First of all, I just wanted to go back on my lovely childhood a bit. My first ever foundation was CoverGirl, needless to say...the light enough shade wasn't light enough. So I started high school with a terrible orange mask on my face. A girl (who has now become my long-time best friend) was kind enough to point this out. I also had severe eczema on my face, so my dermatologist recommended I go to the department store to purchase my makeup. So off my mom and I went to the pretty counters at The Bay; of course we tried Clinique first, but no match was found. Lancome, Estee, Arden, but no luck. Then I saw this shiny counter in the back glowing, and angels came down playing harps. I ran over to find a beautiful Dior foundation that matched my skin perfectly. Okay...so maybe I am exaggerating a little, but basically my first high end foundation was Dior, it was also my first ever high end mascara (but we will talk about those at a later date ;) ).
Moral of the story is, 1. I was a spoiled child and I love my mother 2. I have always had a thing for Dior Foundations. Since those days other brands have branched out and carried lighter shades, but I always find myself drawn to the Dark Blue and Silver.
This foundation in particular is meant to reflect light, and give a brightening affect to the skin. It is from the idea of how the skin looks under studio lighting, and to give you that look at all times. It is also long-wearing and light-weight.
What was your first experience in a department store like? Do you find a big difference between luxury and drugstore foundations?
Thanks for reading, sorry I went on a bit of a ramble but sometimes you start typing and you just can't stop!
Until next time,