here): I have loved this foundation since the first moment that I tried it. It has a wonderful gel texture and buildable coverage. This foundation is like a second skin and is very comfortable to wear, and it is lightweight and easy to spread and blend. The finish is very natural- on the satiny finish end of the spectrum. I love this foundation! I am also pleased that it is not filled with silicone!
Ingredients: Aqua, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Cycolentasiloxane, Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Mangifera Indica Seed Oil (Mango Seed Butter), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance, PEG-8, Phenoxyethanol, Tromethamine, Potassium Myristate, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Panthenol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Citronnellol, Geraniol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionene. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 777493 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).
2) Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation (Color: 5. Review forthcoming): I am still hopelessly conflicted about this foundation. I love the finish, light coverage and thin texture. I don't like that it is filled with so many silicones. I had hoped that the natural oils would have been at the top of the list of ingredients rather than at the bottom in negligible quantities. While I really like the coverage a great deal, one must be aware that it tends to accentuate rather than conceal flaws. Any dry patches are enhanced, rather than diminished, and redness seems to be spotlighted. However, if your skin is in good shape- then this will make it look even more flawless. I tend to think that this formula is better for people with normal to oilier skin types, and that those with dry skin types might prefer a formula that is a bit more moisturizing. I would suggest requesting a sample to see if you like it before buying it because it is pricey.
Ingredients: Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Isododecane, Alcohol Denat, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Acrylates/Polytrimethylsiloxymethacrylate Copolymer, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Nelumbium Speciosum Extract/Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Limonene, Synthetic Fluorphelogopite, Benzylsalicylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Propylene Carbonate, Caprilyic/Capric Triglyceride, Parfum / Fragrance, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Oil / Bitter Orange Flower Oil, Aqua / Water, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hexyl Cinnmai. [+/- May contain CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides]. (FIL B48256/5)
3) Neutrogena Healthy Skin Glow Sheers SPF 30 (Color: Ivory to Fair 10): I like the light coverage and gel like consistency because I tend to prefer sheer foundations and tinted moisturizers to more full coverage formulas. This is a nice drugstore foundation, but I would prefer to replace it with one that is from a cruelty-free company next time I am in the market to try a drugstore foundation.
Active Ingredients: Homosalate (5.0%), Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (5.0%), Oxybenzone (2.0%), Titanium Dioxide (2.9%). Inactive Ingredients: Water, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Silica, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Barium Sulfate, Pantothenic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopherol Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Squalane, Bisabolol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Polysorbate 60, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polysorbate 20, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tetrasodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Mica, Titanium Dioxide.
Ingredients: Octinoxate (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate) 7.5%, Octisalate (Ethylhexyl Salicylate) 4.5%, Octocrylene 6%. Other Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Dimethylacrylamide/Acrylic Acid/Polystyrene/Ethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14, Lycium Barbarum Extract (Gojiberry), PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Beta-Glucan, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG/PPG-20/15 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Trideceth-6, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Diamond Powder, Acer Saccharum (Maple Isolate/Isolat Dâ?TMÃ©rable), Hyaluronic Acid, Serum Albumin, Dextran Sulfate, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Isononyl Isononanoate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492).
5) Rouge Bunny Rouge Sketches on Water Tinted Moisturizer (Color: Adansonia. Reviewed here): The texture of this tinted moisturizer is so smooth and luscious, and it glides across the skin effortlessly! It is lightweight and moisturizing, and it has light buildable coverage. I love it- as I do everything that I have tried from Rouge Bunny Rouge!
Ingredients: Aqua, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Propylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Squalane, Beheneth-30, Myristyl Alcohol, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Isostearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Polyacrylamide, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Cyclopentasiloxane, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Sodium Hydroxide, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Potassium Cocoyl Pca, Laureth-7, Trihydroxypalmitamidohydroxypropyl Myristyl Ether, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Bht, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Malachite, Smithsonite, Rhodochrosite, Laminaria Digitata Extract. (+:-): Ci 77891, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499
6) NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 (Color: Alaska. Reviewed here): Based upon my arm swatches, Alaska is the least well-suited shade as it pulls a bit too warm for my cool skin, however on my face it actually works- largely because it is a tinted moisturizer (and therefore a bit more forgiving). NARS describes Alaska as "light with a neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones." I love this tinted moisturizer a great deal because it has a lovely lightweight formula, it spreads easily, it is moisturizing, it contains an SPF 30, and it does not cause me to break out. People tend to be polarized about this formula- so I would suggest getting a sample first, or trying a tester to see whether or not this formula resonates with you. I will say that I do wish that it contained far fewer silicones, but for some reason my skin isn't irritated by them.
Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Diethylhexyl Succinate, Glycerin, Nylon-12, Cyclomethicone, Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Stearic Acid Phenoxyethanol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Fragrance, Dimethicone/Vinyl, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Trisodium, Edta, Aluminum Distearate, Talc, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Polysilicone-2, Vibrio Alginolyticus Ferment Filtrate, Tocopherol, Alteromonas Ferment Filtrate, Maris Sal (Sea Salt), Hydrogen Dimethicone, Bht, Algae (Algae Extract), Sodium Metabisulfite, Curcuma Longa [Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract], Potassium Sorbate, Geraniol, Limonene, Citral, Linalool [+/- (May Contain): Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides)].
It will take me quite a while to get through all of these products, and I'm not sure what I will try next. Any suggestions? What are you using?