Bit of a mixed bag this post, firstly I want to rant about my new foundation - it's terrible! I got it a couple of weeks ago before the shopping ban but didn't have to subject my skin to it until last week when my old foundation ran out. I've been left with a lot of product that I don't want to use and because of the ban I'm stuck with it for another couple of weeks *weep*
The product in question is Shu Uemura face architect smoothing fluid foundation. I don't doubt that it's probably a really good foundation for other people but for me it's possibly one of the worst. I have dry skin at the best of times, no matter how much I moisturise and told the girl at the counter this. She said about the illuminating one, which sounded perfect for me and not much of a jump from the Dior nude that I was using (and loved). She matched me up and I went away £34 lighter only to realise i've got the smoothing one rather than illuminating. So I tried it out a couple of days and the only time it looks semi ok was on a night out I had used a moisturising facemask and loads of moisturiser before putting my face on. In the end I took this one back because I wanted to change to the illuminating one and this was a little too pale for my liking. Low and behold the girl on the counter told me that they didn't have a shade light enough for my skin tone in the illuminating foundation so her colleague had give me this one (sneaky, no?) so she changed the shade for me and agreed it was a little too light and I needed a warmer tone. I'm still far away from loving this foundation but it will have to do for now.
So, on the hunt for a new foundation i've been and got a sample of the Nars sheer glow so will be face testing that for the next couple of days, i've heard good things so fingers crossed! Any foundation/make up nightmares for you girls recently?
Now for the raves!!! Did you all get your free Benefit in Glamour mag?! I'm in love. I didn't get the Benetint, its just a bit too red for me - i'd look like i'd been stood in the arctic waiting for a bus if I was to put that on my face. But the posietint and high beam are excellent! It's taken me a good 5 days of hunting down to get my paws on these, the first in Tesco nearly wrestling a woman for the last posietint and the last chance saloon to get High beam today from a smelly tobacco shop in Leeds (they still have loads left as their usual clientèle are 70 something old men looking to stuff their pipes). Swoon!