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Mixing foundations: The way out

There have been times when I go out looking for a foundation that matches my skin tone, only to find that the range I am coveting doesn't really stock on the shade that matches me :( So what does one do during such times? Yes of course, the obvious way out would be to check out another brand or range that stocks your shade... But you see I prefer sticking to the brand or range I want and customize the already available shades to suit my skin tone ;) well yes... all I do is I buy one shade lighter than my skin tone and one shade darker and just mix them in the right proportions and VOILA! I am ready with a shade closest to my skin tone! :D Simple isn't it?

Well I stumbled upon this genius of an idea when I bought myself the Maxfactor second skin foundation in GOLDEN and found it to be a shade lighter for my complexion. So, when I went back to the counter and bought a shade darker i.e. BRONE, I realized that the correct shade for me was lying in the middle of the two shades that I had bought... Now since the consistencies of both the foundations were the same, mixing wasn't really a problem and in the process I found my shade :)

My new look with my new RED Lipstick :D
I was so happy to finally find my shade that I ended up doing a whole new look for myself... I finally found a RED lipstick that suits me!!! More about the lipstick and it's review in an upcoming post... Till then let me know if you guys like the shade on me :) of both the lipstick and the foundation :P


  1. The foundation matches you to the T... u look all glowy glowy :) how are the wedding preparations going on???
    and the lipstick is WOWW!!!! even Im getting a red lipstick soon-- it looks soooo hot naa!

  2. beeeniii.. long time :) thanks for liking my look :) and yup RED LIPS are soo IN right now :D And they are so much more fun than pinks ;)
    Wedding preps are going fine... just that it tends to get hectic sometimes :( But i guess thats the fun part of it :P

  3. The foundation is PERFECT! Lucky you! I'm having a hard time finding my shade....I've also tried mixing foundations and it does work quite well. Loving the lipstick shade!


  4. I know what you mean! It's always been like that fro me... Thankfully, mixing foundations here worked for me ;)
    will be doing a post on the lipstick shade soon... stay tuned :)

  5. thats so awesome....!! i am still lookin for my spot on foundation.....rite now i use a foundation one shade darker and use a compact one shade lighter..!! that turns out pretty okayish lookin...but i still am pining for a correct shade match.....!!

  6. wow! thats awesome if it works for you :) i ve heard NYX and MAC foundations have a great range of shades.. u could try them as well :)

  7. Hi looking nice but this pic looks more natural

    What foundation have you used on the face in this pic?

  8. LOL :) it is natural looking girl cause IT IS NATURAL :P I haven't used any base make-up... just a moisturizer :)


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