Back in October, during the early stages of this blog, I conducted an inventory of my foundations and was determined to use everything unexpired to the last drop or give away/throw away the remainder. I threw away the Vincent Longo, used up the MAC Studio Sculpt, and put up the Armani for sale. Since then, I tried to depend on the Cargo Oil Free Lightweight Liquid Foundation as my daily foundation but found the coverage just a bit too light. I had to retire the MUFE Mat Velvet for the winter since it's very mattifying and too drying for the cold weather, and TheBalm Time Balm also has to be reserved for the summer since it matched my tan face and not my current paler visage. I use the MUFE Duo Mat solely as powder, so I was left with a dilemma.
Well, I turned to an old favourite. For a drugstore foundation, the L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Foundation is pretty amazing. It's oil-free, blendable medium coverage, and has a lovely satin finish. And instead of finding my exact current match, I got one that was a few shades darker (W4) so that I could adjust the intensity of colour as the season progressed.
Then I got sick of mixing foundations on a daily basis and got a refillable pump bottle from Shoppers Drug Mart. I dumped the remainder of the Cargo into the bottle and added an adequate amount of the L'Oreal True Match. Then I mixed up the whole thing, first with a popsicle stick, then by tightly closing the bottle and shaking it up.
And now I have my perfect foundation. If I tan a little some time in the near future (dreaming of a tropical vacay that is unlikely to happen!), I can add the remainder of the darker L'Oreal True Match and continue to make my perfect base.
Do you like to play mix and match? Have you found a perfect duo (or trio) that worked well? Share!