I made a new discovery...
Last January 16, my family was to take me out to lunch for my birthday. I wanted to look really nice but I didn't have any good foundations (yes, I don't have any for myself) that gave full coverage. I always buy tinted moisturizers and Maybelline's BB cream. But this was a special day, I wanted to look really nice on my birthday.
So on the morning of my birthday, I rushed to Landmark on a quest to buy the perfect foundation that didn't feel heavy on my skin (since I am not used to wearing lots of makeup).
My first stop was L'Oreal.
I have seen Jigs Mayuga use True Match foundation so this is the first line that I tried on me. The sales people were really helpful so I didn't have a heard time finding the perfect shade.
I am acidic so I had to get a shade that was about half a shade lighter than my real skin color, but same tone. After about trying 2 shades of the True Match, I wasn't happy. So I moved on to trying White Perfect Pearl Foundation. Hmm... I wasn't impressed at first because I thought that it looked too white on me and that the tone was off. So I left the counter with half of my face covered with L'Oreal's White Perfect Pearl foundation in Golden Beige (G3). I didn't bother taking it off because I wanted to see it in natural light.
Next stop was Revlon. I have heard a lot of great feedback about Revlon's PhotoReady foundation so I decided to try it out.
The sales girl recommended that I try NUDE. But when I applied it, the tone was on the orange side so I looked tan in some way. I wasn't happy. All the other shades were either too ashy or too tan for me so I left the counter feeling a little bit sad...
As soon as I stepped out into natural light, I quickly looked at myself in my compact mirror and reviewed the foundations that I tried.
On the right side was L'Oreal's Perfect White Pearl Foundation in G3 and on the left was Revlon's PhotoReady Foundation in Nude. I must admit, both foundations actually looked good on me. Although, Revlon's foundation looked way too thick and still a little tan.
But both gave a great dewy finish after letting it get absorbed by the skin which I loved. L'Oreal's Pear foundation however had more obvious iridescence that gave it more stars in my book.
So in the end, I got L'Oreal's White Perfect Pearl Foundation in G3, and I set it with Maybelline's Clear Smooth Extra Powder Foundation and I really felt flawless and it didn't feel heavy on the skin at all!
I have read quite a number of negative reviews about L'oreal's Pearl foundation though... Some people find it too sheer (huh??) and some people find that the consistency is not creamy enough and that it looked clumpy. I suggest that you check the expiration date of the product before purchasing makeup products. Sometimes, when makeup (specially liquid foundations) are exposed to heat, the oil tends to separate causing it to have clumps and speed up the expiration. So when you are given the box, check the product.
I really enjoyed shopping for new makeup specially when it's for me! Usually I hoard makeup for my professional kit so I don't really get to enjoy the products, so I really have fun buying makeup for me. Haha!
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