I'm posing this question to you all because I'm becoming a foundation whore. I know the truth behind beautiful skin is skincare, but we can fake it or enhance. I'm discovering some new things about foundation that I didn't know before, hoping to get the right formulas for achieving flawless skin on anyone.
My latest experience has been with my sister. I did her face for practice. I completed her eyes, moving on to her foundation, when I felt I screwed up the look by using the wrong color foundation. I used a compact of my beloved CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue foundation. The color was off a bit. I tried to warm the foundation some before using it on her, then waiting a few to see if it would warm to her skin. Okay, I didn't wait too long and things weren't moving as fast. (This has to be the only benefit of doing foundation first, being able to see how the foundation warms to the skin.) The foundation seemed too yellow for my sister, who seems to have red undertones?? I tried an Iman oil blotting powder which appeared to have more red in it over the foundation and oila! Home girl's face was flawless! I saw even, rich skin! Yay me! LOL. I'll be doing her face again soon, so I'll get pics up next time.
For me and my combination MAC-NC 37 (medium-medium dark) skin, I use the CG Queen Collection Natural Hue Foundation (Rich Sand) with MAC's Mineralized Skin Finish Natural (Medium Dark) buffed over it, being sure to moisturize first. I like this combo for this time of year. I was pretty confident on my own with these products on my skin, but I got definite affirmation when a guy told me I looked 'so beautiful' after he helped me, but before leaving his store. This wasn't just a guy, it was a trendy, fabulous, gay guy-- total compliment!!
Foundations that I have to explore more or try:
MAC's creme and stick foundations
So what's your skin type, color and skincare routine or foundation that gives you flawless skin? Please share!!!