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victoria Avatar

2 bottles of nars sheer glow, cey;an and punjab. 1 eve pearl hd dual foundation in medium. i usually get through 1 bottle of foundation a year so this is plenty for me.

Amy Avatar

I have… only four, I believe. I used to believe in “good skin” rather than “good covering foundation” so I don’t buy a lot of them.

Marcela Avatar

None!!! I don’t use foundation( I don’t like the heavy feel on my face), just concealer and translucent powder, and of course blush. I will probably buy one now for summer, I think I will buy one from Clinique, their products are not crazy expensive and they are good for your skin, which is something I really like from their brand,so we will see how it goes…LOL =-)

Vanessa Avatar

I only have one! NARS Sheer Matte! And even then, I barely use that. Foundation just seems to highlight the uneven texture of my skin from the clogged pores 🙁

Citrine Avatar

I have two: a sally hansen one that I don’t use because it makes me look like Geisha) and another Anna Sui one I use when it’s cool and dry as it turns blotchy with the tiniest bit of oil…

juanita Avatar

Own 12, use 3 on a daily/regular basis.

MAC studio fix, mineralized, studio sculpt, studio tech, studio stick
Smashbox halo, photo ready
Prescriptives Anywear in 2 different shades
BE in 3 different shades

Catherine Avatar

LOL. I technically have two, but I don’t like and never use one of them (I actually got it from a sponsored blog giveaway). I have samples of four others, two of which I’ve been wearing on a daily basis for the last two weeks or so trying to decide between, so I’m pretty sure I’ll have 3 very soon… but it’ll be a liquid and the other one I use is mineral makeup.

alicia Avatar

I own 3. 2 from mac. one is the wrong color so it is never used. then I have mufe HD. I use my mac studio fix liquid one the most for some reason but I love the HD one.

liz Avatar

I only have 2. one i use in the fall/winter/spring and one in the summer when i am tan. looking for a new one though. have you tried Koores Ginger and Vitamins Foundation; Clinique Even Better Foundation, or Tarte Smooth Operator? I currently use clinique perfectly real and prescriptives all skins mineral makeup.

Wenny Avatar

I recently tried Korres ginger and vitamin foundation, it’s great and very lightweight.

I have really oily and acne prone skin, so far no breakouts!

Alex S. Avatar

I have about five that I just acummulated from finding my holy grail foundation. Still looking though….But occasionally if I am bored ill re-try an old one.

Carrie Avatar

Just a couple of the Revlon Colorstay foundations. I always use the light, sweat-proof version and I recently bought the new mineral liquid foundation to try.

AlyxVeee Avatar

I have 3 liquids that I use a lot, or mix to get the right shade. Couple powder compacts and lots of mineral makeup. Nothing too out of the ordinary.

Abby Quack Avatar

This is a very timely question as I have bought like 6 foundations in the past 2 weeks! They’re all drugstore though. But still! I have probably close to 20 foundations. Eeks!

Maggie Makeup Addict Avatar

Too many? I have three fluid ones and two powder mineral ones. I use them all on different occasions. When my skin breaks out I use either mineral powder foundations for light coverage or bb cream for heavy coverage. When my skin dries up like a desert I use a tinted moisturizer, when I go partying and dancing I want a fluid one with heavier coverage so you dont see me blushing from all the dancing (and drinking) lol

Kathryn Avatar

I own three liquid foundations, only because it took me that many to find the perfect formula for my skin. I only use my Makeup Forever HD foundation.

Traci Avatar

MAC studio fix powder + foundation, MSF natural, MAC face and body foundation, 2 BE foundations, MUFE mat velvet+, sample of Stila oil free natural finish foundation, and I had that new mineralize creme foundation from MAC, but I returned it…so all in all 7!

Sara Avatar

I have MAC Mineralize compact foudation, MAC Select fluid foundation and NARS Sheer glow foundation 😉
I have also Lily Lolo mineral foundation but I don’t use it!

angela Avatar

I only have one foundation and I love it 🙂 I have this weird thing where I can only get one at time. If i get more, I will end up using mostly one (im pretty habitual), and all the others will just sit there & im afraid they’ll turn ickyy.

Sarah Avatar

At the moment I have 3, Urban Decay’s Surreal Skin Mineral for light coverage, Physician’s Formula Natural Tinted Moisturizer (rarely used), and Clinique’s Perfect for more coverage.

