Making The Perfect Foundation Shade

I touched on this topic in a previous post, but I wanted to elaborate. Its only been in the last year I’ve been enjoying playing with make up, I used to get really frustrated when I was younger, and didn’t have much money, that I could never find the right foundation shade for my skin tone. Most affordable foundations were really yellow or too dark, nothing seemed to look right. It wasn’t until recently I could afford high-end foundation which had enough shades to match my colour skin.

I’ve been using By Terry in 03 for nearly 2 years, it has great full coverage, and matches my tone amazingly. However, 2 months ago I bought a new tube, and went to use it, and it came out much darker than in my last one, I went online and found that they have changed the packaging and also changed the formula. So, I felt like I was back to where I was 2 years ago.

I decided to go back to my roots and try a drugstore foundation, to see if they are any better. I headed into Boots and spent a long time swatching different brands and shades, and decided on the L’Oreal True Match Foundation. I thought as its getting into summer I don’t need such a full coverage, and this seemed very light. In the shop it seemed the perfect shade, but when I got home it seemed way too peachy on my skin.

So, I had a moment where I looked at the L’Oreal bottle, then to the By Terry tube, and decided to mix the two colours together. I applied them with a foundation brush and then blended it with my damp beauty blender, I was so impressed, they blended perfectly, and it gave such a lovely dewy summery glow. It has now became my go to foundations.

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