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Your foundation is the foundation of your entire look. I mean, duh, right?
You wouldn’t build a house on a wobbly foundation. Yet building your makeup look on the wrong foundation is doing exactly that.
Foundations are no joke. Finding the perfect one for you is probably one of the most difficult aspects of makeup. Seriously, it’s almost as difficult as hunting down a bra that fits like a glove. Like bras, foundations all look relatively similar. But as we quickly learn when we bring the wrong one home, looks can be deceiving. And as we have all experienced, wearing the wrong foundation produces quite disastrous results.
After years of trying random foundations (and concealers, for that matter,) with little success, I’ve finally cracked the code of foundation picking. No, I’m not some sort of secret agent foundation huntress, (though that would be totally awesome,) but I have developed a system of questions, qualification, and tasks that all new foundations must go through before I take them home.
Sounds, extreme, I know, but it works. I almost never get it wrong anymore, and neither will you if you follow these steps! [Read more…]