What might work for one, could be a horrible selection for another. However, if a paste-y sister says that a specific foundation is perfect, I'm the first to run out and purchase it because finding a product that actually matches my skin tone is a pain. That's what this post is about today. After reading many of my favorite blogs and hearing great things about three different foundations, I knew I had to try them out myself. I don't do comparisons to often, but these three were worth it: Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse in Porcelain Ivory, Diorskin Forever Extreme Wear Flawless Makeup in 010 and L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup (Cool) in Alabaster.
Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse
Matches my pale skin tone perfectly
Coverage is much too thick
Takes a long time to fully blend into my skin
I wanted to love this, I really did. But it was lacking in too many areas for me. I found that during the day with this product on, my skin became extremely greasy and almost slick looking. No matter how much I blotted my skin, it stayed very oily. The oddest thing is that I don't have oily skin normally. Another issue was how long it took to blend into my skin and I even used a sponge. I will say that if you live in a dry climate and are needing full coverage, this may be a good foundation for you.
Diorskin Forever Extreme Wear Flawless Makeup
Silky smooth finish
Full coverage without the weight
Looks like you're not wearing anything
Of all the foundations I've ever tried (and trust me, there have been a lot) this is, perhaps, the best one I've ever used. Not only does it provide full coverage (should you need it) but it can also be applied lightly for a more natural look. This foundation has an SPF of 25 (YAY!!!) and leaves your skin silky smooth AND it stays that way all day. The only downside to this foundation is its price tag: $55 it quite a bit for a foundation.
L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup
Light feeling on skin
Almost too liquidy
Halfway through the day can become slightly oily
$20 for a drugstore foundation is a lot
For a drugstore foundation, I actually don't mind this one. Yes, it's not perfect but, to be honest, most foundations aren't. This one offers great coverage, is one of the fairest colors I've ever seen and still offers an SPF. I will say that it is rather liquidy, even for a liquid foundation. The product seems abnormally runny but yet still blends well and matches my winter-fair skin. Oh, and another thing, it keeps my skin from looking slick.
This picture shows a comparison of the three foundations together. From left to right, Maybelline, Dior and L'Oreal. As you can see, the Maybelline one is very thick compared to the other two while the one on the far right (L'Oreal) is extremely runny.
All in all, I will definitely be repurchasing the Dior. It's become my everyday foundation and I can't live without it. However, if price does become an issue, I'll be knocking down L'Oreal's door for sure. Have you used any of these products before? What are your thoughts?