During a recent spree at the sales, my girlfriend shocked me right out of my very new, shiny boots. She revealed to me she’s been wearing the same foundation for more than 10 years. Now I know we all have a deep and meaningful relationship with our foundation, but the same one and only?
Foundation, like your favourite jeans, should be a perfect fit, a second skin. My fave jeans make me feel and look fabulous, but the thing is I have several favourite pairs depending on how I feel, the occasion or season. And the same goes with my foundation, since I have several on the go all year round.
My daily foundations consist of lightweight L’Oreal Paris Ideal Balance Balancing Foundation, Lancôme Photogenic Luminessence SPF12 and Clinique Supermoisture Makeup, an oil-based foundation that is handy during winter dry spells. For special occasions meanwhile, I love Chanel Teint Innocence Fluid Makeup SPF12 as it turns my skin into a radiant silk.
Like shopping for jeans, you have to be in the mood to go in search of a new foundation, because finding your perfect match is imperative. Always test the colour in daylight and make sure you choose one that is right for your skin type.
Now just like a pair of jeans, they don’t all have to be designer. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Sass and Bide and Seven pairs, but my Target favorites get all the compliments. It can be the same with foundation, too. Revlon, Maybelline, L’Oreal and Covergirl all do a great job at a small price. Which makes the decision to bag more than one foundation less of a worry for the wallet.
If you need extra help, a trip to the beauty counters at DJ’s and Myer are always great fun, and the beauty consultants are experts at finding your perfect match. If you’re still not sure about making the move to a new foundation, most of the counters like Clinique, Bobbi Brown and Estee Lauder will give you a sample so you can take it home and get a feel for it.
Have fun shopping. Just like shoes, bags and jeans, a girl can never have enough make-up!
Have you found your perfect match yet?