foundation

There’s no such thing as the “Perfect Foundation”, so buy more than one!

Most agree, makeup is an art. I’ve always thought the different aspects of what makes it an art are fascinating. Take certain art pieces at galleries. Some things seem so simple and “anyone” can do it, but the art is the emotion it envokes from you. That’s getting a big heavy since we are about to just talk about foundation but the point I’ll make is that there is no perfect makeup for you.

I talk to women almost daily who need help finding the “perfect foundation”. Rubbish. There’s no such thing. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Yes, most of us will agree when something is just a bad product in general or when it’s the wrong color, but what happens when you take all the best foundations on the market and put them to the test on yourself? There’s going to be elements you like about each, and that’s why I sometimes need to have a pow-wow with clients and tell them “It’s okay to have more than one”. The idea is simply startling to some people.

Not only is it okay to have more than one, I recommend it!

Let’s change the word to “base” from now on since now there are Tinted Moisturizers, BB Creams, CC Creams and A to Z Creams (My eyes rolled so hard typing that but alas, it’s true).

I think first of all you need to look at your lifestyle and ask yourself if you’re a more than one base kind of person (I say person because I think it should be socially acceptable for men to wear tinted moisturizer/bbcream). What is your lifestyle like?

Most clients know the difference between a day time look and a night time look but would never think to do the same for their makeup coverage.

I have base I like for my days off (I love Amore Pacific Tinted Moisturizer, NARS Tinted Moisturizer and YSL BB Cream), base for work (medium coverage more natural ones like Cle De Peau Refining, YSL Temps Majeur, Armani Luminous Silk), and base for when I want to look really hot and “makeupie” (Dior Airflash, Cle De Peau Silk Creme, Dior Capture Totale, Kevyn Aucoin SSE).

I want to prove that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and take a totally unbiased set of HD photos using all high end foundations. So many people want to buy foundations based off of the advertisements or even based off of the fact their friend has it. Foundation is such a personal thing because the imperfections on your own face need to be covering to your skins liking, not your friends’. If you’re liking this post, please leave a comment about what foundation you like the most on me and why. Some colors are a bit off due to pulling them from my kit and not wanting to blend them in order to keep them true to their formula, so leave color out of your decision of what is best.

All photos are in their original format and untouched. Also, I got a little irritated towards the end as I’m personally extremely allergic to Bobbi Brown (the things I do for the love of makeup!).

1. Dior Airflash

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Dior Airflash 300

2. La Prarie

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La Prarie 200

3. MAC Matchmaster

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MAC Matchmaster 4.0

4. Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick

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Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick 4 Natural

5. NARS Sheer Glow

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NARS Sheer Glow Santa Fe

6. Illamasqua Skin Base – sorry I didn’t know the lighting was off for this until posting-

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Illamasqua Skin Base

7. Make Up For Ever HD

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Make Up For Ever HD 127

8. Chanel Perfection Lumiere – getting so sleepy…

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Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation 30 Beige

So after all of that.. which would you choose?