Finding the right foundation for your skin is like finding a needle in a haystack. It's a tedious, trial and error process, but it's worth it to find your perfect foundation. If you're anything like me, you spend time searching the web for reviews before buying anything. I've tried many different foundations, and the two that have worked best for are the Amazonian Clay foundation by Tarte, and Revlon's ColorStay makup for combination/oily skin.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
This foundation has a lot going for it. It claims to have a 12 hour coverage, which I think is true for people with normal, slightly dry skin. Since I have oily skin, this foundation lasted closer to 4-6 hours for me. I've worn this all year round, and I will say that it's best suited for winter, since it does have a 'dewy' finish. When I say dewy, it's almost as if it doesn't dry all the way, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but if you're looking for a solid matte finish, this might not be for you. During the Summer months, I had some issues with it running on the sides of my face. It's rather full coverage, so you can get away with only using a small amount, which is nice since the price point is rather high. At $38.00 for a 1.7 ounce tube
, I'd better be getting my money's worth!
- Dewy finish
- Excellent coverage - even on acne prone skin
- It's pricey
- Doesn't last 12 hours
- Not the best choice for oily skin
Revlon ColorStay 24 Hour Makeup
I decided to get this foundation after reading reviews saying it was similar to Tarte's. At a much lower price point, I was totally on board. For a 1 ounce bottle, it cost me about $12.00. This one offer's a more matte finish as opposed to a dewy finish, which I think is more suitable for a year-round foundation. For some reason, this didn't blend into my skin as easily as Tarte's, so you may have to experiment with using a beauty blender
or brush to find what works best.
- Matte finish
- Buildable coverage
- Runs when you sweat
- Needs reapplying throughout the day
Despite their drawbacks, I would still purchase either of these foundations again. Tarte works great in the Summer if you feel like splurging, and ColorStay is a great go-to for a year-round foundation.
What has been your experience with these foundations? Which do you prefer?