Personally, I have never been a foundation type of girl because I can never find the perfect shade for my complexion that for one, doesn’t make me look ill, washed out or looking like a ghost or maybe the actual problem is that I am just simply shit at doing my makeup. Which I know may be hard to believe considering I have been blogging about beauty for the last 3 years of my life but when I tell you guys I have tried so many foundations in the last 2 years; I have tried MAC long-wear, Makeup forever HD foundation, Clinique, Dior, Lancome, L’oreal true match, YSL, NYX and Estee lauder and still none of them look amazing on me, I am really starting to think I’ll never find my perfect match 🙁
So ever since I got into makeup I have always worn concealer (thank you God for giving me good skin) and kept my make up nice and natural-looking especially on a day to day basis when I had 6th form. But do you know when you just wanna be a little extra and want a full 0-100 transformation but you can’t because you’re still looking for your holy grail foundation??? Or am I just being super picky and there actually is no such thing as the perfect shade??? However, after an event at Harvey Nichols, I tried the Nars sheer glow and It looked pretty good so hopefully, that will be my staple foundation for this winter (finger crossed), that with the Nars creamy concealer is a killer combination!!!
Anyways enough about me and my first world problems but winter is around the corner and that means we’re probably going to have to buy a new foundation shade because if you’re like me you tan super easily so when it gets to winter you need a lighter foundation that is extremely hydrating, especially for all my dry skin queens out there. I personally have oily-combination skin so in summer my skin is so oily around the T-zone area and I sweat a lot so it just makes the whole process of makeup so long in the summer, but in winter my skin can get so dry so I literally have to switch up everything including my skincare routine and the makeup products I use on my face. Mh lifestyle is well and truly an expensive one, can anyone else relate? Dry skin is such a task to get so please this winter can you guys remember to drink lots and lots of water and MOISTURIZE, however, if you do end up with flaky skin I recommend a coffee scrub mixed with full-fat yoghurt every two days until your skin is back to being smooth. Works every time.
According to Glamour, these are the 6 Pro tips to always remember when looking for your perfect foundation;
- If you are buying for everyday wear, perhaps keep the coverage a little lighter or go for a tinted moisturiser and then use a concealer to target any areas in need of extra coverage.
- Choose three shades you think are a close match, swiping all three side-by-side down your cheek towards your jawline. The shade that seemingly disappears, wins.
- Step outside and check the shade in natural light. (this is the most important step because I have walked out of a few shops looking worse for wear after getting a shade match)
- Have a foundation for when you’re tanned (even if it’s fake tan!) and one for when you go weeks without sun.
- If you have oily skin, try prolonging the wear of your foundation with a primer or setting with a lightweight powder.
- If your foundation is applying streaky, ditch your brush and try using a beauty blender or your fingers to apply. Both will produce a more diffused finish.
These are the 5 winter-friendly foundations to keep your skin looking refreshed no matter the weather conditions (All of them I mentioned above, although they were not the perfect shade they were pretty good foundations).