Finding the right foundation for me is usually something that feels like such a chore. I have pretty fair skin, so finding shades that aren't too pink/orange etc are quite a challenge. I consider myself to have cool toned skin, so anything that is too warm when it comes to foundation won't work for me.
One day with a bare face, I ventured to my local town center and was on a mission to find a suitable liquid foundation. After much walking around I decided that my local Boots store would be my best bet. I approached the Benefit makeup counter and said to the girl I wanted assistance in finding a good foundation for my skin type and tone. With her help, she introduced me to Benefit Hello Flawless foundation.
As you might guess - i'm in the shade ivory. Benefit seemed to have two different versions of ivory, even in that case, I am the fairer option! What I like about this foundation is that it's light but buildable. When I first started using this at home, I began using it with the Real Techniques buffing brush. This gave me good results, but for someone that doesn't wear a thick base on her face, I felt a little cakey. Instead I switched up the brush for a makeup sponge (you can probably guess right) I like to use the Real Techniques sponge. After dampening the sponge lightly and dabbing and blending the foundation over my face - the coverage and texture becomes just right. Also if I do need to build up the coverage, perhaps around the center of my face, I can do so easily! I follow up with concealer and setting it all with my Mac pro longwear powder. I really recommend this foundation for someone that wants a light/medium coverage! What makeup base products do you recommend?