Just a quick entry on liquid foundations. I started using them when I wanted more coverage. Personally I find that I need to touch up my foundation when I used to be a 2-way cake user (BTW my fave is the DIOR Extreme Fit power foundation). So... when I make the big switch to Liquid Foundations (prolly the same time I bought the MAc 187 brush), I bought MAC Studio Fix Fluid.
Note that this is not in any way a full review of every single foundation. I am just giving my opinions of each one in terms of their texture and durability.
Here is a group picture:
*note that in my last few posts, pics are taken with my lousy iphone camera--- it's just much easier to upload without compromising
too much on quality to my amatuer eyes.
From L to R:
Silky Girl Skin Perfect spf30++ 01 Light: I like this, but something about the tone doesn't suit my face, so I mix this when I am using the Maybelline foundation. Super cheap, and great as a everyday foundation.
DIOR Extreme Fit spf15++ 020: My fave foundation. Color is perfect for me. This is an empty bottle, but I have a brand new bottle which I bought at the airport duty free ($56 duty free?) I just LOVE Dior foundations. But I have been rotating my foundations so I am not opening the new one yet.
MUFE HD Foundation in 120: ARGH. Everything about this foundation is perfect, except the color, as you all know. So usually my sis uses this foundation if she is doing her MU at home. But I mix the studio sculpt and now it is OK. Very lasting too. Definitely will get one in my correct shade when this runs out. Seriously, you need the tiniest amount of this.
MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC15 spf 15: Great basic foundation. Great color. Easy to blend, and buildable coverage. :)
Maybelline Pure Fluid Mineral 020 Beige Eclat spf18: I also have a backup of this. But there is so much left in this bottle. LOVE how it blends. Not the longest lasting though.
Clinique Superfit 63 Fresh Beige: Super light, but unlike the MUFE HD foundation, which is also light in texture, this doesn't have much coverage. You need to use a lot to achieve medium to full coverage, from my own experience. I feel like I have used so much already even though I just got this recently. Good product, but don't think I will repurchase.
MUFE Mat Velvet+ Oil Free, Water Resistant: Newest addition. I haven't used it. But it is super thick... and the MUA said I can use it as a concealer too. I have good vibe about this.
Lying down in the centre, we have MAC studio sculpt foundation NC15 spf15: Due to launch in SG this Sept. I like the scent of this... for some strange reason. Ha ha. And the texture is unlike anything I have tried before. And of all the foundations, you use the least product for this. Medium to full coverage. Smooth finish. And the only foundation I apply with my fingers.
BEST Drugstore: Maybelline
BEST High-end: Dior
BEST starter/mid range: MAC
I usually apply foundations with a MAC187, seldom the MAC109 cos it tends to shed like crazy for cream/liquid products. I also use the Beauty Blender sponge. I bought a Rimmel 16 hour foundation before in the lightest shade 001 Ivory or smth but it was still too dark for me, so I gave away to my friend.
Yea.. that's all... and hope you find this helpful. And questions, please leave a comment. I might do a overview of primers etc soon. :) Stay tuned!