Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Basic Starting Foundations

Many of you, especially if you’re just starting out, don’t know what the best foundations are.  Please, please, please visit http://inmykit.com for full product reviews.  If you’re overwhelmed by all that reading, here is what IIIII like to use and how IIIIII feel about the products.

Note: Brushes/Tools Linked is what I have and use in MY kit.

For Editorial & Beauty
Face Atelier  - 95% of the time this is what I reach for.  Awesome dewey finish and amazing coverage, especially on mature skin.

Best Applied With: Foundation Brush, Skunk Brush

Black Opal Creams – A cream (stick) foundation that goes on beautiful for women of color.  Also full coverage and has a really big selection. (Found at your local drug store)

Best Applied With: Pointed Foundation Brush, Beauty Blender

For Film
MUFE HD – It’s the only HD foundation done right.  Seriously GORGEOUS matte finish and the coverage is superb.  I use it as is on younger skin and mix it with FA for mature skin.

Best Applied With: Foundation Brush, Skunk Brush

RCMA - Yet another wonderful product for film.  It's been around since FOREVER and it's the go to of foundations when it comes to film.  Works amazing on pretty much everyone.  Best part?  You can use them as is or use the thinner to make them into a liquid.

Best Applied With: If in cream form - Pointed Foundation Brush, Beauty Blender.  If in liquid form - Foundation Brush, Skunk Brush

Graftobian - Great creamy finish and a little goes a long way.  It has a lot of slip and slick so too much will result in the cakey look, but when used correctly, it will give the skin a gorgeous finish.  It's best if you start lightly and work up to the coverage needed.  I use it mostly as concealers and for women/men of color.

Best Applied With: Beauty Blender, Pointed Foundation Brush


  1. When using the graftobian foundation you recommend a "Round Foundation Brush", would that be along the lines of the ADesign Foundation Brush?

  2. It would look something like this: http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P279632&categoryId=S4600&shouldPaginate=true

    With a round head instead of a flat one.