Beauty The Stress of Finding the Right Foundation April 22, 2018

These are not photographs that I would normally post myself but I wanted you to see why I need a full coverage foundation. I didn’t use any filters at all on these pictures because I wanted you to be able to see the results.

When I was younger I never had problems with my skin at all but as soon as I got pregnant with my first child I developed melasma, I was only 24 then and it didn’t really seem that bad but by the time I was pregnant with my third child it was really bad! I think I had it everywhere, I swear I even had it under my arms! Some of it faded, like under my arms but it has stayed on my face, and it is not easy to cover either.

I have tried almost every full coverage foundation you can think of, some have worked pretty good, some not so good. Full coverage can be kind of hard too because it’s very easy to look like your makeup is caked on, which is not a good look at all. So that brings me back to finding a foundation that will cover imperfections and also look not look too heavy. So much of it depends on your skin type. How you are prepping your skin before you apply your foundation because some are only or mostly for oily skin or oily to normal skin so if your skin is dry and you are not moisturizing, priming and then waiting for that to dry good before applying foundation it just doesn’t work. Then, what type of powder you are or are not setting the foundation with. I know that a lot of people don’t set their foundation with powder only their concealer, which is fine if it works on your skin. I personally want my makeup to stay when I apply it so I use a little all over my face but that’s for discussing at another time. Anyway, I have noticed lately that the foundation that I have been using for the last two years, which I absolutely loved just was not doing me favors, it was really settling into my pores even after finding a great pore primer and it was settling into lines, uhh.
I have never had a problem with pores before anywhere on my face so it took me a little while to figure out what that problem could be because I do not have oily skin. After a little research, I think that I had used a wonderful product wrong for a while. I have a great at home chemical peel (it’s not strong) that is supposed to be used about once every 2 weeks and I decided to use it 2 or 3 times a week along with my clarisonic. I just enjoyed the way my face felt so much from using that product I wanted it to feel like that all the time. So, since figuring this out I, of course, am not abusing my skin anymore and I have switched to a water based gel moisturizer and it seems to be looking much better. Now if allergies will just let my eyes get better!
All of that brings to this, I decided I had to do something about my foundation since it looked so bad so I started watching every you tube video on full coverage foundation I could find! Foundation is expensive so I wanted to know which one I thought would work. I know Sephora gives out free samples to take home and try but the two it came down to deciding between our Sephora didn’t have in store. I kept seeing good reviews on Giorgio Armani’s new fabric foundation and Hourglass Seamless Finish Foundation Stick so I wanted those. I went with the Giorgio Armani fabric foundation first and I tried it for the first time today. My first impression is that I really like it a lot you can see in the pictures how great it covers and that was with one coat. It is not heavy feeling at all and it doesn’t have that wet that some of the foundations have. I will definitely continue to use this foundation and I may go ahead and purchase the Hourglass foundation stick now since Sephora is having their VIB Sale right now.