The Battle of the Foundations

Helloo if you missed my last post, you can read it here.

In this round of The Battle of… I will be talking about foundations. Honestly, I’ve never been a fan of foundation. I’ve been fortunate enough to not have any extreme skin conditions that I would like to cover, and I’ve always hated the feeling of too much product on my face. In the last couple of months, as I’ve been getting more and more into makeup, I decided to give foundation a go again. I walked into Sephora and explained to the sales assistant what I wanted/need – very light coverage, just something to even out my skin and create a canvas for the rest of my makeup. She suggested IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream.


That’s the first product in this review of the foundations I currently own. I have been loving this for the few months ever since she recommended it to me. It provides just the coverage I need, it is buildable if I ever need it, it blends seamlessly into my skin and it lasts. They have a variation of this and it’s called IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination Cream. In KathleenLight’s foundation collection video, she says that she notices no difference between these two foundations. If you’re like me and you’re just dipping your toes into foundation, I think this would be a great place to start!


Second on the list, MAC Next To Nothing Face Colour. This came out a couple of months ago, and as you can see, they didn’t call it a foundation, they called it a face colour because it is not a full coverage foundation. They describe it on the website as a “moisturizing tinted cream that brings out skin’s luminosity for sheer, balmy perfection.” So basically a fancy bb cream. The packaging of MAC is great and I love it, and much like the IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream, it provides just enough coverage. The reason why I still prefer the CC+ Cream over this one is that the MAC foundation has a more dewy finish and I know lots of people are big fans of this, to me, it looks like I’ve been sweating.


Foundation number three is, Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation. Not gonna lie, like many other things I’ve bought, this was Zoella’s fault. She saved about this and the Lasting Finish foundation (the one with the red cap). And although she preferred the second one, I was only able to get the blue one when I went to the store. This is definitely more high coverage than the other two, as it is a real foundation and not a CC+ Cream.The first couple of times I tried it, I think I was just applying a little bit too much and I hated it. I also think I need to try a lighter shade. That’s one of the things I hate about drugstore makeup, there’s usually no people helping you out and you’re not really supposed to be testing them. I like it. I am not obsessed with it, but I think it’s a good foundation. If you’ve tried the Lasting Finish before, let me know! I’d love to hear your thoughts.


Aaaaand last and least, L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow. I can’t remember what compelled me to try this one out. There’s usually a reason, but I think there was another one of the Infallible collection someone raved about somewhere but I wasn’t able to get that one so decided to give this a go. Not impressed. It’s runny and I just hate how it feels on my skin. Do you have any L’Oreal favorites.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this round of Battle of… And please if you’re like and you DON’T LIKE FOUNDATION…. Please let me know what you use!

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Holaa! My name is Maria, twenty-three, Colombian in Oregon, pursuing my Masters degree in Media Studies and using makeup as a procrastination tool. Join me as I learn more about makeup and share my thoughts with you!

