PRETTY FRESH HYALURONIC ACID TINTED MOISTURIZER – $14
GRADE: A+ // MY SHADE: FAIR 3W
DETAILS: ColourPop Pretty Fresh Tinted Moisturizer is a hydrating, oil-free tinted moisturizer with lightweight coverage that evens skintone and leaves your skin looking fresh and healthy. Formulated with hyaluronic acid (aka HA) and coconut water to support skin hydration without adding oil, this tinted moisturizer works for all skin types and makeup styles – just customize your routine to create your own look! You can see my video WEAR TEST HERE!
KEEP OR TOSS?: I would keep this one. It wore perfectly as a tinted moisturizer and got better over time!
Photoready Candid Glow – $8.99
GRADE: B // MY SHADE: IVORY
DETAILS: An anti-pollution, antioxidant, anti-blue light foundation. Goes on like a moisturizer, and finishes like a lightweight liquid foundation.
KEEP OR TOSS?: Meh. If you have combo/oily skin I think you’ll actually like this. I’ve had better!
DEW YOU FULL COVERAGE FOUNDATION – $36
GRADE: A // MY SHADE: SWAN OR SNOW
DETAILS:Hydrate and brighten your complexion with this long-wearing, watermelon, cucumber, and vitamin C infused gel-cream foundation that covers every flaw while creating a dewy, fresh, and luminous glow. Too Faced Tutti Frutti – Dew You Fresh Glow Foundation smooths, moisturizes, and nourishes skin for a flawless fresh complexion that’s one in a melon.
KEEP OR TOSS? Keep! If you have dry skin I do think you will like this If you need full coverage but don’t want to be super matte.
Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation – $39
GRADE: A+ // MY SHADE: 20CP
DETAILS: Find your naked truth with Urban Decay’s Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation – 50 shades designed with 9 shade intensities, 3 mastertones, and 7 undertones in mind. This waterproof long-wear foundation feels like a second skin, thanks to a breathable, flexible formula that moves with you (all day and all night, up to 24 hours!). It not only feels better, it even looks better with its stay-true color, which minimizes the appearance of pores.
KEEP OR TOSS? I think unless you are on the lookout for a new foundation you would be fine to skip this one. It was great but not like must have right now!
Bye Bye Foundation Oil-Free – $66
GRADE: A // MY SHADE: FAIR OR LIGHT
DETAILS:The new Bye Bye Foundation Oil Free Matte is your full-coverage moisturizer! Formulated with IT’s most advanced complex, Bye Bye Foundation is designed to deliver hydration as your moisturizer, perfect the look of your skin as your full-coverage, and protect your skin with SPF 50 sunscreen. The oil-free formula gives your skin a soft-velvet matte finish without looking or feeling dry and cakey on your skin.
KEEP OR TOSS? This is a keeper for me. I love love love the CC+ Oil free matte and this is essentially that but with more coverage.
Stay Naked The Fix Powder Foundation – $39
GRADE: A+ // MY SHADE: 20CP
DETAILS: Urban Decay Stay Naked The Fix Powder Foundation is a weightless, vegan long-wear powder foundation with buildable medium coverage and a real-skin matte finish that lasts up to 16 hours.
KEEP OR TOSS? This is a keeper for gals with dry skin who want a quick and easy powder foundation.
Born This Way Undetectable Medium-to-Full Coverage Foundation – $39
GRADE: A- // MY SHADE: SEASHELL
DETAILS:Too Faced Born This Way Undetectable Medium-to-Full Coverage Foundation is an oil-free foundation offering medium-to-full natural coverage.
KEEP OR TOSS? I enjoyed how this one wore on my skin. It’s not a holy grail for me but it’s one that I will continue to wear.
Perfecting Skin Tint – $26
GRADE: A // MY SHADE: G11
DETAILS: In the land between bare skin and makeup, makeup exists the imperceptible wash of color that is Perfecting Skin Tint
KEEP OR TOSS? Absolutely a keeper. I love this for light coverage no-makeup makeup days.
