Have you found YOUR perfect foundation?

So I think I get asked this question on each occasion I work with a client. What foundation will suit my skin? As a Melbourne Makeup Artist we always need to analyse our clients skin as well as ask all the hairy questions before we proceed with application. In my own kit I have about 4 different ranges of foundation to ensure that I cover all my bases.

My most favourite foundation is definitely Face Atelier. It is a silicone based foundation that already has a built in primer ready for action! I’ve been in makeup for just a little over 10 years now and for 8 of those years I have been using this beauty! Even though it has quite a dewy base, if you prep the skin prior for oily skin it is definitely a versatile foundation that can be used across all skin types. This is probably my most favourite go to also for mothers of the brides and mature skin! But i’ll definitely make a post about mama bears later on 🙂

So, my reason for this post is that last week Mecca came out with a link that assists you with finding the right foundation for your skin. Even though the girls in all the shops are super helpful & friendly, AND are happy to provide samples at any time, this little questionnaire helps you in advance to find one that is right for you!

Clearly I’m going to use myself as a test dummy! I just wanted to ensure that if I personally can trust the process then I would sing its praises to everyone who reads my little blog <3  I personally have weird skin. I’m very pink base, lots of freckles and pigmentation (yay.. not). My skin seemingly looks good without foundation on, but the second I have the WRONG foundation on I look incredibly dehydrated, scaly and just look terrible.  All in all, i’m not a model! haha.. I think this is another reason I dont like doing videos of myself! Anyway, back to the questionnaire! I have personally tried alot of foundations at Mecca over the past couple of years. I wanted to have options to offer my clients products that were easily accessible to them. Only because when I tell my clients the foundation I personally use their eyes glaze over! So its always good to have trusty brands on show that a client can relate to.

Going through the questionnaire I answer all the usual.. And then out pop my Mecca answers! I was pretty impressed the outcome. I did choose dewy as one option then went back and chose luminous as my other.. Out of all the foundations it offered me I would have to say that the only one I dont like is NARS Radiant Longwear. For me any NARS foundations actually make me look scaly! I honestly dont know what it is but its a no from me. But on the positives, great ones that came up were Ellis Faas skin veil (yyyaaassssss) & hourglass fluid. These are ones I have tried before and LOVE. Other ones it brought up were Josie Moran Argan Oil foundation, Hourglass Hyaluronic skin tint & Bare Minerals  Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream. I’m very excited to head back into Mecca to trial these babies out!

Have you tried the new questionnaire yet? How did you go? If not, here’s the link >>  Makeup me up.   Good luck!