Friday, July 29, 2016

Top 5 High-End Foundations I want to try

Hey guys,

So today's post is going to be a little different than normal. I technically started out as a fashion and travel blog but I also really love beauty and even contemplated starting a YouTube channel but I am just to afraid of speaking in front of a camera so that idea failed quickly haha. I'm bringing this up because as you can see from the title of this post, I am going to be talking about beauty today. I love makeup and have been growing my collection of makeup over the last couple of years.

I don't think that I have done a beauty post yet. I've just kind of mention beauty products in other posts such as my January and April Favorites posts from last year. With that being said, I love all things beauty! I have struggled with Acne since I was in the 5th grade and so I love learning about different ways to prevent it or to help get rid of it completely (which nothing has worked so far) but I also love learning different ways to conceal it for the time being. I have also acquired quite a few scars over the years so I am very interested in different products to help fade and eventually completely remove them.

Let's get on with today's post! I'm not really the biggest fan of foundation because I have extremely oily skin and no matter how matte the bottle says it's going to make my skin, it only takes about 20 minutes and my face is oily. So I am constantly blotting all day and I typically will only touch-up a couple times a day because I really don't like to feel cakey.

However, I have come up with a list of 5 high-end foundations (because I have found that they work better than drugstore when it comes to keeping my skin less oily) that I haven't tried and they are on my list to purchase next. I don't really like to own too many foundations at the same time because I don't like to waste them or my money. This means that if I prefer one foundation over the another then I will just use that one and never pick the other one up again and it will go to waste. So I typically only have like 2 or 3 high-end foundations on hand and then like 3-5 drugstore foundations.

Some of these foundations are brand new, some are newish, and some are a few years old but I've never tried them because I've either heard something bad about them or I've never tried anything from the brand ever.

I actually made this list a couple months ago and never finished writing the post but the very first one is the Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation that a lot of people rant and rave about. I actually ended up purchasing this foundation this month and have been using it for about 3 weeks now. At first I was so confused because when the foundation comes out, it's very liquidy. It almost looks like water and so I figured that chances are it wouldn't work well for my oily skin but so far it's been doing okay.

This foundation provides a decent coverage as long as if I build it up and it doesn't make my skin get any oilier than any other foundation normally does. The only downside is that it oxidizes kind of orange/yellow for my pale skin so I kind of wish I had gotten a shade lighter and maybe then it would oxidize to the color of my skin. I have to blend the foundation very well into my neck otherwise you can seriously tell I'm wearing foundation and it kind of looks like I'm wearing a lot of foundation.




$40.00
24 Shades

So the next five foundations are on the ones that are currently on my list to try. I'm not really going to say anything about them because I don't know that much about them. Once I purchase and use each one, I will definitely give an update and let you guys know which I think works the best for my skin.
$40.00
24 Shades

I hoped onto the Sephora website like I do all the time and I just happened to notice this new foundation. I am very intrigued by it because of the name. Since it has "All Nighter" in the title, I'm hoping that means it will last all day, provide full coverage, and hopefully be a little mattifying.
$39.00
24 Shades

I have heard good things about this foundation but I feel like since it provides such a full coverage that it might start to look a little cakey especially for my skin type.
$55.00
22 Shades 
$39.50
36 Shades

Growing up, I always thought that Estée lauder was only for older women but ever since watching youtube videos I have learned that there really is no such thing as a makeup line for older women or even younger women. Especially considering you are never too young to start preventing wrinkles or sun damage. I have heard wonderful things about this foundation though which is why it made the list. There probably isn't a YouTuber that hasn't recommended this foundation to their viewers.

$39.00
18 Shades

I wanted to buy this foundation when it first came out but unfortunately they didn't really have a shade that was light enough for my skin tone. They were all either too orange or too pink and just not light enough. They recently came out with more shades but I just keep forgetting to check them out whenever I go to Sephora or Ulta.

On a side note, I wanted to talk more about my actual blog itself and I have planned for it. I watch a lot of YouTubers (which I did a post about my top 5 favorites here) and one thing that I have noticed about them is that they try to stick to a schedule of certain days that they post or certain topics that they post about. So I came up with a schedule for my blog (mostly because I love staying super organized). I'm not going to tell you what it is just incase I am unable to stick with it but I hope I will be able to.

Let me know in the comments below if you have tried any of these foundations and which one you like the best!

Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Steph