I don’t post selfies for the sake of “validation.” I post selfies as a way to say, “Hey, check this out!”, or “Guess where I am!”
There are certain locations, events, products and services that I love so much, I actually want to help their business out. But I do admit, when I do take that occasional selfie, I make sure that I look good.
While I do have photo editing tools on my phone, I only use them to play with the lighting and coloring, or take certain objects our of the picture. I don’t use them to cover up pimples or blemishes out of my face. Except for some dark circles under my eyes, I’m lucky enough not to have any major skin problems. And if on that day, I do, my make up already does that anyway–my foundation, to be specific.
Foundation is one extremely important aspect of putting on make up because it’s your base before you put on anything else. It hides any imperfections on your skin like acne, scars, and rashes. It also evens out your skin tone, and helps protect your skin from the elements.
I’ve tried several brands of foundation before, but one of my favorites is Dermacol’s Make Up Cover. It’s already well-known as one of the best foundations in the world, but I didn’t realize just how good it actually is until I started using it myself. I didn’t have to use any more concealer because it’s so effective at covering up my blemishes.
It’s very durable and waterproof—perfect for the complete opposite of sweater weathers. And since it’s hypoallergenic, I don’t have to worry about any potential allergies acting up on my skin. It feels quite heavy on me though, but its potency is definitely worth it. It’s not my everyday foundation since I just go to the office and that’s it, but for my special events that demand heavy duty make-up, it’s my go-to foundation.
Although Dermacol Make Up Cover is a very good foundation, it isn’t exactly the cheapest in the market. They’re usually at the 1000-and-above-peso range. When I searched online for any discounts, they were usually priced at around 900. I also found Dermacol foundations priced at around 250 to 500. I didn’t find those too credible though, since the ratings were either below 4-stars or at an even more suspicious perfect 5-star grade. Products that are rated 4 to 4.5 stars are usually the most believable for me.
I got mine from the same shop (Capsule Collection) that sold me lava stone bracelets. They sell Dermacol at 800 pesos. It’s actually not a bad price at all—plus I didn’t have to pay any shipping fees since they’re based here in Davao too.
(Always remember this when choosing a foundation, Dermacol or not: It’s important that you pick the right shade of color for your foundation if you want to complement your tone better. I once made the mistake of buying one that was several shades lighter than my skin. My head ended up looking much whiter than the rest of my body.)
If you take make-up seriously, I definitely recommend the Make Up Cover for you. It’s a famous foundation for a very valid reason: it’s just that good.