Finding the perfect make-up

I've had some bad news over the phone just now, so I thought I'd quickly share it before I hit "publish", since I've already mentioned it here before. You may remember reading about my Grandad's health worries in April. The biopsy results are in. I'm afraid the cells are malignant. The doctors say it is low-grade and not life-threatening, but it is cancer alright. I hate that word and can't even begin to describe how gutted I am. The course of treatment will be decided after a few more tests. Sorry for whinging here :( Now on to today's bit of beauty blogging fix.


Like many other people, it took me the better part of my make-up-addicted-days to find my perfect foundation shade (and even then it changes a bit across seasons) and texture. I've gone through the doesn't-match-with-neck, the oil spill and the cakey phases. SAs didn't help; most of them jumped to wrong conclusions and I've looked pink, pallid, red, orange, muddy and ghoulish. Finally, a lovely lady at the Lancome counter in Macy's, Seattle, sat with me for about two hours and matched my perfect shade across a few brands and textures. I wish I'd taken her contact details.
I recently received an email from Anne of PS Beauty saying they were putting together a website to help people around the world find not only their perfect foundation, but also their perfect lippy, blush and so on. I checked the website out and it is under construction. This is a great idea, something that will come in handy for us all. You can create your profile and answer a questionnaire, based on which they recommend products.The rating option isn't ready yet , nor are the foundation recommendations. I also suggested that they should have a more detailed way of finding the undertone - maybe photographs of warm, cool and neutral 'undertoned' people? And, more detailed shading.
Do check out the website and let Anne know what you think, via email, Facebook or Twitter. She is very friendly and welcomes all suggestions and actually incorporates them in her plans! I'm excited about what she has in mind and can't wait to see the finished website.
Last day to enter my international giveaway.
  1. This is such a great idea for a website and I can't wait to see it.

    But more importantly, I'm so sorry to hear your news - best wishes to you and your family. Never apologise for "whinging"! xx

    http://whatwouldaudreywear.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much for your good wishes - means a lot to me :)

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  2. You're definitely not whinging! You should spend all the time you can with your grandpa and make the most of it - trust me. My grandpa was diagnosed with cancer March-April last year but by then we were too late since it was already at a serious stage. The doctors in Australia wouldn't do anything so my family took our chances to fly him to China to try a different type of medicine. Basically between around July/August - October I didn't get the chance to see him. When I had the chance to fly over to China to see him, he passed away the night before I flew out and I was the only one in the family who didn't have the chance to see him before he passed away. I was so devastated but during times like these, you need to be strong.

    Louise
    dreamdustx

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    1. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandad. You're right, I can't waste a single moment I have left with him or my gran. I met him just now and he is in good spirits and asked my why my nails were bare! Thank you for sharing that and for the support. Hugs!

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  3. Aw big *hugs* I wish your Grandpa well....

    Love the beauty website, have been playing around on it this morning xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much, Rachel, really appreciate your support xx

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  4. I will pray for your Grandpa Renu...God will take care of his Health and make him alright soon...

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    1. Thanks so much, Radha, appreciate it.

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  5. My thoughts are with you with your Granddad and family. Stay positive. I have LUPUS and I was given 7 years because of the damage to my major organs. That was 9 years ago and I am still here and intend to be here a while yet!!

    Lots of love and hugs

    Jac x0x

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    1. Oh Jac I'm so, so sorry. Here I am whinging about this, which is definitely "tackle-able", according to doctors. We're not going to let you go anytime soon either. Your remarkable fighting spirit is inspiring and I'm going to share your story when I see Gramps over the weekend xoxo

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    2. Thanks Hunny please give your Gramps a hug from me xx

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  6. I am so sooo sorry about your grandad <3 sending you lots of hugs my dear :(
    That site is a pretty good idea btw i am going to check it out!
    Elle xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Elle. In a way, a corner of my brain expected it, because the tests were taking forever and ever. Now what matters is fighting it and winning over it.

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  7. This is such a great idea! I JUST found a great foundation after YEARS of looking. I am hesitant to call it my perfect one, but it just might be. It can be so hard to find the perfect one!

    xxoo
    rebeccastrutt.blogspot.com

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