Norma Avatar

Just one, even though I do own a sizable amount of Makeup when it comes to my foundation, concealer, & powder I only stick to one of each. I use Origins btw.

Princess Lolli Avatar

My first instinct was to say only one, but that’s likely not true. I’m sure I have abandoned half used bottles of foundation floating around my room that I’ve managed to forget are there. But typically I don’t buy foundation until I’ve used up whatever I’m currently using. Foundation and concealer are among the few beauty products I’m unlikely to buy on impulse and since I wear the same stuff day in and day out, I’m unlikely to buy some new foundation I run across out of curiosity or on a whim like I do with lip or eye makeup. I’m very fickle when it comes to eyeshadow, liner, mascara, lipstick, and lipgloss (and to a lesser extent, blush), but I’m very steady when it comes to foundation. I like to find one type that works best for me and stick with it.

Dusty Avatar

Not that many actually. I mostly use MAC Face & Body (if I need more coverage I add a few drops of Select Cover-Up). I also have some Aveda tinted moisturizers (though they back about twice as much coverage as Face & Body – I wouldn’t call them a “tinted moisturizer”). I USED to have different kinds of foundations, but once I discovered F&B I just stopped using any others (eventually threw them all out).

Hilana Avatar

I have about six. Two I use regularly and the rest are just sitting there getting old!
I once bought a rather cheap but very dark one. I did a Body for LIFE challenge, and at the end of my 12 weeks, I did my after pics with a wicked fake tan and my face had to match. Needless to say, I have not used it since! 🙂

Ally_D Avatar

Just two really. I use Benefit Hello Flawless when I want light coverage but my staple is Clinique Even Better which I use most everyday because it’s moderate-full coverage.

My skin colour doesn’t change through the year because I make sure to keep out of the sun (what little there is here in the UK) so I don’t need summer & winter shades.

I am on the lookout for a new foundation though because my Clinique is nearly finished. I sampled MAC Studio Fix Fluid but I hated the smell. Next I’m going to try Nars Sheer Glow but if that doesn’t work I’ll just repurchase my Clinique one

I also have a tinted moisturiser that I sometimes wear at weekends but I don’t count that as foundation

rachal Avatar

2 🙂 studio fix fluid for winter & lightful ultracharge foundation for summer!
i just finished my first pan of lightful 😀 onto my 2nd pan now. i really love that product <3

Sheila Avatar

I have 3 bottles of liquid foundation – Guerlain Parure Extreme, Bourjois Healthy Mix, and Anna Sui Moisturizing Foundation. The first 2 are for Spring/Summer/Fall, last one is for winter.

I also have a few powder foundations, like Chanel and Jill Stuart ones that I use for touch ups or for days I’m feeling really lazy…

Kerry Avatar

5 or 6 maybe? And i only really use one cause all the rest are too dark (i went through a phase where i liked to look like an orange) hahaha

Daphnee Avatar

I own two a MAC Studio Fix liquid and a Foundation Stick (which I haven’t used in ages). I try not to buy so many foundations but once Studio Fix finishes, I’ll either repurchase an MSF or look into other brands like NARS, Becca or MUFE. Too many foundations would overwhelm me.

Emily Avatar

That’s actually one thing I don’t collect….I own one face primer (except for testers that I’ve been given by stores), one liquid foundation, and two powders. =)

Emser Avatar

I’ve got four which I use regularly, two powder mineral and two liquid. I use them depending on season (summer= a bit darker skin tone) and coverage( medium for day and full for evening).

Kitty Kris Avatar

I have two that I switch around for work and non-work days. But then I have another (I think) in storage that I don’t use.

JamieJamez Avatar

Currently I own 4 different types of foundation. 1)Revlon ColorStay , 2)Revlon PhotoReady (Two different Shades), 3)Coastal Scents (Two different shades), and MAC’s Studio Fix in NC37 and over all I have to say that my fave right now is the Colorstay and the worse is the PhotoReady. I cannot stand the damn sparkle that PhotoReady gives off and how hard is was to tell which shade I should have gotten, hence the two bottles but colorstay was a nice surprise coz I just recently picked it up and figure why not give it a try since I can return it to my local CVS and exchange for something else and I love it. Love the matte finish.

