Lock in the coverage.

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Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation in 45

What Sephora says: “Kat created this foundation to provide exceptional coverage, without compromising a smooth, striking finish. Formulated with 21 percent pigment, this powerful formula was developed to match a broad range of skintones with bold coverage—the proprietary pigments can even effectively cover tattoos. The combination of raw materials and the best siliconic elastomers and siliconic esters provide 24-hour wear with transfer resistance. Natural polymers absorb oil for a matte, soft finish and the added emollients provide a velvety texture for perfectly smooth, hydrated skin.”

When my skin is severely misbehaving (which let’s be honest, sometimes it just likes to be a total jerk) I reach for this. I’ve been using this for the past couple of months and it has more than once allowed me to walk out of the house not completely self conscious. Especially around that time of the month when all I want to do is cover my face with a paper bag and crawl under my bed covers with a bottle of Tylenol and the BBC Sherlock series. If your face is misbehaving, pick this up.  Continue reading

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Inventive but not impeccable.

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Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation in 02

What Armani says: “A formula that is easy to apply with unified distribution, and covers imperfections.  An ultra-fine oil-pigment suspension that perfects the complexion, instantly igniting skin’s natural luminosity. A water and powder-free base.”

Last May, I finally was able to afford this foundation and I bought it for a bride’s wedding as well as for myself. I’d been wanting to try it since it launched and I was so stoked to finally own it! I thought it was going to solve all of my foundation woes with a single pump. Well, to tell you the truth it didn’t live up to the claims I so desperately wanted in a foundation. While it’s not the worst foundation I’ve tried, it’s certainly not the best. I’ll explain why. Continue reading