FOUNDATION FRIEND OR FOE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the hunt for a new foundation? As am I, sister. I am a long-time wearer of the fuller foundations since I was atleast 17. If you’re wondering why someone at seventeen needs a full coverage foundation, I don’t have the answer to that and it’s one of the stupidest things I’ve ever done (there’s plenty) but we live and we learn, right? My first ever foundation was the Maybelliene Dream Mousse in a shade that was atleast 54 times darker than what I was and at the time, I think that’s how everybody was wearing it so if you were one of us, let’s rejoice in shame together. Let’s fast forward to right now… I’m currently slapping the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in shade Tawny right onto my uneven skin, that’s been breaking out more than usual but let’s try to tackle one issue at a time, and use a damp beauty blender to give me that flawless face that I so desire twenty four seven. The foundation oxidizes quite a bit but it’s nothing too terrible, sets quite quickly but does leave a nice semi-matte finish to the skin.

 

 

I’m not sure if it’s just me… but I’ll religiously wear a foundation for as long as it works with my skin and for a few years, the Double Wear was doing the trick. Now, it’s as if they’re enemies. It doesn’t look as flawless as it once did nor does it hold anywhere near the hours it used to. I think it’s my skin… I have such dry skin but now I get oily on my t-zone and honestly, just explaining it makes me tired because it’s an absolute mess. So, my skin sat down Double Wear and presented the “it’s not you, it’s me” spiel that comes with any breakup and it’s pretty much over now. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve been using a lot less on my face and now prefer to be able to actually see my skin under all my foundation and so I’m looking for the next love of my life in the form of a small sized foundation bottle that’ll be a lot less heavy on my face, feel like my skin but better, give me a bit of a glow where I need it and match my neck. Is that too much to ask for? And they say that women ask for too much, what a joke!

I’ve come up with this title in literally a few minutes because, hello… we try to be creative, I wanted to start a new series on Life In Stripes as a way for me to test the foundations on the market and give you a little bit more information about them just in case you’re in the same boat as I am. Let the hunt begin…

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