Beauty

2018 Makeup Inventory – Part 1: Primers & Foundations

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Here starts the beginning of a long, long journey looking into my collection.  This is going to be a long series on my blog, consisting of a total of 9 posts.  Some posts will be longer than others and I think you will see what products I tend to favor.  Today I am going to be sharing my Primers and Foundations.  Like I did with Monday’s post, I am going to have all pertinent links at the end, separating affiliate from regular links.  So, if you are interested in what Primers and Foundations I have in my collection, just keep on reading!

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Primers
Total: 3

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1. Milani Prime Shield Mattifying Face Primer
This is actually my second bottle of this primer.  Obviously, I have liked it enough to repurchase.  It has helped keep my oils at bay during this hot weather up here in Washington but I don’t know how it will do in the Texas heat and humidity.  I would like to find other mattifying primers to try, preferably drugstore, once I use up all my primers in my collection.

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2. Pur Correcting Primer Illuminate & Glow (discontinued)
I bought this in support of Taylor of ThaTaylaa during a season of her 15 Days of Foundation, where her and Project Beauty Share created a shop to help raise money for Project Beauty Share.  I had never heard of it before and it has been discontinued.  It is pretty, very luminous but I don’t care for luminous primers.  I look for mattifying primers and luminous foundations.

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3. Milani Prime Light Face Primer
Yet another luminizing primer.  This is apparently a pore-minimizing and strobing one.  I don’t see any pore-minimizing but it is definitely luminous.  I’ve tried it under several different foundations and it works well but it doesn’t really shine through any of the foundations.

 

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Foundations
Total: 10

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1. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup
This is my holy grail, ride or die foundation.  I have used up one of these and am almost finished with the second one.  It does not break down on me and lasts all day.  My skin looks so healthy with this foundation, I absolutely love it.  I’m trying to cut down on a lot of my high-end makeup because I truly feel you can find wonderful, cruelty-free products at the drugstore.  However, I will ALWAYS repurchase this product (as long as Urban Decay stays cruelty-free).  This product I personally feel is worth the splurge.

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2. Huda Beauty #FauxFilter High Coverage Cream Foundation
When this foundation first launched, I picked it up because all the YouTubers were RAVING about it, hyping it up.  I can get this product to work pretty well but only by mixing it with more luminous foundations.  However, I have realized I can’t wear this foundation at work, even when I mix it.  It ends up looking really heavy and cakey and also breaks down.  I don’t know if it’s because of dealing with so much water, wind, hair, and humidity, but I’m going to try pulling it back out in the fall and then again in the summer when I’m down in Texas.  If you are interested in a more in-depth review, I will leave a link to my post.

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3. Fiona Stiles Luminous Finish Foundation Concentrate
I ended up getting this foundation by accident.  I ordered 2 back ups of my Fiona Stiles Matte Finish Foundation Concentrate in my normal shade (01) and ordered one in a shade up (02).  Well, shade 02 was in the matte box, but I was given the luminous version.  Surprise, surprise, I love this one as well!  Now, I’ve only worn it a handful of times so I can’t give my full thoughts on it, but I am not mad about having it in my collection.

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4. Fiona Stiles Matte Finish Foundation Concentrate (Have 2)
Yet another holy grail product for me.  I have gone through 2 full bottles of this and am currently working on my 3.  This is the best looking matte foundation I’ve used.  It does not look heavy or cakey and doesn’t have a straight up matte finish, but more of a satin finish.  It looks absolutely flawless on my skin and wears all day.  I also love this foundation for mixing with luminous foundations.  It helps increase the longevity and makes combos look more skin-like.  I swear by this stuff!

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5. CYO Long Lasting Foundation Lifeproof (Have 2)
I picked up this foundation off of a recommendation of Taylor of ThaTaylaa on YouTube.  The reason I picked up 2 was that I truly felt I was going to love this foundation and it constantly goes out of stock.  So, to be safe I decided to grab 2.  I am not mad that I did.  I absolutely love this foundation, it wears all day, has a beautiful skin like finish, doesn’t get heavy or cakey, doesn’t break down, and the undertone is absolutely PERFECT for me.  So excited about this find!  I might do a side by side comparison with the Urban Decay and the CYO foundation, let me know if you’d like to see that!

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6. Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation
Here is another foundation that I have used up one bottle in the past and repurchased.  Although I did not get the right shade.  I picked up Light 42 Neutral and for one, it is not neutral, it pulls crazy pink and two, it is extremely light.  Next time I will grab Light 45 Neutral (or maybe try it in store like a normal person lol).  However, this has been a great mix in product to help lighten foundations, extend wear time, and help with transfer.  I love this foundation, just not on its own.  On its own, it is way to heavy, dry, and cakey.  However, I love my Fiona Stiles one more so in the future I do not intend to repurchase.

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7. FLOWER Beauty Light Illusion Luminous Makeup
I picked up this foundation in my last Ulta Haul but have yet to try it.  I have it in my current makeup basket for this month, link here if you are interested, but haven’t played with it yet.  I’ll keep you updated!

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8. Wet N Wild MegaCushion Foundation SPF 15
Here is another product I picked up during my last Ulta Haul and just like the FLOWER Beauty foundation, I have yet to try it.  Once I do, I will definitely update!

So that does it for Part 1 of my Makeup Inventory.  I originally had 11 foundations, but I gave my Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation to my friend who is lighter than me, is really pink toned, and is extremely dry.  I really think she will enjoy it.  But yeah, that is all the primers and foundations I currently have in my collection.  What do you think?  Too many, just enough?  How many primers and foundations do you currently own?  What are some of your favorites?  Let me know in the comments!  Well, that does it for me!  Thanks for stopping by and until next time!

Products Mentioned:
– Milani Prime Shield Mattifying Primer ($9.99 US) Affiliate Link | Regular Link
– Milani Prime Light Face Primer ($9.99 US) Affiliate Link | Regular Link
– Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup ($40 US) Affiliate Link | Regular Link
– Huda Beauty #FauxFilter High Coverage Cream Foundation ($40 US) Affiliate Link | Regular Link
– Fiona Stiles Luminous Finish Foundation Concentrate ($30 US) Regular Link
– Fiona Stiles Matte Finish Foundation Concentrate ($30 US) Regular Link
– CYO Long Lasting Foundation Lifeproof  ($7 US) Affiliate Link | Regular Link
– Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation ($35 US) Affiliate Link | Regular Link
– FLOWER Beauty Light Illusion Luminous Makeup ($13.99 US) Affiliate Link | Regular Link
– Wet N Wild MegaCushion Foundation SPF 15 ($8.99 US) Affiliate Link | Regular Link
– Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation SPF 20 ($12.99 US) Affiliate Link | Regular Link

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