"It's all fun and games, until you see your foundation in natural light"
We've all been there, taken time and effort to finish off our makeup, only to find our foundation is completely the wrong colour. This wouldn't be such a problem if the foundation was achingly expensive to begin with! When investing in a high end foundation, research is key, here are a couple of tips to help get the right foundation and not have it collecting dust.
When looking for your foundation, consider what your skin tone will be in the next following months. For example, during the Summer months, chances are your skin tone will become darker, whether its a real glow from a holiday or out a trusty bottle. Therefore, I would recommend holding off on taking the plunge until you are sure your skin tone will be complimented. One idea is to ask for a sample of the foundation in a couple shades darker so you are able to have a try before you buy.
Now, it's easy to get caught up with all this makeup malarkey! It is extremely tempting to dash out and grab the foundation your favourite Youtuber is currently loving. Hold your horses, and make sure that this foundation will work for you. Does it work best for a dry skin when yours is more oily? Are you after full coverage when it offers light? These are things to consider before buying the product. Head to the beauty counter and explain you want to give the foundation a try for the day. Once the beauty consultant has applied the foundation, go about your day as normal and see if the product is the right one for you. If by bed time you are head over heels then you've found the one!
Expensive foundations are an investment. For me personally, if the price is eye watering, I have to be sure it is the most amazing product I have ever tried, as though it has been created by the Gods themselves. I generally try out a sample or, as mentioned before, try it on for the day. This allows me to get the best results, there is nothing worse than seeing such a pricey product sitting there unused. You can also do my trick and pop it onto my Christmas wish list and hope for the best....
So many foundations get the best results with different applications. Really take note on how it is best applied and whether you'd be happy or even have the correct tools. For example, if you find yourself rather wasteful, a foundation that works best with hand application would probably not be the one for you.
One other point to consider is how often you plan on using your foundation. Will it become your everyday or kept for special occasions? I find if it is the latter, I usually invest in an foundation during the festive or wedding season. Both times involve long days/nights and a lot of photos! The perfect way to get the best use out of your new foundation and look flawless for the events!
I hope this mini guide has been of some use to you, foundation buying can become one stressful task at times. Don't feel the need to rush into anything and regret it after, once you've found the right one, everything else falls into place..... I sound as though I'm giving you all relationship advice, which in a way, I am! Once you and your foundation have a bond, nothing can tear you apart...Well, until a new one catches your eye...
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