Foundation is called foundation for a reason. If you don’t have a good base, anything you layer or build on top of it will be not as good as it could be. It’s potential squandered. As we all have different skin types, concerns, and reactions, holy grail opinions are pretty subjective. Some will love, some will hate, and some will just merely exist. However, here are three of my Holy Fails that will shortly be tossed out.
First on the list, even though it’s probably the least disappointing of the three: L’Oreal True Match Lumi. I did like the range of shades and how easy it was to find the light skin cool toned shade (yeah-ah C/N/W naming schematics)! That was pretty much where my excitement ended though. It applied nicely, but light coverage still seems like it would be heavier than the coverage that this base provided. It did make my dry skin look dewy, but did nothing to even out skin tone, provide a base, nor remotely cover up any imperfection. Next.
On a very different note. I originally really liked the BareMinerals Bare Skin. But after getting about a third of the way through the bottle, it seemed like the finish was getting more and more powdery. Cakey, even. And not in the delicious Devil’s Food way. It didn’t matter how much I’d shake it up, or how I applied it, it just seemed to settle into my pores more and more. I mean the coverage was decent, but it was not the my skin but better base that I prefer. I mean I loved the idea of skincare and makeup merged in the powder in serum foundation, but it has absolutely nothing on the Maybelline Dream Wonder (which really is a dream wonder) in terms of coverage, finish, and blendability.
The most disappointing on the list by far was the original Maybelline Fit Me foundation. I tried it out again the other day to make sure I disliked it as much as I remembered disliking it… I did. Thankfully my blogger friend Brooke was there to commiserate with me while I ranted on about how it didn’t even last through my commute to work. Noting that my commute to work is usually less than a half hour AND that I also “set” it with setting spray. I’m so happy I had a powder foundation in my handbag that I could go over problem areas with.
Do you have any foundation choices you were excited to use that just fell completely flat?