Guys. I have a problem. I HATE HATE HATE shopping in stores for foundation. Why? Because when the make up counter girls approach me, i never have a good experience and this saddens me.
I first went to Illamasqua to get matched to a foundation. I put my trust in a girl who told me she would find me the right shade for me. I was willing to spend a lot in order to find that perfect foundation that i could not get enough of. Firstly, i was doused (its the only way i can describe it!) in an orangey foundation. When she showed me my face, it wasn’t blended and i looked like i’d smeared make up on my face. I told her it was too dark and she took it off and tried a new shade. The shade was nice, but not perfect. I figured it was the way she’d applied it and bought it anyway but before i left she told me she’d ‘set’ the foundation. I trusted her, i mean who was i to know how my face would turn out?
So i make my way home. People are looking at me funny. It was only when i got home i realised she’d covered me in a bright white powder which just sat on my face. I looked like i’d been playing with chalk. I was so disappointed.
This was a while ago so today, i wandered into my nearest Debenhams and pondered around the MAC make up, completely oblivious as i’d never had any MAC make up before. A lovely women approached me and i decided to trust her. She took me off to try on some foundation. The shade was great but when she applied it, she painted it onto my skin but didn’t blend. It sat on my skin looking like someone had painted it on and got bored halfway through. You could literally see the strokes.
Now, i know i’m not an expert but surely the foundation should be blended to ensure it suits your skin tone and sits well.
Has anyone else had this or is it just me?