Happy Saturday Lovelies. I hope all of you are happy, healthy and fabulous.
For today I wanted to do a somewhat fun post, as the title says this post is about second chance foundations, 3 to be exact. The 3 foundations I chose to give another shot are foundations that others have loved and raved about before, and I’ve heard some call them their ‘go to’. I wanted oh so much to love these foundations, although the love never blossomed.
Anastasia Beverly Hills: Stick Foundation (Porcelain)
•When I first purchased this foundation I was excited, between the shade range and the claim of coverage. The first few times I used it I tried applying it different ways, i.e. stiff kabuki brush(sigma F80) stippling brush(real techniques) Artis Brush(oval 7) and Blending Sponge(Real Techniques & Beauty Blender). I also tried using different primers and every time was met with a cakey fail. The foundation is suppose to be buildable coverage, however if I tried to even remotely build up the coverage it just became heavy and cakey. I gave up on this foundation for the longest time.but one day a few months ago I decided to give it another chance…😒 it was so not worth the “elbow grease” required to blend this product and even though I worked so hard, my face still looked cakey and the foundation looked so heavy and it was just SO obvious that I had makeup on.😫
Too Faced: Born This Way Liquid Foundation (Snow)
•This was a pretty hyped product, so naturally my beauty conscience told me to ‘buy it!’ And of course I listened. I had mixed feelings about this foundation after a few uses, and I still do. The formula itself is hydrating, but doesn’t leave me worrying about it sliding. Just like the ABH stick foundation I tried different application tools, when I used a sponge [RT or B.B] I got a lighter coverage than with my Sigma F80. The foundation seemed to work well with any primer I used, I mainly use mattifying/pore refining. I didn’t obtain any weird texture or clinging, it did get a little heavy around my nose, but that’s pretty normal for me. My only complaint is that the foundation shade [snow] was a little off for my skin tone, at the time that was the lightest color and it was FAR from snow.😒 So when I decided to give Born This Way another chance I was hoping that my skin had perhaps “darkened” so that if the foundation would match my skin tone slightly better. Still no.
Tarte: Clay Stick Foundation (Fair Beige)
•I’m not sure how many of y’all remember the hype around this stick foundation was [not as much as Shape Tape Foundation] it had such an appeasing description *full-coverage, powder-to-liquid formula, cake and shine free* I mean come on how could you resist? Just like with the ABH stick foundation I used all the same tools to give it a fair chance when I first got it, along with primers, mattifying, pore refining, even hydrating. The foundation still looked cakey, along with not being full coverage, maybe a solid medium. The foundation also dried down fast so I had to work in sections unless I wanted to be a tiger lol. So naturally I cave up on it. About a month ago I was goin through my box of foundations I don’t ever reach for and I picked it up and decided to give it another shot… it honestly was a waste of time, it still left me looking cakey and it also emphasized my pores as well.
These are only 3 out of my box of foundation I don’t use. I might try some others and see if my opinions have changed at all. I know this post seems like I’m being a ‘negative nelly’ but I can’t help my feelings towards these foundations. If I had to choose between all 3 I would choose the Too Faced -Born This Way- this one was the only one that didn’t leave me looking fake or cakey. Also it was the only one that didn’t breakdown on my skin, mainly my chin and forehead. So, ABH Stick foundation👎 | Too Faced Born This Way Liquid Foundation👍👎 | Tarte Clay Stick Foundation👎
Now I am in no way sayin that you should avoid these foundations, everyone’s skin is different, what works for me, might not work for you and vise-versa.
I hope you all enjoyed this post, I’m not sure if you’d consider it a review, but either way it was different since I was trying products that I’ve already tried.
Until Next Time XOXO💋