I’m upset. This week mega sucks. I was so looking forward to trying out mineral makeup foundation so I left work at 6:30pm to check out Glominerals at True Colour at Ngee Ann City. Booze Queen came along. A non-English speaking woman served us. While I was ok with it… it kind of annoys me now why should I, as the customer, accommodate a sales person’s incompetency when I should’ve insisted on an English speaking staff serving me.
But I digress. The first foundation the woman let me try was a little too whitish. Made my face look a little ghostly. She insisted that was the best shade because the colour will "oxidise" after a while. So I waited a while. It was still as white. We left the shop after I found out that the foundation cost $82.80. That’s twice as much as what I pay for at MAC and I wasn’t sure if it was worth forking out the money for.
We then went to MAC to check out the mineral makeup range. Unfortunately, the "mineralised foundation" that MAC has only comes in liquid form. I hate liquid foundation. Too much trouble to apply.
We eventually went back to True Colour and I asked the cheena woman to let me try a shade darker than the whitish foundation she recommended the first time round. This time, the colour she recommended turned out to be a little pinkish. Which was still rather contrasting to my neck colour.
Booze Queen then found a honey tone, which looked a lot closer to my skin tone (which is quite yellowish). We still felt it was a little light so the cheena woman got a darker shade for me to try. When she applied the foundation on my chin, it blended well with my neck colour. I also brushed on the foundation on my inner forearm and it blended with my skin. I was quite pleased and went ahead with the purchase.
After I got home, I removed my makeup and excitedly tried on the new foundation. GOOD GRIEF. The colour was so dark!! It’s sooo dark that my face turned brown. I can pass off as a Malay. It’s THAT dark. I was totally shocked. How can the colour look so different from the shop and at home? Was it because of the brush the cheena woman used to apply the foundation? Did the brush give a much lighter colour? And at home, using the thin and fur-like sponge, the colour came out too dark?
I cleaned off the foundation completely and re-applied, using a very light touch of my fingers. The result was still as dark. WHAT THE HELL happened? It’s so dark I could probably give it to Bubbs or XLS to try!
I’m extremely displeased about it. Going to the shop to make noise tomorrow. I wonder if it’s the lighting at the shop that distorted the colour? I did complain at the shop that their lighting made it very difficult to see the makeup. But I highly doubt they’ll let me change to a lighter shade. After all, what will they do with the one I’ve opened? Not sure if I want to get a lighter shade. It’s too much money to spend on 1 bloody foundation. Grrr. This is a freaky sucky week.