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What To Keep In Mind When Buying A Foundation

What To Keep In Mind When Buying A Foundation

While working on my top foundations of 2015 story, I started to write a few tips to keep in mind while buying a foundation and as the list went on, it has turned into a new post. 

Here are some pointers to keep in mind when you are going to buy a foundation. If you have any tips and tricks of your own that you would like to share; please leave them in the comments section.  


  • Always, always, always try it on your face, the back of your hand will never give you the perfect match.
  • Not only do you need to match your skin colour, you also need to opt for one that suits your skin type.
  • Ask to take a small sample home, try it on during the day, see how it looks in the sun (lights in stores can be quite misleading)
  • Most stores that I have asked for a sample have been very nice about giving one. If you don’t get a sample, then get it applied on your entire face and see how it lasts all day. Sometimes the colour appears a bit different as it sets on the face.
  • Don’t try to buy a darker shade thinking it will cover your dark circles better (I am guilty of doing that). You need the exact shade for a flawless finish not lighter or darker.
  • Best place to try the foundation is on your chin area as you can see how it matches the rest of your face and your neck.
  • Ask what type of applicator works best with a particular foundation (Fingers/Beauty Blender/Foundation Brush/Stippling Brush/ Buffing Brush)
  • Also helps to inform the make-up expert what you plan on wearing the foundation for. I was scouting for a foundation to wear in my videos at the Sephora Soho store, when I learned that I need to buy one without SPF. 
  • If it works for your mum or sister does not mean it will work for you. :-)
2015 Favourites ~ Loose Powders

2015 Favourites ~ Loose Powders

2015 Favourites ~ Foundations

2015 Favourites ~ Foundations