This is the second part of my make up collection series. And now I’m gonna share with you all of the concealers and foundations that I currently own.
Let’s talk about concealers.
I used to conceal a lot of the imperfections on my face. In my other articles, I already mentioned that I’ve got lots of skin issues. I have sensitive skin, very oily and acne prone. Not to mention I’ve got large pores LOL. I know right. I am really unfortunate. And so I used to use lots of concealers.
Now in my 30s, after a long acne medication, I think my skin improved compared to when I was in my 20s. Thus, I’ve minimized the usage of concealer.
I currently own 3.
Out of these 3, I bought only 1, which is the Maybelline Instant Anti Age concealer. This is in the shade 12 nude. It is my all time favourite concealer. I have finished a ton of this in the past. And to this day I still continue to repurchase it again and again despite the fact that I have tried others.
The other 2, both Wet n Wild concealer and Bella Oggi Italia are given to me by my dad. I am really grateful because I get to try them. Both aren’t the right shade for me though LOL.
I only tried the Wet n Wild Photofocus concealer once. And I had a good experience about it as a first impression. I guess I need to use it more to be able to draw a conclusion. This is in the shade Medium Tawny and it is leaning towards orange, it is actually good to use as a corrector if you have dark undereyes. To be honest I don’t have undereye problems so I need to use this together with another concealer to be able to make it work.
Bella Oggi Italia cover me concealer in 02 light. It is really light! I wasn’t able to use it alone (I looked like a ghost lol). I had to use it together with my Maybelline Concealer.
I have to insert this in between because these palettes I use them both as concealer and foundation.
The smaller ones are from Mac Cosmetics. It is a concealer palette designed for Pro Make Up Artists. I carried this in my make up kit when I was freelancing back in the day. And I kinda used them as foundation too.
These are called Pro Conceal and Correct Palette. I have the Dark palette which has the following shades: NC45, NW45, NC50, NW55,OCHRE, PURE ORANGE. While the Medium palette has: NC30, NW25, NC35, NW35, MID-YELLOW, MID-PEACH.
The RCMA Palette is just… amazing! You guys, there is a reason why Pro Make Up Artists love this brand. The formula of the foundation is just so beautiful and long wearing. I carried these 2 back then in my make up kit. When I stopped freelancing, I’ve gifted all of the other foundations to a classmate back at the make up school but these, I just couldn’t give these away. So they remained and I started to use them for myself.
I have VK # 10 which includes foundation shades from medium to dark and VK # 11 has more lighter shades.
If you are a Pro MUA I highly recommend these palettes!
Let’s move on with the other foundations!
I dedicated a whole article about this make up item. This is the Moschino x Tony Moly Chic Skin cushion with spf 50+ in 02 Chic Beige. Just recently, I am able to finish up the first cushion. So this is the second one now. When I bought it, this has another cushion refill included. I am truly satisfied I am making a good use out of it as this is getting old.
To be honest, I purchased this because of the packaging. Laughable. I know! Don’t come for me! I’ve always bought products based on the product itself not the packaging. But I couldn’t resist because it looks really elegant, do you agree? Kinda reminds me of the Lancome cushion foundation which is all sleek and black. But another thing that caught my attention is the hand mirror included. Another LOL. Mind you, this is also a limited product. And I’ve never tried any cushion make up item so I was really curious.
This is obviously made in Korea. It’s a collaboration between Moschino and Tony Moly. I am perfectly aware of the complexion products that they use are always leaning towards lighter skin tone as korean skin is super fair.
That is the main problem. It is too light for me. And d*** the formula isn’t it!
I’ve always thought that cushion foundations have a really hydrating formula. I thought I would be able to make it work for my oily skin but unfortunately I got no luck.
So now, I use it more like a primer haha. I apply this only on my cheek area because the finish is amazing and it kinda polished up my large pores. Afterwards, I apply another foundation of my choice on top of it.
I didn’t have luck with stick foundations as well. These 2 are not the right shade for me that’s why I’ve always had difficulty in using them.
