In my last post I did this exact same thing for the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. And in that post I mentioned that when I returned it I got a new foundation to replace it. As you can tell from the title of this post, it did not work out. Now I know this may be controversial because this foundation is super popular, and for a lot of people its their all time favorite foundation. It was the Makeup Forever HD foundation.
When I first applied this to my skin I thought I was in love, it applied very smoothly, and was the exact color of my skin. I thought that NARS foundations matched me well, but I mean this shade blended right on into my skin, I got the shade 118 in case anyone was wondering. It lasted a decent amount of time on my skin before fading, about 8 hours or so. But that is where all of the good ends.
For me when I apply my foundation, I like it to spread evenly on the skin and have medium coverage with some buildability over areas where I need the extra coverage. Generally with foundations I use one pump for my face, and that is enough to cover my face with an even layer. With this HD foundation I needed 2 or 3 pumps to get the medium-buildable coverage I need. One pump barely even covered both of my cheeks. And it wasn’t that the pump distributed less product, one pump was equal to or more than one pump of my beloved NARS sheer glow. It just does not spread over the skin or give very much coverage.
Because you need so many pumps to cover your face it goes instantly cakey and thick. Even when I tried to sheer out and get one pump to cover my face it still looked cakey. I tried with primer, no primer and not one way made it look any better. It also made my face look dull, and it wasn’t the finish, something about the formula just did not work well with my skin.
And the final thing that really turned me off to this foundation was the facts that out of the box the pump was slightly broken. It pumped out foundation but it leaked if I leaned it to one side.
Needless to say I returned this, and I decided not to purchase a foundation to replace it. I have enough to last me a long while and after pouring over the Sephora website, turns out I’ve pretty much tried or I already own any foundations I would want to try out. What is your favorite foundation? Until next time . . .