I’ve gone from having one iffy foundation to having seven (7!). At this point it starts feeling uncomfortable!
I had only one foundation, and it had started to smell a bit weird, since I could not wear makeup for more than 5 years due to skin issues. I had a pot of Mehron LT1 left from years ago, and when I went to check, unsurprisingly it smelled a bit rancid. And that’s why I try to limit all my liquid and cream products to a minimum, since they have a relatively short shelf life. When my skin started clearing (more info on the link above), I got a tinted moisturiser, and when it got even better, I decided to get some more serious foundations.
Group and comparison photos
Some of these are not pristine since I had been using them for a while when I took the photos! For reference I think I must be on the neutral side of NC10.
I bought 5 out of these 7 on the internet basing myself on swatches on a computer screen. You will often hear to never do that!!! how can you buy a foundation without trying it first? Well… for some of us, this is the only option due to skin tone and local availability. If I’d show you swatches of what I can find locally, you’d see a lot worse match than what I actually have below so… yeah. Not too bad I’d say.
I’ll be posting reviews for these in the following days in the order I got them. Will update the links below as they go up:
The quick take away is: my favourites of the bunch are Mehron HD Pro LT3; both Green and Orange Skin79 at different times of the year, or mixed; and Bourjois Healthy Mix 51.