A little bit of make-up talk today as I desperately need some advice on a new foundation... I've been using mineral powder for the last 5 years or so but I decided to switch it up recently and try a fluid foundation, which I was a bit apprehensive about because I had visions of troweling it on to my face, rather than subtly building up coverage like I did with my Bare Faced Beauty Mineral Foundation Powder. Anyway I bit the bullet and splashed out on Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless, which is amazingly mattifying and lasts all day as well as priming, concealing etc etc. Only problem is, like a dimwit, I bought it in completely the wrong shade. Sad face. I thought I was being so careful, testing out shades in Boots and Superdrug before choosing Warm Almond. Alas it is not to be, as it turns out my skin is not warm or almondy. In fact this is several shades too light for me. I look like a ghost.
I've always felt my skin has a bit of a yellowy tinge to it, whereas I find a lot of foundations I've tried have a red/pink base, if this makes sense at all. So.... I've been getting by the last few weeks by blending Face Finity with a darker Rimmel BB cream to get approximately the right shade, which frankly seems insane, and I'm quickly losing patience with it.
Whats a girl to do? Obviously I have to splash out a bit more on a new foundation in the right shade. This is where you guys come in, can you recommend one for me? I've heard L'Oreal Infallible 24hr Matte is pretty amazing, but god damnit, why is it so hard to try out testers in drugstores?!?!? There must be an easier way to do it (in the comfort of your own home perhaps?) Does anyone know of such an initiative? And if you do, hook me up pronto!