Shadowy Lady Avatar

I have about 4 I use on a regular basis and one I use in the short summers we have here in Canada. I love trying out new foundations though. The next one I’m eying is Diorskin Nude

Erin Avatar

I actually only own… two. I have my MSFN in Light-Medium that I use daily, and I have a shade of Revlon Colorstay that’s waaaaaaay too pink for me. So, only one active one! But I’m interested in Revlon’s PhotoReady and MAC’s new Mineralize foundation. Wish I had the money to try NARS’ Sheer Glow–I’ve heard SO many good things about it!

Emily Avatar

Um…. Five?

One compact of Mac studio fix powder
One tub of bare minerals powder foundation
One tube of Bobbi Brown foundation stick
One bottle of Bobbi Brown Natural Finish liquid foundation
One bottle of Mac face&body foundation that’s too dark and living in my fridge for the dead of summer when I get dark again!

That’s a lot more than I thought!

I don’t think the powers count 😉

Brittney Avatar

Technically 4 but they are use to create 3… I have nars sheer matte, revlon photo ready, korres vitamins and revlon colorstay. I mix the nars and the colorstay together with moisterizer…. one was from halloween, one was the sale lady talked me into it and they are both for oily skin which i do not have….Photoready and the korres are awesome tho 🙂

Tenns Avatar

I only own 2, before that just one. I used to only use Mac Studio Fix Pressed Powder foundation, but recently I’ve started using Prescriptives Virtual Matte Satin Finish foundation. I picked it up at the CCO super discoutned and so far I like it. Its much heavier than my StudioFix, for one b/c its a liquid foundation and I typically use powders. I’ve always been hestitant to use liquid foundations, because of my oily skin, but the Prescriptives does really well on my skin. I hear Prescriptives went out of business, so I’m not sure what I’ll purchase once I run out of it.

16units2go Avatar

Three: An Estee Lauder Double Wear, and two Revlon Colorstays for combination/oily skin (one in a winter shade, and one slightly darker for the upcoming summer). But MAC has me convinced I need to try their Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation next payday…. 🙂

Sally Avatar

2. A mineral powder foundation for when I need more coverage in the summer and a liquid for the winter. I RARELY wear them though! I usually just use my concealer on the areas that I need to even my skintone and powder over it.

MAC addict Avatar

I only own one and that is bcuz I have sensitive and acne prone skin. I love foundation but many aren’t suitable for my skin type. I get horrible breakouts from some foundations where I cant even leave the house.
Any suggestions on what foundations to use? I heard excellent reviews on diorskin nude but dont know if someone with my skin can use it. Please help!

Christy Avatar

6 total: a MAC Studio Fix and a backup; Studio Sculpt; Select SPF15 foundation and a backup; and Loose Mineralize Foundation. I think I’m set for foundations for at least another year 😉

Casey Avatar

I have two but can only use one of them! Yes, only one…its the only foundation that I know of that doesn’t break me out. Hopefully I’ll find another one that I like soon!

Cat Avatar

ah too many, but for the ones i use…

makeup forever hd full coverage foundation
mac’s face and body foundation
mac’s studio fix fluid spf 15
mac’s sculpt spf 15 foundation
mac’s full coverage foundation

Cherie Avatar

I have four right now b/c the Canadian winter was harsh on my skin.

MUFE HD foundation (my new fav and HG)
Smashbox tinted moisturizer
MAC tinted moisturizer
MAC studio sculpt

allison Avatar

Revlon Photoready (2 bottles of the same color)
Revlon Colorstay (1 bottle)
Bare Escentuals Matte (2 jars)
Bare Escenutals Regular (3 jars)
MAC Studio Fix liquid (little bit left in the bottle)

Wow…that is a lot when it is all written out.
I have BE for Winter and Summer and a custom mix. The Revlon is my Winter color, so I will have to get another for Summertime. The MAC is for Summertime also.

I used to use the BE all of the time, but now I am all about the Revlon Photoready. I bought the Colorstay to mix with the PR to see how I liked that.

How/when I use these depends on the season/weather/time limit or just the mood that I am in. 😀

Jordan Avatar

I have 3 but one I use on lazy days when I’m actually going somewhere but not important, like the store. The other is if I’m going somewhere important like the movies and the last one is oil free, which I use on my forehead and my nose.

