This has always been the question posed by so many women out there and I've heard it ever since I started dabbling into the beauty habit - Does the more expensive foundations create a better outcome to an already troubled or flawed skin?
Now before I answer the question in great length, I would like to say that yes, as much as I believe that the more expensive brands have better formulation and R&D to give you a better-looking skin and lasting hold almost problem-free, I do think that you have got to start with a good foundation to how you manage your skin. And when I say foundation, I mean going back to basic - double cleanse, tone, a good serum and moisturiser... and that twice weekly scrub and purifying + hydrating mask.
Although makeup is like art where you paint on top of a canvas, our skin unfortunately, is a complicated form of canvas where what you put on top of it throughout the years, determine the end texture of the canvas. Some of us work extra hard to get a good canvas while some of us just need to drink 2 litres of water a day to keep our skin clear.
If you do not invest in a good skin care, you will not have a canvas good enough to bring in a beautiful result no matter how cheap or expensive the makeup foundation you use.
Note that good skin care does not necessarily mean expensive. As long as they cleanse your skin thoroughly at the end of the day, make your skin feels dewy soft, make you feel as if your skin glows under the night light before you go to bed and wake up feeling hydrated and refreshed, you are probably doing things right.
Back then when I've only started work and cheap foundations were the only ones I thought was cost effective for me, I would stare in awe at those beautiful glowy skin of women whom I thought had on them expensive foundations. And so, after awhile, I started going after brands like Chanel or Bobbi Brown or even Estee Lauder but I found that I kept having to look for the right foundation that could give me that same effect. They all didn't make my skin look dewy soft or glowy, my clogged pores were visible and my skin look patchy. So, that was where I got it wrong. I should instead take care of my skincare regime, have those regular facials suited for my skin problems and be diligent in my skincare habits.
So, note that the utmost foundation that you'd need to look after seriously is really the most basic - skincare. Once you have got that straightened out, no matter what type of makeup foundation you use, they will all just glide smoothly.
Do you agree? Give me your thoughts....