Wednesday, 19 September 2012
So on Sunday, off i went excited about buying the foundation that promised to march my skin tone and cover up my depressing acne problem. When I went to the Mac counter it was very busy. This must be a good sign I thought! I thought that it must be good if so busy. I was served by a very pretty young lady (who had perfect skin and coverage, even though a little orange) and I told her the problems I was having and so she recommended this product. She also recommended the concealer product. She tested the product on my skin. I said to her that I had a cool undertone to my skin. Anyone with eyes can see this is true as I am very pale (and mostly look like death). Anyway...in the shop 'lighting' which is always poor..she applied the foundation and it seemed a good match. So I got my debit card and paid for my products!..I was so excited to go home and wash all my previous (non-matching) foundation and apply my new products. I was devastated by the results!!!!! I looked in the mirror and I looked like I was wearing a pale orange mask! I didn't understand..I told her I had cool skin/blue undertones...what has she given me. I looked at the product code...it said NW15...hmmmm... so I went online and as it is NW15 is the WARM tone NOT the cold. That's why I looked like a fool! So after spending over £20 on this one product (never mind the matching colour concealer I also bought) I am no better off. I am so disappointed and frustrated. I now feel like the woman who served me really wasn't listening to me at all. So now I intend to drive to Sheffield AGAIN to ask for an exchange and ask for the NC15...which is the COLD tone. I had better get an exchange because if I do not, I will not be a happy Mac customer..well I am not happy with them already, but perhaps they can redeem themselves! Very disappointed! Will Mac sort this out?...........
Sunday, 9 September 2012
Now the situation I face is as follows...how can I hide the unsightly areas of my face that has the problem scene. Well I asked my friends and many suggested Estee Lauder double wear. So I did. The coverage is totally amazing. I really like this product. my skin doesn't react badly to it...probs because it is lanolin free which is always helpful! The coverage does seem to last a really long while. It is expensive but well worth the money. I have tried many foundations as I am sure many people have, and they often 'fall off' or 'slide off the face', but this one stays put! Well worth it! Th sonly problem have with it is that I do not seem to find the right colour to match my skin. I have pale skin...at first I bought the 'Shell' one....it was too light..so then I tried 'Fresco'..it looks great on my face but once you look at my jaw line it is too obvious I am wearing it and that it doesn't match on this area of my face...weird...so i went back and asked for testers...i had spent so much money already and not getting the right colour. The ladies at ester lauder were very helpful and allowed me to take away a few testers...i tried the 'Ecru' which was too light just like the 'Shell' I also tried the normal wear 'ivory beige' I think it was...but again too dark...... I have tried mixing my 'Shell' with my 'Fresco' but that doesn't work haha i really want to find a colour with ester lauder as i really love their product and the coverage it gives me. I have been told that they will be bringing out some more colours soon...I sure hope so!!!!! I want to get the right colour so i don't end up looking like a ghost or a humpa lumpa!!!! Because that would just look wrong hahaha!!!!!! Any advice for me..please let me know