I know this isn’t really breaking news, but I’m just going to put it out there into the Universe, I was wearing the wrong shade of Bare Minerals foundation and grew very unhappy. While I am a Bare Escentuals devotee, a.k.a– Bare Escentuals groupie, I had convinced myself that the foundation itself was just not for me. As a result, I would only wear another brand which to be honest is a great mineral makeup. But I want Bare Minerals!
The reasons why I am so embarrassed by this are several. Let’s focus on the most obvious. One– I’m a beauty blogger. I should just know better! Two– in my many years of working in cosmetics in the past, I have matched countless women with the appropriate shade of Bare Minerals and sent them home extremely happy, some of them even misty-eyed with tears of happiness– seriously! The least I can do is correctly match myself, right?
Several of my co-workers told me time after time, “You’re Fairly Light. Don’t get Fair, it’s going to look too light!”
I’ve even been matched by Bare Escentuals Artists in their lovely boutiques. Again, Fairly Light. So, for several years I was convinced that Bare Minerals foundation wasn’t for me. While Fairly Light looked great for an hour, after that, it turned so golden on me that I wasn’t getting the full Bare Minerals experience. A few weeks ago when I was sitting at a table with all of the Bare Escentuals rockstars, one of them said something about her skin tone that completely pertained to mine. I was looking at her across the table and her complexion was so similar to mine that if she wasn’t a beautiful blonde, she could have very well been my fair-skinned sister. She said she used Fair. At that moment, a light bulb clicked on in my head. I NEED FAIR. THAT’S WHAT I’VE NEEDED ALL ALONG! WHY DIDN’T I LISTEN TO MYSELF ALL THESE YEARS? It was really all very simple.
So, that’s that. Now that I’ve been wearing Fair, I’ve been wearing Bare Minerals foundation with pleasure. If you’re wondering what the lesson is in this: I’m a dork, and use your best judgement. Even if someone disagrees with you, you’re most likely right.