For the longest time, I never used liquid foundation. I tried Bare Minerals when it first hit (and exploded) in the beauty world. It was okay, but I found the loose powder to be more trouble than it was worth. Before I went Bare, my cosmetic bag staple was MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation. I loved it. It was a heavy foundation, concealer and touch-up in one. But my skin changed after awhile and I found that it was no longer working the way it had before.
After my bout with MAC and Bare, I stuck withPür 4-in-1 powder foundation for several years. Like Studio Fix, it was perfect as a foundation, concealer and touch-up. It also added a small amount of sunscreen, perfect for my fair skin in Texas. But again my skin changed, and powder foundation of any kind wasn’t working. I became more dry, and after age 30, it was clear that I needed to switch to a liquid foundation.
And the search began.
It was a long search.
I wanted a foundation that didn’t dry me out or make me oily. Seems like the normal issue, right? But I also want a heavy, long lasting foundation. I almost always have on a full face, so that needs to be considered when reading my reviews.
Here are a few of the products I tried and how they worked, or didn’t work, for me. As always, all pictures are links to product info and purchasing: