Foundation has got to be right.
I don’t know what presents more of a problem in the makeup stakes. Is it finding and applying the right foundation or working out what to wear on the eyes?
As my skin ages, the whole ‘coverage’ is becoming a dilemma. I want a foundation to smooth and hide but not to clog and cover like a kabuki mask. Wearing the right foundation is a challenge and I have tried a fair few. Tinted moisturiser is one thing – easy to find one to suit – but the right foundation another situation entirely.
There are times when I want to wear a foundation; generally the evening and for a special occasion. Sometimes I feel plain ordinary and need the extra lift a good coverage can give. There are days and I have no idea why, but I am blotchy. The tinted moisturiser doesn’t cover sufficiently and I don’t want to leave the house feeling like my face is the mirror of all I should hide. A little cover-up can be a marvellous thing.
I need a foundation to feel weightless, to glide on and to do all the work without looking like it is; a little tightness but no restriction for the facial expressions. I know, I am fussy and I have lost track of how many foundations I have sampled and rejected.
We have talked Charlotte Tilbury before and her Magic Foundation is pretty near perfect. It is the cover I want when I don’t want any cover if you see what I mean. When you think about it it is pretty crazy expecting a product to look like it doesn’t exist. That’s girls and makeup for you. Natural with nuance we might say.
The shades are very true; I am in the Fair range and true to form number 2 in winter and number 3 in summer. Sometimes I might mix the two if I am feeling particularly creative and exact.
The talent with foundation, once you find the right one, is in the application.
*Add a drop of night cream for an even lighter look.
*Spray with a thermal water spray, after foundation and blush, before lips and eyes to set for longer lasting.
Nordstrom, a one-stop destination for the best beauty, is offering a gift with purchase. Ready for a new foundation? Now is the time. Don’t forget we love the Charlotte Tilbury Cheat Lip Liner, the Genius Magic Powder and the Lip & Cheek Stick too. We have talked about them all before and they are still working overtime in my make-up bag. My girls “borrow” the Cheat Lip Liner and I have lost track of how many, “Pillow Talks” I have bought. Daughters. Who would have them any other way?
The foundation is aptly named, “Magic” – it works that way for me. xv
Thank you, Nordstrom, for partnering with “Build Your Foundation”
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