I am not a professional makeup artist, but I do know my skin (and so should you); I know what matches my skin type and tone, I had to try a lot of products to find the ones that really gave me the maximum outcome for a perfect DIY look. So this is the exciting part, right now I'm going to share my list of foundations and their uses.
The list goes from the very first foundation to what am currently using:
When I started applying makeup on regular basis I used MAC; it provides maximum coverage because it's super thick, and because of its thickness I had skin problems not because the product is bad, on the contrary it is so perfect it holds up for long hours and harsh conditions like a wedding or a photoshoot so for me I listed it under "professional foundation" not a daily or regular use (and I never actually found my skin tone color, it's either too light or too dark).
2 - "Guerlain BB cream"
In between the seasons from summer to spring my face is also in between phases of slightly tanned and getting back to my natural skin tone; I use "Guerlien BB cream" I can honestly say it’s a miracle worker, it says on the contour “multi-perfecting makeup” and indeed it is and more. (I don’t really recommend applying foundation every day), since I work 6 days a week, its so unnecessary to go to my office with a perfect skin tone.
3- Giorgio Armani "Maestro"
Then I used this amazingly super thin, silky finish and soft product. Although it provides minimum coverage "Armani" became my favorite. It's so easy to apply AGAIN it's like wrapping your face in silk and it's suitable for regular use; I mainly use two shades (#6.25 , #7 and #8) depending on the season and how tanned I get during the summer.
Because when summer hits it does so bad that no face should ever bare the heat and a layer or two of makeup I believe that it’s the perfect timing to give your face a break and let it breathe as much as possible during this harsh season; I use NARS tinted moisturizer it keeps my face moisturized with a sheer bronze shadow at the same time.
5- Chanel primer (base):
Mid to end of summer I use this product as I am already perfectly tanned; even though the primer is shimmery it just reflects how glowing and glorious my skin is, yeah..yeah, I know it's just a base but a really good toned one, it's the perfect combination of
Shimmer and coverage for extreme heat conditions as I hate to pile up products on my face during the summer. It is the perfect solution.
6- MAKEUP FOREVER:
As I started to pursue my passion for fashion and started shooting with many makeup artists a lot of them suggested that I try "make up forever HD". It's a magical product that contains a powder base which means a less makeup layer( my face cheered of the suggestion) I am happily using it now and highly satisfied.
But I have to say once I start tanning I will go back to "Armani"
**DISCLAIMER: I am not a professional makeup artist or a skin specialist so the results I am posting these products review based on my personal experience.
Make up Forever : City Stars
Chanel : ABROAD
Mac : Bloom (here) & Colors Store (here)
Nars : ABROAD
Guerlain : ABROAD