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GLOW // Top Products for Your Perfect Shimmery Skin

Unlocking all the secrets & sharing my trick-or-tip here on the most popular foundations from full to light coverage. Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean our makeup regime is going anywhere. Covering all those foundations that Insta-girls to YouTubers have been raving about to some that you may have never come across. For this season, try these top liquid foundations. If you're looking for stick or concealer foundation, see my other blog post all the deets! Trial after trial, I found these to be [amazingly] long-lasting while hydrating. These range from velvet, matte and full-coverage to lighter and porcelain-like coverage. If you haven't tried these, give it a go for the new season, and if you like any of these, just click the images to shop right away!


 
 

CHANEL VITALUMIERE AQUA: SUPER Hydrating foundation! Yes, it's one of the most hydrating and lightweight foundation that you'll find. Coverage is fairly light, while providing enough dewy look for your skin. It's not highly mattifying, but it's perfect for the "au naturale" look. The shades tend to be on the cooler side (pink shades), so it's great for those of you have fair-pink skin. Bonus, it's easy to find across most cosmetic stores in Europe and U.S. 

My Experience: I have oily + dry (a.k.a. combination skin), and I've been using this for about 3-4 years now. Honest review: it's really helpful for those who are acne prone because the formula is light and water-based. Great for everyday use, and it doesn't smear and melt in the heat or humid warmth. However, if you need more coverage, opt for the foundations below. 

How-to-use & Trick-or-Tip: Apply with either fingers or beauty blender. Avoid using a stippling brush (because it's so thin and light, it doesn't work well with the brush). Use a quarter-size amount to give a natural coverage, and apply evenly throughout your face (especially in the t-zones and red areas). Apply powder / loose foundation over to finish the look.

Price range:  50.00USD / 45-50.00 EURO

Try it and let me know what you think!

Find it in Belgium here!


 

NARS SHEER GLOW FOUNDATION: Dewy /Glow-effect foundation that is definitely going to give you (regardless of what skin category you're in) a FULL COVERAGE. Yes, it gives that much coverage that it's in all caps! The colors tend to be more on the warm tones (yellow/ olivy side) vs cool tones (pink tones). Another find as it's available in most cosmetic stores in the U.S.! NARS is great for acne prone skin when it comes to coverage; however, it can be a bit oily for some. If you have highly oily skin /acne prone skin that is severe, make sure to consult with your dermatologist to make sure it's right for you.

My Experience: As mentioned above, I have oily + dry (a.k.a. combination skin), and I've used this one for about 2 years, especially when I was a teen and in high school because I wanted to make sure it gave a full coverage and that it would last all day throughout my extracurricular activities. Present day, I love to use to for a night-out because it gives such a great coverage and really has that glowy effect!

How-to-use & Trick-or-Tip: Apply with a beauty blender or a stippling brush. I personally use my stippling brush for this one because it works wonderfully with it. It literally looks like the foundation has been  airbrushed! No joke, so definitely give it a try! Pump one or two times and apply evenly throughout your face (especially in the t-zones and red areas). Definitely apply powder / loose foundation over to finish the look, or it won't set well. 

Price range:  47.00 USD / 43.00 EURO

Try it and let me know what you think!

Find it in Belgium here!


 

CHANEL PERFECTION LUMIÈRE VELVET : Looking for that velvety skin? This is your new BFF. I love this foundation for a bit of more coverage and for that matte, natural finish. It's not as light as the VITALUMIERE AQUA, but it's just a perfect combo of light and heavy. 

My Experience: The coolest thing about this foundation is that it blends in with your natural skin color extremely well, so even if you get a #20 (light beige color) and then have a tan, you don't necessarily need to go up a number to #30 because it blends right in with your subtle tan. I know, it's crazy, but that's been my experience! 

How-to-use & Trick-or-Tip: Apply with a beauty blender or alike-sponge. Squeeze out a quarter-size and apply evenly throughout your face (especially in the t-zones and red areas). It should be enough because this is a thicker formula than the VITALUMIERE AQUA, so one squeeze should suffice. Of course, apply powder / loose foundation over to finish the look, or it won't set well. 

Price range:  50.00 USD / 41.00-45.00 EURO

Try it and let me know what you think!

Find it in Belgium here!


 

CHANEL PERFECTION LUMIÈRE: A long-wear foundation and probably the most mattifying foundation by Chanel. This provides high/ full/ heavy coverage. Great for a "made up" look and a night-out look. Gives the effect of a natural and matte skin with minimal shine, hence, ideal for those of you who have oily skin. 

