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October, 16, 2015

Finding The Perfect Foundation…

choosing-the-perfect-foundation pink-peonies-closet pink-peonies-closet-1 pink-peonies-make-up-post armani-foundationWhen it comes to my makeup I’m pretty selective and picky, but I’m always open to try new things. I usually switch off between two different foundations but when I heard about Nordstrom’s interactive Foundation Finder I was excited to try it out to see what the results were! I had heard amazing things about Giorgio Armani and when that’s what matched best with my skin after taking the quiz I couldn’t wait to give it a try! I love how it gives my skin the perfect glow and all-day coverage.

To find the perfect foundation match for your skin you can take the Foundation Finder quiz at Nordstrom!

Below are a few other foundations from Nordstrom that I’ve tried and loved…

xo, Rach

Brought to you by Nordstrom.

  1. glamdevils says:

    The foundation looks amazing on you Rachel. I haven’t tried this one yet.

  2. Do you think it´s better than the Laura Mercier´s one?

  3. Michelle says:

    Your skin looks flawless! My favorite foundation is Estee Lauder’s Double Wear :)

    xo – Michelle

  4. Sarah says:

    I have a sample of this foundation I’ve been waiting to try!! Maybe I’ll try it today ;)

  5. Maria says:

    What a really cool interactive process. When the seasons change I tend to switch up my foundation routine. So, this will come in handy. :-) Thanks so much for sharing! I hope you and your lovely family have a wonderful weekend! xo, Maria

  6. sasa says:

    Stunning! Love this foundation:P

    Shall We Sasa

  7. anna says:

    I love this foundation finder! Now I’m going to spend hours scrolling through my recommendations!
    xx, anna

  8. Brooke says:

    I typically use Chanel liquid foundation from Nordstrom. It makes my skin look dewy and hydrated. Highly recommend!

    Brooke du jour

  9. Chottie says:

    Oh my gosh that first pic is so cute! (and very Pinterest worthy:) ). Your makeup always looks flawless so I can’t wait to try some of these products out for myself! Thanks for sharing Rach!


  10. I know the post is about base makeup, but gosh, your closet/desk area is just lovely!!!

    All the Cute

  11. LOVE this post!! Love this foundation!! xo


  12. I love Stila’s Stay All Day Foundation. I’ve been using it for over a year and it works wonders on my skin. Curious which foundation that quiz would pair me with!

  13. Ashley says:

    Beautiful pics <3 I've tried most of these foundations and they are awesome.


  14. M says:

    I’ve always used Dior Forever (which I highly recommend) or Dior Airflash (perfect for weddings). Lately, I’m trying Nars and love it just as much!

  15. Christianne says:

    I am honestly not into make up but I love this post.
    XO, Christianne

  16. juls says:

    Your photos are so nice always :) wonderful taste

  17. Andi says:

    Gorgeous photography!

  18. Shae says:

    Oooo this is a neat idea. The search for the right foundation seems endless.

    Shae @ Current Habits

  19. Colleen says:

    I use the same, along with NARS tinted moisturizer for days when I’m on the go! It’s the best, I also love Armani’s lipsticks! You look gorgeous


  20. Finding the right foundation can be tricky, but it’s so important to wear the correct one! Love these suggestions.

    xo, Laura

  21. Tasha Juli says:

    Yup, Giorgio Armani luminous silk is my holy grail foundation!
    Tasha Juli

  22. Rose Frey says:

    I’m the exact way about make up. I love trying new products. I love the Nars tinted moisturizer and YSL foundation. I have heard so many great things about the Giorgio Armani foundation, too!! I really need to give it a try. I love all of your make up posts, Rach! I used to work in the cosmetic industry as both a make up artist and in management. It is still such a passion of mine. Love the beautiful pics!

  23. HALLELUJAH for this post!!!! This is one of the most frustrating things! I have bought so many foundations and I swear they look different once I get them home. I’m excited to do the quiz. Thanks for sharing!

    Xo, Tara

  24. Jalisa says:

    This sounds really cool! I’ll have to give it a try. I’ve heard great things about the Giorgio Armani foundation, too, and had intentions on trying, but I wasn’t sure if it would meet my skin’s needs, so I stuck with Tarte’s Amazonian. Thanks so much for sharing this and I hope you have an amazing weekend!



  25. So many great brands! I personally love Laura Mercier and NARS!

    Her Heartland Soul

  26. Hayley Larue says:

    This foundation looks amazing on you! I switched to NARS luminous foundation a while back and it’s so crazy what a difference the perfect foundation will make! :)

  27. sahara says:

    OO cool I liked that quiz I never heard about it!

  28. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Sadly to say, I rarely use any foundation on a daily basis, but I have tried recently on one occasion the Giorgio Armani foundation at a cosmetic department store and not surprisingly came home with it. The foundation has a beautiful feel and smooth texture that makes you want to wear it more. A fabulous creation from Armani. :)

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  29. melissa says:

    I always have trouble finding the right foundation but need to try some of your picks!

  30. Anne says:

    Which brush do you use with this foundation? I’ve tried beauty blender and a few brushes but i haven’t found any that I love. Thank you in advance! :)

  31. Jamie says:

    I’m always on the hunt for the perfect foundation. I’ll have to give the quiz a try!


  32. Lovey says:

    Nars is everywhere lately and I cannot wait to give their stuff a try!

  33. yael steren says:

    I agree – finding a great foundation can be a nightmare. I happen to love Koh Gen Do! It’s amazing! xoxo yael

  34. Kelsey says:

    Always on the lookout for a new foundation! I’ll have to try the Giorgio Armani one. Thanks so much for sharing!


  35. Lindsay says:

    Where is the gold desk mirror from? So cute!

  36. Bill says:

    Wow what a great outfit!

  37. Kathleen says:

    Amazing products, your skin is flawless!

  38. I’ve heard amazing things about Armani foundation. I guess maestro makes perfect everything he touches :) I’m using Dior Forever at the moment as it gives full coverage and it stays put the whole day.

  39. Carly says:

    This is an awesome tool! I am totally going to try it. I noticed the other day that my summer foundation just wasn’t working for my fall skin. :( So hopefully this tool can help me find something new!


  40. Lauren says:

    Love the bobbi brown one – thanks for sharing!


  41. brittany says:

    The quality of your photos are amazing! Great post!

  42. Dorothea says:

    Such a lovely pos and beautiful pictures <3

  43. Hi, your blog post is looking amazing, your idea is looking good that how you spread some foundation and powder. I am working with a cosmetic and other custom packaging products, this is amazing you know, they are giving the free shipping services and designing to the packaging products. For Christmas, I will show my products to the exhibition.
    Thank you!

  44. Zoe says:

    Is this foundation finder quiz still available as the link just takes me to different foundations? Thank you- I love your blog I hope I can get mine noticed and to grow likes yours some day! X

Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

Ever since I was a little girl I've dreamed of creating my own line. After countless hours of working towards that dream, I've finally launched my first collection!

It's full of classic, feminine and romantic pieces that you'll keep in your closet for years to come and wear over and over again!