Video: 13 Glowy Foundations for Spring

13 Glowy Foundations…just in time for spring! 
My affinity for foundation formulas knows no end! Since starting Beauty Professor, I have been fueled by the desire to continually discover the latest and greatest in foundation formulas.  If you haven’t yet been witness to this obsession, simply type “foundation” into my search bar for an endless array of swatches of nearly every base imaginable!  The past few months have been rife with new foundation releases…especially radiant ones.  Consequently, I am happy to offer you a video overview of 13 glowy foundations–ranging from sheer to full coverage–that will get you ready for the imminent sunshine of springtime.  
Kindly scroll on for the video, images of the foundations and a host of swatches in various lighting situations as well as the Bottom Line (which features a special Beauty Professor event announcement!)…
A swatch of Rodial Glamstick in Bite in direct sunlight…this creamy balm has the opacity of a lipstick!
–Makeup + Foundation Formulas (with links to their respective reviews) Discussed–

Makeup Look:

Foundations Formulas:

All 13 foundations in order of their appearance in the video. 
Swatches of the first 6 formulas in mixed outdoor lighting. 
Swatches of the first six shades in direct sunlight with a flash. 
Swatches of the last seven formulas in mixed outdoor lighting.
Swatches of the last seven formulas in direct sunlight with a flash.

Last look.

–Shop the Post–

Bottom Line: I truly hope you enjoyed this video and, as always, welcome your questions and comments.  Which glowy foundation has caught YOUR eye?

SAVE the DATE //  I am excited to announce that I will be hosting the Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills Project Beauty on Saturday, February 27th!  The free event, which features a cavalcade of new spring beauty as well as sips and snacks and an array of beauty and skincare brand experts, will begin at 11 AM! If you are a Southern CA local (or will happen to be in the area at the time), please plan on attending…it would be wonderful to meet you in person.  

Good things ahead, including another Tom Ford eyeshadow closeup, a Rodial beauty feature, a Valentine’s Gift Guide and a host of new product procurements!

xx and have a lovely weekend,

–The Beauty Professor

** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-15 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author’s written permission.

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Comments (18)

  • Rosemary Janc Reply

    Love love this post! Thank you for the very informative overview. Of course I now want them all!

    February 7, 2016 at 3:27 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you, Rosemary! So glad you found this post informative!


      –The Beauty Professor

      March 6, 2016 at 1:39 am
  • Rebekah Reply

    Rachel you look stunning! This video is the stuff of dreams….ohhhh how Inlove radiant foundations! I wanted to ask, what do you think of the Eve Lom Cream Compact foundation? I've literally had it in my SpaceNK cart for a month now lol! I was wondering if it's a satin/luminous finish or if it's more matte? I definitely don't want another matte base, I need some glow in my life! I just took the plunge and tried the MatchCo foundation…it's lovely but not as radiant as I hoped, it dries to a more natural/demi-matte finish. I'll definitely get lots of use from it because the formula is really nice, but I'm still on the hunt for that perfect luminous base. Thanks a ton for any info you could give! I hope you have a superb weekend, my beautiful friend!

    February 7, 2016 at 7:11 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you ever so much, Rebekah…I love how much two of us like foundation ; )

      With regards to your question about the Eve Lom, I have it and it's lovely but I couldn't get a solid match in the range of options. It has a touch of glow and medium coverage but I didn't get stellar lasting power out of it. You have me intrigued by the MatchCo foundation!

      I hope your weekend is going well…XOXO,

      –The Beauty Professor

      March 6, 2016 at 1:40 am
  • Unknown Reply

    Love your info and discovering new foundations like the ones from By Terry Light and Elcie! I'm curious about what you think of Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tints and the new Hourglass Strobe Lighting Powders. Can't wait or your next post!

    February 7, 2016 at 8:57 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you so much!! I haven't yet tried the new NARS formula and I LOVE the Hourglass Strobe powders…they have since been featured in my blog!


      –The Beauty Professor

      March 6, 2016 at 1:41 am
  • wefadetogray Reply

    This was a treat to watch. Like you, I adore foundations! Your selection of glowy formulas is impeccable. How about one about concealers, and one about primers, and face powders, and …. ad infinitum!
    And that pale lipstick looks so gorgeous on you <3

    February 8, 2016 at 12:24 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      I am so happy to hear that, my friend…thanks so much for watching! I love your other video ideas and will get to work ; )

      XOXO and talk soon,

      –The Beauty Professor

      March 6, 2016 at 1:42 am
  • SusanL Reply

    What a thorough review; thank you so much!

    February 8, 2016 at 1:11 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      My pleasure, Susan…thanks for the kind feedback!


      –The Beauty Professor

      March 6, 2016 at 1:42 am
  • Unknown Reply

    Love the post (as always)! Do you know if the Rouge Bunny Rouge skin soul drops has SPF in it?

    Julia from Sweden

    February 8, 2016 at 9:15 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Julia!

      Thank you…and with regards to your question, no SPF in the RBR Soul Drops!


      –The Beauty Professor

      March 6, 2016 at 1:43 am
  • MG Reply

    Goodness, I feel like you get more beautiful in every post and video. Thank you for your wonderful video! I just bought the LMdB peau vierge as per your suggestion and I was wondering how you would use it if you also want to use a separate primer to help with foundation longevity? My second question is about the RBR drops. Are they fairly long lasting? And how do they compare to the CoverFX?

    February 8, 2016 at 7:05 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello dear MG…thank you ever so much for the compliment!! I have missed our chats! I am so glad you now have the PV and with regards to your question, I generally use it as a standalone primer rather than adding an additional layer of product. Also, the RBR drops are long lasting and I much prefer them to the CoverFX as they are smoother and have a more luminous, real skin finish (even though they are full coverage). Love them!

      Hope your weekend is going well…XO and talk soon,

      –The Beauty Professor

      March 6, 2016 at 1:45 am
  • Suzanne Gabrielle Reply

    Rachel, I had to tell you that I finally tried my sample of Mila Moursi's "Cryo Serum Ice Cube Infusion." Post Super Bowl, I woke up definitely feeling I had overindulged and this was amazing. It revived my skin, particularly the under eye area and the herbal scent even helped my headache. I will definitely be purchasing this soon. Thanks for turning me on to this brand.

    February 9, 2016 at 5:24 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello SuzanneGabrielle!

      I am thrilled to hear that the MM Cryo Serum Ice Cube Infusion is so good…I have one awaiting trial in my freezer and your assessment will prompt me to give it a spin this weekend! So happy you're loving the line as I am!


      –The Beauty Professor

      March 6, 2016 at 1:46 am
  • Anonymous Reply

    Dear Rachel,
    thank you so much for your great post. As i am looking for a new dewy foundation, i was hoping that you can give me some advice:
    I just turned 40, have normal to combination skin with a neutral to slightly golden undertone. Which foundation would you recommend, that does not settle into pores and lines, does not cling to drier patches nor makes my t-zone look oily?
    Thank you so much for your help.


    March 22, 2016 at 8:52 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Annika,

      I would suggest the Natasha Denona Glow Foundation…it has all of the characteristics that you are seeking!

      Hope that helps…xx,

      –The Beauty Professor

      July 27, 2016 at 8:33 pm

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