This post is dedicated to rounding up my favorite 2012 foundations. Out of all the foundations I’ve tried this year, four of them made my favorites list this year. Indeed, the year isn’t over yet, but foundations are hard to shop for; and, I like what I like (despite my high standards). I’m posting this entry a month and a half before the year is over because in 2013, it’s my goal to finish these foundations before moving on. Wish me luck!
I’ve chosen Chanetecaille Future Skin Gel foundation, DiorSkin Nude Skin-Glowing foundation, Armani Luminous Silk foundation, and NARS Sheer Glow foundation. Below, I have linked each review for convenience.
I picked these four as my top favorites because:
1. its consistent reliability
2. superb performance
3. lasting power despite season and weather
4. blendability and natural-look on the skin
5. no irritations, breakouts, or other forms of skin-related heartaches
In the swatches above, you’ll see that not all the shades are identical but still work for me. Keep in mind I don’t tend to change colors seasonally because I wear sunscreen all year round. The darkest shade I own (even though it’s not that dark) is Armani’s LS foundation in shade 4; and, out of the four, I would say it’s the foundation that provides optimal coverage for me.
The most natural-looking and one that I go to whether I’m in a rush, having a bad skin day, or have a wedding/party to attend, is the NARS Sheer Glow foundation. This foundation has been my only re-purchase in the history of foundations for me! Dramatic, I know, lol. My ultimate, holy-grail status, favorite of all time is the Chantecaille Future Skin foundation. However, it’s not to say that it won first place by a long shot. All the featured foundations came very close to being number one in my book.
Many have asked what my favorite foundations are in the past, and I apologize that it’s taken me this long to post this entry. However, finding a good foundation is tough; and, finding a favorite is truly a task. If you’re wondering how and when I wear these foundations on a daily basis – the answer is that I have no system. All products are rotated at random; and, most of the time, it all depends on what I’m in the mood for. Sometimes, I’ll have a sudden burst of favoriting a particular product and use it for awhile by itself.
I hope this entry has helped and happy foundation shopping! :)