Review: 4 Foundations I’ve Tried This Summer

I bought a couple of new foundations this summer, which is unlike me. I tend to use what I have but I got bitten by the bug that is Sephora. Anyway, each foundation is completely different and I thought it would be helpful to round ’em all up and share them with you to maybe help you make a decision next time you’re choosing one. 



Dior Airflash Spray Foundation  – $62

I had a Sephora voucher and before I knew where I was, I was purchasing this $62 foundation with all the notions. Though this foundation didn’t impress me to begin with (and I definitely bought the wrong shade), I was persistent in getting my value for money so I played around with it a little more.

They describe it as: An ultra-fluid, water-resistant foundation that blends full coverage with a lightweight formula, providing airbrushed perfection for up to 12 hours.


  • Coverage is buildable
  • Can create a dewy look
  • Definitely lasts a long time.


  • Spray function is odd
  • Doesn’t warrant the high price point (Buy Double Wear instead)

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation – $6.99

I’m not the biggest supporter of this brand, for many reasons, but I wanted to at least give their products a go to see what they were like to play with. I bought the Squalene and two of their foundations (one serum foundation and one coverage foundation). The Squalene (for topical moisture), I loved but the foundations just didn’t cut it for me.

They describe it as: High-Spreadability Pigment Suspension System with High Coverage


  • Wide range of shades
  • Extremely cheap
  • Silicone-free


  • Most tones are very yellow toned
  • Sinks into pores and crevices
  • Very watery feels like a BB cream
  • Doesn’t give much coverage


MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation – $31

When I went to the MAC store in Times Square the lady who did my makeup applied this foundation on me. I was nervous because it was July in NYC and HUMIDITY. I wanted my makeup to last all day and it did. That said, I felt like I was oilier than usual. This product is definitely for dry skin.

They describe it as: A waterproof formula that lasts for 36 hours and can be used as a foundation or concealer.


  • Lasts all-day
  • Gives a dewy look
  • Good for dry skin
  • The plastic bottle means you can get every last piece of the product out (I find pump glass bottles waste a lot of product!)


  • Not as high coverage as Studio Fix
  • On the oily side

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup – $43

If you follow me on Instagram (and if you don’t, why not?!), you’ll know I am a FAN of Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation. This product is supposed to be a lighter version of it. The Double Wear tends to dry my skin out and for days when I am having a good skin day, I want my freckles to show! Anyway, the verdict on this one is below…

They describe it as: Double Wear Light is matte reimagined. Softly diffused, always selfie-ready. 24-hour, non-stop wear.


  • Doesn’t dry out your skin as bad as Double Wear
  • Gives buildable coverage
  • Matte finish


  • Expensive
  • Not suitable for dry skin
  • It’s just Double Wear but not as heavy. I wear Double Wear so that I get heavy coverage so I am not sure why I would buy this one again.


Below are some foundations I will try next! I would love to know if you hate or rate any of these:

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