Current Favorite High-End Foundations

favefoundationsFinding a foundation that suits my daily skin needs has been a tough endeavor. I’m 27 and still suffer from acne. And if I’m not dealing with the pimple of the day, I’m trying to cover past acne scarring. I’m also combination/oily, which in the long run could be a good thing (they say oily skin shows signs of aging later than other skin types) but for my fellow oily girls you know applying the wrong foundation formula can only make matters worse.

If any of the above sounds oddly familiar to your current skin conditions and needs then continue reading for my top favorite foundations of the moment. They’re on the higher end of the spectrum but I’ve found them to really work well with my skin.


Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation ($42) : (Holy Grail)

  • Best for Combination to Semi-dry skin types
  • Glass bottle with pump dispenser
  • Long-lasting, oil-free, SPF 10
  • Buidable Medium-to-Full Coverage
  • Slightly dewy, natural finish





Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($62) :

  • Best for Normal¬†to Dry skin types
  • Glass bottle with pump dispenser
  • Oil-free, no SPF
  • Sheer to Medium Coverage
  • Dewy velvet finish




Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation ($37) :

  • Best for Oily skin types
  • Glass bottle no pump dispenser
  • Long-lasting, oil-free, SPF 10
  • Full Coverage
  • Semi-Matte finish




Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation ($45.50) :

  • Best for Oily to Semi-dry skin types
  • Glass bottle with pump dispenser
  • Long-lasting, oil-free, SPF 15
  • Full Coverage
  • Velvety, Matte finish






*Remember beauties, with every foundation I mention, it is necessary to note that using a primer and setting powder will influence the longevity and finish of the foundation. Depending what applicator you use also determines the finish you get; a beauty blender will sheer out a foundation and a synthetic brush will directly dispense the product on your skin.

Besos, Ilse