So… I find myself bitten by the foundation lemming bug. I am rather distraught over this as in my heart I know that I already have some holy grail foundations; and I think I am totally satisfied with my stash. Yet… I find myself reading these blogs and reviews for what looks like new and amazing products and I JUST WANT TO BUY IT ALL.
First, Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation. Oh my, the finish of this looks amazing. I haven’t had a chance to try it yet, and I am almost afraid to. I used to be totally satisfied with good old MAC Studio Tech Foundation, but now I find myself dreaming about a $62 foundation:( My wallet is screaming for me to be sensible but I think I am going to lose the battle. The shade range looks quite extensive and this blog shows a lovely finish. Its base is oils and dimethicone, instead of water, which I find totally interesting. My only reservation is that it appears that this may be more suitable for those with oily skin. There are many in the blogosphere who are complaining that this is unkind to dry skin. That makes me a little apprehensive moving into the winter as my skin tends to become dry and parched. I may have to wait until next summer for this.
I have, however, found the perfect cure for the lemming bug. SHOPPING MY OWN STASH. Seriously, I remember the days when I had one little foundation and was so totally satisfied with it. Something made me dig up that tube of Estee Lauder Double Wear Light #5, and you know, I’ve used it almost daily for the last 2 weeks. Why did I ever put this away? It’s actually pretty good, lasts all day and does not settle into my pores. Damn lemming-inducing blogs!
|EL Double Wear Light and Giorgio Armani Maestro sample|
Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation – I can see why they are refusing to call this foundation! I did manage to get a sample of this and the colour match is so spot on. It looks really pale on my hand in the pictures, but once you sheer it out, the colour self-adjusts and blends right in. And it really is as light and natural looking as the whole world is saying. However, my “winter skin” has shown up a little earlier than usual this year – GRRR! This is basically dry patches that show up mainly on my chin, cheeks, and sometimes forehead – most of my face. Sure enough, this foundation did migrate and made me look even drier and flakier! Not a good look. I’m going to finish up using the sample while my skin permits. I may have to wait until spring/early summer to purchase (and actually use) a full size.
|Chanel Perfection Lumiere #94 (Top), GA Maestro #10 (Left) and EL Double Wear Light #5 (Right)|
|Same as above – blended out to give better colour presentation|