Welcome to the second edition of my quest for colour match utopia. I had every intention of uploading a weekly blog post, but unfortunately life got in the way.
So as I tear myself away from my glamours and exciting waitressing job (that’s getting me through the quiet season) I can now find the time to put you all out of your misery….
I found the one!
Feeling like Juliette when she found her Romeo, or like Elizabeth when she found her Mr Darcey I too have found my match.
But to keep the suspense like an 80’s game show lets talk about the ones that didn’t make the cut.
Many people reading my article suggested a few alternatives.
One being Fenty by Rhianna which boasts shades even suitable for albino skin. Though Fenty’s spectrum of colour is much vaster than most brands I should have specified in the first post that not only am I fussy about the colour but I am also specific about the finish.
I like a very sheer glowy foundation that allows my freckles to peep through but is build-able for slight patches of rosacea that I get on my cheeks.
Although Fenty may fit the bill colour wise the consistency of the foundation is too thick for my liking and dries very quickly making working with it a little like pouring wet cement.
Another recommendation was Doublewear by Estee Lauder. A firm favourite amongst air hostesses for its promised 24h staying power, and a product that I sometimes like to use for work. Once again with my personal preference of a sheer coverage I find double wear too thick and matt.
Finally the last brand that was submitted in the comments was Mac. This cult cosmetic brand that nearly every makeup fanatic is a fan of is one that I have used in the past and continue to use for eyeshadows. However I’m going to go against the grain and hold my hands up and say… I hate mac foundation.
*gasps from the audience*
I know, I know. Its a bold statement, but one that I am willing to stand by. In my personal opinion mac foundations have such a heavy coverage that they completely cover up a persons skin leaving no trace of it visible beneath an orange veil.
Excellent for photos or on camera I personally feel that for day to day life Mac is a little too much.
So who cut the mayonnaise?
I hear you ask with bated breath. Well the answer is Nars Sheer Glow in Siberia.
Yes, a shade so white they used a name associated with vast undisturbed planes of snow.
When my colleague saw my bottle of it they remarked that it “looked like double cream”
And though I find the coverage mildly too much I am using it sparingly on everywhere except my rosy cheeks where is has a nice build-able coverage to hid all blemishes. Paired with my Becca backlight dewy primer it gives me the desired look.
So there you have it. For all my pale people out there. Nars Sheer Glow in Siberia. Give it a go.