Sunday Riley The Influencer Foundation – First Impressions

If you read my post about the Sunday Riley Pop Up event last week, you know how much I love this brand! But how did I get on with their newest launch? Here’s a video capturing my first impressions on The Influencer Clean, Long-wear Foundation and an update several hours later.

Are you excited to test this out? What’s your favorite foundation at the moment?

 

Sunday Riley Pop Up Experience – The Influencer Foundation

A fun blogger event!

Anastasia and I went to a blogger preview yesterday for the Sunday Riley Pop Up (which opens today)! The event is for the new foundation launch and we had such a great time! The whole space felt like a playground with tons of fun props, confetti showers, a giant slide, and a candy bar. It was packed as there were Instagram-worthy shots all around and tons of bloggers mingling. The founder, Sunday Riley, was even there!

The new foundation is called The Influencer and it comes in 20 shades. It officially launched two days ago and is available at Sephora ($42 for 1.08 oz). The formula is described as a clean and long-wearing with medium to full coverage and a satin-matte finish. I absolutely love that it comes with a pump too. We were able to get shade matched at the party and received a full size foundation to test out!

I’m the lightest shade (per usual) which has golden undertones. The artist actually tried four shades on me – I think the range has a great variety of depth and undertones. We also received samples of U.F.O. Ultra Clarifying Facial Oil (which I actually had never tried) and Good Genes, which is one of the best Lactic Acid treatments I’ve used. I’m so thankful and overwhelmed by how generous the team at the pop up was!

Sunday Riley is one of my very favorite skincare brands – I love the Luna Sleeping Oil and I’ve raved about the C.E.O. Moisturizer on Instagram here and way back on the blog here. So even though I’m not a huge foundation person, I’m really excited to try this one! I hope it lives up to the natural-looking and lightweight-feeling claims. Check out my first impression next week!

The pop up is open through Sunday at 201 Mulberry Street here in NYC. Are you excited about the new foundation? What’s your favorite Sunday Riley product??

My First Foundation! BareMinerals Made2Fit Custom Shade

That foundation has my name on it – literally

If you saw my recent post about testing foundation samples, you know that I couldn’t find a foundation that I loved and would want to purchase and wear regularly. It was a bit disappointing, but it wasn’t a huge deal for me. Then Influenster sent over the opportunity to create my own personalized BareMinerals foundation ($49).

I figured something that was literally made for me might be the best full-size addition to my collection. I also really love the BareMinerals bareSkin Serum Concealer which has great coverage but looks undetectable and blends in like a dream. I didn’t love the BarePro because it was too matte and a tiny bit heavy, but this claimed to be lighter coverage with a natural finish.

The Made2Fit formula is definitely dewy – I appreciate the hydration on my dry skin, but I did set my t-zone with powder because it was a bit too glowy for me in those areas. The coverage is light which I prefer, but I’ve read reviews that it’s buildable too. The shade was also the perfect match for me without emphasizing my yellow undertones. I was really impressed that it was so spot on. Even better, if it doesn’t match, you can exchange it for another shade for free.

So, am I a foundation convert? Not exactly. While I do like this more than any of the other foundations I’ve tried, I still think just a bit of concealer looks the same and it’s faster for me to apply. I’m really glad to add this to my collection for when I may need it though. I also love that it has my name on it – super cute – and a sanitary pump. If you have a hard time finding the perfect shade, I would definitely recommend this!

You can sign up for Influenster to receive free makeup too! Are you already a member? What have you received lately? If not, would you pay $50 for a custom foundation?

Foundation First Impressions

Testing three formulas

 

I have a confession: I’m a beauty blogger, but I don’t own a single foundation. It may sound crazy, but I have never tried a foundation that I loved. Maybe it’s just that I haven’t discovered the right one or it could be that I don’t like wearing heavy makeup. I generally prefer a bit of concealer where I need it.

I love concealer and I’m sure I’ve tried about 20 different ones; there are currently three in my makeup bag. So, I’ve decided to test out it’s companion and dip my toes into the vast world of foundation. I picked up a few samples from Nordstrom and Sephora when I was in Chicago and have been testing them out for a couple weeks.

The first is the ultra-luxe Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Fluid Foundation which retails for $63 (1 oz). I really don’t know if this is a good foundation or not because I only wore it for three minutes. This stuff reeks. Honestly, the perfumy scent was so strong that I had to wash my face. This has SPF 20 and the shade 02N was a great color match for my fair/light complexion with yellow undertones, but I was worried it was going to irritate my skin.

Next I tried the BareMinerals BarePro Liquid Foundation in Cashmere 06 ($34/oz). The shade matched me very well, but leaned a bit yellow when the label says it has a neutral undertone. This claims to be full coverage with a matte finish. It’s definitely the most coverage I’ve ever worn, but my freckles were still visible. I’m never trying to cover them, so I didn’t mind at all. I’m just not sure if that would make it truly full coverage. It definitely has a matte finish, so I used a hydrating setting spray because my skin is currently dry. It would probably be best for me in the summer, but then I don’t like wearing much makeup. It does have SPF 20 and lasted through the entire day. I also found this pretty comfortable throughout the wear, but it wasn’t weightless.

This last one isn’t exactly foundation, but it’s still a base which I hadn’t tried. I’ve heard great things about the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, so I picked up the shade Nude. This is $45, but the tube is 1.7 ounces like a standard moisturizer versus 1 ounce for foundation. It was slightly dark for me unfortunately, but it’s sheer enough that I still wore it for the whole day. I thought the dewy finish was pretty and that the effect was very natural. I appreciate the skincare ingredients and SPF 20, but I don’t think I would purchase the full size because it didn’t look much different than my every day makeup without a base product.

I hope this was helpful even though I’m a foundation novice! I just received the new BareMinerals custom foundation which may be “the one.” What’s your favorite base?