Thursday, October 25, 2007

Sorting Out the New Foundations

For awhile I've been eschewing foundation except for evening. I talked myself into believing that it didn't do that much and more often than not just emphasized my wrinkles. In a moment of total delusion I decided to go the natural route. I've always longed to be one of those women who when asked what foundation they used could answer could with a smidgen of smugness, "I don't use any."

So for these past few months my makeup regimen for day has consisted of concealer to cover the brown spots and other discolorations, blush and sometimes bronzer,to brighten up my sallow complexion. (This was in addition to lipgloss and eye makeup which for me is a given.)

I tried to ignore that the tedious spot covering and blending was also time consuming until one day when I was running late for ballet class. A bottle of Perscriptives foundation left over from months before beckoned, and foregoing the concealer, I smoothed it over my entire face swept a bit of blush over my cheeks and less than a minute later I was out the door. When I arrived at class my friend Maxine, a fellow makeup junkie, told me I looked good. "It's foundation ," I whispered as we took our places at the barre. "Of course." she said with a shrug, as if to say that was a given. She's right and I'm back on the foundation track and it's time to invest in a new one. I'm in the process of checking out what's new at each price point

A mid- priced line I've always liked is Clinique and they have just added a new foundation to their already extensive line. Supermoisture Makeup sounded as if they had me in mind. It promises to disguise unevenness with sheer to moderate coverage topped with a dewy finish. I read it as a sort of a step between a tinted moisturizer and a foundation and I was right. It's texture is creamier than most lotions but it is still lightweight and blends on effortlessly making it easy to layer if you want more coverage. Like many of the new foundations it also promises to treat and moisturize your skin while it enhancing it. Supermoisture Makeup comes in a wide (17) range of shades so you're sure to find the right match and yes it delivers on that dewy finish promise which gives it extra points with me.

Tomorrow I'll be checking out Chanel's latest offering.