It seems like the majority of women use liquid foundation. I've just recently made the switch from mineral powder foundation (Bare Minerals-Matte) to liquid foundation. This was a hard transition for me! When I began using Bare Minerals, I didn't even wear foundation...only concealer and powder. I fell in love with Bare Minerals...it made my skin glow and look flawless!! It was an oily skin lover's dream when they introduced the Matte formula!! When I googled "how to draw the perfect eyebrow" last summer, that's when I was introduced to makeup on youtube and that's how I came across MakeupGeek (my favorite makeup forum). I've learned so much about the beauty likes and dislikes of other women and mainly one is foundation. It's such a varying topic! I was intrigued by liquid foundation. I really wanted to try it...but the only time I had ever even worn it was when my mom's best friend did a makeover on me when she first started selling MaryKay. I really hated the way it felt on my skin, it was as if I couldn't breathe. However, I'm like 18 years older and my skin isn't so dewy anymore haha. After several years, I wasn't happy with the Bare Minerals....it irritated my face and it settled into the lines that I now have on my face (lol) and this was even with a primer. I was sick of swirling, tapping and buffing haha... I went to Sephora and took the plunge into the world of liquid foundation! Thankfully, Sephora gives out free samples or else I would have been doing return after retun haha. I finally chose MUFE Mat Velvet +. I liked it, but it didn't seem to match my skin. I couldn't return it at this point because I had been using it for a couple of weeks I heard a lot about Revlon Colorstay, so I decided to try it. I chose Revlon Colorstay for combo/oily skin in #240 Medium Beige. The smell alone is hard to take....it smells like paint and chemicals. It felt really heavy and "cakey" on my skin...but it seemed to cover pretty good and I could easily build coverage in areas I needed! I wore it to work and after a couple of hours I looked like an oil slick...it was really quite disgusting, I couldn't wait to wash it off of my face. It also settled into any wrinkle and pore that I have. I was bummed...I mean, who doesn't want an inexpensive foundation that really works for them?!! Now, I'm not saying that this foundation wouldn't be amazing for someone else...it just didn't work for ME. I wouldn't buy it again...but I would use it in emergencies if I needed to! :)
Currently I use MUFE HD foundation in #125. I really like this foundation....would I call it my "holy grail"? Hmmm....at the moment, I would....however, there is one brand that I would still like to try....so I'll update soon ;). The MUFE HD foundation is pretty amazing. I love the packaging...why they would make a liquid foundation without a pump is beyond me lol. It doesn't smell...it feels light on my skin and it even brightens it. I'm able to build coverage easily and it doesn't break me out. I do need more concealer than I would use with the Mat Velvet or the Revlon....but it is my perfect match other than that. I do get oily with this foundation after several hours, but it still looks flawless after blotting and reapplying some translucent powder.
Okay....so be prepared....your eyes may hurt after these pics....I'm about to share my naked face!! Bahahaha.... Well, I guess it isn't really naked because I have foundation on lol.
I'm naked to the world!!! Aaaahhhh! lol. Ok, so maybe I'm not kidding! ;) Wow, do I look like a different person, huh?! Okay...so the lighting isn't amazing in this pic but I have some discoloration and redness in areas...my pores definitley aren't nice and small lol...I have a bit of acne scarring and my skin just looks kind of dull. Oh...and the obvious....terribly sparse eyebrows hahaaa (I overplucked when I was like 18, and they just never grew back). So, here is a pic of me with one of the foundations on (I'm not going to say which one because I'm curious to see what you guys think hehe).
Here's the second pic
Sooo....what do you guys think? Do you think the foundation looks better in the first pic or the second pic? Can you tell which is which??