I originally purchased the Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Make Up because I love the Double Wear Stay in Place formula. And since the foundation has a glass bottle, I figured I wanted to try this instead because it is really easy to carry inside the make up pouch especially if I am travelling. But omg! Covid happened and yeah well… you already know… haven’t gone travelling in a while.
By the way, this is in the shade 3W1 Tawny, it’s really similar in my skin tone but it’s kinda light when I apply it on the face. I need to use this more because this, too, is getting old. I don’t want to waste an Estee Lauder product.
I don’t know what to say about the Lancome Teint Idole ultra wear stick foundation in 055 Beige Ideal. I just tried it recently this year though I purchased this a couple of years ago. It was still in the original packaging untouched inside my drawer. Again, wrong shade, it is dark so I had to use it as a contour cream, which in fact I am not a fan of.
There’s not really a lot of product in the stick so I will try my best to use it more if I won’t be able to finish it.
These are the other foundations, particularly liquid foundations that are in my collection.
Both Bella Oggi Italia and L’Oreal Paris are quite new. My dad gave them to me late last year. It is awesome to be able to try them out even though I didn’t purchase them. Both are hydrating foundation.
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Freshwear really surprised me because it sat well on top of my oily skin! And… finally.. the right shade for my skin tone!!! yey!!!this is 140 Golden Beige. I highly do recommend this!!! I used to like the Infallible Matt foundation that they came out with years before this but this is another level of formula. You have to try it to believe it!
Bella Oggi Italia Acqua Me City Barrier Foundation in 02 Natural Beige claims to be a hydrating foundation praben free and fragrance free. Unfortunately this isn’t the right one for me, I tried it a couple of times with powder and setting spray but no. I’m gonna give this to my mom, maybe she will like it.
I have 2 matifying foundations targeted towards oily skin: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Make up spf10 in 1N2 Ecru, and Make Up For Ever Professional Paris Mat Velvet+ in #55
Make Up for Ever is actually a Pro MUA brand. I used to carry a few items in my kit back then. And this is one of them. I pulled this out of my kit and didn’t give it away because I thought I could use it for myself unfortunately it is too orange and it’s just impossible to mix it with my other foundations no matter how light they are. This is now super old. I held on to it because I really thought I could make it work but I guess I just have to let it go. I’m gonna declutter it from my collection at the end of the year.
I’ve already mentioned earlier that I super love Estee Lauder stay-in-place make up. I’ve finished lots of bottles of this in the past. The only downside is that I cannot seem to get the right shade lol. But I promise you, the formula is incredible. If you have oily skin, you will love this!
Another foundation that I truly love is the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation. I have the shade Medium 3 Stromboli. This is not a foundation for oily skin but I made it work by mixing it with my Estee Lauder Foundation. The matifying effect of ELDW combined with the sheer glow effect of Nars is just the perfect finish and perfect longevity at least for me, for my problematic oily skin. Even though I have sensitive skin, these two favourites didn’t ever give me any problems! If you have normal to dry skin, well, Nars sheer glow is gonna be for you!
Last but not the least, the remaining one is from Dior Backstage. This is actually a face & body foundation. I have the shade 4WO. This is similar to MAC Face &Body, it’s a product highly used for runway make up. Well, Dior created their own.
It’s really tough because I actually like the finish. I don’t use foundation on my body though. But I can’t deny that it is beautiful. I just had difficulty applying this on my face because of my sensitive skin. I break out EVERYTIME. I tried to mix this with my other foundations like ELDW or NARS with which my skin has no problem with, but.. it is wierd that even though I put in just a tiny bit, it affects my skin soooo badly. I have itchiness… redness.. and all that stuff. So.. yeah. I really am always afraid to use it. So I guess I am gonna hold on to it until the end of the year and I just have to let it go.
I apologize because this is long. But if you arrived here at the end of this article, I appreciate you.
Hoping that my experience with these products will help you decide if you ever want to try them.
My collection is really small, I used to have a lot because of make up school and freelancing.. but now I am really proud of myself because I am able to minimize them.
I will see you again on the next part of this series. Thank you for stopping by! Ciao!