Do you know how hard it is to find a foundation sans SPF these days? Very hard.
I was on the hunt for the perfect foundation for my wedding day for MONTHS (I guess I am slightly obsessed with makeup) and these were the holy trinity of my criteria: no SPF, long-wearing and didn’t make me look corpse-like. Not hard, right?
Allowed to explain:
1) No SPF: I could not have any SPF in my foundation as SPF creates flashback on photos a.k.a. super white flash face. Not cute.
2) Long-wearing: I got married at the beginning of July and who doesn’t want to have the perfect bridal face all day at their wedding? Exactly.
3) No corpse effect: I am very fair (when in doubt, go to the lightest shade in the foundation range and there’s my match) and I find that foundations made for people of my paleness can make me look like a zombie or just plain dead. I have freckles and the combo of covering them up and almost-white foundation has unflattering results (shouldn’t people look alive on their wedding day?).
Even if you are not a bride right now, and you are just looking for a great foundation, THIS IS IT.
The be-all and end-all of foundations. It has the ever-so-slightest pearlescent sheen to it that gives you a magic glow and watch as it erases all unevenness and blemishes.
I used this on myself and three of my bridesmaids (Anna included) on my wedding and day and our skin looked flawless. At around 60 dollars, it is a bit pricey for a foundation but I have been assured by many that women come back and will buy a bottle a month. It is quite simply the best.