Top 5 foundations

Buna fetelor, astazi avem o postare dedicata fondurilor de ten si mai exact voi face un top 5 cu produsele mele preferate din ultimii ani. Am ales 5 produse diferite, de la branduri diferite si la preturi diferite. Avem, deci, varianta drugstore (low-cost) cat si varianta high-end, avem texturi si densitati diferite, insa ce au toate in comun? Sunt full-coverage ( acoperire mare) si sunt preferatele mele in acest moment.

Nu stiu daca vreau neaparat sa fac un top, pentru ca fiecare produs are avantaje si dezavantaje, asadar ordinea lor este aleatorie! Haideti sa incepem :

  1. Loreal Infallible 24H-Matte ( 20 sand)

Este preferatul meu in acest moment. Este aproape gol si trebuie sa fug sa il iau din nou. Mi-a fost trimis in teste si nu ma asteptam sa imi placa atat de mult. Este potrivit pe timp de vara, are acoperire mare, textura medie si imi pastreaza tenul mat timp de cateva ore. Are un pret super bun, in jur de 70 ron si mi se pare ca are un raport calitate-pret foarte bun! Unicul dezavantaj este e posibil sa se oxideze un pic dupa ce este aplicat pe fata, insa nu foarte mult.

      2. Max Factor Lasting Performance (106 natural beige)

Folosesc acest produs de cativa ani si pentru mine a ramas unul dintre cele mai bune fonduri de ten pe care le-am folosit vreodata. Nu ma dezamageste niciodata, l-am folosit timp indelungat pe cliente, in special pe mirese si nu m-a lasat la greu. Este relativ ieftin, costa 65 ron, are o textura mai onctuoasa, are cea mai mare acoperire din cele 5, are finisaj mat si rezista  foarte bine pana la 24 de ore. Este foarte greu de dat jos, recomand o demachiere urmata de un usor gomaj. Unicul dezavantaj este faptul ca oxideaza odata aplicat pe fata si se inchide pana la 1 ton. Daca reusiti sa fiti atente la acest aspect, este perfect!

3. Artistry Exact Fit

Este un produs descoperit relativ recent. Mi-a fost trimis in teste si la inceput am fost un pic sceptica. Nu prea folosisem produse Amway, stiam de ele, insa abia recent aflasem ca aveau  o linie de produse cosmetice numita Artistry. Imi place pentru ca are factor de protectie solara 15 UVA/UVB si protectie anti-poluare PP++. Insa cel mai mult mi-a placut consistenta foarte lejera si light, insa cu acoperire maxima. Acest produs are finish mat si rezista pe tot parcursul zilei. Nu se strange si nu migreaza, nu se oxideaza si rezista la transfer. Este perfect! Insa din pacate accesul la produsele Amway este un pic intortocheat si acest lucru il consider un minus. Dupa ce am consumat primul flacon, am incercat sa caut pe net un site unde il pot achizitiona si a fost un pic aiurea ca trebuia sa imi fac cont la ei, sa abordez un reprezentant, sa ma intalnesc cu persoana respectiva…, etc,etc. Sincer, cred ca in ziua de astazi sa faci atatea drumuri pentru un produs de make-up este un pic too much. Mai ales cand are si un pret piperat ( in jur de 190 ron). Dar daca ti-l doresti foarte tare, nu e imposibil!

4. L’oreal True Match

Un produs primit in teste care mi-a placut foarte mult. Nu are o acoperire full-coverage, ci mai degraba undeva intre medie-mare, insa imi place pentru ca este hidratant si se asaza foarte bine pe ten, indiferent de imperfectiunile acestuia. Eu il prefer in perioada rece, cand am pielea un pic deshidrata. Este disponibil in foarte multe nuante, nu se oxideaza, are o textura lejera si nu are un finish mat, de acea este neaparata nevoie de fixare cu pudra dupa aplicare, altfel riscati sa se stranga sau sa migreze. Ca si pret, este o afacere buna – 50 ron.

5. YSL – All Hours 

Este un produs testat recent. Principalul sau avantaj este consistenta full-coverage si rezistenta pe  tot parcursul zilei. De aici si denumirea, all hours. E un produs high-end care costa in jur de 230 ron. Partea buna este ca nu oxideaza, insa totusi are o densitate groasa si trebuie blenduit cu grija. Mie mi-a placut per total, insa totusi pentru mine este prea scump.

Cum se aplica corect fondul de ten:

Stiu ca multe dintre voi aveti tehnica voastra in ceea ce priveste aplicarea fdt, dar sa stiti ca un ten perfect nu se obtine doar cu ajutorul unui produs bun, ci conteaza si alte aspecte: starea tenului, accesoriile, tehnica de aplicare si  pudra cu care finisam totul. Chiar si spay-ul fixator are un rol important!

Pe un ten descuamat si deshidratat nici un produs, fie el cat de bun sau scump, nu se va aseza bine. De aceea este important ca o data pe saptamana sa exfoliem tenul cu un gomaj si apoi sa aplicam o masca hidratanta. Insa mai  multe despre rutina mea de ingrijire a tenului o sa va povestesc intr-o alta postare.

Un produs esential de care aveti nevoie pentru ca fondul de ten sa adere mai bine este primer-ul. De cand am descoperit aceasta etapa (pe care o saream inainte) sau, mai exact, primer-ul potrivit, nu exista sa nu il aplic, pentru ca stiu ca fondul de ten va rezista mai mult si se va aseza mai bine, pur si simplu! Momentan il folosesc pe cel de la Farsali, insa imi mai place si cel de la Flormar.

