Back-to-School Makeup Essentials Part 1: Foundation

backtoschoolseries2015New year, new you; back to school season is the perfect excuse to experiment with new looks! If you’re wanting to dip your toes into the world of makeup these are just a few of the must-have essentials I think everyone should have in their repertoire. This is the first in a nine part series that will show you some of the very best splurges and steal to include in your makeup bag for the fall.

A Budge-Proof  Full Coverage Foundation: Foundation is exactly what it sounds like, the base for all the rest of your makeup. Without a good foundation you are bound to suffer through some makeup mishaps. Be sure to invest in a quality foundation according to your own skin type as it really will make the biggest difference in your overall look. Avoiding high SPF formulations will keep you from looking washed out in flash photography, and don’t forget to take advantage of color matching services if they are available in store to ensure you get the perfect match for your skin tone!

  • Dry Skin:
    • Splurge- Giorgi Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($62 at Sephora)
    • Steal- Covergirl and Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation ($13 at Walmart)

  • Combination Skin:
    • Splurge- NARS Sheer Glow Foundation ($45 at Sephora)
    • Steal- Covergirl Outlast 3-in-1 Foundation ($9.50 at Walmart)

  • Sensitive Skin:
    • Splurge- Lancome Teint Miracle ($55 at Sephora)
    • Steal- Almay Truly Lasting Color Foundation ($12.99 at Ulta)