Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Choose or Lose


Do you use more than one foundation on a regular basis?

  • Just one! (44%, 1,004 Votes)
  • Yes! (42%, 960 Votes)
  • I don't use any... (13%, 303 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (1%, 8 Votes)

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25 thoughts on “Do you use more than one foundation on a regular basis?

  1. Vanessa

    On a regular basis i dont wear makeup but when i do i only wear one foundation.

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Natalie Natalie

    I use about 4 foundations, changing almost every day. I have a TEMPTU system, and use MUFE HD foundation, Illamasqua Rich Liquid, and MAC Studio Sculpt. It really depends how much coverage I want, and how long I want/need it to last. I like to switch things up so I get to use all my products as well, not just favor one and leave the rest to expire. Plus, I really do love them all! When it’s a no-make-up day, i.e. monsoon rain, the gym, or I just don’t feel like it, I moisturize and maybe throw a little MAC Matte on top and am out the door.

  3. Rengirl

    My main foundation matches my skin tone while my second foundation is just a bit darker. I apply this on the skin under my cheekbones and along my outer jaw. This enhances my face shape and gives me a lot of coverage while still looking natural (and not like a “mask” of foundation).

  4. hightea_xx

    i’ve been using dior’s new nude gel compact with dior’s forever compact power on top to set (and to help control oil) for a bit more coverage than the compact on it’s own (which is a product i cannot live without!!!)

  5. hightea_xx

    i’ve been using dior’s new nude gel compact with dior’s forever compact powder on top to set (and to help control oil) for a bit more coverage than the powder compact on it’s own (which is a product i cannot live without!!!)

  6. sophie

    i use the same foundation for multiple days in a row, but i change my “consistant foundation” quite often

  7. I never wear foundation, i have never been able to find the perfect matching shade it seems ! And on special occasions, I like to simply wear mineral powder to unify my complexion. I’m pretty lucky I don’t really need coverage anyways.

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lisi Lisi

    I use more than one foundation on a regular basis but “regular” actually means like 5 times an month for me…

  9. I have problems finding the right shade, so I have 5 foundations that I rotate between seasons to mix for a perfect match. My MUFE Mat Velvet is too dry and dark for the winter season, so I mix it with my MAC Studio Sculpt which is a little too light in shade. The much-lauded Armani Luminous Silk oxidizes on my face, so I have to combat that with a drop of L’Oreal True Match. I also use the Cargo Lightweight Oil Free Foundation for low maintenance days. The whole thing is starting to get WAY too complicated for my liking!

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marie Marie

    I use one (Nars Sheer Glow in Siberia), simply because I’ve tried many and they’re either too dark or too damaging to my skin. Often both.

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ann Marie ann marie

    I usually use just one but occasionally I’ll mix a dab or a dollop of another kind to get a slightly different finish, i.e., I’m currently using EL’s Double Wear in Sand but I’ve been dropping in a scootch of Smashbox’ High Def Health FX for a bit of a “glowy” look.

  12. Bei

    I use foundations with different color for contouring purpose. :)

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Eugenia eu

    I just cant find the perfect foundation, Any recomendation for my oily skin?

  14. Eleonora

    Yes.
    I’m actually using 2 foundations. They’re both Dior.
    Diorskin Nude and Diorskin Forever.
    I originally bought Nude and then got back after a month or so to get Forever.
    I mix them together to get a little more coverage when I need it (when I have blemishes and redness) because Nude is very sheer. But I also use each of them alone depending on my needs.
    So far so good. I love them both. they’re so light and fresh.
    They feel absolutely great and the finish is super natural.

  15. My fav is MAC Fix Fluid w/ brush 187, because it makes it look very natural on me, and provides the coverage I need. I also like Pro Long Wear and sometimes Studio Tech.

  16. vivian

    i only wear one foundation, but its not on a regular basis. i think i may have found my perfect foundation after searching through countless! i’ve tried everything: l’oreal, revlon, chanel, dior, mufe, mac, stila, benefit, etc and have never been happy. but now i have my nars sheer glow!!<3

  17. Jakara

    I use diorskin nude liquid and am getting ready 2 purchase the new diorskin nude gel creme 2 have in my purse and 4 a quick touch up or when I’m in a hurry!

  18. I mix NARS Sheer Glow in Siberia and Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer in Porcelain on a daily basis.

  19. Maya C

    i actually mix two foundations usually. one from givenchy and a MUFE one. best coverage and color match ever!

  20. El

    I don’t wear makeup on an everyday basis, but when I do I rotate between Arbonne Tinted Moisturizer, MAC Prolong wear or Cover FX Cream Foundation. It totally depends on what I’m doing, and how my skin is acting. I definitely go for more full coverage when I’m doing a makeup job or going out. For regular days, just tinted moisturizer or nothing.

  21. Desiree

    Umm, I usually don’t wear any foundation but when I do want some coverage I use a tinted moisturizer all over my face and then Loreal True Match on some areas that may need extra coverage at that time..

  22. Jen

    I wear one foundation, which is NARS Sheer Glow. It can be quite good coverage, or I can sheer it out.

    I’ve always been puzzled when people use >4 foundations at a given time- don’t they expire before 12 months?

  23. Marianthi

    I use Estee Lauder’s Double wear all year except summer. In summer I use Givency’s Subli’mine. Tried to mix them, for a little more coverage on Givency’s, but the combination broke me out !!! For a fresher,”walk-in-the-winter air” glow, I use only a little Estee Lauder’s Spotlight skin tone perfector all over my face.

  24. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ana Meg

    On daily basis I use my covergirl oil control foundation
    or if I’m on the mood I switch to my MAC Studio Fix fluid

    Those are the only two I use.

  25. Sibylle

    Finding my shade was an adventure unto itself. Turns out I’m Siberia in the Nars Sheer Glow range of shades. Fine. Except I can’t seem to find out how to apply and use the Nars Sheer Glow by itself. It just doesn’t melt into my skin and seems to slide right off. I’m thinking maybe I need a different primer. In the meantime, I’m using my old Estee Lauder Double Wear in Bone as a base underneath (so I put a layer of Bone then a layer of Siberia just to wear Siberia).
    I’m still heartbroken that my shade doesn’t exist in the Double Wear range as I still think it’s the best foundation out there.