ORIGINAL FOUNDATION – $32
GRADE: A // MY SHADE: FAIRLY LIGHT
DETAILS:This weightless formula provides buildable, sheer-to-full coverage with a naturally luminous finish that helps promote healthier-looking skin over time.
KEEP OR TOSS? You can grab this if you’re looking for a lightweight powder.
Dream Urban Cover Flawless Coverage Foundation – $11
GRADE: C // MY SHADE: NATURAL IVORY
DETAILS:Experience flawless coverage foundation specifically formulated to protect your skin from harmful environmental aggressors. Maybelline’s Dream Urban Cover Flawless Coverage Foundation SPF 50 has broad-spectrum and is enriched with antioxidants to help protect against pollution, yet feels lightweight and breathable. It not only leaves a natural-looking finish but protects skin day after day. Available in 16 shades.
KEEP OR TOSS? Throw it all away. This is just not for dry skin gals. Could maybe work if you have oil/combo skin.
WET N WILD
PhotoFocus Stick Foundation – $6.49
GRADE: A+ // MY SHADE: SHELL IVORY
DETAILS: Slay all day and play all night in this long-lasting, multitasking cover stick; available in multiple widespread shades that are flattering to a wide range of skin tones. Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Stick Foundation delivers long-lasting coverage in a breakthrough, lightweight, multi-dimensional formula that applies to a flawless semi-matte finish. Infused with Argan and Sunflower Seed oils for intense moisture and seamless bendability, the PhotoFocus Stick Foundation perfects your complexion and boosts your confidence to have you looking and feeling great from sunup to sundown. Consumer tested under seven lighting conditions for flawless wear and no-filter Insta-worthy selfies. Go ahead, choose the Photofocus Stick Foundation as your new foundation BFF! We promise the PhotoFocus Stick Foundation will NOT disappoint!
KEEP OR TOSS? Keep this one for ever and ever and ever.
Moisturizing Foundation Stick – $14
GRADE:A+ // MY SHADE: LIGHT NEUTRAL
DETAILS: Achieve a flawless and natural look with Ulta’s Moisturizing Foundation Stick. This buttery formula melts onto skin and provides medium coverage with a natural finish. Soft-focus powders work to blur imperfections and a combination of antioxidants, vitamins and hyaluronic acid moisturize and nourish skin. WATCH WEAR TEST HERE
KEEP OR TOSS? I absolutely loved this one. My skin looked flawless.
Bye Bye Lines Foundation – $38
GRADE: A // MY SHADE: LIGHT
DETAILS: Bye Bye Lines Foundation starts its life as your hydrating anti-aging serum, and is infused with pure color pigments to seamlessly conceal the look of lines, wrinkles, and imperfections, and give you instant complexion perfection! WATCH VIDEO HERE
KEEP OR TOSS? If you’re over the age of 30 and aging skin this might be your new best friend. The finish is beautiful.
BarePRO™ Performance Wear Liquid Foundation – $34
GRADE: A+ // MY SHADE: SATEEN
DETAILS: A skin-improving, 24-hour, breathable, matte liquid foundation with Mineral Lock technology to blend pigments with lipids and lock-in full coverage.
KEEP OR TOSS? This is a keeper, it wore well and for being full coverage it still worked great for dry skin. Cut redness and covered discoloration. If you need full coverage but want something that will still have a semi-natural finish, grab this. It dries down matte but you can add some highlight and creams over it to get a more dewy complexion.
WET N WILD
PhotoFocus Liquid Foundation – $6.49D
GRADE: A+++++ // MY SHADE: SHELL / NUDE IVORY / PORCELAIN IVORY ALL WORK
DETAILS:Your skin, only better. Wet n Wild’s high-performing, skin-perfecting PhotoFocus Liquid Foundation underwent major road testing under seven different photo lighting conditions to deliver flawless camera-ready makeup every time. Specially made with a matte, light-diffusing complex to give your skin #nofilter perfection.
KEEP OR TOSS? This is a keeper, it won my best of the year for 2017. Can you believe it? A foundation under $10 was the best of the year? I couldn’t either but this works for so many different skin types and it’s seriously that good. Great wear time, no shine, no break-up and no settling into lines and wrinkles.
