How to Foundation Match like a PRO
NARS Foundation + ‘Whirl’ Mac Lip-Liner
I was on the hunt for a new foundation, but we all know this can be a scary process. It’s so difficult finding the exact color to match our undertone. I have purchased so many foundations, after trying them on at the store to then come back home under a different light and being horrified. I’ve been a loyal consumer of Youngblood cosmetics for a long time but my foundation was looking too orange now that it’s winter. I haven’t been out in the sun so I needed to find something with a cooler undertone. I was walking around too orange, I felt like Trump!
I have good news and I’m so excited to share my new find! I absolutely love my new NARS natural radiant longwear foundation in ‘Barcelona’. It’s still a little warm but it oxidizes perfectly on my skin. The coverage is a bit heavier and it sets kinda fast so you have to work it in right away. I usually wear lighter weight foundations but I love the heavier coverage because it still feels light on my skin. I am always hesitant when buying a new foundation because I have really sensitive and dry skin. But this is definitely a winner! It has a nice yellow undertone as well, so it naturally covers any darker areas and pigmentation, you won’t need to go heavier on the concealer. I also love that it doesn’t move around a lot. It sets and stay without flaking or making my skin look dry.
Here are a few tips for finding a perfect foundation:
Match the foundation to your neck, to your face.
If you are at a department store, step out and see your face under natural light.
Wait a few minutes after applying foundation. A lot of the oxidize slightly darker.
Find out if your skin has a cool or warm undertone.
If you have dry skin, wear the foundation all day before purchasing to see if any flaking occurs.
If you have oil skin, wear it for a few hours and notice if it makes your shinier.
Try to stay away from foundations with fragrances and harsh chemicals since this will cause break-outs for all types of skin.
If you have very sensitive skin, test out a sample on your chin before applying to your entire face.
I also stopped at MAC for this pretty lip liner in the color ‘whirl’. I am always looking for subtle tones and Lord knows it’s impossible for me to find a nice nude color! Most “natural” tones looks way too light on my skin. I was introduced to this lip-liner by a makeup artist while I was filming on set a few weeks ago. It’s similar to MAC lip-liner ‘spice’ (another fav) but not as dark and rich.
Here are the links if you want to try these products!
I hope you found this helpful! XO!
What’s your favorite foundation right now? Comment below 🙂