Stop Searching: We've Found the Only Foundation You'll Ever Need
Who knew a perfect-finish foundation could also hydrate and fight the signs of aging?
This article originally appeared in SouthernLiving.com.
Finding the perfect foundation is no easy feat. If you're anything like me, you have a laundry list of requirements including full coverage and no caking. Until a few weeks ago, I didn't think a product like this existed. And to my knowledge, it didn’t. Well, until now. Just yesterday, IT Cosmetics released Confidence in A Compact ($38; ulta.com or amazon.com), a moisturizing and anti-aging full coverage foundation that they were generous enough to send me a sample of several weeks ago before it was available online. Like all the other products we consider featuring, I put it to the test. And here’s what happened.
Since I entered my 30s just over a year ago, something unexpected happened: for the first time in my life, I had acne! Now, I don’t mean to brag, but I was one of the lucky ones who had next-to-perfect skin all through my teens and twenties. So imagine my surprise when 3-0 rolls around, and I’m struggling to keep a clear complexion. The hydrating BB cream that I had been using just wasn’t covering the discoloration that the acne had left as a parting gift. However, the fuller coverage bases I tried were just too heavy and not giving me the kind of moisture I needed for my dry skin that was just getting drier from wrinkle-prevention products. What’s a girl to do?! So when I opened this compact, patted the sponge in foundation, and began to blend onto my skin, it was like the heavens had opened up and dropped a gift right into my hands. Not only did it even out my skin tone, I could feel the moisture being delivered right to my driest spots and it left me with a stunning dewy finish. The best part? The SPF-equipped makeup didn’t budge all day. And only after I fell in love with the out-of-this-world results, I learned that it’s also the first-ever, clinically shown anti-aging solid serum. Seriously, there is nothing more I could ask for in a foundation. I’ll be sticking with this one for the long haul.