Years of walking out of shops and beauty closets with the wrong shade of foundation have taught me that just because a makeup color blends seamlessly on the back of your hand, that doesn’t mean it’s the right match for your face. And now I have scientific proof why! I dragged myself to the Hollywood & Highland mall/tourist trap yesterday morning because the huge Sephora emporium there was demonstrating their new Sephora + Pantone Color IQ—a cutting-edge technology that promises to help you choose the right shade of foundation without even having to swatch a product on your face. How do they do it?
I was out shopping with my college roommate Jenyi and her adorable daughter yesterday, whose favorite color is purple (her daughter’s; Jenyi’s more into electric blue these days). That made me remember that my friend Nuy‘s little princess also loves purple best. Now I definitely went through a purple phase too when I was about their age (after my love affair with pink and before my obsession with white) and I think I was back in the violet mood this year.