It is a well-known fact that diamonds are a girl’s best friend; like sultry eyed Marilyn Monroe, clad in a shocking pink dress dripping in sparkling diamonds, would have us believe. This scene in the 1953 hit Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is one of the most memorable scenes of Marilyn Monroe’s unfortunately short lifetime. Most aspects of the scene have aged well. The melody, a jazzy, quirky number can still get your toes tapping jauntily. The tight, clinging silhouette that highlighted the famous Marilyn Monroe curves continues to be a best seller of the modern times. The diamonds of course have not only aged well, but most probably increased in value three fold. Marilyn herself has become an icon, the timeless gold standard of the classic Hollywood bombshell.
A little over half a century later the modern girl is singing the same tune to a different set of lyrics. Arguably, the modern girl’s best friend that ensures she always has her best face forward is her reliable, go to foundation. Finding the best formula that perfectly suits your skin type and lifestyle can be something akin to the search for the mythical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. There are too many products touted as the next best thing. And with cosmetics companies shelling out the big bucks for celebrity endorsers, self –styled social media stars and various other influencers it can be very difficult to separate what actually works from glamorous fallacy. The beauty industry is reportedly worth around $532 billion USD and shows no sign of faltering any time soon. At some point in a person’s lives one has gone to the make-up counter for one thing, an hour or two later that person walks away a hundred or so more dollars poorer but with a glowing feeling of self-satisfaction; the latest beauty products safely stashed in the shopping bags.
So how do you separate the wheat from chaff? How do you distinguish real gold from fool’s gold? The last thing anyone wants is to discover that her new best buddy, the touted foundation of her dreams was actually a stooge that settles into her pores and ends up emphasizing fine lines. What is even worse is when it ends up irritating your skin and you are left with a face full of regrets.
The good news is that you don’t have to do it all on your lonesome. Various media have opened up new avenues of sharing information. In your own search for the perfect foundation you might run across www.ellisjamesdesigns.com. Their review about the top foundation choices was a life saver. It will point you in the right direction before you even spend a single cent. This covers the best foundation for covering large pores which is the never ending battle of my skin. The article very clearly outlines the different needs of dry skin vs. combination and oily and provides alternatives. Another thing that I like about it is that it doesn’t inundate you with expensive brands only. It strikes a great balance with high end and drugstore options for you to consider.