Foundation Collection


I think foundation is a bit tricky because there are just so many options in terms of colors, finishes, price points, and ways to apply them. I think the first foundation I ever had was for a figure skating performance- it was a from Cover Girl and I just remember rubbing it all over my face because I didn't really know what else to do. 
Since then, I know better, and I would say I gained a lot from watching Lisa Eldridge's videos on foundation and from just trial and error to figure out what I like: dewiness, light layers, blend-ability, and a good color match (match to your jawline, neck, AND chest in natural light to see what color works best).
1. Bourjois healthy mix in 51 vanille clair
natural finish, builds to a medium coverage, a nice everyday foundation

2. Nars sheer glow in mont blanc
great color match for me, feels light, makes my skin look supple

3. Giorgio Armani luminous silk in shade 2
my 'fancy' foundation, creates a flawless base, also a great color match

4. Becca aqua luminous perfecting foundation in fair
water based, glowy, contains antioxidants

5. YSL touche éclat in BR10 *
*I have the original YSL touche eclat foundation, now it's the touche eclat le teint radiance foundation
Luckily, I don't swear by this because you can't buy this formulation anymore. For some reason I haven't figured out the best way to blend it- fingers, sponge, brush... I'm never 100% satisfied. I'm always at like 90-95%.  But with that said,  it still is very nice, has SPF 19, and isn't heavy.

You may be thinking why are you putting swatches on your decolletage? It's because the area below your neck is more evenly toned than your face and jawline (and the whole point of foundation is too even out your skin), and there won't be any shadows cast like there are on your neck. Unless you spend a lot of time in the sun, don't wear SPF, but wear only turtle necks, try out this matching technique for yourself.

 I did pretty generous swatches and then blended them out with my fingers. This was in natural light and there's no filter. I forgot that I also have the Koh Gen Do moisture foundation in shade 012. It's quite sheer and looks very natural on the face. 
As you can see all the colors are at the same time very close to each other and yet you can see subtle differences. Blending obviously makes a difference in how perceivable they are, but I feel that these colors all are workable for my complexion.