Make up Monday - How to buy a base.

Hey beauties, happy Monday. I hope this week is a good one for all of you. Today I wanted to talk about how I buy my base products. These are basically foundations, tinted moisturisers, BB Creams anything like that. The same rule pretty much applies.

Buying for these things can be quite hard for a lot of people. I know it takes me a while to find a colour match or coverage that I am happy with. As I mentioned I don't use foundations, I stick to tinted moisturisers or BB Creams.

Thanks to blogging/ having friends I know I can rely on for good tips. Here are the ones I found work for me and I hope they work for you.

Colour Match Yourself
This applies to when you want to buy foundation or any base from the drug store. I personally prefer first checking it against my hand for the texture and then on the edge of my face near my chin for the colour. I know there are many recommendations on how to do this and we all have our own ways. I am not a expert but I know this is essential to do. In addition to this you can walk around for a while with the little bit of product on to see how it settles on your skin before you decide to buy it.

Get a sample
If you are willing to spend a bit more on your base then make sure you know what you are getting. Most high end brands will offer samples for you to in a colour that are closest to your colour. It is usually a good enough size to be able to see if the colour works for you and how it feels on your skin. If a counter does not offer samples the assistants will most likely offer to test the foundation out on you. This actually feels quite nice and gives you a feel for the product. Again walk around give it a few hours before buying it.

Take your time
Buying a base product should not be done hastily. Do your research, watch tutorials and read blog posts on the product you are thinking of buying. Then when you are out shopping for it take your time finding your colour match too. Do not feel rushed. The more rushed you are the more likely you are to pick a colour/ product that isn't suitable for you.

So there you have it, these are the tips I use when I am buying my base. Like I said I am not a expert and these are not necessarily fool proof BUT I hope you found reading this useful! :)

Lots of love

P.S - Thank you to my beautiful sister for allowing me to use two of her foundations in my picture.

Labels: , , , ,