A Good Foundation || Part One

foundationprimerreviews2013

So, I’ve profiled this foundation before. Jouer Matte Moisture Tint I generally love it. It’s super flattering, matte, and leaves a really lovely airbrushed finish that lasts for about 6-7 hours. It’s pretty perfect for events where you know you’re going to be photographed. In these situations, it’s pretty much a dream. The color match for me was super hard, so I mix nude + chamomile for the perfect color. Follow after the jump to find out why for work it’s not so hot.

I started to notice at the end of my day that the makeup would pool in strange places on my face, between my brows, around my nose on the outer corners of my cheeks, leaving the rest of my face uncovered with a pretty stark contrast between where the foundation collected and where it didn’t. Really not pretty at all.

So I started to employ primers, a few of them. Here is what I thought of the combination.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer: It didn’t make a noticeable difference. The makeup did that strange pooling/rub off thing. It did make my face feel smooth, but as far as this primer goes. It pretty much did nothing at all.

Laura Mercier Radiance Foundation Primer: It was beautiful in the summer, fine for shorter days. But for the long haul, I was left super shiny with almost zero product left on my face at the end of the day. Fail.

My last resort was Urban Decay’s All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. This wasn’t the holy grail I had hoped for, but it did manage to noticeably improve how I looked at the end of the day. But it didn’t change the landscape so much that I was willing to settle.

Back to the drawing board.

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