It's true! The secret to a good makeup starts with foundation. In fact, I encourage my girl friends to invest more on foundation out of all the makeups in a woman's arsenal. I like liquid foundations because I can play around with coverage: medium for everyday wear or full-on for special ala-red carpet occasions. Choosing the right foundation depends on your skin type, skin tone and preferred coverage. If you have oily skin like me, be on the look out for "oil-free, non-comedogenic, long-wearing, mattifying". Needless to say, it helps that you use a face primer prior to applying foundation so your makeup stays throughout the day.
There are nice brands, and there are those I continue to patronize. So here are my Top 3 Liquid Foundations:
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12- hour Full Coverage Foundation (Medium) is quite a recent discovery. It is lightweight, easy to blend and has SPF 15. Though full coverage, it doesn't feel like you're wearing a pile of makeup. Used with a face primer, it lasts for ten hours or until I'm ready to take it off. This has become my go-to foundation lately.
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation (Sand Beige) gives me that flawless look for pictorials. I feel extra gorgeous whenever I use this foundy. It has a slightly creamier formula and a small amount goes a long way. It's not as long-wearing as Tarte and MUFE and it has a tendency to oxidize on my oily skin. Regardless, I still like it for that short-lived moment of fairy tale gorgeousness!
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + is the foundation I use for long hours under extreme temperature, say filming out in the sun. It is oil-free and water-resistant. It dries pretty quick so you need to blend it faster than normal.
No matter what brand I use, I always seal my foundation with a finishing powder. What about you? any top 3 faves?