Let me tell you I’m in my mid-40s without telling you I’m in my mid-40s: my thirsty face is always chasing that glow.
When it comes to foundation, matte is not my friend. I need to look alive, people. And despite what women over 40 have always been told, I don't need nor want to hide or cover up my face with makeup.
For ages, I've been searching for a Goldilocks base product that can deliver just the right amount of coverage for a 'my skin but better' finish when I go out. Glowy, not oily. Hydrated but not glittery. I need luminous. And I need it in my skin tone.
I’ve spent too many years buying several concealers and foundations and mixing colours together to get my shade because major brands have had such limited colour ranges. On more than one occasion in my youth, my eye pigmentation was blamed on me aging or being dehydrated, when in fact, I was born that way. The real problem was brands not being inclusive enough. The problem was not my face, thank you very much!
So, when I was recently asked to select a foundation to try from Adore's Global Shades brands, Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation had me at ‘luminous’. But would it deliver?
Keep scrolling for my full review of this very lovely foundation.