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Splurge or Save? Skincare, Makeup & Haircare Products

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Splurge or Save: Foundation & Concealer
Splurge or Save? Skincare, Makeup & Haircare Products

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, my favorite foundation splurge

Splurge on foundation AND concealer.

While you can get a decent foundation at your average drugstore, the chances of you finding the perfect shade for your skin color can be hit or miss.

Too much money is wasted annually on the wrong shades of foundations and concealers, which is the main reason I say, "Get thee to the department store and skip the drugstore." Nothing beats the discerning eye of a makeup expert when it comes to finding the right shade and formulation for your skin tone. A makeup expert can take one look at your skin and determine if foundation or a tinted moisturizer best suits you or if you need a lighter or darker shade of concealer.

I suggest a department store such as Sephora for foundations and concealer rather than a specialized counter such as Clinique or M.A.C. Why? Sephora beauty experts have a wide variety of brands to choose from, whereas a Laura Mercier makeup artist only has Laura Mercier makeup to try out. (That said, Laura Mercier is hands-down my favorite brand for foundations and concealers. I buy mine at Sephora).

Extra tip: You may need different shades of foundation for summer and winter. Most people have a shade or two darker skin in the summer time.

See my lists of the best foundations and best concealers.

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