SusyLovesMac Avatar

I have 1 bottle of Revlon Color Stay, 1 bottle of Revlon Photo Ready, 1 tube of Mary Kay liquid and a bottle of MAC Studio Fix Fluid (which I can’t use anymore due to 🙁 breakouts) I should back to MAC this one..hmmm ..lol.

and just for reference here are the colors I use;

Revlon Color Stay #200 Natural Beige
Revlon Photo Ready #002 Vanilla
Mary Kay Liquid #Ivory 200

Alexis Avatar

I’m in the process of finding a new one. So i have one the i’m not using at the moment and tons of shade samples. So far Chanel Teint Innocence is the top runner up. I loved the compact form but the liquid version is better IMO.

aradhana Avatar

i have 6 and thought i was mad until i read everyone’s responses…!

three of them are not a very good match for my skin anymore since they are from when i was more tan (and lived in a country with sunlight), but hopefully one day they will be cycled back into use.

i’m hoping to try out a new foundation either one by ellis faas or one from illamasqua, but i’m making myself finish one of the current set first! it takes me a really long time to use up foundations…i think my select cover one is from two years ago or something!

Leenie Avatar

I have four different foundations but only use one the other three were trial & error. What I’m using now is mac studio fix but still looking for that perfect foundation.

Anitacska Avatar

I don’t know. I’m guessing about 5 kinds of foundation, but I have back ups for a few (I do that, I like something, buy back ups, then find something I like better, buy back ups, etc.). 🙂 Currently using Givenchy Photo’perfection and Maybelline Dream matte foundations (not at the same time, lol).

Jillian Avatar

I rotate between 2-3 for everyday wear, and then i have a whole drawer full of others that I use for special occasions (the break me out too much to use daily) or alternate shades.

Karen Avatar

I have six:

MAC Studio Moisture Tint (Meh)
MAC Studio Stick (Like)
LORAC Protectint (love the whippy consistency)
LORAC Oil Free Makeup (becuase is was $7 on the Lorac VIP sale site)
Benefit Some Kind of Gorgeous (okay, but the color is a tad too dark for me)
Wexler MD Tinted Moisturizer

I’m looking forward to finishing up the LORAC TM and the MAC TM since I want to try Tarte’s TM and The Balm’s TM. I can’t justify getting them until I have used more of the current supply.

JEN Avatar

MAC Face and Body
MAC Studio Fix Powder
MAC MSF Natural in Medium Dark
Bare Minerals Matte Formula
MARY KAY medium coverage foundation

omg i have 5…that’s freaking crazy.

audrey Avatar

I have 4 Mac foundations, 3 Guerlain, 1 YSL, 4 Lancome and 1 Clinique. My definate least favorite is the Mac Mineralized Satinfinish….have you had any problems with this foundation making you look like a discoball???

Nicole Avatar

Two liquids: Chanel Pro Lumiere (Love!) and Bobbi Brown Oil Free (Hate!) Two powders: Chanel Mattifying Pressed Poweder (Love!) and BareMinerals (Hate!) and a Bobbi Brown Foundation stick that’s almost gone. I just might repurchase that for lazy days and travel. 🙂

Ren Avatar

L’Oreal True Match Liquid
Maybelline Pure Makeup (closer to a tinted moisturizer)
Neutrogena Healthy Skin
Revlon PhotoReady
CoverGirl TruBlend Minerals

…All drugstore (simply because I don’t have the heart to splurge so much), but I rotate between them.

Lisa Avatar

Let’s see…

3 Rimmel, different formulas
Revlon Photoready
Revlon CS
3 Maybeline, different formulas
BE – 2 shades
PUR minerals
Franche mineral makeup
Mark liquid

Wow… 16 if I didn’t forget any.. and a few of those have backups! eeek

Amber Avatar

At least 7 And only 3 of them are a perfect match for my skin. The others I have to mix with a white foundation to make them wearable.

Jenn Avatar

I currently have two. MAC Studio Sculpt in NC 42 for the summer and MUFE HD in 120 Soft Sand for the winter. I’m lemming on NARS Sheer Glow or maybe MAC Studio Fix, though.

Cherokee Avatar

I have four. MAC Studio Finish Powder Foundation. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (IDK if this counts), Prescriptives Custom Blend powder and a Prescriptives pressed powder. I don’t wear liquid foundation because I sweat on my nose and upper lip no matter the season.

