Are You Wearing the Right Foundation Shade?

Did you know that about eight in 10 women wear the wrong bra size? Now, imagine how many women wear the wrong shade of foundation. We’ve all definitely witnessed countless women sporting too dark or too light foundation. With that in mind, Bare Escentuals has started doing “foundation fittings” in stores everywhere to help debut their newest contribution to the world of foundation.

Let me tell you, if you love the original bareMinerals foundation, then you’re going to go crazy for the new bareMinerals Ready SPF 20 Foundation ($29). This new formula comes in a pressed form instead of the traditional loose powder. It also lasts for 12 hours and has a very natural finish that doesn’t feel cakey. Here’s the best part, it has time released mineral hydration that gives you a 108 percent increase in skin hydration! So it’s perfect if you suffer from dry skin.

Already a fan of their loose powder foundation, I had the chance to go into a Bare Escentuals store for a foundation fitting, and it was love at first “buff.” Perhaps my favorite thing about this product is that you don’t have to worry about spilling the powder everywhere (my makeup bag has definitely seen better days). It really does cover what you want it to cover without feeling thick or greasy—usually my problem with foundations. Thanks to my mom, I always aim to purchase beauty products that contain sunscreen. This one has SPF 20, so that definitely give it bonus points.

It's definitely a must-buy. It comes in 20 different shades, so I dare you to not find your match (mine is “Fairly Light,” in case you were wondering). And don’t forget to buy the new Precision Face Brush ($28) because it’s the perfect tool to apply this foundation with.