blend seamlessly on drier skin so don’t skip the moisturizer and/primer. Applying with a sponge works best (for me anyway) because it looks a tad streaky when I apply with a foundation brush. The coverage on this bad boy is also incredible and it’s lightweight too. There’s 56 shades and they also have a cool device that color matches you, it’s crazy how accurate it is too! Find out why this is the #1 foundation in the US and give it a shot. Pro tip: try to purchase it when they have a gift with purchase promo! Macy’s, Nordstrom, Dillards and other department stores also offer promos like this. These free gifts usually include a cute makeup bag, eyeshadow, lipstick, makeup remover and more. (I wear the shade “Dawn”)

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, $49

This is another amazing foundation and great for all skin typics, especially oily and dry skin. It has medium to full coverage, and a buildable formula while also being feather-light. They claim that the foundation lasts 16-hours while also being transfer-resistent, sweet-resitant and fade-resistant. I can back this up! I wore this foundation on my best friend’s wedding day and it lasted from 8am- 2am! That’s like what, 18 hours? The foundation also has yummy ingredients like raspberry, apple, and watermelon extracts that helps smooth and improve the look of your skin. It blends like a dream and doesn’t look cakey or streaky and doesn’t crease. It also has a pump making application a breeze and mess-free. It’s paraben free, alcohol-free, sulfate-free and oil-free. For a well-established cosmetics brand, I was expecting them to have a better shade range, they currently have 34 shades- not terrible but also not the best. While it’s the most expensive of the 4 listed, I think it’s worth it and lasts a long time especially if you only use it for special events or days that you know are going to longgg. (I wear the shade “Vienna”)

Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15, $39

Last but not least is the Amazonian Clay Foundation! The texture is my favorite- it has a whipped mousse texture, making it featherweight, and super soft and smooth. The unique formula gives you a stunning airbrushed effect and offers full coverage. It also minimizes the look of my pores and has a more natural matte finished compared to the other foundations listed. While, they say that it lasts 12 hours, it doesn’t last that long on for me, maybe because of my dry/oily skin type. There’s also beneficial ingredients like Amazonian clay that provides longer wear, vitamin E that acts an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and mineral pigments that soothe and softens your skin. Some bonus points are that it has it’s cruelty free, vegan, oil-free, and free of parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate and gluten. It’s also super travel friendly since the packaging is lightweight, shatterproof and slim. (I wear the shade “Light-Medium Neutral”)

That’s it for today folks! I hope you found this helpful. If you decide to give any of these foundations a try, let me know how they worked for you! Have your own personal foundation faves? Share ’em below in the comment section! 🙂


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