Top 5 Foundations Round-up (pale skin friendly)

Top 5 Foundations Round-up (pale skin friendly)

 

Top 5 Foundations Round-up (pale skin friendly)

Hi! I wanted to write this post – my Top 5 Foundations – from ages. During last years I payed way more attention to my base make up, since there’s no good make up without a  flawless face. Some years ago I was only using mineral foundation but in last two years I found that nothing compares to a good traditional foundation and my skin didn’t react in any bad way. Plus my skin became a lot less oily so I’m really enjoying some comforting texture. Don’t get me wrong, I still love minerals but only when it’s really hot and I don’t want to feel any make up on my face.

So, I do think that you should splurge on a good foundation. Obviously it doesn’t mean you can find some great foundations even in drugstores. In this post you’ll find my best find outs: three foundations definitely high-end and two high street.

Of course, it really depends on your skin. Mine is combination, acne prone with some flaky areas, quite reactive. I’m pale with a peach / warm pink undertone. My math in MAC foundation range is N15, for reference.

I own and I’ve tried these foundation for enough time for having a complete opinion about them. All of these perform really well on my skin lasting between 6-8 hours.

Let’s start with my Top 5 Foundations :)

 

Top 5 Foundations

Top 5 Foundations

 

n° B10: ligth but buildable up to medium coverage. It’s a mix between liquid and gel with a quite runny texture. It has a dewy, light-reflective finish in order to blur imperfections. It gives a well-rested look and highlight dull complexion. SPF 19. Full review here

- Giorgio Armani Maestro n°3: this foundation has the strangest texture I’ve ever seen. It’s just like dry oil with a really runny texture. Packaging is great since the dropper doesn’t make you waste product. I think it’s better for combination skins since dry skins may experience some dry flakes. It gives a velvet still luminous finish, incredibly natural looking and completely weightless. SPF 15.

Laura Mercier Silk Crème in Soft Ivory: full coverage and satin finish. You have to use a tiny amount to avoid a cakey and unnatural effect. It’s also perfect as a concealer and it can be sheered out with a radiance primer. No SPF. Full review here

n°51: this is one of best beauty discoveries ever, seriously. You have to blame her. Light- medium buildable coverage. Gel-like texture which is a dream on skin: it glides on effortlessy, blends beautifully. It has a radiant – not really dewy like YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat – finish and it feels really fresh on skin. No SPF.

L’Oréal Nude Magique Eau de Teaint n°100 Porcelaine: it’s said it’s the Giorgio Armani Maestro dupe. Well, since I own both I can say they’re very very similar: a lot of silicones, running texture, natural, velvety-but-radiant looking. The main difference is that Giorgio Armani foundation feels a bit more oily in texture and the packaging makes the difference: with L’Oréal Nude Magique you have to be really careful since there’s no dispenser. Overall this is a great foundation at a little price, if you don’t want to splurge on Giorgio Armani Maestro, the quality is pretty similar. SPF 18.

 

Top 5 Foundations

Top 5 Foundations

 

Now some considerations about shades. As you can see all these foundation has a quite neutral undertone with a balance between rose and yellow which suits my peach undertone quite well. My best, almost perfect, match among this bunch is Giorgio Armani Maestro n° 3 but all match my skin pretty well. Bourjois leads a bit to yellow. The L’Oréal Nude Magique is slightly darker than my skintone and n°100 Porcelaine is the lightest shade avaible; it will be perfect during summer though.

 

5 Comments

  1. Tutti fondi interessanti, l’unico che mi lascia abbastanza indifferente è l’Armani Maestro. L’HMS l’ho appena finito ed è un fondo che mi è piaciuto molto: la tua descrizione dice tutto, concordo su ogni parola. Il Silk Crème l’ho prvato in sample, finito stamattina: lo trovo un po’ tanto coprente forse, anche se nulla di finto: l’effetto alla fine mi piace, ma non posso dire che sembri che io non abbia nulla sul viso (non che me ne importi molto, comunque); il difetto che ho notato, è che va sfumato molto bene col pennello, altrimenti lascia qualche striatura: probabilmente non sono abituata ai fondi in crema, preferendo solitamente i fluidi. L’YSL sarà mio appena smaltirò un po’ di fondi e in contemporanea Feelunique farà qualche promo, visto che anch’io dovrei prendere il B10 che in Italia non viene venduto. Idem per il L’Oreal: devo prima smaltire!

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  2. IlariaO  Il Silk Crème è un fondo che va lavorato molto, di sicuro non lo sceglierei al mattino di corsa ecco, ma piuttosto quando voglio un trucco di una certa struttura. Ne va usato giusto una puntina e fa tanto anche il modo con cui lo si applica: a me hanno consigliato le mani ma preferisco di no per una questione igienica, mi sono trovata stupendamente con la spugnetta Real Techniques.
    Tieni conto per il L’Oréal che è un po’ la stessa cosa del Maestro (il che va decisamente bene, dato il prezzo).

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  3. kenderasia IlariaOCavolo, la spugnetta ce l’ho anch’io e non ho pensato di usarla! Che torda! Infatti il Maestro non mi inetereressa perchè preferirei il L’Orèal visto il prezzo, solo x quello :-D

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  4. Vorrei provarli tutti, le texture leggere al momento sono quelle che mi attirano di più,devo solo finire ciò che ho di aperto…Penso che mi buttero su Bourjois!

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  5. IrinaVonP  sì anch’io le sto preferendo in questo periodo! lascia stare, vorrei provare tutti i fondotinta che vedo ma ne ho millemila di aperti XD
    Bourjois fa proprio delle belle basi ;)

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