Foundations are tricky. You need to find one that matches your skin tone and works well with your skin type. I personally find it hard to find a good foundation because I have a deep tan-ish coloring which is very hard to match. Also, I’m very acidic so even the darkest foundation would look light on me. Oh and don’t get me started on my skin type! I have the oiliest skin ever! I used to say that if I could harvest the oil on my face and sell it, I’ll be a billionaire by now! Of course that’s an exaggeration and utterly gross! Haha. But I seriously have oily skin that I go through oil control sheets so fast!
In my continuous search for my “holy grail” foundation, I’ve read quite a lot of reviews on two high-end foundations that I’ve been thinking of purchasing.
One foundation that I’ve been thinking of splurging on is the NARS Sheer Matte Foundation. I’ve heard a lot of great things about NARS foundations in general. I’ve also heard that the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation works well for oily skin types. Ingrid of MissGlamorazzi, who has oily skin, actually prefers the Sheer Glow to the Sheer Matte. She actually did a comparison video on it.
I went to the mall to get a sample of this foundation and the person at the counter matched me to the shade Fiji. I think this shade is too light but the sales person said that it would work well on my acidic skin. I’m kinda confused because I’ve been told before that I need to get a foundation that is one shade darker because I’m acidic. But the person at the NARS counter said that I should get a lighter foundation. Which is which? I’m really confused about this.
Another foundation that I’m thinking of buying is the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. EmilyNoel83, who is one of my favorite YouTubers ever, loves this foundation! I actually first heard about this foundation from her and she swears by it! I also got a sample of this foundation and the counter assistant matched me to the shade Cashew. This shade is actually more or less the exact match of my skintone. Now, this confuses me even more. I told the counter assistant that I’m acidic but she told me that this shade would still work for me. This skin acidity thing is really confusing me. I need to research more on this.
I’m excited to try out this foundation and test which works better on me! I think I’ll do a couple of blog posts of me wearing this foundation and my thoughts about these foundations. I’m glad that I was able to get samples of these foundations because they’re quite expensive. It would be a waste to buy a full size foundation bottle and realize that they don’t work well on my skin.
What are your holy grail foundations? I’m also on the lookout for a holy grail drugstore foundation. So if you have suggestions, please let me know!