Friday, August 19, 2011

30 in 30: Question #4
Do You Like Wearing Foundation?

My answers to 30 makeup questions in 30 days! Today's question is:

#4. Do you like wearing foundation? If so, what's your color and favourite?

Ha! For me, this is like asking “do you like to breathe?” A rather inconsequential question, since I don’t have the option to not breathe, and I don’t leave the house without foundation. And I mean that. I don’t take my daughter out to play in the back yard without something on my face. No, it doesn't have to be a full face foundation, concealer and powder, but it’s at least my favorite BB Cream. And maybe some concealer.

My skin is extremely pale with neutral to ever so slightly warm undertones. My fairness exceeds the range of most makeup lines, so one of my very favorite “foundations” is Face Atelier’s Zero Minus, which is a white liquid designed to be blended with other shades to lighten them. This stuff was a pardon from the bondage of too-dark foundation for me. For the first time ever, I could actually pay attention to the coverage or finish of a foundation, instead of having to choose my makeup solely based on which color was passable.

While I’ll always have a Zero Minus in my kit, I have now discovered a couple foundations that work for me without custom blending. When I’m on vacation or running to the grocery, I might grab my favorite BB Cream, Missha Perfect Cover in #13 (Milky Beige), but Graftobian HD Glamour Creme (Lady Fair) and Illamasqua Skinbase (#2) are my favorites for days when I need good coverage, which, in my opinion is just about every day. I've always been one of those people that others say have “perfect” skin. Not true, I protest! I just know how to fake it really well :)


Deb said...

Yeah, I can't leave the house without some sort of coverage either! Literally can't.

Unknown said...


As much as I encourage everyone to love who they are (and know I should do the same) it's still nice to hear that I'm not the only one ;)

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