Foundation Fest

Here they are – all of the foundations I’ve reviewed on my YouTube channel, searchable and sortable! You can view the entire Foundation Fest playlist on YouTube. These notes are based on my full-day wear tests. I am 44 years old and have fair, dry to normal skin with some fine lines and some sun damage. I have a neutral skin tone and can vary from neutral undertones to very slightly warm or cool. Depending on the time of year, in the Sephora ColorIQ testing I am 1Y03, 1R03, or 2R03. I prefer the look of foundations with a cool undertone (the 1R or 2R). My winter MAC shade is NW10 and the rest of the year I am NW13-15. My favorite finish is a natural satin to luminous finish, and I do not like to appear overly dewy (i.e. sweaty-dewy). Type in the SEARCH box below to filter results. Some keywords to try: drugstore, high end, hydrating, smooth, blurred, dewy, matte, satin, cruelty free, vegan, SPF Scroll the table horizontally to see all fields.  Updated: June 14, 2019 ReviewBuyBrandProductShadeGradeScoreFinishWeightPref ApplicationFeelPoresTextureCoverageSettlingCakingWear TimeOxidizingSticky?Shade MatchQuantityPackagingShade RangeSPFCategoryCruelty Free?Vegan?PriceNotes scorefinish ReviewBuy at SephoraDiorBackstage Face & Body Foundation1.5NA99Natural MatteVery lightweightSponge or BrushHydratingSlight blurSmoothLight to MediumNoNone10 HoursNoneNoGood for summer1.6 ozGlass bottle w/ pump40NoneHigh EndNoNo40Fantastic. Love. Does not settle into lines. Super comfortable. Smoothing, Feels hydrating. Bravo.>=80*dewy* ReviewBuy at SephoraYSLAll Hours Full Coverage FoundationBR10 Cool PorcelainA98Natural MatteLightweightSponge or BrushNot dryingVisibleBlurredMedium to FullNoNo12+ HoursNoneNoExcellent0.84 ozGlass bottle w/ pump22SPF 20High EndNot CFNo58Gorgeous finish! Incredibly long wearing. Comfortable and lightweight. Does not settle into lines. Fine for dry skin. >=80*luminous* ReviewBuy at SephoraHourglassVanish Seamless Finish StickAlabasterA96Satin naturalVery lightweightBrushVery hydratingBlurredBlurredHigh Med to Full in 1 layerNoNo12 HoursNoneNoExcellent0.25 ozStick26NoneHigh End46Amazing coverage for one coat this lightweight! Dewy look by end of day. Feels hydrating. Great color match, great blurring. Very little wear off up to 10 hours, then around chin and lower nose. Best coverage with brush. ReviewBuy at SephoraEstee LauderDouble Wear Stay in Place1C1 Cool BoneA96Satin matteLightweightSpongeNot dryingBlurredBlurredMedium to FullNoNo9++ NoneNoTiny Bit Dark1 ozGlass bottle, no pump38High End39.5Excellent long wear. Blurs pores and texture. No settling into lines. ReviewBuy at MacysMACStudio SculptNW15A96Satin matteSlightly lightweight SpongeVery hydratingSlight blurBlurredHigh Med to Full in 1 layerNoNo10+ HoursNoneNoTiniest bit too dark for winter1.3 ozSqueeze tube19SPF 15High End34Looked remarkably good at the 10 hour mark. Barely any wear off – very slightly on chin. Nice finish, comfortable to wear. ReviewBuy at SephoraEstee LauderDouble Wear Nude Water Fresh1C1 Cool BoneA96Natural, slightly dewyVery lightweightBrushHydratingSlight blurSlightly smoothedLight to Light MedNoNo10+ HoursNoneNoGood1 ozGlass bottle, no pump12SPF 30High EndNot CFNo42Sunglass marks visible. Very, very comfortable. Wears well in hot weather. ReviewBuy at UltaMakeup Revolution Fast Base Stick FoundationF2 Fair WarmA96Dewy & LuminousLightweightSponge or BrushSlightly hydratingBlurredSmoothMediumNoNo9+ HoursNoneSet w powderSlightly too yellow.21 ozStick18NoneDrugstoreCruelty freeVegan9Beautiful! Hydrating, comfortable, does not settle into lines. Dewy finish. Wears well over time. ReviewBuy at UltaPhilosophyHope in a Jar3 Fair LightA95Satin to slightly dewyLightweightSponge or BrushHydratingSlight blurSlightly smoothedLight to MediumNoNo9 HoursNoneNoExcellent1 ozPlastic bottle w/ pump8SPF 20High End39Exceptionally comfortable. Great for dry skin. Wore off around nose and chin. ReviewBuy at UltaToo FacedPeach Perfect Comfort MattePorcelainA-94Soft matteLightweightSponge or BrushSlightly dryingSlight blurSmoothLight to MediumNoNo10+ HoursNoneNoSlightly dark, slightly yellow1.60 ozSqueeze tube12NoneHigh EndCruelty freeVegan36Slight accentuation of deeper lines around mouth. No settling into lines at all. Trouble blending concealer into foundation. ReviewBuy