PHOTOREADY INSTA-FILTER FOUNDATION – $17
GRADE: F // MY SHADE: IVORY
DETAILS:flawless-finish foundation with built-in blender so you have a perfected makeup look anytime, anywhere Our innovative formula works with your skin type and evens and smooths your skin tone, to leave you with a fresh-faced, natural finish full range of high-definition shades
KEEP OR TOSS? Toss! This was a $17 buy which I felt was already steep for the drugstore but it just didn’t live up to its hype. The applicator is useless, you can’t blend with it and it soaks up way more product than it lets out which was super annoying. As far as how it wore, not great. It broke down about 2-3 hours in and by the end of the wear test it had looked like it was melting off of my face which really isn’t something I’m used to with having dry skin.
Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation – $10.99
GRADE: B- // MY SHADE: FAIR PORCELAIN
DETAILS: Be your own professional makeup artist with Maybelline’s Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation. Saturated color pigments provide an ultra-transforming effect in this long-lasting foundation. The lightweight, yet high-impact coverage formula glides onto the skin for a flawless finish that lasts all day.
KEEP OR TOSS? This one is one that I feel like you need to try for yourself. I love all things Maybelline usually but this was pretty mehhhhhh for me. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t awesome. Does that make sense? It was certainly full coverage and it wore ok. It just didn’t look great. It made me wish the Better Skin foundation was still around because that was awesome.
Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer – $39.50
GRADE: A+ // MY SHADE:FAIR LIGHT IN THE WINTER LIGHT IN THE SUMMER
DETAILS? IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation is your hydrating, color-infused moisturizer designed to help cover and improve the look of skin concerns including redness, pores, dark spots, breakouts, lines and wrinkles – all while protecting your skin with SPF 50+ physical-only sunscreen.
KEEP OR TOSS? Keep!! This was a great foundation if you even want to call it that. It was a moisturizer with great coverage. Covered redness and blemishes and moved with the skin as you wear it verse breaking up as your face moves. It definitely does what it says it does. If you love the It Cosmetics CC cream but find it to just not be enough, grab this, it’s the perfect addition to the family. I love them both in different ways but I can see how this would work well for those of us with redness or dryness looking for a bit more coverage and moisture.
CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ – $39.50
GRADE: A // MY SHADE: FAIR LIGHT AND LIGHT
DETAILS: A bestselling, award-winning, color-correcting, full-coverage cream with SPF 50+ physical sunscreen.
KEEP OR TOSS? Keep! When I first tried this, they only went as light as their light shade and that didn’t really work for me. So when I grabbed fair I was excited to give it a try. It was a much better shade match and it worked really well. The coverage is decent, I wouldn’t actually call it full… I would say you could get a medium coverage out of it. It wears nice, even with dry skin you get a bit of shine by the end of the day that’s easily handled with some translucent powder (like this one right here.. it’s my favorite).
CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF 50+ – $39.50
GRADE: C // MY SHADE: FAIR
DETAILS: A color-correcting, full-coverage, anti-aging skincare cream with SPF 50+ physical sunscreen and illuminators.
KEEP OR TOSS? Toss! This isn’t just illuminating it’s legit full of shimmer/glitter. You can physically see the glitter on your face and I found that it really emphasized texture and my pores. A few IG followers told me they loved this but they tweaked it a bit. One used a matte powder to set it and one mixes half this and half the regular CC+ cream and they both said it worked really well at that point.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint – $14.99
GRADE: A+ // MY SHADE: BUFF
DETAILS: Applies flawlessly while instantly quenching skin, leaving skin so hydrated it looks smooth and fresh all day. This foundation moisturizes and plumps skin for 24 hours. It creates a natural, moisturized and fresh look. With hydrating hyaluronic acid and improves the suppleness of skin over time.
KEEP OR TOSS? Keep! Seriously, keep this forever and ever. I actually have a few backups because I get worried when I fall in love with something that will get discontinued. This is perfect for no-makeup makeup days. Or light makeup days or even glammy glam days. You can do so much with it. Your skin looks radiant and gorgeous all day.
