Foundations + Concealers + Applicators

Today on the blog, I’m sharing my favorite foundations, concealers and tools for application.  I’ve tried a lot of foundation over the years and have finally found some good ones that work for my dry skin.  Even better,  some of my favorites are from the drugstore!  Keep reading to find out more!

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MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation (NW20):  light to medium coverage that is buildable.

iTCosmetics CC+ (Medium): one of my go to foundations when I know I’m going to be spending a lot of time in the sun.  The coverage is light to medium and the SPF is great!

MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation (N2): this has a very thin, watery consistency but is buildable for natural coverage.

Loreal True Match Lumi Foundation (W4-Natural Beige): this is a recent favorite.  If you want to glow, use this!  If your skin is even slightly oily, you won’t like this.  This is perfect for dry skin, and I have a feeling it will be my go-to for winter.

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation (60-Natural Beige): this foundation is just easy to wear.  Medium coverage that has a natural finish.

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Maybelline Instant Age Rewind (Brightener): this light pink concealer is perfect for covering dark circles and is a good drugstore alternative to the Benefit Erase Paste.

Benefit Erase Paste (Medium): salmon toned concealer for covering dark circles.  This is thicker than the Maybelline brightener and provides slightly more coverage.  A little goes a long way!  Concealer can be easily layered on top of this and when set with a powder, no creasing!

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind (Neutralizer): I love this concealer!  I use this everyday and have repurchased this multiple times.  It provides great, lightweight coverage that doesn’t crease when set with powder.


Beauty Blender (pink)

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (orange)

Both of these sponges are great!  The Real Techniques sponge is more dense and cheaper than the Beauty Blender, however I don’t notice a difference in the way my makeup looks with one vs the other.  I do like that the Real Techniques sponge has a flat side that makes blending quick and easy.

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Sigma Angled Top Kabuki – F84: The angle of this brush makes it easy to blend foundation around the nose and eyes.

Sephora Professional Classic Multitasker Brush #45: Super soft bristles to easily blend out foundation.

Sonia Kashuk Pointed Foundation Brush: I love using the brush to blend out my under eye concealer if I’m not using one of the makeup sponges.

Sigma Round Top Kabuki Brush – F82: similar to the Sephora brush but slightly more dense.

I hope you all found this post useful!  If you have any suggestions, leave a comment below.  I’m always up for trying new makeup!  Also, thanks to my sister in law, Taylor, for taking the pictures!

See you at the top of the coconut tree!

~ Kolina (instagram: @kobaucom)

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