It seems new foundations are now being put through a different kind of testing these days. They are now tested to see how they rate on a selfie. Even though it seems a little silly, it actually makes sense when you consider the amount of selfies that are dominating the Internet.
So Marianne Mychaskiw, writer for InStyle magazine decided to do a little testing of her own. She chose five of teh absolute top foundations and tested them for herself and on herself. She chose one a day and snapped a selfie under the same light so she could determine which of them worked best. The following is an account of the 5 best tested foundations for selfies according to her findings.
“Of course”,Marianne starts off, “I had to set some ground rules first. Since the test focused solely on foundation, I wasn’t going to allow myself to apply any concealer or powder prior to taking the picture.”
She went on to say, “My application method was the same with each product; I did my skincare routine as usual, skipped the primer, used my fingers to blend on the formula, then buffed everything out with a wet BeautyBlender sponge.” She also admitted the indisputable fact that taking selfies is not all that it’s cracked up to be and actually can be quite difficult. Following are the 5 foundations she chose and how they worked out in her private competition.
Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation
This brand’s Makeup For Ever Original Foundation HD is the writer- Marianne’s favourite, she admitted to having high hopes for this Ultra HD’s second edition foundation in her private selfie experiment. And because, as she said, all phones manufactured in 2016 will have a camera with 4k technology, HD changed the original formula and added coated pigments that would be undetectable under the new powerful hi-def lens. She tried this new foundation from HD- their Invisible Cover Foundation is the one she tested for the selfie.
Result: This foundation looked matte throughout the day and worked well on camera too.
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Photo Edition Oil-Free Foundation
Marianne was pleased that it took such a tiny amount of this light-weight and easy-to-spread-foundation to cover her face properly. It worked well and she recommended that the oil-free version, although ideal for those who end up shiny at the end of the day, may not be right for dry skin types. If you have a drier skin use their moisturizing type of foundation.
Physician’s Formula Instaready BB Cream
Even though this is, in reality- a BB cream, it was thought to do the job and cover just the same as a foundation. However, it is light coverage. The creators used a light-reflecting formula as well as colour correctors to slightly blur any small skin issues and refine pores. It was noted that the formula was fairly hydrating as an extra bonus. Marianne does admit there was some slight creasing in the smile area but said it was easy to buff away.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation
Charlotte Tilbury makeup products are the new go-to and it seems everyone is in awe about this foundation. When tested it was a marvellous choice however it was a little full-coverage and matte for Marianne’s personal tastes. She did, however, love-love it for how it looks in photos and it’s astonishing lasting-power. She didn’t have to touch up at all and overall was more than impressed!
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation
“Chanel’s Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation, which launches in May, claims to deliver a finish that looks just like your own natural skin, except way more glowy and flawless. “ Marianne tells us. She imparts that she had a few breakouts with the winter weather and was excited to see that there was no sign of the mishap from under this fabulous foundation! As it turns out she admits this one is her favourite one of the five tested! And she also said that even at the end of the day she had a radiant glow!
It looks like all of the five tested foundations delivered for Marianne, and all got honour marks in the Instagram test.