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If you know me, you know I buy a TON of makeup. My vanity is cluttered with products and at least every two weeks, I get a pretty, new package in the mail with more goodies. One thing that I don’t buy often is foundation. Why? Because I’ve found what I believe to be the best foundation brands and shades for ME. I’m of the mindset of ‘work with what’s working’. If I find a brand and a formula that my skin loves, that has good coverage and wears well, I stick with it. Foundation is also something that I don’t experiment much with. Again, I work with what’s worked for me.

I have 4 ride or die foundations listed below, and one newbie that I’ve recently been using in this past month that I absolutely LOVE.

1- Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Foundation – Shade 330

Fenty is that GIRL, we all know that. This hydrating foundation is medium/full coverage and covers beautifully without drying out my skin. I love this for those reasons, I like a foundation to cover without it feeling like I’m wearing a ton of product, and this does the job perfectly. This retails at Sephora and for $35.00

2- Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Foundation- Shade 312 Golden

Can we say full coverage, flawless finish, no cake face and shade match perfection?? This Super Stay foundation is all of those things and more. When I found this I knew Maybelline did this just for ME (lol). I love full coverage foundations, but I especially love them when they still feel like skin on my face. I’m on my second bottle and I’m so sure I’ll have to purchase a few more. This retails at Ulta for $11.99

3- ColourPop No Filter Matte Foundation- Shade 145

This foundation is perfect for achieving an airbrushed finish. It’s matte, but not overly so, again no cake faces here. This is a full coverage foundation and a little goes a long way. It’s easy wearing, and covers ALL of the things. I have a summer shade (155) as well, two bottles, so you know I love it. This retails at for $12.00

4- Maybelline FitMe Dewy Smooth Foundation- Shade Golden Beige

This foundation is on my list because not only is it Maybelline quality but it also has the added element of SPF, which we ALL need in our skincare routine. This foundation is medium coverage and has a moisturizing quality that helps nourish my dry skin while providing a flawless face. This is not a matte finish, but hence the name, dewy and smooth, you get a nice radiant glow. This is a great foundation for the warmer months. This retails at $7.99 on

5- *Honorable Mention* Mented Cosmetics- Skin by Mented Foundation Stick- Shade L30

This foundation stick is not only hydrating and the perfect shade match, it literally looks like my skin but BETTER. It glides on so smoothly and buffs out with ease. I caught a sale on the website and I’ve really been reaching for this foundation before anything else lately. Best of all, since it is in a stick formula, it is easy to pop in my purse and take with me everywhere. This retails on their website for $30.00

Let me know what your holy grail foundation is. If you haven’t found one yet, try one of the ones listed above and let me know what you think.

Until next time—-xoxox Lydia Marie

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