Wenny Avatar

4 Total:

giorgio armani lasting silk uv foundation spf 20
korres ginger and vitamins
Laura Mercier Mineral Powder
Laura Mercier Foundation Powder

Brenda Avatar

oh, well, right now I have 5 liquid, three samples, two mineral powder foundations and one tinted moisturizer. I change colour SO much!!

Lorna Avatar

I currently rotate between four

NARS Sheerglow Santa Fe
NARS Sheermatte Santa Fe
Shiseido SP50

I use each for different reasons/occasions. I would say the Shiseido is my go-to for daytime. MUFE HD is for photo heavy occasions. I alternate depending on the temperature/weather with NARS for night time.

I used to use
MAC Mineralize
MAC Hyperreal

The SFF made me break out over time. Hyperreal was really nice but is now discontinued I believe. Mineralize was all right but it was not a standout performer as mineralize products have never really lasted on my oily skin.

Silvia Avatar

I have 1 pressed powder, 1 liquid, 2 cream and one mineral foundation.
and I never had more! will finish one of the cream foundation soon!

Emm Avatar

I have 7, yet I hardly ever use them. I use my bare minerals matte often. Otherwise I just use concealer and MAC Studio Fix Powder.

Musing On Beauty Avatar

Eh… a dozen, I think ( I’m too scared to count) and I rotate them all. When I don’t like a foundation I don’t keep it but give it away/swap it/sell it, so the ones I have do get some love!

Mirna Avatar

Powder, liquid, mineral, stick combined would be about 25 or so foundations. I have so many because I kept buying instead of asking for samples first and also because I like experimenting with different types of foundations. Right now I am loving MAC Studio Fix Fluid.

Leea Avatar

Right now I have three lying around and one being used.
I have a benefit foundation, a drugstore powder, a mac studio fix and a maybelline mousse foundation.
When I went to benefit (like two years ago,) they “matched” me to the COMPLETELY wrong color. I look orange with that. Soo, i don’t wear it, at least anymore. Two years ago I wore it, even hit pan! 😛 Or maybe my skin was just naturally orange then hehe.
I’ve gotten tanner for the drugstore powder and I have still yet to try the mousse foundation (btw, what do you apply mousse with??), so right now my foundation is just the studio fix powder foundation. 🙂
Sorry for writing like a paragraph..! (:

Kimberly Avatar

Two Revlon colorstay foundations
One Coastal Scents HD Liquid foundation
One MAC Mineralize Satin Finish
One MAC Studio FIX Powder
Two Pur Minerals 4-in-1 powders
2 Mineralize Skin finishes
anddd… 1 Laura Mercier Mineral foundation =]

Andreea Avatar

Three – two Silks, a bright one and a darker one, which I can also mix, and a third one that has been unfortunaely discontinued. It is the frist time that I have AND use foundation, Armani Foundations are huge!

0037sammie Avatar

4 liquid, 2 stick ones for travel. Am so annoyed that I own more than one liquid foundation…but man are those advertising companies good at what they do! =/

Phoebe Avatar

I have one, MAC Face and Body which i love. Two, if MAC MSF Natural is categorized as a foundation. I like Face and Body because i can use it everyday and when im going out. I use it like a concealer for everyday use then more product when I go out. I dont buy foundation all the time, if i do and it doesnt match me i usually give it away. I dont like keeping stuff that i dont use.

Mariam Avatar

3 MAC Studio Fix Fluid, 2 Loreal True Match, 2 Revlon Photo Ready, 1 Revlon Colorstay, 1 MUFE HD, 1 MAC Studio Sculpt, 1 MAC F&B, 1 MAC Studio Fix Powder, 1 MAC Select Moistureblend, and probably 8 drugstore foundations stuffed away at the bottom of the drawer.

Meg Avatar

Maybelline Mineral Power(liquid) which is too light for me
Covergirl clean makeup in oily/combination (it’s practically new, but I don’t use it quite often ’cause it’s such a pain to take some off the bottle!)
Lancome Teint idole Freshwear (my fave one! :)… I use it daily)
MAC Studio Fix Fluid (I only use this one on special ocassions and summer, it’s a little dark for me)

mcda Avatar

i am ashamed! i have lots of foundations since i havent found my HG foundation 🙁 will i have to throw them out after a certain period of time? what should i do!! i use a different one every day but i want to finish every single one of them so that it wasnt a waste of money.. please i need heelp! haha i dont want to throw a perfectly good foundation 🙁

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