MINERAL TOUCH FOUNDATION – $39
GRADE: F // SHADE: I DON’T REMEMBER
DETAILS? Off to a smooth start with this ultra-thin, skin-perfecting liquid formula.
KEEP OR TOSS? Toss! This was another foundation that was pretty meh for me. It wasn’t the worst but wasn’t the best. They market it as full coverage but you definitely need to build it. They also say that it’s a thin formula but mine came out super thick even after shaking it forever. A tiny bit of this foundation goes a long way. The more product you use the more coverage you’re gonna get, it was lightweight and felt super soft on the skin. About two hours into the wear test it began clinging to dry patches which got progressively worse. It never fully dries down so when you touch your face or your face touches your skin there is a lot of product transfer. It started wearing down towards the end of the wear test. I did a poll on IG stories where I do all of my wear tests and they agreed, it was pretty meh. If you have normal skin, this would likely work for you. If you have combo/oily skin with powder you could use this. If you have dry skin, it definitely isn’t going to work for you, unfortunately.
Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation – $12.99
GRADE: A+ // MY SHADE: CREAMY NATURAL
DETAILS: Discover the new pro finish of long-wear: up to 24-hour wear with a hydrating glow. Lightweight and creamy, L’Oral Paris’ Infallible Pro Glow Foundation is a long lasting foundation that goes on smooth with a glowing finish that lasts. The hydrating foundation has medium coverage and instantly hides imperfections for a clear complexion. This luminous foundation with SPF is ideal for normal to dry skin.
KEEP OR TOSS? Keep! This is one of my absolute favorite foundations of all time. It comes in second only to wet n wild Photo Focus. If you have dry skin, you need this in your life. The formula is liquidy and blends amazingly well. It immediately covers redness. 3 hours in and the foundation still looked glowy and dewy. 8 hours in there was very minimal wear down around where the glasses sit on my face. It looks just as awesome at the end of the night as it does when you first apply it.
True Match Super-Blendable Foundation Makeup – $10.99
GRADE: A- // MY SHADE: NATURAL IVORY
DETAILS: With patented color technology, L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Foundation precisely matches your skin’s tone and undertone and coordinates perfectly with True Match Powder, Blush, and Concealer. Formulated with Precise Match Technology to provide the most natural true-to-you coverage.
KEEP OR TOSS? Keep! I love how the color technology basically just fits with and blends to your skin tone. It’s basically magic. There are 33 shades in total which is awesome. You get a sheer application that you can build up to cover redness or blemishes. A your skin but better look when you do light coverage. It doesn’t settle into lines or wrinkles but around the 6-hour mark I started to see some wear down. It felt great on the skin. If I were to grade this foundation it would be an A- for 8 hours of wear time.
Lasting Finish Breathable Foundation – $6.99
GRADE: A // MY SHADE: IVORY
DETAILS: New Lasting Finish 25HR Breathable Foundation is Rimmel’s most lightweight long-lasting formula. It perfects your skin with medium buildable coverage whilst enriched with breathable skin technology that doesn’t clog pores. Moisturizes for up to 25HRS. With SPF 18.
KEEP OR TOSS? Keep! When I swatched this it oxidized almost immediately on my arm to at least a shade darker however it didn’t oxidize much if at all on the skin it got a bit warmer but not much. Usually, products that dry down matte aren’t the best for dry skin but this being moisturizing I was curious and it didn’t disappoint. It definitely cut out discoloration and some but not all of my redness, which is fine with me. If you have redness, you can color correct with this foundation and be good to go. I really enjoyed this foundation. We did get some shine around the 8/9 hour mark but again touch up with some powder and be good to go. It felt great on the skin.
Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil – $13
GRADE: F // MY SHADE: PALE LIGHT
DETAILS: Reveal your freshest self with NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil! A lightweight tinted cream with a seamless, satiny finish to help you achieve the ultimate fresh faced no makeup makeup look. Simply smooth this weightless formula onto the complexion for light, breathable coverage. Each flexible hue feels like a second skin and delivers up to 8 hours of hydration. A hydrating, creamy formula that never feels heavy or cakey.
