Thursday, 17 November 2016

Beauty // Finding that Perfect Foundation


I don’t know about you, but I struggle a hell of a lot when it comes to buying foundation.

Having extremely pale skin which tends to get oily as the day goes on, has a lot of redness and troubled, it can make it very difficult when trying to buy the right foundation.

My skin gets used to products far too easily which means I have to switch them up on a more regular occasion, more often than not, daily.

There are so many different brands and types of foundation out there it can be so overwhelming and the lighting in the shops do not help at all; I have fallen for that myself, I have bought something which I think is the perfect match then after stepping outside it is orange!!

I have got myself a strategy which I think could be very beneficial if you have similar skin to myself or you are just starting out in the foundation world. There are five key things to think about before even stepping out of your house.
  1. What coverage are you looking for? Full/Natural/Lightweight/heavy
  2. Do you want a more dewy complexion or matte, or maybe something in-between?
  3. What formula do you prefer? Silky/Mousse/Gel
  4. What undertone would suit your skin colour? Cooler blue undertones/warmer yellow/orange undertone?
  5. Is there a particular brand you really love or not a fan of? 

Once you feel a little more certain what you would like, you are left with a smaller number of foundations to search for. I know that I prefer the heavier and matte look so I tend to just look for this description on the label, from this I look at the shades and see which suits my skin tone the best – don’t forget to step outside in the natural light to see what matches the best! Although I do like to switch it up and let my skin have a breather with lighter weight coverage.

It is trial and error, I have made major boobs in the past and I know I still will but hey you can go home and have a little chuckle over it. Don’t be too scared, your skin can change which means one foundation you might have liked a year ago might not work for you now, that’s perfectly ok! Still to this day, don’t think I have found THE foundation for me, but I guess it allows me to have a play around and try out different brands.

Good luck and I hope that these steps might help you!


Alice xxx
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