By KIMJLUV 2017

This has definitely been one highly requested blog! So yay! Here it is!

5 years ago when I first started freelancing I had many different brands of foundations. Mainly drugstore! I didn’t have the money at that time to invest in high end products.  I knew I had to start off with drugstore and these “Coins” up to invest in better quality products. Lol! I remember I had BH Cosmetics, Maybelline, L’Oréal and NYX. I don’t think at that time I knew the importance of Complexion when it came to my Makeup application. Once I began to invest in better quality foundation, it was all Trial and error from there To find what suited me the best. Every artist has their own way of doing makeup. One Mua may be comfortable and love the way a certain foundation applies on their clients while the other hates it. Here is a list below of the foundations that I personally love.

1 . RCMA

I was first introduced to RCMA by the company itself. They sent over some products about 4 years ago and I have used RCMA products ever since! Its definitely one of my key foundations. Especially those Shinto shades. It takes some getting used to because of the consistency. This foundation only contains vegetable oils, pure waxes and FDA approved colors. They are made with at least 50% pigment, so a little goes along way, while most commercial foundations have a ratio of about 18 to 23 percent of pigment. I love mixing face oil with this particular foundation to sheer out the foundation a bit or use as is. I mix face oil on a mixing palate or the back of my hand to warm the product up and go to work. 
(Price- $23.00 http://camerareadycosmetics.com/#oid12345_1234 )

​2 . Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation-

This is another foundation I use and have in my kit. I depotted all 30 shades into 2 Empty Mac palettes to condense my kit. I have a video on how I did it. I will also attach it below. This foundation is ideal for combo to oily skin. The coverage is buildable. I really love the shade range and undertones in this foundation. It has a beautiful matte finish. 
(Price- $25.00 on AnastasiaBeverlyHills.Com

 

3 . Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation Stick

Thanks to Max Bronner for sending me these because Oh Myyyy! I lavv these so much! They are extremely creamy and are so easy to apply and work with. This is definitely for normal to dry skin. If you/your client have oily skin, just prep according to skin type and set well with powder. I use a synthetic flat brush with this foundation and “Stamp” it into the skin to create a flawless finish. 
(Price- $43.00 on Sephora.Com)

4 . Danessa Myricks Vision Cream Cover Foundation-

First I want to say that I love Danessa Myricks! She is the most talented and most humble woman in this beauty industry. Her passion for makeup truly shows through all of her work and her products. Ok, on to her foundation. I’ve been using her foundation for 2 months. Uhm….oh my PIGMENTTTTT!!!  The packaging comes in a pretty silver bottle that has a pump. (Which us MUA’s always appreciate) This foundation covers all undertones as well. Neutral, Warm and Color Transforming Shades, which I think is absolutely genius! I depotted some of my most used shades into a Vueset Palette. It is perfectly safe to put in it because it allows the formula to have an even creamier texture. You can also mix with a face oil, which I do all the time. Love that it’s a concealer and you can contour and highlight with it. This foundation is a must! 
(Price- $28.00 on DanessaMyricksBeauty.Com Code: KIMJLUV to get 20% off) ​

These are the only foundations I have in my kit. I have learned over the years in freelancing to pack your kit light and cute! I use to take a million foundations with me. It became such a hassle when trying to find 1 particular shade. If I can’t find a shade now (which rarely happens) I mix the shades that I do have to customize a shade or undertone that I need. Just stick with a couple, roll with it and make it work. Complexion is everything and the most important part in your makeup application. Flawless Complexion = More High end Work! 
Hope you all enjoyed this blog post! Please leave a comment below on foundations that you have in your kit! What topic do you want me to cover next?