My Experience: My perfect night-wear foundation because it gives a fuller look and is a great base for blush + bronzer + highlighter. It's literally having a beautiful matte blanket over your face that plays a complimentary role to your additional colorful facial products like a blush and colored highlighters and glitters. 

How-to-use & Trick-or-Tip: Definitely apply with a beauty blender or a brush. Pump out 1-2 quarter-size amount and apply evenly throughout your face (especially in the t-zones and red areas). It should be enough because this is a thicker formula than the VITALUMIERE AQUA and PERFECTION LUMIÈRE VELVET. Apply a loose powder to finish the look with a highlighter to give a more glow effect. 

For some reason, they don't seem to carry this in the U.S. department stores online as of now, however, you maybe able to find it at the physical retail locations such as Macy's, Bloomingdales, and Neimen Marcus. 

Price range:  45.00 USD - 50.00 EURO

Try it and let me know what you think!

Find it in Belgium here!


ESTÉE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR (Stay-in-Place Liquid Makeup): COVERAGE. Full coverage. This pretty much says it all. Literally, one of the best foundation for coverage that you'll find in the premium brand makeup section. It's definitely for those of you like the full "madeup look" as this gives that porcelain, soft and blemish-free look. This is great for severe acne scar coverage. However, if you're looking for a more natural and skin-like foundation, this wouldn't be the best since the formula is much thicker than most foundation in this list. 

My Experience: Another perfect night-wear foundation because it gives that full makeup look and is a great base for blush + bronzer + highlighter. It is much thicker than other foundations, but it is long-lasting, so if you need something that just stays put throughout all your activities, this is your BFF. I actually wore this to my prom, and my skin was glowing, while it kept the oil controlled on my face. Plus, it's fairly resistant to sweat. Bonus!

How-to-use & Trick-or-Tip: Apply with a beauty blender or a stippling brush for that air-brushed effect. Pump out 1-2 quarter-size amount and apply evenly throughout your face (especially in the t-zones and red areas). Much like the NARS, it should be enough because this is a thicker formula. Apply a loose powder to finish the look with a highlighter to give a more glow effect. 

Price range:  42.00 USD- 42.90 EURO

Try it and let me know what you think!

Find it in Belgium here!


LAURA MERCIER TINTED MOISTURIZER SPF 20 SPF 20 : Light, light, and light. Perhaps not categorized as a full foundation, but it gets the job done just as good! It's a great lightweight foundation for the  "au naturale" look with higher SPF than the other foundations here. This is perfect for the hot, humid weather, but it's also a great wear all-year long because of how natural the moisturizer is. So if you're on the fence on wearing foundation all over, opt for this one to wear every day for that minimal and natural look. 

My Experience: This has been my summer go-to especially during my oily-skin phase which tends to be in the spring and summer since my skin is less dry then. It keeps my oil in control and covers just enough. Yet, it is so light that it's hard to even tell that I am wearing any coverage for my face. 

How-to-use & Trick-or-Tip: Use a primer before applying this formula. I found that using a face primer helps a lot with the even coverage vs when I don't use a primer. Squeeze out about 1-2 pumps for certain area coverage but for fuller coverage, pump out 2-3 times. Apply with a beauty blender or fingers and apply evenly throughout your face. 

Price range:  38.00 USD - 48.00 EURO

Try it and let me know what you think!

Find it in Belgium here!


CHANEL VITALUMIÈRE: Glow, glow, glow and glow. Of all the Chanel foundations listed here, this is definitely the most glowing and shimmering foundation. Rather than the matte and velvet coverage, it offers a more light and dewy blanket for your face. It's great to use for everyday-wear if you have dry skin.

My Experience: I often use this for the evenings or in the winter time because it offers the dewy and moisturizing look and feel for the dry fall and winter seasons. Because I have oily and dry combination skin, it works pretty well for me. However, this isn't the best to use to control oil on your face, so really opt for this if you need it for a season when your face is on the drier side as it is very moisturizing and provides that "radiant" glow. 

How-to-use & Trick-or-Tip: Try to apply this with a beauty blender or alike sponge. Due to the lighter and more liquid / watery formula, it won't set well with brushes. Pump 1-2 on to the back of your hand and apply your daily dose of radiance! 

Price range:  60.00 USD - 44.50 EURO

Try it and let me know what you think!

Find it in Belgium here!


Hope you guys found this edit / blog post to be helpful! Let me know if you guys have tried any of these products, and if you have any favorites that are not mentioned here!

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