at SephoraIliaTrue Skin Serum FoundationTexelA-94Natural dewyVery lightweightSponge or BrushHydratingBlurredSmoothMediumNoNo8 HoursNoneSet w powderGood1 ozGlass bottle w/ pump10NoneHigh EndCruelty freeVegan54SUPER easy blending concealer & powder on top. Must set w powder for longevity. Phenomenally comfortable. Would be higher grade w more shades. New favorite. ReviewBuy at UltaMakeup RevolutionConceal & Define Full CoverageF4A 94Satin natural luminousLightweightSponge or BrushSlightly hydratingBlurredSmoothedMedium to FullNoNo12 HoursNoneNoGood for end of summer0.85 ozGlass bottle w/ doe foot24NoneDrugstoreCruelty freeVegan12Superior smoothing of texture. Very pretty finish. Not transfer resistant to touch. ReviewBuy at UltaMACStudio Fix FluidNW10A-93Satin matteLightweightBrush slightly better, both fineNot dryingBlurredBlurredMedium to High MedNoNo12 HoursNoneNoExcellent1 ozGlass bottle, no pump43SPF 20High EndNot CFNo29No settling at all into fine lines. Did not transfer when wearing sunglasses. Very comfortable. ReviewUnavailableRevlonAge Defying 3XFresh IvoryA-93Satin naturalAverageBrush for coverage, sponge to blendNot dryingVisibleSlightly smoothedMedium to High MedNoSlightly heavy around mouth8 HoursVery slightNoExcellent1 ozGlass bottle w/ pump12SPF 20DrugstoreNot CFNo13Heavy/separates slightly along deep wrinkles. No settling elsewhere. ReviewBuy at withSimplicityWith SimplicityOrganic Liquid FoundationShade 02A-93Satin naturalLightweightSponge or BrushNot dryingVisibleSlightly smoothedLight to MediumNoNo9 HoursNoneNoGood1 ozPlastic bottle w/ pump8NoneHigh EndCruelty freeVegan34Very beautiful skin-like finish. Strong vanilla fragrance. ReviewBuy at UltaLancomeRenergie Lift Foundation250 Bisque WA-93Dewy & LuminousLightweightSponge or BrushHydratingVisibleBlurredLight to MediumNoNo10 HoursNoneNoGood for self tanning1 ozGlass bottle w/ pump18SPF 20High EndNoNo47Very comfortable. Gorgeous finish. Hydrating. No settling or caking. ReviewBuy at UltaRevlonPhoto Ready Candid Foundation130 IvoryA-93Satin naturalVery lightweightSponge or BrushNot dryingBlurredSmoothedLight to MediumNoNo12 HoursNoneNoGood0.75 ozSqueeze tube w/ pump31NoneDrugstoreNoNo10.99Anti blue light. Very pretty finish and wears well, degrades gracefully. Natural finish. ReviewBuy at UltaCover GirlTruBlend Matte Made140A-93Satin naturalLightweightSponge or BrushSlightly dryingSlight blurSmoothedLight to MediumNoNo12 HoursNoneNoGood mixed w shade 1201 ozGlass bottle w/ pump40NoneDrugstoreCruelty freeUnknown11.49Very pretty finish – not quite matte. Slightly drying but otherwise great! ReviewBuy at UltaTarteBabassu Foundcealer13N Fair NeutralA-93Natural DewyLightweightBrushHydratingBlurredSmoothedLightInto deeper linesNo8 HoursNoneSet w powderGood1 ozPlastic bottle w/ pump30SPF 20High EndCruelty freeVegan39Very pretty and very comfortable for dry skin. ReviewBuy at UltaClarinsSkin Illusion Natural Hydrating Foundation102.5 PorcelainA-93Natural DewyVery lightweightFingersVery hydratingSlight blurSmoothedSheer to lightNoNo8 HoursHalf shade darkerSet w powderSlightly too dark after oxidation1 ozGlass bottle w/ pump22NoneHigh EndNot CFUnknown44Very pretty on the skin. Oxidizes slightly (half shade to a shade darker) after the first hour. Very comfortable. ReviewBuy at UltaIT CosmeticsBye Bye LinesFairA-92Satin naturalLightweightBrushHydratingSlight blurBlurredLight to MediumNoNo8+ HoursNoneSet w powderNeutral to warm, slight yellow1 ozPlastic bottle w/ pump7NoneHigh End38Great skin care ingredients. Very comfortable and hydrating. Product moves around a bit when first applied. Buildable. ReviewBuy at UltaBareMineralsBarePro Performance Wear04 AspenA-92Natural MatteLightweightBrush for coverage, sponge to blendVery slightly dryingSlight blurBlurredMedium to FullSlight into deep linesNo12 HoursNoneSelf settingGood1 ozGlass bottle w/ pump30SPF 20High End34Doesn’t need to be set. Builds very nicely. Nice long wear, comfortable. Minimally drying after 12 hours, doable for dry skin. ReviewBuy at CVSRimmelLasting Finish Breathable 25 Hour081 Fair IvoryA-92Satin matteVery lightweightSpongeNot dryingVisibleSlightly smoothedLight to MediumNoSlight around nose9+ HoursNoneNoGood to slightly too light1 ozGlass bottle w/ doe foot17SPF 20DrugstoreNot CFNo12Slightly patchy … Continue reading Foundation Fest