I thought Caroline's answer was really interesting and different to the standard advice of applying to the jaw and going outside, so I thought I'd share. She recommended taking a couple of little sample pots along and decanting a little of the foundation from the testers. You pick a couple of shades that you think will be the closest match, make your samples and go home and check the match in natural light. I think this is great advice for getting a good match. But...and this is a big but, what do we think the shop assistants, (and possibly the security guards) will make of this? I have read many rants online about how eating in the supermarket before you've paid is theft, so would this be viewed the same way? How likely is it that my pursuit of a perfect match will get me arrested for shoplifting? I'm not sure that "I was advised by a celebrity make up artist" would wash with the security guards...
|Honestly, I was just trying to find a shade that didn't make me look orange!|
What do you think, would you give it a try or have you ever done this before? It sounds like a great way to get the right match by trying at home and seeing how it settles. I do wish that it was easier to get sample of different foundations shades.
Update: I contacted Boots to ask whether or not this would be acceptable behaviour. They wouldn't recommend you bringing your own pots in to store but in larger stores they have staff that can help you select the right shade and they should allow you to take a small amount of foundation away if you need to. I'm still waiting to hear back from Superdrug.