Foundation. Face Makeup. Base. Spackle. Pan Stick. Pan Cake. It has had several names over the years. All promising to deliver better face when you wear it. But alas many don’t live up to their hype. Most women I know hate the thought of foundation. The “Unnatural Mask” or “Clown Grease Paint” as it were. Luckily technology has moved forward not only in the Tech sense! New formulas are more light weight, natural, and concern driven. But as always there are many to choose from. What’s a girl to do?
As promised! Here’s my list of Holy Grail foundation formulas. They made my list because I’ve used them on clients & girlfriends with great success. I’ve broken them down into categories that make them easily recognizable based on your concerns. I’ve included a description and the link to buy for easy shopping. In some categories, I’ve included a drug store best version for my girls on a budget!
Ready? Here we go!
HARVEY’S HOLY GRAIL FOUNDATION LIST
BEST ALL IN ONE FOUNDATION
HARVEY HELMS BEAUTY
This is the reason I launched a cosmetic brand. Every day, my clients were asking for the best “All in One” foundation in a tube that is weightless, pore & wrinkle disguising, with buildable coverage that looks like their skin only a little better version of it! It’s become one of my top selling products! Women who hate foundation love my mousse! I call it “Instant Goddess in a tube!”
BEST OIL CONTROL FOUNDATION
Immaculate® Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free
This innovative foundation helps reduce the appearance of oil, acne scars, and the severity breakouts. It’s formulated with Cashmere Kaolinite Clay, which absorbs 75 percent of its weight in oil without over-drying the skin. The oil-free formula transforms instantly from liquid to powder, creating an all-day finish that camouflages imperfections and never appears dull, flat, or cakey. This foundation’s ultra-fine pigments provide unsurpassed coverage and effectively eliminate the need for powder, blotting, or constant touch-ups throughout the day.
BEST LONGWEAR DEPT STORE FOUNDATION
Teint Idole Ultra 24H Long Wear Foundation
This foundation gives you the full coverage, comfortable, long wear that you need. Not thick or greasy, this foundation’s innovative formula gives all skintones flawless, complexion-perfecting coverage, while the broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen protects. Redness, pores, and imperfections visibly disappear, evening the skintone and leaving a mattified-yet-natural result. Formulated with color-true NAI pigments, it maintains your skin’s pH level so that color stays put all day long—meaning your makeup doesn’t need to be re-touched and provides transfer-resistant coverage—plus, it’s infused with perlite and silica, absorbing oil for a shine-free wear.
BEST LONGWEAR DRUG STORE FOUNDATION
Foundation smoothes on evenly for a flawless look. ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 6 for Combination/Oily Skin by Revlon features SoftFlex technology that will not rub off with normal wear. Oil-free formula looks fresh, feels natural and controls excess oil. Also available in a Dry Skin formula.
BEST FULL COVERAGE FOUNDATION
Bye Bye Foundation™ Full Coverage Moisturizer™
This first-ever full-coverage moisturizer from IT Cosmetics™ lets you say bye bye to foundation—and hello to beautiful, flawless-looking skin. Perfect for all skin types, Bye Bye Foundation™ covers absolutely everything while truly caring for your skin. More than a foundation with skincare thrown in, or skincare with a hint of color, this game-changing formula is infused with proprietary 3D SKIN FLEX™ Technology to deliver weightless coverage that lasts all day and is clinically shown to improve the look of your skin, even after you take it off!
BEST STICK FOUNDATION DEPT STORE
Skin Foundation Stick
Formulated with skintone correcting pigments for an incredibly natural look, the Skin Foundation Stick delivers a natural-looking finish and hydrates where your skin dry while it absorbs oil. An innovative blend of emollients help to lock in moisture so that skin stays looking soft and smooth all day. Light diffusing powders and oil-controlling minerals help perfect the appearance of skin while reducing shine—even through sweat, water, and humidity.
BEST FOUNDATION STICK DRUG STORE
Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick
Maybelline’s Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick has an anti-shine core with ultra-lightweight powders built in to instantly dissolve oil. The gel stick formula goes on creamy, blends easily, and transforms to a matte powder finish. Natural looking longwear.
BUY IT HERE http://www.ulta.com/fit-me-shine-free-foundation-stick?productId=xlsImpprod5721110
BEST COMPACT FOUNDATION
DUAL FINISH – Multi-tasking Longwear Powder Foundation
This portable compact is a powerful multitasker that provides sheer to full, buildable coverage. Dual Finish offers a virtually weightless feel for a natural matte finish that lasts all day, and it can be applied wet or dry, depending on the desired effect. Perfect for on-the-go touch-ups, use it for contouring and highlighting, makeup setting, color softening, and spot coverage.
BEST ANTI-AGING FOUNDATION DEPT STORE
THE SOFT FLUID LONG WEAR FOUNDATION SPF20
A weightless texture meets luxurious, long wear. NEW Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation SPF 20 seamlessly blends soft color, healing hydration and Miracle Broth. Pores look refined. Imperfections virtually disappear. SPF and antioxidants help protect a newly flawless complexion. New color capsule technology helps color stay true – even in humidity.
BEST ANTI-AGING FOUNDATION DRUG STORE
Simply Ageless 3-In-1 Liquid Foundation
CoverGirl + Olay Simply Ageless 3-In-1 Liquid Foundation instantly reduces wrinkles, improves tone, and hydrates to firm skin. Hydrates skin over time. Reduces the look of discolorations, fine lines and wrinkles. Instantly helps you look younger. CoverGirl Beauty meets Olay Science and instantly gives you a flawless look.
There you go Gorgeous! I hope this helps you find your Holy Grail! Be sure to catch next week when I’ll be Giving Great Face Primer recommendations!
Stay covered up!