Having started very young in adolescence with a facial hair, I have always considered it my biggest challenge. In my twenties and thirties even after a very close shave, I still had a dark shadow left; not unlike Homer Simson.
About 20 years ago I tried laser removal which was in its infancy at that time. It can best be described a pure torture. No amount of numming cream would dull the zapping. At that time I was about 50% white so I was only zapping the dark hair which I believe is still a true. I would say I had about 20% success and absolutely not worth the pain. Likely there have been refinements but now I am about 98% white so not nearly the coverage problem as before. With a good close shave, I have no shadow and growth is slowed to the point where a smooth face is possible all day.
Which bring me to the today's topic, "Foundation". Makeup.com wrote a review on several foundation and at the top of the list was my favorite L’Oréal True Match. Their review:
The Pick: L’Oréal True Match Super Blendable Makeup The Praise: Freelance makeup artist Brandy Gomez-Duplessis loves it because “It’s a guaranteed match for me! The texture of True Match gives me a medium to full coverage, so it’s not too heavy. I have very long days when I’m working on set, I never have to worry about my foundation when I’m wearing True Match.”
It is a drugstore brand and with a little experimentation (33 shades) you can get a true match. I am C3-C4. It covers well and gives my face a good smooth appearance. Living in Florida for the last 35 years has caused sun damage and it does provide coverage there. Also I vary the shade, using a darker shade in the summer and using a little lighter in the winter when I have less tan. Another plus is that it blends well when I contour using lighter/darker shades.
Reasonable price, good coverage, easy to work with and easy cleanup. My favorite.