I’ve shared my positive makeover experience with Bobbi Brown so I thought it only right to share a negative one for good measure and trust me there have been many. I don’t know about you but I quite like to try a foundation all over my face first before shelling out 30 quid and I find most counters are opposed to handing out samples so what’s the alternative? Whenever I’ve asked to try a foundation I’m told: ” I can shade match you if you like?” I don’t want a match I want to put said product on my actual face, maybe walk around a bit and see how it looks and feels after a couple of hours. Why can’t I do this? I don’t get it?! If I ask the brand ambassador if that is at all possible they look at me like I’ve got two heads! This is exactly what happened when I visited the Too Faced Flagship store in London, Carnaby Street. I was desperate to try the new Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation and was so excited to be in the beautiful store. I started to swatch the foundations when I was approached by a sales associate:

SA ” Can I help?”

Me ” Yes, I would very much like to try this new Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation please”

SA ” So you would like a shade match?”

ME ” Well, no, I would like to try it ALL over my face so I can see how it looks”

SA ” So, you want me to take off all your makeup and put this on?”

ME ” Well isn’t that what you guys do here?! ” ( me in my mind )

So after much deliberation, she proceeds to remove my makeup and apply the foundation in which she adds layer upon layer. Long story short I hated it and her attitude but I still bought the foundation and a few other bits. The point I’m getting to and there is a point, this experience and many others like them really put me off the brand and therefore I seldom want to try any of their products in the future.

Ok, so this TF Peach Perfect Comfort Matte Foundation has been sitting in its bag for about two months and it was only after reading this blog post from Sheer Gloss that I decided to give it a go myself and guess what? I bloody love it! It was 29 degrees here in the UK yesterday, sweltering heat and I thought what better time to try out this foundation. Let me tell you, this held up incredibly well from 9 am to 10 pm it did not budge, fade, cake, get greasy, nothing! It’s lightweight with a medium, buildable coverage and provides up to 14hrs of shine free wear. You can read my full foundation review here.

So, the moral of the story is, don’t allow a negative makeup experience to alter your opinion on a product or brand. Try it out your way, how you would normally apply and wear your makeup which brings me back to the first point made being able to sample the product in the ruddy first place!

I hope you found this helpful and please share some of your makeover disasters in the comments below so I know it’s not just me!



  1. Mel says:

    I am 100% with you. I have sensitive and acne prone skin so most makeup and skincare makes me breakout. I’m also allergic to anything plant based. You ask to try something ALL over your face because you don’t want to purchase and then return. It’s a crazy concept for most brands! Like would you rather I return?? Sephora in the US bans customers if you return to much so why not easily order samples???

    I’ve heard great things about this foundation but I’m so annoyed by counters now…maybe I’ll give it a try…

    Mel |

    • Shahrzad says:

      Oh you must try this foundation, I didn’t want to like it but I’m obsessed and can’t put it down! Makes my skin look perfect, matte and smooth. Samples are a must because even the lighting in these stores alters the shades. I sometimes look at swatches on google to find a good match. x

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