I've done many events for my clients but I still get nervous. What if no one comes? What if something goes wrong and there's no way to fix it? What if I look horrible in all my pictures? The jitters usually strike on the event day itself. So I'm a bag of nerves right now!
But let's talk makeup before I start fixing the final details for today's work. I know that most girls would be worrying about their outfits during a special occasion, but my main concern is always the foundation. The observer's eye tend to focus on the face, so if the face is a weird shade of gray or white then nothing else would look right. In my opinion anyway!
If you're part of an event then you should be ready for the long hours sweating it out behind the scenes and/or in front of the crowd. Your foundation should be able to stay on and look good in person AND in photos! So choose wisely. The foundation I'd be using today is none other than the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Compact (P2,400).
Sorry about the messy compact, I couldn't find the first set of photos I took of it
Coverage and finish. Its liquid sister is actually my favorite for events, but this cream version is waaay easier to use! A few swipes with a sponge or dense brush and I'm all done with my base. The coverage is medium to heavy, hiding most blemishes with just one thin layer. If you don' want to bother with concealer then apply another layer on your blemishes/eyebags and you're good to go!
The finish is demi-matte. It's hard to describe really, but it is matte with a skin-like finish. It's extremely photogenic! I would usually set it with a translucent powder like Ben Nye's Banana powder.
There's space for a sponge underneath. The sponge it comes with performs well, but the foundation is so thick and pigmented that you won't be able to wash it off anymore. So stock up on sponges, or use a brush.
Texture and feel. This is a cream foundation that has a lot of slip in it. It can feel heavy on the face in humid weather, which is why you should take care to use only thin layers, blend perfectly, and wait for it to dry before dusting on the setting powder.
In love with the finish! I found a perfect shade match in Warm Natural too.
Staying power. The Long-Wear Compact stays on well enough - you can use it a whole day with only minimal fading. I've used it for 13 full hours with only one retouch and it looked great after! Be sure to use thin layers though, or it will cake.
It's not something I would recommend for very oily girls since this doesn't set completely on oily skin. It doesn't stick well on oil, is the best description for it. Dry to combi girls will enjoy this more.
Recommendations. The Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Compact is best for those with dry to combination skin. It has awesome coverage and finish, mimicking natural skin even though you've covered a lot of imperfections. Just remember to use a gel, water-based moisturizer underneath since I observed that it slides over an oil-based moisturizer.
If you're oily, there are other more appropriate foundations for your skin type.
Sound off in the comments: what do you think of cream foundations? Yay or nay?