Warning: excessively girlie post ahead.
After 6 years of being satisfied with mineral makeup, I’ve decided I need to go back to using a liquid foundation. I don’t WANT to do this – powder has served me well over the years – but I have become so hideously deformed that I feel I need something stronger, perhaps even nuclear-powered, to cover my face.
The discolouration I’ve suffered since the never-ending onset of zombie face has spread and gotten worse. Not satisfied with just having random patches of weird, I’ve now got a great deal of noticeably lighter skin with some awesome dark splotches throughout. Ed swears that my horrible face is not detectable to anyone else, but I can’t possibly see how that can be true – it’s like a giant glowing beacon of leprosy ALL OVER MY FACE. Most people I know are far too polite to say “hey, so what’s up with your face”, but I am paranoid that people are whispering amongst themselves and wondering if I’m contagious or even worse, looking at my face instead of my glorious rack.
So, that brings me to my point: I need some liquid foundation advice. Before I switched to mineral foundation, I was using some MAC stuff with a sponge and more often than not going out with a face full of goo that felt kind of icky. Six years is a long time, and I’m certain there have been some great technological strides in the science of facial coverage that I could use to my advantage (and to hide my shame) – but I don’t know what they are. If you use liquid foundation, what brand(s) do you like? Is there anything I should avoid or look for? Is there a better way to apply foundation other than a sponge but isn’t a friggin’ airbrush? Should I just give up altogether and exchange all my makeup for a pair of sweatpants and an ill-fitting t-shirt?
Help. I hate feeling ugly.