15 April 2015

Face Base of the moment


For someone who has used the same foundation since she was 16, realising that it's no longer right for me and moving on was some what difficult. I've never had to match colour to skin tone before or even shop for the right formula for my skin type. The lady behind the counter in Boots did all of the hard work for me, my Mum even paid for it. Easy peasy.


However, over the past 18 months i've become more aware of skin types and working with your skin type to get the correct make-up for you. So I thought it was about time I took the plunge and changed my foundation for the better. My skin has been quite dull and lifeless recently, so something hydrating that would add radiance was a must. I've had my eye on the Chanel Vita Lumiere for a while but seeing as it'd be my first time colour matching myself, I didn't want to take the risk on something so... pricey. 

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in the colour, light beige (no.53) was what I left with and for my first try, I think I did ok. I'm so happy with the foundation itself, the texture is similar to my old foundation but with a more mattifying finish, which I prefer. I wouldn't say it lasts a full 16hrs on the skin like the bottle claims but a full day at work, that's for sure. As for the colour, i'm positive I picked up a shade a little too dark, but to be fair I had just come off of holiday so I guess with that in mind I didn't do too bad. 

I don't suppose there are any other 20+'s out there who also just went for their first ever foundation picking trip? No, haha just me then. What are your tips and tricks to picking the right foundation? I still have an awful lot to learn. 

Love always,
Melissa




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  1. I usually ask for samples before buying and try the shades at home. I sometimes find it difficult to find the right shade because they match me lighter so with the sample i can use it for a few days and see it in sunlight :)

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  2. Funnily enough I had this exact problem not long ago, I realised my foundation was doing nothing for me so went on the hunt! I picked up loads of samples from the beauty counters and tried them all throughout the week before finally deciding on Dior Star! Because the products are so pricey counters are usually willing to let your try before you buy, you should definitely ask at your local Chanel counter!

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