Today I want to talk to you beauts about one of my favourite LG products which is the Balance N Brighten Foundation:
I use this foundation in conjunction with Spackle which is a make-up Primer and a Kabuki brush:
I first use the spackle. I find in order for the foundation to last all day without going patchy the primer is essential. The foundation itself provides really good coverage however I will say this... use the Laura Geller Kabuki brush!! For a little while I didn't have it and I wasn't wowed by the foundation, it was okay but not brilliant; but then I got the brush in a collection I bought and since using it for the foundation I've not looked back!
Sorry for the close up of my spot BUT I'm trying to show the coverage of the foundation. I've not used concealer at all... not under my eyes or around my nose. The foundation doesn't sit on blemishes; you know when you try to cover something and it ends up drawing more attention to it? Not with this.
It evens my skin out sooooo well! Without make-up I have terrible red patches around my nose at the minute but you can't see them at all. The trick to get good coverage is to use the Kabuki brush and buff and buff. Don't go to apply more product, try buffing first then if need be add a little more:
Coverage wise this picture speaks for itself... trust me... my skin is far from brilliant at the minute. Like the true drama queen that I am I even threw a paddy about it just a few days ago, swearing to my boyfriend I need a consultation with a dermatologist because it's THAT bad. Thank God for make-up eh?!
Sorry this is on the side but if I rotated the pic it distorted the image (I have no photography skills whatsoever... apologies!)
This foundation doesn't come in an array of shades like some brand's foundations do. Balance N Brighten is available in 4 shades; Porcelain, Fair, Regular (Medium) and Tan (Dark). I can wear both porcelain and Fair. My Mam can wear both Fair and Regular so it is very forgiving.
It's very natural looking too; it's not matte but it's not shiny either. It doesn't sit on dry bits of skin (as long as you've properly buffed with the kabuki) and it doesn't enhance areas of shine either. It really is a clever lil go-to for me. Plus it's soooo quick. I'm not a lover of liquid foundations because I have to dot it on and work it in and then the demarcation lines need blended... blah blah blah. Who has time for that before 9am?!
Have you tried any Laura Geller products before? Is it a brand of choice for you? It definitely is for me!