Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Choose or Lose

What's your favorite type of foundation?

  • Liquid (56%, 846 Votes)
  • Mineral (17%, 252 Votes)
  • Powder (15%, 232 Votes)
  • Cream (9%, 137 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (2%, 23 Votes)
  • Loose (1%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,510

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28 thoughts on “Choose or Lose: What’s your favorite type of foundation?

  1. Mariana

    dont wear any- yet!

  2. indian princess

    studio fix fluid buffed on w/ 187/mac brush followed by msf naturals powder by mac buffed on w/ the buffer/kabuki brush….flawless : )

  3. amy

    In general, nowadays I wear MAC MSF Loose Foundation because I like the satiny look and it gives coverage easily an quickly. Depending if I need more coverage, I would either go with liquid or cream. So mineral, liquid and cream are my top three.

  4. Kate

    What’s the difference between “powder” foundation and “loose” foundation?

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Valerie Valerie C.

    Powder is quick and easy for me. I’m oily so liquids always need something on top like MAC Blot Powder. It’s just easier to do the one step :)

  6. Liquid! It is great for my combination skin.

  7. Anything that’s light enough for my skin is a favorite, haha ;D
    Most of the time I prefer either liquids or creams with good coverage :)
    I do like powders like Studio Fix for when I’m in a hurry, but I prefer the finish of liquids or creams.

  8. Roxanne

    Woohoo! Go liduid!

  9. I’ve been mixing my Estée Lauder Doublewear in Shell with Illamasqua Rich Foundation in 105 to get an uber-pale, heavy coverage foundation with a matte finish.

  10. Miss_M

    I prefer mineral and/or powder foundation for my combo/oily skin. I used mineral for about 2 years and now I’m using MAC Studio Fix powder foundation.

  11. rowan

    liquid foundation, followed by translucent pressed powder.

  12. I prefer to use liquid foundation for a full coverage. My fave is MAC Studio Sculpt followed up with MAC MSF loose. For everyday I prefer a light to medium coverage, so I use MAC Select or MSF loose. If I have a bit of time, MAC Strobe Cream and MAC Studio Fix buffed on with a 182 spritzed with Fix+ or water.

  13. margot

    I just use the MSF natural from MAC, and when going out at night, liquid foundation and then the MSF natural.

  14. laura

    skii airtouch is aaaamazing! i want to try the temptu airbrush foundation too as i love the airbrush look. next, i would go with cream to powder (though a good and light enough ones are difficult to find); armani has a nice one though.

  15. Jannie

    Liquid, MAC STUDIO FIX never fails me

  16. Paige

    I tend to just use powder and concealer to fix any imperfections.

  17. Montrese

    I currently use Studio Tech its pretty good for my combination skin, but i do sometimes use the blot powder on top, especially around my nose…lol

  18. Nicci

    Liquid…oil-free types.

  19. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Andrea Andrea

    Giorgio Armania Face Fabric, It kinda looks like a a gel or a cream Im really not sure.

  20. Ruth

    I never wear it, at 41 I still have amazing skin, great genetics !!!!!!

  21. I switched to BB cream a month ago and i’m totally loving it. I set it with MSF natural and get compliments on how natural it looks while giving great coverage at the same time.

  22. kpenn

    I used to be a die-hard MAC Studio Fix girl, but since discovering MAC MSF, I’ve been fully converted! It just looks so natural on my fair skin; people are always surprised that I’m even wearing anything. I struggled with my sensitive skin for years, and finding a breathable powder like this has really made a big difference in my complexion.

  23. Sasha

    I like tinted moisturizer + MAC mineralize skinfinish natural! Decent coverage and a flawless finish.

  24. Sass

    Summer…powder or minerals because it’s light.

    Liquid during all other seasons because it covers the best. Love.

  25. MAC minerialized skin finish natural and a little concealor

  26. Chanice

    I put other because I haven’t the slightest idea which kind I like because I don’t know what suits me. My face is lighter than my body, but I have hyperpigmentatiton from acne. It’s hard enough to find the perfect shade for my african American skin because colors range much too light and much too dark and I most definitely don’t have the skill to mix anything! I tried powder and it looked cakey on my mega oil/dry combination skin. I tried mineral and it didn’t fare any better, I looked like I was wearing a mask. I tried liquid and I use it every now and then hoping to master the application. I think I need to place mine on with my fingertips.

    Setting is even harder. I need a foundation that wont get pushed around by my oily skin or rub off on my clothes.

    I just opt not to wear any because I’d rather look atrocious in my own skin than behind poorly colored/applied makeup.

    I swear, you gals all make it look so easy!