I don’t use foundation everyday so I don’t buy foundation that frequently. (And) in all of my life, I remember having bought only 5 different (I’m already 29):
- Maybelline Purepact Mineral Compact
- James Cooper Jazzy Cream Compact
- Shiseido Sun Protection Stick
- Revlon Colorstay Mineral Powder (discontinued)
- CoverGirl Advanced Radiance Age Defying Liquid
Shopping for foundation stresses me out. The process of swatching on the jaw and chest, walking around for a few hours to test if it will set darker, going out in the sun to check if it really matches my skin tone, and repeating the process when I still haven’t found the one.
Those, coupled with my lack of experience in buying foundation, make choosing a product all the more difficult for me.
Years ago, I wished there was a foundation database website that will tell me all the brands and shades that will fit me once I type in the foundations that worked for me in the past.
I think my wish came true with findation.com
Here’s how the site works:
- Enter all the foundation brands/ shades that match you to almost-perfection.
- Based on what they call ‘algorithm’, they will give you a list of foundation brands and shades that might work for you.
Here’s how I think their algorithm works:
The foundations we type in will be part of their foundation database and will shape their foundation look-up algorithm.
As they mentioned in their instructions list, it’s important that we put in the foundation shades that match us closely. If we use different shades of the same brand in the warmer months and in the cooler months, we should NOT enter both information in one batch.
My Shiseido Sun Protection Stick Foundation is near being all used-up. I’m excited to give this website a try when I search for a new one.
I’d still have to go through my “foundation shopping process” but at least now, I can pre-look for the shades that is highly likely to match me well. This means less trial-and-error cycles. Yey!
I hope you can give the website a try and drop me a line for your assessment. Thanks!