Foundations and Concealers, Reviews

Review: Yaby Creme Foundations

Have you heard of Yaby cosmetics?  It’s a Canadian based makeup line designed for makeup artists by a makeup artist, and everything I have tried from them has been excellent. After being completely impressed with Yaby’s pearl paints and eyeshadows, I decided to test their creme foundation palette. I have been using it for about a month and it’s slowly becoming one of my favorite foundation palette.

beauty review: Yaby Creme Foundations

Yaby’s creme foundations are waterproof, silicone based, and full coverage with a lightweight feel and amazing texture.

Texture and Pigment

The first time I used this foundation I fell in love with the texture, it is so buttery and smooth. Initially I was a little disappointed in the size of the pans, but once I used it for the first time, I realized how pigmented they are and a little bit really does go a long way. You don’t need much at all to cover the whole face and if you decide that you need more coverage in certain areas, simply go over them again with another layer. If you need lighter coverage, Yaby’s creme foundations can also thinned down a bit with a silicone based thinner, or even a moisturizer.  

Staying Power

After using these foundations several times on set, I decided to test it on myself. I’m super picky when it comes to my own foundation and this is the best foundation I have ever found for my skin. I naturally have rosy cheeks and this foundation completely erased the red. It was full coverage but I didn’t feel like I was wearing any at all. As the day went on, I kept checking the mirror and nothing changed- no greasiness, and none of it rubbed off.  

yaby creme foundations


  • Feels light on the skin but provides full coverage
  • Beautiful finish! Very natural looking
  • Long lasting
  • Their palest shade is very pale. Sometimes it’s hard to find colors to match really light skintones,  and this is my new favorite go-to foundation when working with fair clients.
  • Affordable: At only $8.75 each they’re budget friendly.


  • You have to buy online so you can’t test the colors on your own skin. 
  • Each color is designed to fit inside of a palette, so when you buy 1 shade, there’s not a set compact that it comes it. You just get a refill (great for makeup artists, not for consumers) so you will have to get creative.
  • Some of the shades in the yellow based palette are a little too yellow. I find myself needing correctors more than usual.

I used Yaby Creme Foundation for this shoot (2010)

Disclaimer: I purchased the product on my own. It was not provided for review consideration.

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  • Reply Jennifer S April 16, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Awesome 🙂 As a new MUA I need to find a good foudation pallete instead of carrying around all the bottles that take up too much space.

    • Lindsey
      Reply Lindsey April 16, 2010 at 10:02 am

      Yea, definitely check this one out! They also have “freestyle” palettes which you can hold different sizes of blush/foundation/eyeshadows etc because there are no pre-set holes (like MAC or MUFE’s palettes). Great for makeup artists to condense everything.

      Also, with your bottles, you could transfer the foundations into little dropper bottles so you only have enough for a few faces, and then refill before the next job.

      I’m obsessed with saving space haha 🙂

  • Reply Mary August 23, 2011 at 11:23 am

    I was wonder, what primer do you 😕 when using cream foundation?

    • Lindsey
      Reply Lindsey September 8, 2011 at 6:40 pm

      Hi Mary!
      I love CoverFX’s skin prep FX primer. I also really like Laura Mercier.

      Hope this helps!

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