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  • New #dermae goodies! And #texturetuesday if you swipe left ⬅️ I have been loving trying out new skincare, especially moisturizers and anything hydrating. I got sent two @dermae products, both with anti-aging qualities. How do you feel about anti-aging skincare?
🍃 The Advanced Peptide and Collagen Moisturizer helps soften and smooth the appearance of wrinkles. Also, includes antioxidants to help support healthy collagen. Even if you are young and don’t have visible wrinkles, it is super important to be preventive! I haven’t used this one yet, but it felt really nice on my hand and I can’t wait to use it.
🍃Also received the Firming DMAE Eye aloft. This cream lifts, firms, and tightens the delicate eye area. It has #hyaluronicacid which infuses a surge of cooling eye moisture. I have used this a couple of times and really like the way it feels. While it isn’t super heavy, it does feel really hydrating.
Thank you so much #dermaesocial 🙏🏼
Productos nuevos para probar de @dermae! Su hidratante que ayuda a suavizar y disminuir la apariencia de arrugas. Nunca es muy temprano para empezar a prevenir. Y el segundo producto es su crema para la ojos que hidrata, afirma, y levanta la delicada área de los ojos. El #contornodeojos ya lo he usado un par de veces y me ha gustado mucho lo hidrata que hace ver las ojeras.
  • It’s a new week and I am still dealing with my cold 🤦🏻‍♀️Maybe I’ll be cured before the end of the year 🤞🏼What is one thing makeup/skincare related that you struggle with? Something you can’t make look right. For example, for me it is concealer. I have tried so many different things (still testing some), but this is the one area of my face that looks the worst at end of the day. I also feel like it’s a very important one as I want to make sure I get those under eye circles covered, but don’t want it to look cakey. Let’s help each other out! Give me your concealer tips and I’ll try to help you! 👇🏼
Una nueva semana y yo todavía con gripa 🤦🏻‍♀️A lo mejor para el fin de año ya estoy mejor 🤞🏼Cuál es un paso en su rutina de maquillaje/cuidado de la piel con la que tienen dificultades? Que no logran que se vea bien? Por ejemplo, para mi es el corrector para tapar las ojeras. Siempre me parece que es lo peor que se ve al final del día. Quiero asegurarme de que estoy tapando las ojeras pero no quiero que el area se vea pesada. Denme sus tips y ayudémonos! 👇🏼
#motd #maquillajedeldia #maybelline #uobeauty #drugstoremakeup #makeupoftheday #nomakeupmakeuplook #nomakeupmakeup #lauramercier #tintedmoisturizer #affordablemakeup #bloggercolombiana #bloggermexicana #pdxblogger #portlandoregon #portland #sephorahaul #narsconcealer #bellezanatural #maquillajenatural #discoverunder100k #instagood #glittershadow #glittereyeshadow #makeuphelp #makeuptips #makeupbag #leatherbag
  • Happy #Sunday! A little #throwback to the end of the summer when I had a fresh tan (that has now faded) and was playing with the @hourglasscosmetics #scatteredlight shadow in Smoke. Only used some bronzer and the #hourglass shadow to add a little something. Love how easy these were to use. I had no trouble with fallout throughout the day or longevity.
I hope you all had a very relaxing weekend ♥️
Feliz Domingo! Esto fue al final del verano cuando todavía estaba bronceadita y estrenaba la sombra de @hourglasscosmetics en el tono Smoke. Son súper fáciles de usar! Yo no tuve ningún problema durante el día, al final se veía igual que apenas la apliqué.
Espero todos hayan tenido un buen fin de semana ♥️
  • Happy Friday! I hope you’re on your way to a lovely, relaxing weekend. Any plans? I will be doing homework and playing with some makeup. These are all products I have been using for a while now and love. Still obsessed with the @thrivecausemetics eyeshadow palette. The quality is amazing and you really don’t need anything more. Can’t go wrong with the @marcbeauty bronzer. It has to be one of my all-time favorites. @maybelline has some of the BEST mascaras and the @beccacosmetics highlighters are the most beautiful.
Feliz Viernes! Espero se estén preparando para un fin de semana súper relajado. Estos son todos productos que he usado ya un tiempo y todos me encantan. Les súper recomiendo las sombras de #thrivecausemetics. La verdad que no se necesita más. Los polvos bronceadores de #marcbeauty son de los mejores que he usado.
  • #SaturdaySkinGiftedMe What’s the last skincare you tried? A little skincare, a little newness. The @farmacybeauty Green Clean is my favorite way to take off my makeup. I then use the @freshbeauty Soy Face Cleanser.  their Peel Gel - and I really liked how gentle it was. My skin was not red afterwards and it is just a very satisfying feeling. I would only do this maybe once every couple of weeks but it is a nice complement to my routine.
NEW - the @fur_you Silk Scrub (gifted). This is a gentle exfoliant to be used 2-3 times a week on your body. It can also be used as a mask, but I see myself using it after I shave. I’ve only tried it on my hand so far and I was very impressed by how gentle it was. It didn’t feel scratchy. And I LOVE the packaging. It is so practical and hygienic.
Productos para la piel! Para quitarme el maquillaje uso #GreenClean de @farmacybeauty seguido por el #soyfacecleanser de #freshbeauty. Una nueva adición es el exfoliante de #furyou para el cuerpo. Ya lea contaré qué tal!
@sephora @saturday_skin #sephora #saturdayskin #OctolyFamily
  • Sharing an #motd today! If you’re not familiar with @colourpopcosmetics, they have amazing quality eyeshadows and so many eyeshadow palettes to choose from. They also always have sales going on and just amazing quality. Other great #drugstorebeauty products include the @physiciansformula #butterbronzer and #butterhighlighter. The bronzer is so good and they released new shades this year. The @lorealmakeup lumi glotion is amazing if you like the glowy makeup look. It is a dupe for the #charlottetilbury Hollywood flawless filter.
What are your favorite drugstore makeup products?
Si no han escuchado de #colourpopcosmetics, esta marca es súper económica pero la calidad es súper buena y vale la pena. Además tienen una gran seleccion de productos. Otros productos de farmacia que son súper buenos, los polvos bronceadores de #physiciansformula.


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