When it comes to foundation, I rarely stray from my two favourites – Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation for most of the year and It Cosmetics CC Cream on those days I’m feeling particularly summery.
I’ve tried most of the high-end foundations and haven’t been impressed enough to make the switch from my pharmacy go-to.
But last week I got a tan which meant for the first time in my life, my porcelain ivory shade was too light for me. With a weekend of functions coming up, I scrambled around the Mamamia beauty cupboard to find a darker foundation that would see me through.
Above: Me normally with my porcelain ivory skin.
A swatch of the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, $57, in Sand proved to be a perfect colour match.
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t expecting much. A seriously hyped-up product, I’d read mixed reviews when it was first released last year which had put me off initially purchasing.
I shouldn’t have been so quick to judge.
Offering a fair-to-medium and very buildable coverage, it felt light on the skin while still giving night-out levels of flawlessness. Most importantly, my skin didn't feel cakey and still looked like, well, skin.
My biggest problem with foundations is they tend to oxidise and go patchy on the dry areas of my skin. Thanks to the coconut water in this formula, my skin felt and remained hydrated, while the alpine rose brightened it. I also didn't get any garish flash-black in photos (priorities, people!)