Ok, let me explain the 75 exclamation points. Kat Von D, the lovely tattoo
Anyway, I should explain that I am not a foundation person at all. Though I clearly (as in...clearly) need the coverage, I hate the way foundation feels on my face. Like my skin can't breathe or something. I always opt out and go with concealer and powder instead, though I always regret the decision in pictures later. But I was going out of town over the weekend for a special event, and I wanted to look more polished. Because I had seen and read great things about this foundation, I stopped by Sephora and picked up a sample. The first thing I noticed upon using it the first day of my event was the texture. I could barely get it of the tiny tiny plastic sample bottle I was given. After finally coaxing it out with gentle words ("please please, you gorgeous foundation, come outta there. I have to be at this event in twenty minutes? Please? You can do it. I'll be your best friend...."), I opted to use my fingers to apply it. Fingers because the tiny amount that did come out was not enough to apply with a brush or sponge ("you promised you'd come out of the bottle - you slut - is this the best you could do?"). Anyway, turns out you only need the tiniest amount ("there there. I'm sorry...") because this stuff means business. It covered so well I decided against using concealer, though I slightly regretted that later in pictures. Not only did this foundation not feel heavy or look cakey, it wore all day long. I mean, I didn't have to touch up or use powder in the 10+ hours I was wearing it.
Foundation worn, in sunlight, at 9AM. (You can see why I regretted not using concealer under the eyes, eh?)
And back at the hotel....foundation is STILL in place around 7:00 later that evening. I literally did not have to touch up or apply powder in all that time. It felt like my own skin so much I even forgot I had it on. Unfortunately, as you can see, the HAIR didn't hold up quite as well...I ask that you please forgive the bad bangs (self-mutilation) and fried texture....
So in conclusion, ladies, I will say this: RUN...DO NOT WALK...to Sephora and either pick up a sample or just shell out that $34 for a bottle, as I will be doing in precisely 1 hour. Again, tipping the hat to you, Ms. Von D - YOU ROCK, chica!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!