how do i know which foundation choice is best for my skin and what color choice will not be to pink or dark?
my elasticity is ok but i have horrible pigmentation that i have a very hard time covering.its acne scars and i am so ashamed of the way my face looks now. my husband says my skin has done a complete 180 since 2003. he says its totally different. to me its ugly i have huge pores especially in the apple area nose and chin.I am ready to do something that will work. i have tried every product from department stores to drug stores to luminess air brush. the pic i uploaded it so you could see my skin in a pic that is light.of course i have tons of cover up on pigmentation.
First of all, I'd like to comment on your pic; I think you are beautiful! Very pretty girl, I tell you. With this brand of make-up, they have everything you need to be stunning. These are my personal suggestions:
*Find out your undertones (highly agree with that, Google was a big help to me!)!!! Then decide which color family you belong to ranging from Fair to Light to Medium. You look like you could be anywhere in these categories, but if you DON'T want pinkish looking make-up, stay away from the cool tones (i.e. Fair, Fairly Medium, Medium. These are all for cool, pink undertones. If you don't like that, stay away from these!!) & go for a more neutral (i.e. Fairly Light or Medium Beige).
*Choose which formulation you want. The Original Foundation is great & adds a nice 'glow' to the skin. Or if you don't want to be shiny looking in the least, choose the Matte Foundation (my preference).
*Ideally, it would be best to visit a Bare Escentuals Boutique & ask a consultant to help you, but really go with your gut. I've found alot of times Beauty Consultants can be very over-bearing & eager, which makes me take less time thinking for myself about what I want exactly. So welcome their help, but in the end, make your own decision about what you feel most suits you, what makes you feel comfortable, & what YOU think looks best. The products are there for you to try, so hop to it & don't be shy! If you don't live near a boutique, try visiting Sephora (they sell Bare Escentuals products & are helpful with these types of questions) or ANY beauty counter at the mall can help you find your undertones & shade. If all else fails, again I stress to go with Fairly Light or Medium Beige (I am very pale with cool to neutral undertones, all year long I can wear Fairly Light, but in the summertime, I can totally rock the Medium Beige without it being too dark for me).
*The most valuable, important products for a flawless face are -PrimeTime Primer -Foundation -Mineral Veil -at least one facial brush (when a friend turned me onto the brand, I bought a get started kit. I find this is the best way to begin to use bareMinerals & they usually have everything you need!) & quite possibly some -Bisque (I don't have any myself, but if you're trying to cover up acne scars, it's the way to go. My friend swears by it!!)
*Always start with a fresh, clean face (using a toner, moisturizer, etc. if necessary).
*Apply a pea-sized amount of Primer to really even out your skin texture.
*Dust a bit of Mineral Veil all over, really concentrating on the areas prone to oiliness, large pores & the like (such as your nose, chin, & forehead). Really grind the MV into your skin. It's HARD to use too much.
*Using your concealer brush, use your foundation or your concealing Bisque, and sweep, buff, & blend over any visible scarring or uneven skin tone.
*Using a larger brush (either from BE or any brand of Buki Brush works nicely), use the Swirl, Tap, Buff technique to apply your foundation.
*This would be the time to lightly apply blush, Warmth, or an All Over Face color to your cheeks, swipe some in the form of a "3" from the forehead over your eyebrows, cheeks, & chin. However, first, I would wait until you have your other make-up techniques down pact before you experiment with contour & highlighting. Just a suggestion.
*Lastly, swirl on some more Mineral Veil. It really helps minimize pores, scars, blemishes, & any other imperfections.
I really hope this helps, I wish you the best of luck, & as I said before, you're already gorgeous, just get your face on right & the confidence should flow right out of you.