KEEP OR TOSS? Don’t even buy this. It was the worst. I couldn’t even do a full wear test because my face looked disgusting. It transferred it moved, it just was not great.
HD Liquid Coverage Foundation – $10.99
GRADE: A+ // MY SHADE: ROSE BEIGE
DETAILS? Hi-Def Coverage! Catrice’s HD Liquid Coverage Foundation is an ultra-lightweight, high coverage foundation for a natural-looking finish.
KEEP OR TOSS? Keep! This was a fave for me but when it first launched it didn’t have a very big shade range. It’s now over 20 shades so I say definitely pick it up!
Doll Skin Anti-Stress Skin Perfector – $42
GRADE: A+ // MY SHADE: LIGHT
DETAILS? Doll Skin Anti-Stress Skin Perfector What It Is A full-coverage skin-care and makeup hybrid that helps to address the appearance of the signs of aging.
KEEP OR TOSS? I freaking loved this so much. I just pulled it out to use more often. I am constantly trying products so I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this!
Bye Bye Foundation Powder – $38
GRADE: A // MY SHADE: LIGHT
DETAILS? IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Foundation Powder is your skin-loving, buildable coverage finishing powder with a natural matte finish! It’s specially created to pair perfectly with your Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer with SPF 50+ to give you beautiful-looking skin!
KEEP OR TOSS? This is a keeper for me. If you have dry skin and you have been afraid to try out powder foundation, give this one a go.
Infallible Fresh Wear 24HR Foundation – $14.99
GRADE: A- // MY SHADE: ROSE IVORY
DETAILS?Be Unstoppable. Introducing L’Oreal’s breakthrough longwear foundation with breathable-skin technology. Infallible Fresh Wear 24HR Foundation provides medium-to-full buildable coverage that lasts all day and allows the skin to breathe. The formula’s three oil absorbers resist sweat, water, and transfer. The ultra-thin liquid goes on smoothly to give a fresh, healthy-looking complexion that lasts. Color stays true and blends in evenly, so your makeup looks fresh all day. Non-comedogenic and formulated with SPF, this foundation is suitable for all skin types. In 30 shades for every skin tone.
KEEP OR TOSS? Keep if you’re looking for a light-medium everyday foundation. This claims to be medium to full but during the wear test, we learned that that wasn’t the case.
Paris Infallible Longwear Shaping Foundation Sticks – $12.99
GRADE: D // MY SHADE: IVORY
DETAILS? Get a flawless look that lasts with L’Oreal Paris Infallible Foundation Stick. When it comes to longwear formulas, few can compare to the L’Oreal Paris Infallible collection. From lipsticks, liners and shadows to foundations, blushes and concealers, Infallible colors look just-applied-fresh for up to 24 hours. Infallible shaping sticks combine the utility of a cream-based foundation with a contour stick, covering, defining and enhancing for a perfectly sculpted look with medium to full buildable coverage that lasts from early morning to midnight. The creamy, glide-on formula melts into skin, for weightless, longwear coverage that doesn’t cake or drag.
KEEP OR TOSS? Honestly I don’t remember most of this wear test but I do remember hating this foundation. So there’s that.
Hollywood Flawless Filter – $44
GRADE: A++ // MY SHADE: LIGHT
DETAILS? Hollywood Flawless Filter is a customizable complexion booster that can be used as a primer, highlighter, or can be mixed with your foundation to get a perfected dewy finish or glow. Inspired by the perfecting lens of social media filters, ingredients help to soften focus, illuminate skin, and make lines and pores appear smoother.
KEEP OR TOSS? So while this isn’t a typical foundation, it’s the best foundation enhancer and complexion booster. I am obsessed with it.
Outlast Active Foundation – $8.99
GRADE: A+ // MY SHADE: IVORY
DETAILS? a light-weight formula that is sweat-proof, water-proof, humidity-proof and provides transfer-proof coverage, so it is the definition of the perfect makeup for the woman with an active lifestyle.
