Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Foundation Favorites




















Beauty is such a lovely and wonderful facet of life.  Mostly because it is found always in the eye of the beholder.  That being said, I love all the ways there are to highlight and enhance our natural gorgeousness and glow with the myriad of beauty products available at our fingertips.  One of the best (and sometimes most underrated ways) to achieve that perceived perfection is with the right foundation.  Yes, I said the right one.  While close is good in some cases,  foundation is not one of them.  When it comes to finding your perfect fit, formula, color and application are the key three.  Whether you prefer a light tint, a silky glow or easily buildable coverage, the secret is in the formula.  I've been a big fan of this foundation stick by Bobbi Brown for the longest time.  It's smooth, blendable and its color match can NOT be beat.  I'm also more than a little anxious to try out this one by NARS.  Its reputation for air brushed perfection can't be overlooked. Following the formula of your choice, selecting the right color is essential.  Most lines have this down but my advice is to always, always let someone at the counter test possible colors out on your skin (meaning face not hands or wrist) to find your perfect match.  Lastly, no matter which foundation you decide to go with be sure you discover your best personal method for applying it.  Having tried nearly every method known to youtube (ha!) I've discovered my two favorites are fingertips and the Beauty Blender.  The warmth of your fingers and finishing effect of the sponge are perfect for achieving soft, seamless, creamy perfection.  My top five foundation picks are linked below for you.  Hope you're having a wonderful week!

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