After I posted about the Ahava Liquid Foundation, fairytalesandcoffee asked me to do a swatch comparison with my other liquid foundations. I said OK because it’s fairly different from the other liquid foundations I have.
Here are four types of foundation I own, since I have the L’Oreal Lucent Magique Liquid Foundation* in two shades, and strictly that. I didn’t include BB creams or tinted moisturizers, etc.
From left to right, they are Ahava Light Foundation in Sand, Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow in Cheers to me Champagne, L’Oreal Lucent Magique Foundation in G4 (I also have N5), and Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, which is technically a “gel” foundation, but I found the consistency to be similar to my other liquid foundations.
Here are unblended swatches in the same order:
I hope it’s evident that the Ahava foundation is thicker and creamier, whereas all the others are quite runny. Also, this goes to show you how sucky I am at shade-matching. (Although, I feel like I pick the correct shades. Agree?)
Here are the swatches blended out:
I quite like all of the foundations, though the L’Oreal and Benefit emphasizes my nose pores/blackheads the most. The Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum tends to make my face look powdery when I set it with a powder. I guess that’s to be expected, but the others don’t really react that way. I love the Ahava foundation, though it’s really unpleasant to apply since it seems so thick and heavy. It’s really great after it settles into the skin, though.
So there you have it! I am itching to try other cruelty-free foundations and tinted moisturizers, but they’re the type of product that I can’t buy a lot of without finishing (or trying to finish) what I have.
What are your favorite liquid foundations?
* I received the L’Oreal Lucent Magique Foundation from an event. All of these companies, except for Ahava, test on animals.