Anyway, as expected, the tone was less than flattering, though the consultant did his best to insist that the ‘warmness’ was nice. I didn’t make a purchase that day.
The lesson from this would be to use your own judgement and choose your own shade. This is no more the case than with MyFace, a brand which caters for Asian skin and has the column inches in Asiana magazine to prove it.
I first tried their range when they had a beauty day in
. I was impressed by their incredibly reasonable price. At £12.99 for their Mymix foundation, it was a fraction of the cost of other brands which also promised to cater for Asian skin. Manchester
The colours fall into three different categories, light, medium and dark. Within these categories there are three different shades. Myface also has a matching lipstick and blusher for each of the three shades. So far, so simple.
I was told that the dark shade would be most appropriate for Asian skin, so I was matched up accordingly. At first look, I was hit by a sense of Déjà vu. Again the colour was too dark and simply didn’t flatter nor suit my skin.
Despite this, the foundation itself was flawless and created a nice even base. So I was determined not to give up on Myface, I figured if I got the shade right, it would be a low price saviour for desi girls.
I then went for a medium shade, which actually produced a much better result. Perhaps due to it being lighter, it didn’t seem to provide as much coverage, but I think applying a spot of concealer on any blemishes beforehand would do the trick. Though I may opt for something more heavy-duty for a wedding or party, Myface felt like the perfect solution for everyday wear.
Then I tried the lipstick and blusher from the medium range. While the blusher, in R&B Rouge (which comes in a very handy compact with mirror and brush) was fine, I felt the lipstick, in Gigabyte Smooth was incredibly sheer and almost nude. I queried this and was told that the medium range isn’t suitable for Asian skin, which is why the colour was virtually non-existent.
In the simplest terms, the three shades on offer are based on three distinct skintones. Kate Hudson is light, Kate Moss is medium, and Freida Pinto is Dark. This explained a lot. Frieda Pinto has fairly dark skin, and not every Asian girl has this colouring, which is why the dark foundation was wrong for me. I found it funny that the medium was a good match, as last time I checked, I was not the same colour as Kate Moss.