Tuesday

Pursuit of Prettiness: Photo Face

Models Backstage at Dolce and Gabbana SS13
Image from Catwalking

Photographs are my worst enemy. I am truly, disgustingly unphotogenic and it really does bring me down. Everything from head to toe looks a million times worse when captured on camera in my case, and over the past week things have worsened.

It appears that I have turned into some sort of ghost. Whenever the unforgiving flash of my friend's iPhone goes off, my face suddenly glows a bright white, contrasting dramatically with my dark He-Shi tan. It is not, NOT a good look.

I won't post the photos, but if you are a friend of mine on Facebook you may have been unfortunate enough to have caught a glimpse of Shona the clown, clad in a little red dress with bright Ruby Woo lips and a chalky complexion to rival the cast of Twilight.

I have to point the finger at my foundation of choice. I have been using the Estée Lauder Maximum Coverage foundation for a few years now and I love it's mask-like effect, purely because it covers EVERYTHING. I have since come to realise, learning the hard way, that it is a) two shades too light for my skin tone and b) totally wrong for my skin type.

I knew, to avoid any more Facebook photo embarrassments, that I should invest in a shiny new foundation and I have since made a new friend: Revlon PhotoReady Make-Up (available from Boots for just £9.99)

Available Nationwide £9.99

I bought it almost impulsively, swayed by it's promise of a flawless photo finish, but I am very glad I did. The foundation provides a satiny, airbrushed base with a fantastic buildable coverage. I also indulged in the matching concealer which blends seamlessly with the base and gives that extra bit of polish to my less than perfect skin. Revlon also offer a PhotoReady primer which I am very keen to try, primarily to see whether it boosts the staying power of the foundation

It blends like a dream, it covers beautifully and it is the first foundation I have worn that isn't mask-like, but still provides adequate coverage without the addition of powder. 

Yay for Revlon!
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