I can't even begin to tell you how many different foundations I have tried. Nothing EVER covers right, or it breaks me out, or it cakes up, I mean the list literally goes on and on. As I started on my journey to a land of better makeup I began to learn the correct ways to apply foundation, use primers, and most of all what brushes to use. My first encounter with legit foundation was summer of 2012. Sephora and just opened. Broo was throwing things at me to try and fix me. MakeUp Forever HD was my first foundation love. It covered my freckles and blemishes like freaking white on rice. Our love affair lasted around two years. Does anyone else's skin become use to make up? Like the make up just stops working one day. Just me? Oh, okay. Then I began to use Nars HD foundation. Oh em gee. My skin never has looked so perfect in its entire life. Sadly, something in the foundation was causing deep under-the-skin pimples. I was on the hunt again.
I have tried the BareMinerals mineral foundation before. What a joke on my skin. It refused to ever look smooth, cover my freckles, or even stay on for over two hours. So, when the new BareMineral liquid foundation came out I was a skeptic. While I was in Sephora one day I asked them to make me a sample of the foundation. SO MUCH YES. Even though the sample was a three on the shade scale (since I am a ginger they don't see that I am tan, they just think pale leprechaun) and way too pale, the consistency and coverage was amazing. I currently wear a seven in the foundation and think the world of it. It's totally light-weight and gives really great coverage for everyday wear. When I want a little more coverage I first use Garnier BB cream then put the BareMinerals on top of that.
A large part of my makeup wakeup was in the brushes. The better the brushes the better the makeup looks and stays on. When I used MakeUp Forever foundations I used a large stippling brush. The BareMinerals foundation is a little more of a liquid consistency than that, so now I am using a large airbrush brush-#55 at Sephora. BareMinerals has a special brush you are supposed to use with it, but it just didn't work for me and my skin. I could never get the right amount of coverage that I liked with their brush. I Apply 3-4 drops on my #55 brush, swirl around my face with the airbrush, then set with Nars setting powder. So far I have stuck with this foundation for 2 months with no complaints!
You can get the BareMinerals really anywhere-Sephora, ReNew Spa (here in Texarkana), or order it online.
I am currently wearing shade seven in the brand
This is the #55 large airbrush that I have replaced my stippling brush with. You can get this from Sephora in store or online
I hope this has helped you in some way!