I have been called many fabulous things in my 25+ years on earth, and snob is usually thrown into the mix. I would never admit to being a snob, as I do not view myself as such -- I shop for bargains and frequent the dollar theater -- definitely not activities that are becoming of a snob! However when it comes to my cosmetics, particularly my foundation, I can admit that I am very much a snob.
I feel that every woman should treat herself to a bottle of high end foundation, as it is somewhat life changing. Yes, you read that correctly. Life changing.
Foundation is an essential part of makeup; hence the name alone (could it be any more obvious?) I have used various brands of foundation on myself and my clients throughout the years, and I have always yielded the best results with the higher end option.
Some may question why one would consider shelling out $50+ dollars for a bottle of foundation. Here are the top three reasons why it is worth your investment...
- It is your perfect match. Prior to purchasing any higher end/department store foundation, you can be custom matched to ensure that you are wearing your correct shade. And the makeup artists will be more than happy to give you a free sample of your foundation, so you can try it for a few days before you commit to the purchase!
- Extensive shade ranges. From almost transparent alabaster to the richest shade of mahogany, you can rest assured that you can find your true shade.
- You have options. Generally with higher end foundations, you have a large variety of foundation formulas to choose from. Long-wear; time released moisturizers; oil-free; SPF; acne prone skin and anti-aging properties. The possibilities are endless for the various foundation formulas that are on the market, ensuring that you will be able to find the foundation that is ideal for your skin type.
Below are a few high end foundation brands to check out:
- Dolce & Gabbana
- Giorgio Armani
- Yves Saint Laurent