Prices: $6.99 * Buy At: Target * Size: 9 g / 0.32 oz
The Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free + Balance Foundation in 235 Pure Beige is a medium pink toned stick cream foundation. For anyone who has seen my blog in the past two years, you'll know that I have always been shades with names like ivory or light. However, I was recently in Mexico for a week and actually got much darker!
The Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free + Balance Foundation is a stick cream foundation. It has a very thin formula that does not feel heavy on the skin, making it perfect for all year wear. The foundation gives the skin a natural matte finish that does not cling to dry patches, which I often struggle with. It provides medium coverage, easily hiding the look of pores, redness or an uneven skin tone. I don't experience this foundation looking patchy or oxidizing on my skin. As with most foundations, you may need to touch up with a bit of powder throughout the day, depending on your skin type. I am a really big fan of this line of foundation to anyone, whether your skin is on the dry side like mine, or if it tends to be more oily.
Price: $29 * Buy At: Sephora * Size: 0.49 oz
The bareMinerals Ready Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 in Medium (R210) is a light, cool toned powder foundation. This foundation comes in a black compact that has a rubberized feeling, similar to Nars packaging. The compact also has a large mirror.
I was very surprised to find that medium was the shade for me. I am usually a shade called light, fair or ivory, but as you can see in the swatches and on my face, this shade is a perfect match. The shades that were supposed to be lighter than this one were all quite yellow and actually looked darker than this shade. (I am NW20 in MAC face products)
I absolutely love this foundation. It applies so effortlessly and doesn't look cakey or cling to dry patches. (I have dry/combo skin) This foundation has a fairly matte finish and looks very natural on the skin. This foundation does a great job at covering acne, large pores, blackheads and redness, in addition to evening out the skin tone. I don't usually have an issue with foundations fading or moving around throughout the day, but this foundation stays on my skin all day. I definitely suggest this foundation!
Price: $4.99 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 1 fl oz / 30 ml
The Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation is a lightweight foundation in a squeeze tube.
I really like the packaging of this foundation. Since it is in a squeeze tube, its easy and quick to apply since you can just squeeze it onto the back of your hand or even apply it straight to the brush. The plastic tube also makes this foundation very travel-friendly. This foundation does have a mousee-y texture and is somewhat thick, but, it blends out really easily and doesn't look cakey or thick on the skin. This foundation barely clings to dry patches, which automatically makes me like it much more since I have dry/combination skin with dry patches on my forehead and nose. It has a medium coverage and covers pores, breakouts and even blackheads really nicely. My skin isn't typically sensitive to products, but this foundation didn't break me out.
The shade Light Ivory is a dead on match for my light, cool-toned skin. I am a NW20 in MAC face products.
Price: $6.94 * Buy At: Walmart * Size: 0.32 oz / 9 g
The Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Stick Foundation in 115 (Ivory) is the second lightest shade in the line and has a pink tone. This stick foundation is marketed with an anti-shine powder core and a fresh, lightweight gel foundation. Maybelline says that it has a natural matte finish.
The Fit Me Shine-Free Stick Foundation applies very smoothly and evenly onto the face. It blends out into the skin very easily (I like to blend it out with the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush). The downside of this foundation is that it really clings to dry skin, and I mean really clings. I like to apply this foundation on my forehead to cover acne and you can really see the dry skin on my forehead with this foundation on. With the bad part aside, I think this product is great at covering a large spot on your face that has quite a bit of acne. As I mentioned, I like to apply this on my forehead because I tend to have acne on my forehead and this is quicker and easier than covering each blemish individually with concealer if you have a lot.
Overall I think this foundation is a great choice for someone looking for a light to medium coverage or someone who frequently has a lot of redness or blemishes in one place. It blends out nicely, but the downside is that it does cling to dry skin.
Size: 1 fl. oz / 30 mL
Buy At: Target
Shades Available: 16
Yep, I jumped on the bandwagon and picked up the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation. I never got the popular Colorstay foundation because I'm not a huge foundation person and don't need a medium to heavy coverage. So, when I heard that Revlon introduced a light coverage foundation I really wanted to get it. I also had a $2 off coupon from Target, so why not?
Once again, I am the lightest shade available, Ivory. It's a great match and I like that you can find which shade is right for you on the Revlon website (see link under product information) For reference, I have NW20 skin.
Making sense with its name, Nearly Naked is a light coverage foundation. It is easy to apply and doesn't really stick to dry skin. Having the light coverage, this foundation is fairly thin. I didn't find that it fried too fast, which gives you plenty of time to move it around and work with it. I found best results when letting it set for a few minutes (you can do your eye makeup) before setting it with powder or applying more face makeup. The only thing I'm not crazy about is that it doesn't have a pump and needs to be poured out.
The swatch on top shows an unblended swatch on the left and a slightly blended swatch on the right. On the bottom it's completely blended in.