Decluttering My Makeup: Foundations

Hi Friends!

I’ve come up with an idea to do my own Decluttering My Makeup series within the beauty section of My Creative Peace. Each part of the series will chronicle me sorting through specific categories in my makeup collection while I decide what to keep and what to get rid of. The beauty of this new series is that I will let you know my reasoning behind the keeping or “decluttering” of each product. Hopefully this may help with some decision making the next time you take a wander down the cosmetic isle.

I thought that a great first part of the series would be to sort through my foundations. I am constantly on the lookout for a great base that will achieve a flawless look on my face. What I generally look for in a foundation is one that is one that is light/medium coverage, build-able, & long lasting.

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If there is one item in your makeup bag that you want to invest in, I highly recommend it be your foundation. You should keep in mind though that there are some pretty rad drugstore foundations out there as well. Looking through my personal collection, I found that I have quite the mixture of brands. In the spirit of keeping things positive, I have decided to begin with the foundations I will be keeping.  

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MAC Matchmaster Foundation – I love the colour of this one and I find that it blends into my skin nicely. It is a nice medium coverage foundation that is ideal for those looking to add a little extra SPF into their skincare routine. The downfall with this one is the strong scent.

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation – Not much is needed to be said about this guy if you read my 2016 Beauty Favourites post. This is my absolute Holy Grail foundation and one that I highly recommend for all skin types.

Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Foundation – It’s a beautiful lightweight water foundation that I will generally wear on my effortless makeup days. I would not recommend if you are oily, but I personally love it for my dry skin as it adds a lot of radiance and hydration.

Makeup Forever HD Foundation – Let me start off by saying …I know this is a cult favourite, but I was personally not as impressed by this foundation as I had hoped. I love Makeup Forever, but I really don’t understand the hype about this product. Is it a good foundation? Sure. But would I repurchase? Nope. I’ll be keeping it because I may use it the odd time and it’s not bad, but I’m just not blown away by it.  (PS – This is my personal opinion, If you love it…keep doing you girl!)

Milani Conceal & Perfect Foundation – This is a beautiful, affordable full coverage foundation from the drugstore. Milani went above and beyond and created a great product with this one. My only issue with this foundation is that when I’m my normal fair self, and it’s not the summer, this stuff is just too dark for me (and I own the lightest shade).

Loreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation – I LOVE THIS STUFF! I just purchased it about a week ago but have since used it about 3 or 4 times. It performs like a high end foundation, and really does give a nice demi- matte finish when applied with a powder.

Loreal Infallable Total Cover Foundation – I will be keeping this one because I definitely do not hate it, but I also don’t like it near as much as the Pro-Matte foundation. It is a full coverage foundation, but I find it clings to dry patches on the skin. I say purchase the Loreal Infallable Pro-Matte if you want to try an Infallible foundation.

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Loreal True Match Foundation – I don’t have too much of an opinion on this guy because I have never really used it on its own. Its main purpose in my collection is to mix with darker foundations since it is way too light for me. True Match does have an amazing colour range though, and it is one of the most popular drugstore foundations out there for teen girls.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation – Another one from my 2016 Beauty Favourites, a great medium coverage foundation.

Now on to the ones that didn’t make the cut…

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Almay Line Smoothing Foundation – I’m really not too sure why I have this. I used it once over Walkerton Homecoming weekend, and although it went on nice and smooth, it had pretty much all worn off by the end of the day. I generally never have an issue with foundation staying put.  

Cover FX Cream Foundation – I purchased this on sale, and found it was too light for my skin tone. It is a nice full coverage foundation though when applied properly, and you don’t need a lot of it. This particular shade is just not for me, so I will be giving it to a friend.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Foundation – This is  too heavy for me, it’s difficult to blend, and I don’t enjoy the gel-like consistency.

Loreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation – Definitely my least favourite of the Infallible Foundations. I like a nice lightweight foundation, but I found this one to be way too liquidy. It gave me no coverage once so ever, and felt quite pointless to apply.

Elf Flawless Finish Foundation – I bought this on a whim, and it cost me next to nothing. I ended up having high hopes because it did apply nicely, but throughout the day it made my skin look cakey.

Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation – Ok, this was literally the weirdest foundation I have ever purchased. I wanted to make this work so badly – and if you look at the bottle I did put a pretty good dint into it. But it just started doing the most bizarre things on my skin. The first time I used it I loved it, and after that it just started to bunch up and cling to any dry areas of the skin even after applying a heavy duty moisturiser & face primer.

Revlon Colorstay Foundation – I hate to be so harsh, but this is the worst foundation I have ever used in my entire life. And for a drugstore foundation it’s really not that cheap (I believe it retails for over $20 in Canada). Call me crazy, but this foundation left little particles of my skin that almost balled up and ended up being a complete mess.

Dior Star Foundation – This is a fantastic foundation that I used when my skin tone was quite a bit darker in the summer, but unfortunately the pump stopped working after a few times using it. It is unfortunate because it is Dior (not the cheapest price tag) but despite all my efforts, I just can’t get this guy working again and I can’t get the product out!

So there you have it, we made it to the end of my first blog in this particular Makeup Decluttering series.  I do ask that you  keep in mind that each product will act differently on each individual’s skin.  Like I said before, just because I dislike something doesn’t mean you won’t like it or vice versa. Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed this blog post!

What would you guys like to see me declutter next? Leave a comment and let me know!

Love always,

Aleasha. XO.

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