The answer? Yes and no. I can’t say that I’m a connoisseur of foundations simply because I haven’t tried them all. However, I have tried quite a lot of them. At one point in my life, I lived in Sephora – in fact, I once had about 3,000+ points on my VIB card. In my defense, I shopped there for my mom, my friends, and myself. If I got an eyeshadow palette, I got my mom something as well. This is just a habit that I picked up whenever I knew she would want something that she hadn’t gotten around to getting. Also, gifts!
Anyway, recently, I got my hands onto some Tom Ford Traceless Foundation. You’re probably about to Google the foundation to see how expensive it is and click off of this post in disbelief. Before you do, the Tom Ford Traceless Foundation is $82…
First of all, I got lucky enough to get this foundation for free because it was passed down to me due to it being too light for the previous person. Lucky indeed. Although, the person only paid $55 for it because they went to the outlet to purchase it.
Now to answer the question of if it’s worth it. YES! ABSOLUTELY! Words can’t describe what exactly this foundation does. It’s almost as if it’s already oxidized and goes through some other magical chemical process to match your skin tone. It stays on all day and doesn’t transfer at ALL! I almost kind of hate that I like it
Okay so you’re not near an outlet to purchase this half off and you’re definitely not paying full price anytime soon. Of course, I have another brand that’s also worth it. The Givenchy Photo’perfexion Fluid Foundation retails at about $50 and is also worth the money. I like to use this one when I am filming my videos because it registers so well on camera. I’ve also had good luck with Dior BB Cream ($45) and Diorskin Nude Skin Glowing Makeup ($50.)
However, there are plenty of foundations out there that are cheaper that work just as well as any luxury brand. In fact, I tend to reach for mid-range brands all the time because of their practicality (squeeze tubes v. pumps) and affordable price. The one thing mid-range and even drugstore brands can’t seem to get right is the sunscreen in the foundation. All of them oxidize into this strange funny color overtime. This is one of the main reasons for purchasing luxury foundation brands – that and the fact that they actually last a good three months.
So, if you’re looking for a luxury foundation and want to see if it’s worth it then get a sample first and try them all out. As some of you know, I’m willing to pay more for what goes on my skin – even foundations. Why on Earth would I splurge on my skincare but not my foundation?
The reasoning behind my “no” is that luxury brands have their issues too. Their range of colors lacks…well, colors a lot of the times. Some brands even make you break out which is more of an individual’s problem. Sometimes the application is just horrible. We’ve all purchased a foundation that just wouldn’t blend correctly no matter what tool you used. So no sometimes that $60+ foundation really isn’t worth it. A better answer would be that it depends on the foundation of course!
Now I’m not saying go out and splurge on a foundation but definitely look into them. They can be really awesome. Plus it’s okay to have nice things…especially things that go on your face. Hopefully, if you’re anything like me you have a more reasonably priced foundation to fall back on…or not!
As always, thanks for reading!