"My question, I've been using MAC Studio Fix as the only product on my face for years. I don't like regular foundation (I find it goopy and heavy feeling) and I've always had good skin, so the lightness of it worked for me. As I get older, I think my skin needs more help. I'm very fair and tend towards dry skin. Suggestions on products?"
My co-worker just had this issue and requested that I go to Sephora with her at lunch to help her find a foundation that offered good coverage but didn’t feel like she was wearing a mask. Being the awesome co-worker and Sephora junkie that I am, I was on it like was my job to shop for makeup. (Seriously though, someone pay me to do this).
Make-Up Forever HD Foundation has good coverage in a convenient pump bottle. It really left her skin flawless, while feeling very light on her face. $40.
Laura Mercier Silk CremeFoundation has a great array of light shades and ultimately was the product that she chose since it blended in best with her slightly rosy skin tone. $42.00
· Go to a store or make up counter where you can try the shade on your face. Drug store items can vary wildly and while most places will allow you to return products, the trial and error portion can be annoying. Most stores and counters will have applicators you can use and makeup remover to wipe the stripes off when you’ve finished.
· Don’t wear makeup when going to buy a foundation. You’ll want a clean slate to see how well a shade matches best.
· Look at the shade in the sunlight. Walk to the window with a hand mirror and make sure it actually matches in outdoor light. Step outside if you have to.
· Use a brush or sponge to apply liquid foundation. I really like stippling brushes for liquid foundation since they don’t soak up product the way that sponges do and they give a more flawless and blended look. I’d recommend either the Sephora Pro Stippling Brush #44 or the M.A.C. 130 Short Duo Fibre Brush.