I have some time right now, so I'd like to write about make-up, especially foundation, today.
Since my skin is really light, I always have problems to find foundation that matches with my skin tone. Most of the products sold in my country are way too dark or too 'yellow-ish' for my skin.
I've tried out about 15629 different products I think I finally found some appropriate ones.
So I wondered if there are people out there who have to deal with the same problems? Maybe this is going to help you a little bit.
Tip for testing your foundation:
I've often made the mistakeand tested the color on the back of my hand. That's not a good idea. Try testing it on your face directly if you have the chance to.
So here I'd like to introduce some of my favourite products.
1.) PALGANTONG "VITA WHITE BB Super Cover"
I've tried out some different brands but this one is my favourite. It has a very good covering power, yet it doesn't look like a "mask" (you know what I mean?).
I've bought it in Japan directly (although it's a koren brand I guess), but there are several ways to purchase it through internet as well.
And, as you can see on the picture, it also has SPF 30 PA++. This is really important to me. I try to avoid UVA and UVB rays on my skin, since they are responsible for fast skin aging and, as a result, wrinkles. D:
(yeah, I'm that age where you have to worry 'bout things like that. XD)
2) VICHY "Aera Teint Pure" and LA ROCHE-POSAY "Toleriane"
Vichy Aera Teint Pure (#12 Opal) is really really light. Probably the lightest liquid foundation I've ever. I use it in winter, because in summer it's almost too light, even for my skin.
LA ROCHE-POSAY "Toleriane" correcteur fluid (#10 Ivoire-Ivory) is very light too, but tends to look a little bit yellow-ish on my skin.
But it still looks good. The main reason why I use this one is, because it's made for sensitive skin and has a very high covering power.
The bad thing about these products is, that they are slightly expensive. (about 20 €)
3) Nivea Beauté "STAY REAL"
A nice alternative if you don't want to spend so much money on foundation.
I use #02 "Nude". The covering power is average, but the foundation looks very natural on my skin.
I suffer from dark shadows under my eyes from time to time. So concealer really is a must have!
I like to use Rimmel London "Hide the Blemish #001 Ivory" It has a fair price, yet it is really good. Since I use it almost every day, that's a main reason for my choice. Very strong covering power!
5) Finishing powder
Gives you that "perfect skin" look.
I use PALGANTONG "Theatrical Powder" Original Beige or Manhattan clearface "finishing powder vanilla"
6) TIP: Make-up to go.
Sometimes I just don't have the time to put on liquid foundation or I just want to make little corrections.
That's why I always carry Manhattan Clearface "2 in 1 powder & make-up " (#76 sand) with me.
The best think of this product is, that it doesn't block the pores and also works a little bit against pimples and unclean skin. (If you have dry skin there's a chance that it might get worse. So use moisturizer afterwards)
EUROPEAN BB CREME!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~
Woah, I saw a BBcream CM on german TV today!!! It's from Garnier. So if I am lucky, I won't have to buy expensive asian BBcream in future anymore. xD
I'm going to check the drugstore tomorrow to buy and test it.
BTW there are going to be more make-up posts and circle lens reviews in future too, so please check my blog again if you are interested.
KEEP SMILING :))