Ca si aplicare  a fdt, pun putin produs in palma ca sa ajunga la temperatura corpului, apoi cu o pensula aplic produsul pe toata fata. Abia apoi vin cu un beauty blender umezit si stors (neaparat) cu care distribui produsul peste tot. Eu il folosesc pe cel de la Real Tehnics, este cel mai bun! Rolul buretelului este de a atrage surplusul de produs si de a uniformiza produsul pe fata. Imediat dupa acest pas, vin cu anticearcanul pe care il tapotez de asemenea cu buretelul. Abia acum vom aplica pudra si anume Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder. Este o pudra translucida si este cea mai buna! Trebuie aplicata cu buretelul, doar asa fondul de ten va capatata rezistenta si matifierea perfecta. Mai ales  in zona de sub ochi! Si la final, dupa ce ati realizat tot machiajul, fixati totul neaparat cu un spray. Momentan eu  il folosesc pe cel de la Mac si pe cel de la Too Faced.

Cam atat despre fondurile de ten, insa puteti afla chiar si mai multe despre acest subiect in video-ul de mai jos.

EN:

Hello, girls. Today we have a post dedicated to foundation and I will make a top 5 favorite products in recent years. I chose 5 different products, from different brands and with different prices. So we have the drugstore (low-cost) option, as well as the high-end version, we have different textures and densities, but what do they all have in common? They are full-coverage and are my favorite at the moment.

Actually, I don’t know if I really want to make a top because each product has advantages and disadvantages, so their order is random! Let’s go:

1. Loreal Infallible 24H-Matte ( 20 sand)

It’s currently my favorite. It’s almost empty and I have to run and buy another one. It was sent to me in tests and I did not expect to like it so much. It is suitable during the summer, it has great coverage, an average texture and it keeps the skin matte for a few hours. It has a super good price, around 70 RON, and I think it has a very good price-quality ratio! The only downside is that it is possible to oxidize soon after you apply it, but not too much.

2. Max Factor Lasting Performance (106 natural beige)

I have been using this product for a few years, and for me it has remained one of the best foundations I have ever used. It never disappoints me, I have used it on my clients for a long time, especially on brides, and it has never let me down. It is relatively cheap, it costs 65 RON, it has a rather oily texture, the highest coverage of the five, a matte finish and it lasts for up to 24 hours. It is very difficult to take it off, I recommend a cleansing followed by a mild scrub. The only downside is that it oxidizes once applied to the face and darkens for up to 1 tone. If you manage to be careful about this, it is perfect!

3. Artistry Exact Fit

It’s a product that I have only recently discovered. It was sent to me in tests and I was a little skeptical at first. I didn’t use Amway products, I knew about them, but I have only recently found out about their cosmetics line called Artistry. I like it because it has UVA / UVB SPF 15 and PP ++ anti-pollution protection. But most of all I liked its very light consistency and maximum coverage. This product has a matte finish and lasts throughout the day. It does not cling and does not migrate, it does not oxidize and it resists transfer. It’s perfect! But unfortunately the access to Amway products is a bit complicated and I consider this a minus. After I finished the first bottle, I tried to find a website where I could buy another one and it was a little bit puzzling that I had to create an account, to approach a representative, to meet with that person… etc etc. Honestly, I think that making so much effort for a makeup product nowadays is a bit too much. Especially since it has a hefty price (around 190 RON). But if you want it really bad, it’s not impossible to get it!

4. L’Oreal True Match

A product I received in tests that I really liked. It’s not full coverage, but rather somewhere between medium-high, but I like it because it is moisturizing and it stays well on the skin, regardless of its imperfections. I prefer it during the cold season, when my skin is a bit dehydrated. It is available in a lot of shades, it does not oxidize, it has a soft texture and it does not have a matte finish, therefore it is necessary to also apply powder, otherwise it is likely for it to clutter or migrate. Regarding the price, it’s a good deal – 50 RON.

5. YSL – All Hours

It’s a recently tested product. The main advantage is its full coverage and durability throughout the day. Hence the name, All Hours. It’s a high-end product that costs around 230 RON. The good part is that it does not oxidize, but it has a thick density and it should be carefully blended. I liked it overall, but it’s too expensive for me.

How to properly apply foundation:

I know many of you have your own technique when it comes to applying the foundation, but know that a perfect skin is not only obtained with a good product, but other aspects count as well: the condition of the skin, the accessories, the application technique and the powder with which we finish everything. Even the fixating spray has an important role!

No product, no matter how good or expensive, will apply well on a desquamated and dehydrated skin. Therefore, it is important that once a week we exfoliate the skin with a scrub and then apply a moisturizing mask. But I will tell you more about my skin care routine in a future post.

An essential product that you need for the foundation to adhere better is the primer. Since I discovered this step (which I was skipping before) or, more precisely, the appropriate primer, I never fail to apply it because I know that the foundation will simply last longer and it will stay better on the skin! I’m currently using the one from Farsali, but I also like the one from Flormar.

As for the application of the foundation, I put a little product in the palm of my hand in order for it to reach the body temperature, then I apply the product all over the face using a brush. Only after that I use a moistened and squeezed beauty blender to distribute the product everywhere. I use the one from Real Tehnics, it’s the best! The role of the sponge is to attract the surplus product and to smooth out the product on the face. Immediately after this step, I apply the concealer that I also tap using the sponge. Only now will I apply the powder, namely Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder. It’s a translucent powder and it’s the best! It has to be applied with the sponge, so that the foundation will gain resistance and a perfect matte finish. Especially under the eyes! And finally, after you finished the makeup, fix it all with a spray. I currently use the ones from MAC and Too Faced.

So much about foundations, but you can find out even more about this topic in the video below.

Produse mentionate/ Mentioned products :

  1. Loreal Infallible 24 matte
  2. Max Factor Lasting Performance
  3. Artistry Exact Fit Longwear Foundation
  4. Loreal True Match
  5. YSL All Hours

 

 

 

 

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