As you guys probably know by now, I have some sort of strange obsession with luxury foundations. It’s the one thing I splurge on the most. Because I’ve tried quite a lot of luxury foundations I thought it might be fun to talk to you guys about the ones that are worth the splurge and the ones that aren’t so in case you are interested in buying one for yourself you know which ones to skip and which ones you don’t want to skip. Anyway, if you’re interested in finding out what I think of my various luxury foundations, make sure you continue reading!
So, let’s start off with the foundations I don’t think are worth it and move our way up to the ones I do think are worth the splurge. The first foundation I want to talk about is one I don’t like at all. It’s the Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin Foundation. It wasn’t that expensive or luxury, but since it is on the more expensive side of the spectrum I still wanted to include it in this post.
I always thought that Elizabeth Arden was a wonderful brand. I heard nothing but good things about their 8 hour cream so I expected all of their other products to be worth the try as well. However, this foundation isn’t (in my opinion). I don’t really like the texture, it’s a bit slimy. And I don’t like the way it looks on the skin. It’s not very even, it has a very powdery look and it’s just a little too cakey for me. Nope, not something I’d recommend ‘splurging’ on.
Another foundation I think isn’t worth the big price tag is the Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea foundation. After trying out the Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation (which I’m going to discuss later on in this post) I was really digging Tarte foundations and decided to try this one. However, it just doesn’t work for me. I think that the reason why it doesn’t work is a combination between the super thin consistency of the foundation and the way it feels on the skin. It just doesn’t feel right. Aside from that I don’t think it does much coverage-wise either.
I also don’t think it’s a good idea to splurge on the MAC Mineralize Moisture foundation. I’m not disliking this foundation, but the thing is that there are way better foundations out there for the same price. If you aren’t used to luxury foundations I think it might be a great product for you, but it just doesn’t compare to my Dior foundations.
The Nars Sheer Glow foundation is another foundation I’m just not sure about. I have changed my opinion about this product about a million times, but overall I think that it’s fine, but it’s not worth the price. I don’t hate it, but just like the MAC foundation there are way better foundations out there with the same price. I know it’s a foundation lot’s of people love so it might just be me, but in my opinion it’s a better idea to go for some of the foundations I’ll be discussing shortly.
The last foundation I don’t think is worth the price tag is the Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide. First of all it doesn’t have an exceptional smooth finish and second of all it doesn’t have a lot of coverage. Even though I do think it’s a nice foundation and I do like using it every now and then, I don’t think it’s exceptional enough to be that expensive.
Onto the positive part of this post, the foundations that are worth the splurge. Let’s start off with an old favourite of mine, the Bobbi Brown Long Lasting Even Finish Foundation. I’ve worn this foundation so flipping much. It was one of my first luxury foundations ever and I still think it’s one of the best ones. It has great coverage, the texture is really nice, it smells really good and I really like the finish. It’s also very long lasting (like the name already suggests) and it wears beautifully throughout the day.
Even though I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Foundation, I do really love their Amazonian Clay Foundation. It’s a very high coverage yet very comfortable foundation to wear that feels pretty weightless on the skin but makes your face look flawless at the same time. It’s pretty much everything you need in a little tube and that’s why I think it’s worth its hefty price tag.
The next worth-it-foundation is a pretty obvious one. It’s the Diorskin Star foundation. Well to be honest it’s not just that one, all Dior foundations are totally worth it. I currently own three of them and even though I love the Forever version a little less than the other two, I think all three are worth the money.
The thing that makes Dior foundations worth its price is because they have this unique texture, this unique feel. They really glide onto the skin and melt into your face. It’s like you’re wearing nothing but you do end up with really flawless looking skin. They also stay really pretty throughout the day and they never, ever, make you look cakey.
Onto the last two foundations I want to discuss. First of all the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream. This stuff, is incredible. First of all it smells really amazing and fresh. Second of all it has amazing coverage. Third of all it goes on like a dream and it doesn’t look cakey whatsoever. And lastly it stays super pretty all day. This is literally one of the best things ever and if you want to splurge I recommend considering going for this CC cream!
The last foundation is by Becca. It’s their Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme. It look me quite a while to figure out whether or not I actually like it and whether I think it’s worth the money or not. But after using it for quite a long time I finally came to the conclusion that it’s amazing. It makes my skin look incredibly flawless without look cakey or flakey. It’s the most natural full coverage this world has ever seen and therefore I think it is worth it.
Overall there are quite a lot of foundations I think are worth the money, but I also think that some aren’t. With that I’m trying to say that not every luxury foundation is expensive and before buying one you definitely have to consider whether it’s something that will work for your skin and your wishes. Don’t just buy one because everybody is raving about it!
And that pretty much concludes today’s post. I hope it was somewhat helpful to you and I hope you enjoyed reading it. Be sure to let me know which foundations you think are worth the splurge, and which ones aren’t!