If you read this blog regularly, you already know I own about 12.458.789 foundations. And of course, they're all matching my ghostly fair skin.
But, as you also might know already, comes Spring and I dig up the fake tan! Which means all my babies don't match me any longer.
Possible solution: get another foundation in my Summer color (which is barely an NC20, mind you) but that just increases the insane number of bottles in my drawer with a product I'll only use for a few months. Plus: which one to chose? I like different finishes and coverages for different looks, so I'd have to get like 3 different ones!
There comes a solution, and the friend who told me about that will have my eternal gratitude: Helena Rubinstein Color to Mix!
What's that? it's a "tailor made shade creator" aka a very pigmented cream you add to your foundation to darken its color. You can also add it to a moisturizer to make it tinted, or even to your sunscreen when you're not wearing anything else!
They have a light and a dark version of the product so you can chose the intensity you want according to your skintone.
How does it work? So easy: add a very little amount (rice grain size) to your usual amount of foundation, mix, apply - done.
Price: it's not cheap, it's actually almost as expensive as a new foundation, but it offers a lot more possibilities. The tube is quite small (10 ml) and is sold €29 in Europe, and I think about $50 in the US. But one tube will last you a whole season since you really don't use much.
Do I recommend it? Would I rebuy? Yes, and yes! I'm very pleased about this product, I enjoy using it and I like the result I get.
What do you do when your skin goes darker?