Why is it so difficult to find foundations and BB/CC creams that are the right shade? And why is finding foundation with the correct undertone almost impossible? Why does my skin tone change substantially in the summer in spite of the fact that I wear sunscreen? It is what it is. So I’ve had to come up with ways to get around these problems.
I bought CoverFX Custom Cover Drops immediately when they first launched. The Custom Cover Drops are pure pigment, and it’s important to buy the right shade. CoverFX has lots of choices, but I found out that the ones that I bought at the end of the winter didn’t work so well for the summer. Boo. Also, I found that I like to use the Drops most for making my own foundations with CoverFX CCD and either serum, oil, concealer, or moisturizer. To change the shade of an existing foundation or BB/CC cream, the Drops sometimes didn’t work as well especially for those where the undertone was off.
A couple of months ago, I received a new lightweight foundation from Milani, Milani Conceal + Perfect 2 in 1 Concealer + Foundation. It went on well and felt great, but the color the company sent me was too dark and too yellow. I tried mixing with CCD and it didn’t make much difference. I ended up giving it away. Because I liked the formula of the foundation so much, my friend Marcia from BeautyInfoZone.com sent me the lightest shade in the range. Unfortunately, it was still a bit too dark and too yellow. But she enclosed a sample of a product I had never heard of: Manic Panic (of hair dye fame) Dreamtone Flawless Foundation and Color Corrector.
It’s easy to use, fluffy rather than liquid-y and runny. I mixed it with the Milani foundation, and the whiteness of the product seemed to lighten the shade and take away some of the yellow. Vegan and priced at $10 on Amazon for a 1 fl.oz. pump bottle.
While using the sample that Marcia sent, I discovered that I needed something on which to mix the foundation and corrector. I tried a piece of aluminum foil but that wasn’t my favorite thing. I ended up purchasing a small inexpensive palette that came with a mixing tool to mix up my foundations or anything that’s liquidy. Definitely worth the $6.99.
I think these were two handy, affordable purchases. Money well spent.