Oh, this post just makes me feel like I’m throwing away money with this foundation declutter. Lots of money. I will usually try quite a few foundation samples at Sephora, but I don’t buy everything I try. A couple of years ago (hang head in shame due to how long I’ve had them) I purchased quite a few, and I swear, I really was diligent in trying to use them up. But when you collection grows to over 8 foundations, it’s a feat in itself to use half of any one of them before they expire. I did finish my Nars Sheer Glow during my project-use-it-up posts, so pat on my back for that one. And I’m almost halfway through each bottle that I am throwing out so that makes me feel a little better. But still I cant help but add up the “cost” and feel like I’m throwing away money. I’ve added this post to Visible Mondays as a warning to others not to fall victim to consumerism!
The one that started the foundation declutter – Covergirl Queen 3-in-1 $10
I was looking at this bottle and feeling quite chuffed with myself that it was looking quite used up when I noticed the October 2014 expiration date. The foundation wasn’t separated but I didn’t even bother to attempt the secondary sniff test. Usually separation and the sniff test are the death knell for me. But this was the easiest to toss since it cost less than $10. I bought it because I always wanted to try the Queen Collection. It didn’t disappoint at all, and got lots of daily play. It’s hard to find locally, so if I do repurchase, I will use amazon.
Dior Skin Nude -063 $48 when I purchased it, I believe it’s now $50
While I loved the finish of this one, I didn’t love the colour match. I bought this before Dior expanded their darker shade options. It was a much better fit during the summer months, albeit a bit red and needed to be toned down with a more yellow-based foundation. The finish was exquisite but I think Dior has come out with much better options since this first came out. So I will not repurchase this particular Dior foundation, but I already have this one on hand.
Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup $35
I bought this when I was looking for a dupe (read – cheaper) for the Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation. They have a very similar consistency. I tried to charge through this one during my project-use-it-up, but alas I failed. I don’t even want to know how long I have had this one. What I have noticed about this one, even though I can’t see into the bottle for “separation”, and it passes the sniff test, the colour of the foundation looks significantly darker than when I first purchased it. I don’t even see this on the Estee Lauder website so maybe it’s been discontinued??
So what’s left? What made the cut? Which survived the foundation declutter?
Chanel Perfection Lumiere in #94, Maybelline Fit Me Dewy, Nars All Day Luminous Weightless in New Guinea ($48) and the Dior Star Fluid Founation ($50). I’m hoping to pick up the Lancome Cushion Compact and Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation during the Sephora VIB sale. Maybe even the new Hourglass foundation. But I’m trying not to make that rookie mistake again and waste money again.
Well thanks for stopping by and reading.
*All items purchased with my own money. Affiliate links used.