Well I’ve already told you that Monday’s need Mascara. Today, I’m going to tell you that Tuesday’s need a LOT of foundation! I must admit that as a younger woman, I didn’t take care of my skin like I should have. I was an avid sun worshiper, using iodine and baby oil heaven forbid we do anything to prevent that dark tan! I have several sun spots all over my body to show it, too, and that includes my face! Young ladies, please wear sun screen!! You won’t regret it in your old age.
I haven’t been pleased with very many of my choices in foundation lately. They all seem to break apart by the end of the day. I don’t know if that is because on my personal summers (hot flashes) or because I tend to touch my face through out the day. Either way, I can see through my foundation by the end of the day. My texture, pores, wrinkles, sun spots, and texture bother me. I wear foundation to cover that stuff up, not let it shine for all the world to see. I’m on the hunt for a foundation that has staying power.
This week I’ve tried the new Shape Tape Foundation by Tarte Cosmetics. I purchased the color Light Sand. The color matched my complexion pretty well, in case you didn’t know Tarte failed to create a wide variety of colors for this much anticipated foundation, which caused quite a stir in the beauty community. That being said they have made an apology and plan to release more colors as soon as they can. I chose the matte foundation, because at my age, I want to cover my imperfections. Tarte’s website says that this foundation “smooths over pores & imperfections with rich, airbrushed full coverage that dries to a flawless matte finish using a unique, concealer-inspired wand. The formula absorbs oil & shine while leaving skin creaseless, hydrated, free of flakiness or cakiness & helping to improve skin health with every application.”
I found it to be too thick, too full coverage, if that is such a thing, and I felt that my imperfections were noticeable with it’s coverage. I didn’t like it at all. Now, maybe I should have chosen the Hydrating sister foundation, and I may just order that one next. If you’re looking for a FULL Coverage foundation, then this one may be just the one for you.
I have used Tarte Clay Stick Foundation and enjoyed it very much. I like that it’s a stick and I can apply it directly to my face. It blends easily, and the coverage is nice. The color seemed to match my skin tone very nice, and it was comfortable through out the day. I would buy this foundation again, and I would recommend it whole-heartedly.
I have also worn their Amazonian Clay 12 hour Foundation . I also enjoyed this foundation, however it did not have the long wear that I was looking for. It was comfortable on the skin as well, and it didn’t irritate my sensitive skin. I would purchase this foundation again as well.
Alas, my search for the perfect foundation continues. I will find it one day, until then the search continues.
I’m just curious, what foundation do you like, and why? Please leave a comment, I would love to hear your experiences with make up and what products I should try next.
Until Next Time!