KEEP OR TOSS? This is a KEEP for me! It was super lightweight, provided great coverage especially for my redness!
Long Lasting Waterproof Matte Liquid Foundation – $7.99
GRADE: A- // MY SHADE: PORCELAIN
DETAILS? Fine & smooth texture, delicate makeup but looks natural. ❤❤ foundation brush for liquid makeup set powder full coverage black women aging skin sponge kit blender concealer brush under eye concealer brush for eyebrows powder concealer brush concealer brush for liquid makeup concealer palette cream makeup concealer palette concealer palette dark skin concealer palette for black women concealer palette powder
KEEP OR TOSS? KEEP! This is the best and also most affordable full coverage foundation I have ever tried that works for dry skin!
Hydro Boost Foundation – $14.99
GRADE: A+++ // MY SHADE: CLASSIC IVORY
DETAILS? The smooth coverage of this weightless makeup foundation applies flawlessly and blends effortlessly, so it doesn’t settle into fine lines or leave a cakey finish as it masks and minimizes the look of skin imperfections
KEEP OR TOSS? KEEP KEEP KEEP! This is an easy to use hydrating AF stick foundation with great coverage.
PhotoReady Candid Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation – $10.99
GRADE: D // MY SHADE:BUFF
DETAILS? Revlon PhotoReady Candid Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation is a skincare inspired foundation that’s ultra- blendable, ultra buildable, and infused with antioxidants, anti-pollution, and anti-blue light ingredients.
KEEP OR TOSS? Meh. I would pass on this, it’s a mess.
Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil-FreeMatte SPF 40 – $38
GRADE: A++++++ // MY SHADE: FAIR LIGHT IN THE WINTER AND LIGHT IN THE SUMMER
DETAILS? your problem-solving serum with peptides, niacin, and collagen. Acting as color-correcting full coverage, you won’t need to wear a separate foundation or concealer to cover the appearance of dark circles, redness, or hyperpigmentation. It looks like your skin–but better–with the appearance of a natural-looking matte finish.
KEEP OR TOSS? This is my HOLY GRAIL foundation. I know that matte and dry skin usually do not go together but this is the best ever. Love it!
Alight Clean Foundation – $16
GRADE: D // MY SHADE: COOL FAIR
DETAILS? Get the flawless coverage of your dreams in 30 shades designed for real skin tones with the Pacifica Alight Clean Foundation. This innovative, non-comedogenic, dermatologist tested formula goes on smooth, covers pores and lasts throughout the day. This formula is free of silicone, parabens, phthalates, talc, BHA, BHT, petroleum and drying alcohols (and a huge list of other things your skin doesn’t love).
KEEP OR TOSS? I wanted this to work SO BAD but it just didn’t. I hated the coverage and the finish. It essentially slipped off my face and caked up.
SEA Water Foundation – $39
grade: A // my shade: fair beige
DETAILS? A hypoallergenic, vegan foundation that delivers powerful pollution defense and weightless, buildable coverage that looks naturally flawless.
KEEP OR TOSS? Keep! Love love loved this foundation! It did a really good job lasting all day and covering redness!
Babassu Foundcealer Skincare Foundation – $39
GRADE: B+ // MY SHADE: FAIR LIGHT NEUTRAL
DETAILS? a vegan, skincare foundation, AKA your total complexion solution. This vegan makeup & skincare hybrid delivers an ultra-comfortable, natural radiant finish & medium customizable coverage so you can live your day, your way.
KEEP OR TOSS? This one truly was a hybrid. It was an interesting foundation that kept things lightweight while still providing decent coverage and eliminating redness.
Protect + Tint Tinted Moisturizer – $8.47
GRADE: A // MY SHADE: FAIR TO LIGHT
DETAILS? Sheer, tinted moisturizer formulated with Vitamin A, C and E plus SPF 30 for natural looking coverage.
KEEP OR TOSS? Keep! This is the perfect Summer base! You get a tiny bit of coverage and it evens out your skin tone while leaving you with a subtle glow.
Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 – $14
GRADE: A+ // MY SHADE: FAIR
DETAILS? Ulta’s Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 is a balm-like tinted moisturizer that eliminates dullness, evens complexion and leaves skin feeling hydrated. Light-capturing technology illuminates your skin, making it instantly appear brighter and more awake. Formulated with SPF 30, it protects skin from becoming damaged by environmental aggressors.
KEEP OR TOSS? KEEP! This is a great tinted moisturizer with SPF from the drugstore. It is usually a staple for me in the Summer!
Truly Yours Liquid Foundation – $8.99
GRADE: A- // MY SHADE: IVORY
DETAILS? You’re so selfie ready! Lightweight multi-use foundation hydrates, brightens and smooths your skin, plus it’s blendable, buildable & has a sheer natural finish. Available in 8 shades.
KEEP OR TOSS? If you want an affordable foundation that you can build, this would be a good try for you!
The Healthy Foundation – $11.87
GRADE: A- // MY SHADE: LC1
DETAILS? This long-wearing, breathable foundation provides lightweight, buildable coverage with a satin finish. Use alone or with our concealer, blush, & bronzer.
KEEP OR TOSS? I would grab this one if you’re looking for something lightweight with light to medium coverage.
Sheer Glow Foundation – $47
GRADE: A+ // MY SHADE: GOBI OR YUKON BOTH WORK FOR ME
DETAILS? NARS’ Sheer Glow Foundation is an artistry essential that delivers light to medium, buildable coverage with a natural-looking finish – available in shades for all skin tones.
KEEP OR TOSS? KEEP! This is my favorite high end foundation. It’s long-lasting and gives a beautiful medium coverage.
Flawless Finish Foundation – $6
GRADE: B+ // MY SHADE: SNOW
DETAILS? e.l.f. Cosmetics best-selling liquid foundation now in more shades! The lightweight, oil-free formula of the Flawless Finish Foundation blends naturally into skin for a beautiful semi-matte finish that lasts all day long. The liquid formula helps restore uneven skin textures and tones for visibly brighter skin. Perfect for all skin-types.
KEEP OR TOSS? This is one that worked well enough, even for dry skin but it’s definitely not holy grail status. But if you’re passing it and wanting to try something new, it’s cheap enough to grab!
Stay Perfect Foundation – $15.99
GRADE: A+ // MY SHADE:COOL VANILLA
DETAILS: A super-staying foundation, stays perfect for kup to 24 hours. Weather-proof and transfer-proof. Lightweight and breathable!
KEEP OR TOSS? This is the best dupe I have found for the DIOR Forever foundation. For a fraction of the cost. I would absolutely try it out!
Fast Base Stick Foundation – $9
GRADE: B+ // MY SHADE: F4
DETAILS: Foundation just got faster! Available in multiple shades and a range of undertones, Makeup Revolution’s Fast Base Stick Foundation quickly perfects, contours and highlights your complexion.
KEEP OR TOSS? I kept this one because I love an easy base. Stick foundations are great for a quick and easy look. I had to touch this one up about 5 hours so it’s not ideal for long-wear but it gets the job done!
Best Blend Forever – $16.99
GRADE: F // MY SHADE: 130 NEUTRAL
DETAILS: lightweight, creamy foundation makes skin look flawless with a natural finish and all the hydration of a moisturizer—plus SPF 40 and a built-in blender.
KEEP OR TOSS? Toss this one. The blender made this one of the worst products as far as application goes. You can break the blender off but honestly? The formula isn’t worth it!
Light Illusion Foundation – $14
GRADE: F // MY SHADE: PORCELAIN L1
DETAILS: Light Illusion is a breakthrough foundation that achieves the impossible; provides you with medium to buildable coverage to smooth and perfect, while imparting your skin with the most flattering soft luminosity imaginable. All with a weightless, nude skin feel. Imperfections and uneven skin tone are diminished. Only a flawless, smooth, and incredibly natural complexion is revealed.
KEEP OR TOSS? Toss! I hate this formula, it didn’t wear well. It broke down and oxidized pretty quickly!