3 foundations that we want to love but that clearly hate us



Foundation is such a personal thing really; what suits one person doesn’t necessarily suit the next and so on. It seems every person I speak to is on a mission to find their holy grail of bases. If you have found it, let me know what it is down in the comments, and for the rest of us, the search continues…

We expect a lot from our make-up, but then again we’re so often told that this is the one by companies, friends or make-up counters. But what happens when you’ve heard the reviews, splashed the cash and things don’t go according to plan? Yes, I’m talking about unrequited love, the times when you really want to love something but it does feel the same about you.

For me, that product is Chanel’s Vitalumiere foundation; it just seems to hate me. Oddly enough, it’s one of my favourite products for using professionally as a make-up artist – it blends beautifully for a flawless, dewy base on editorial and beauty shoots, giving skin a luminous, healthy glow. But on me? Not so much. Replace luminous with shiny and dewy with greasy. And the worst part is, it slides right off after about 2 hours. Not a good look.

In a way, I suppose it’s like the way I can appreciate how beautiful someone like Charlize Theron looks in a nude silk slip dress for a red carpet premiere, where as I’d look more like a sausage; horses for courses.

Thinking of all this, I asked both our lovely editor; Andrea and also deputy editor Miriam if they’d had a similar situation; find out what they had to say over on Beaut.ie.