Current Everyday “Coverage”
My most recent (and longest owned) foundation of choice has been E.L.F’s Tinted Moisturizer in the color “Almond”.
I should probably start out by explaining that I work in Advertising and am in meetings pretty much all day, everyday, so bathroom breaks are a blessing, forget the time to powder or touch up! Because of that, I’ve never been able to wear a medium to fuller coverage foundation because I get oily quick and then things always start to shift. Thicker foundations also make me itch but I tend to forget I’m wearing it, inevitably getting it all over my hands, and then my clothes. Given that I’m dark complexioned, brown stains on your clothes get me some STRANGE looks!
Anyways, as I’ve gotten a bit older (aka mid 20s), it’s becoming more of a necessity to have a bit of makeup on my face to make sure I don’t look like the living dead. I have a whole stock of various foundations but this is the only thing I can stick to so far without feeling like I’m going to rip my face off by 6pm! So even though it’s not a true foundation, I’m using it that way for now.
On a daily basis, I don’t use a primer or base of any kind but I do use Mac’s Mineralized Skinfinish to set and add a bit more coverage. I finish the rest of my makeup and sometimes set with an Urban Decay Setting Spray. Overall, it will last me all day (9am to 6pm) without any powdering or touch ups. By the end of the day I am a bit shiny but nothing too embarrassing, especially given the Texas heat!
All in all, while I’m trying to explore more coverage foundation, this will remain a staple in my collection for those days when I’m not feeling all that glamorous! I also highly recommend it for anyone like me who loves makeup but isn’t a full blown beauty queen :)
I give this product a thumbs up!