The heading of this post says it all – I want to know your No-Fail Foundation.
That one foundation that you will automatically reach for when you want to put your best face forward. The one foundation that you know leaves you with a beautiful glow without too much effort.
That one foundation that you reach for over and over again, and repurchase, because you just can’t live without it. That one foundation (or maybe more than one) that you are never without and that you can slap on any which way, and still have people oohing and aahing over how beautiful your skin looks.
THE ONE! Or maybe Two, or Three LOL! :D
I have a ton of foundation on hand, but when push comes to shove, I automatically reach for any one of these below. I do it almost without thinking, knowing that any one of these will sit beautifully on my skin all day long without sliding or oiling up, and in some cases, even look better as the day wears on.
I list them in no particular order.
Cle de Peau Beaute Radiant Fluid Foundation is my holy grail foundation that, without fail, offers me a photoshop finish every single time. I am almost finished with one bottle and already have another in place because I simply cannot be without this. If I want to put a good face forward, this is the one I know will give me the radiance and even skin tone I seek. You can read my full glowing review here.
The Bobbi Brown Skin Nourishing Glow Foundation is another firm favourite. I reach for this one when I want a higher coverage foundation that gives that beautiful, air-brushed finish to skin. Unfortunately for some of you, this one’s only found in the Asia-Pacific region for now. But if you have access to it, I highly recommend it. Because the coverage is high, I only use a little each time, but it also means I have to use less, or no concealer. It’s great for hurried mornings when I have to get my face on in 10 minutes and out the door, or risk being stuck in traffic for an additional half an hour. My full review on this foundation is here.
The Lunasol Skin Modeling Liquid Finish Foundation has been a favourite for many years, despite its name change. I hope they never discontinue this one, and if they do (as the Japanese are wont to) then I hope they maintain the formula. The coverage in this one is lowest of the ones featured here, but it still offers very good coverage and a beautiful, skin-like finish. Not cakey or heavy at all. Just beautiful, natural looking skin. I’ve reached for this one over and over, and I still continue to do so. I talk more about why I love it in my full review here.
The Shiseido Syncho Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation is one that grew on me with use. I find that with this, less is more as the coverage is fairly high, and better yet, this is one that looks better as the day wears on. So, if I know I have a long day that may involve me being out in the sun or driving around, and being faced with heat and humidity, this is the one I reach for. Even with that glow of perspiration, this foundation looks amazing – looks even better, in fact, with a little oil. I know there’s a new glow formula which I haven’t tried, but I love this one, and I reach for it almost instinctively, depending on what my day ahead has to offer. I elaborate further on this in my full review.
The common thread running amongst the 4 No-Fail Foundations I have picked out are that they are medium to high coverage formulas. I don’t use very much, but I do find that if I want a foundation that can work for me both day and night, it is best to go for one with a higher coverage. I can use a sheer layer in the day, and then build it up for the evening.
You may also notice that 3 out of 4 are by Japanese brands. I maintain that the Japanese brands make the best foundation in the market. They usually have a very lightweight texture, but with a coverage, buildability and comfort that is second to none. The down side is that most Japanese brand foundations cater mostly to the light or at best, medium skin tones. Deeper skin tones will not be able to avail of their beautiful textures. The Bobbi Brown Skin Nourishing Glow Foundation is one that comes close, albeit with a heavier texture, but has a wider shade selection.
I’d have included RMK but mine is too old so I don’t use it anymore, and RMK is no longer available in Malaysia. But RMK makes amazing foundations as well.
I love playing with liquid foundation, and a new foundation always makes my head swivel around, because I just love trying new ones out. I also like many different foundations, some of which I picked out here, but there’s a difference between like and love. And when you love something, I think it loves you right back coz these No-Fail Foundations look amazing on me LOL! :D
What are your No-Fail Foundations?
Go on then, pick one. Or maybe 2 or if you can’t choose, list them all :D Curious minds want to know!