As I mentioned in my earlier post on my foundations, I had gone to Sephora and picked up three samples of foundations that I wanted to try.I got samples of NARS Sheer Glow, Make Up Forever HD and YSL Teint Resist. Here are my thoughts after trying all three…..
Out of all three foundations I tried, I would say my favorite is the YSL Teint Resist ($55).The color I was matched to was #4 Sand which is for light to medium neutral beige complexions.This is an oil-free foundation with a spf 10 that claims to smooth out your complexion and absorb excess oil.First, I noticed that this foundation has a nice clean smell. Some foundations I can’t use because they smell awful.Teint Resist applies nicely with a foundation brush and provides a light coverage although it can be layered to create heavier coverage if needed.It found that this foundation wears very well and doesn’t feel tight on my skin like some oil-free foundations can.I didn’t need to touch up with Blot powder hardly at all through out the day, which is always nice because I can get pretty oily.All in all, I am pretty impressed with this foundation and might possibly be purchasing a bottle in the near future.
Next, I tried the Make Up Forever HD Invisible Cover Foundation ($45) in the color #120 which is a soft sand color for medium light complexions with yellow undertones.I have read so many reviews were people have raved about this foundation so I finally gave it a go.This is also an oil-free foundation that offers medium to full coverage and give you a flawless finish.Swatches of all the shades available can be found on KarlaSugar’s blog here.
The last foundation that I tried was NARS Sheer Glow ($42) in Fiji (light#5).Once again, I had read and seen amazing reviews about this foundation.I was a little hesitant because it was not oil-free, which is not always good for my skin.This foundation offers a satin finish that gives you lightweight coverage and glowing skin.When I first applied this foundation it seemed light and non-greasy. It gave a nice coverage and did give my skin a subtle glow.After time though, my skin became greasy looking and felt greasy, which led to endless blotting sessions.I really do wish I could use this foundation because I like the coverage I get with it but my skin will not deal with it not being oil-free.If you have normal to dry skin, you should definitely give NARS Sheer Glow a try. Swatches by KarlaSugar here.