Friday, June 24, 2011

Shabbos Face: Liquid Foundation

Now that we're primed, time for some color.

For those who prefer even more coverage, there is liquid foundation. 

The one foundation that regularly, steadily, year after year gets recommended is the Georgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. If there is a makeup list, it is on it.

While the price may make you cough, keep in mind that foundation  used strictly for Shabbos and simchas can last a loooooong time, and is really worth the investment.

It is said to be for all skin types - oil-free yet hydrating, weightless yet buildable. I should really succumb and buy it for myself already.

And remember: all department stores accept cosmetic returns. So try it, and see if you like it. 

In terms of matching foundations to skin color, it is a very complicated enterprise. Contrary to popular belief, the salespeople behind the counter are not omnipotent. They can very easily mess up. 

For instance, my sister, who has the same exact skin tone as my mother, went to the Saks counter to get the Armani. Ma owns the lightest possible shade, #2. My sister was matched with #4.5. She looked like an Oompa Loompa.
Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-do, I have a perfect puzzle for you . . .

Do some Google research beforehand, read reviews from those describing their skin color and the shades they bought. It pays to be prepared.

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