If your face is a natural oil-slick like mine and you like playing with makeup, then you’re on a never ending hunt for matte foundation. The Clinique Stay Matte Foundation was my holy grail, until I found out that Clinique is NOT VCF (like why?). So my hunt continued and after a lot of research, I caught a new animal. Check out the face off below to see if this new VCF foundation measures up to the Clinique foundation.
Clinique Stay Matte Oil-Free Makeup
This is probably my 5th or 6th bottle of the Clinique Stay Matte Foundation, that’s how much I loved it. I tried foundations from Giorgio Armani, Estee Lauder, IT Cosmetics, Pacifica and so many more looking for a VCF foundation and haven’t found one that keeps my oil at bay.
This is a lighter consistency foundation that doesn’t leave a cakey look. Best thing though is that it leaves your skin looking radiant and oh so nice.
Longevity: About half-a day, best when touched up with powder foundation every 4-5 hours.
Quality: Amazing. Goes on smooth, dries nicely and is build-able.
VCF: No 😦
Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation
The Kat Von D Lock-it Foundation is definitely a thicker foundation. A little bit goes a long way and I found that it’s best applied with a damp beauty blender…I use the orange sponge from Real Techniques. It comes in a lot of colors, so be sure to get color matched to get the right shade, only because it’s a high-coverage foundation. Last thing you want is a face that’s a much different shade than your body.
Longevity: It stays on ALL day–verified. Best when set with a powder.
Price: $35.00 for 1 oz.
Quality: Fantastic! Doesn’t feel cheap, but CAN look a little cakey if too much is applied.
Question of the Day
What’s your favorite VCF foundation?