You know I’m a frugal gal by nature (ahem). But every now and then, make that kinda often, I like to buy a premium product when it comes to cosmetics. I am one to try just about anything, department store to drug store brand, to find just the right one!
The old adage, ‘you get what you pay for’, does ring true for the following products. You really do get your money’s worth, in my opinion, for wearability, color matching, color trueness, and beneficial ingredients.
Some of these are pricey- be warned! So in contrast, I will soon post my top 5 drugstore foundations. Bargain hunters- not to worry.
Diorskin Airflash by Dior
Don’t be concerned by the spray mechanism. It’s a fine mist that is so even and light, you won’t get it everywhere. I pull my hair back and wear my bathrobe while applying this. It does have some fall-out. But the end result is a light, second-skin look that is dewy. Medium to full buildable coverage.
Chanel VitaLumiere Aqua
I kept hearing about this foundation all over YouTube. The first time I tried it I wasn’t convinced. Because it goes on so light, I felt like I didn’t see much improvement in my skin. But then I realized how the light caught my skin and flaws were blurred and my skin looked healthy. This is a great foundation to layer over other foundations or BB creams if you want to play with coverage and finish. Transparent to medium coverage.
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau
I’m curious why this foundation doesn’t get more buzz. Honestly, it is such a reliable product. Apparently there’s silk fibers and linen in the actual foundation. Hmm, well whatever it is, it wears true and flawless. Medium to full coverage.
Becca Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation
What I love about this product is that it is convenient to travel with, has skin friendly good for your complexion- ingredients, and even though it is satin finish, oilier skins can wear it too. Medium coverage.
it Cosmetics IT-O2 Ultra Repair Liquid Oxygen Foundation
The it Cosmetics line is designed for people with skin issues (which is everyone, right?!). Whether you have acne, rosacea or aging concerns, they are developed to provide skin care ingredients within their cosmetics so you get double duty. This foundation was another one I wasn’t sure about the first time I used it. But my skin really likes it. It seems to look fresher and less lined. The product doesn’t get in my little creases. It’s perfect if you like light coverage that blends easily.
There’s my list of luxury foundations. If I might add a disclaimer- I am not endorsed or sponsored by any of the above brands. I chose these based on personal use and preference. There’s a lot to choose from at the department store and some formulas work better for some than others.
If you have a favorite I didn’t mention, I’d love to hear about it. Remember, like Marilyn Monroe said, “a smile is the best makeup a girl could wear.”