Foundation Week Wrap-Up
Man, daily reviews are kind of exhausting! My hat goes off to all you bloggers who diligently post on your blogs every day. Anyway, I thought I'd do a quick recap post summarizing my experiences with all those foundations. Because recaps are handy and whatnot. So here they are, from best to worst:
Almay Smart Shade Makeup:
Pro's: Great shade match, light-feeling, extremely natural coverage.
Con's: Coverage may be too light for some, only one shade of tester available.
Overall Grade: A
Revlon ColorStay Active Light Makeup:
Pro's: Lasting power, fantastic at shine-stopping, feels light, natural coverage.
Con's: Shade is slightly off, thick & somewhat difficult to blend.
Overall Grade: A-
Sally Hansen Airbrush Makeup:
Pro's: Thin, easy to blend, good coverage & lasting power, natural-looking, gimmicky aerosol can.
Con's: Weird smell, can look masky if over-applied, lack of shade choices.
Overall Grade: B+/A- (Depending on how well you can find a shade match)
Paul & Joe Liquid Foundation:
Pro's: Feels very nice to apply, easy to blend, great colour match.
Con's: Emphasized dryness, not great at stopping shine, price.
Overall Grade: B+
Maybelline Wonder Finish:
Pro's: Very blendable, nice feel & finish, good shade match.
Con's: Sucks at stopping oil, not long lasting, coverage a little masky.
Overall Grade: B+
Pro's: Feels light and breathable, cool texture.
Con's: Inconsistent coverage, grabbed on to dry spots, slight powdery look.
Overall Grade: B- (I know I'm in the minority; lots of people seem to like it. Oh well.)
L'Oreal Infallible Foundation:
Pro's: Packaging is nifty, nice initial texture.
Con's: Colour oxidizes, bad at stopping oil, migrates to emphasize dry spots, felt thick and cakey.
Overall Grade: F
Whew! And that's that. Needless to say, I'm pretty happy about Almay's new Smart Shade, and will be reaching for that a lot this summer. If you've tried any of these foundations, or have another wicked foundation that you love, please do share your thoughts! Thanks for reading along!