As a Makeup Artist, I sometimes forget that women want to know what I’m using in my kit to get professional results especially when it comes to foundations. I often wrongly assume that results would take a back seat to convenience since a little digging or online purchasing is required for lines like Graftobian that are hidden away where mostly professionals look to buy them. That said, I think Graftobian is well worth the hunt.
I tried Graftobian last year after hearing how fantastic it was from the pros at Makeup Mania. I loved the backstory of how the line came to be using Hollywood Makeup Artist Brad Look (who painted faces for Star Trek Enterprise). He collaborated with Graftobian to create a line with the most commonly used foundation shades around that perform under hot lights and long hours giving the best looking skin- even by HD standards.
I can say this in all honesty. The finish and look of this foundation is the best I’ve found to date. That’s a pretty serious thing to say since I’ve used essentially every professional and mainstream line out there. Application is everything for the finish, so it’s important to invest in a latex-free Beautyblender. Run it under water first to get it super wet and the squeeze out the excess. Use the tip of it to grab just a little of the foundation and pat it into the skin starting at the center of your face, and blending your way outward. Do one section of your face at a time until you have a coverage you like. If you need a little more coverage, just use a concealer brush and work it into blemishes or discolorations. You’ll be amazed at how the smallest amount is needed to create an airbrushed look that’s light and natural.
You’ll see a helpful listing on their site of equivalent shades matching up to other popular lines, for instance, if you know you’re an NC 15 by M.A.C standards, you’ll wear ‘Ingenue’ for your Graftobian foundation. They also match up for Cinema Secrets, Black Opal, and Visora.
So in true infomercial style I’ll ask; How much would you pay for such a foundation? $30 maybe? If you wear a department store foundations it’d be $40? Higher end ones are $50.
Save it. You can get a big pan of their Hi-Def Foundation from Makeup Mania for under $10.
Small disclaimer though, I probably wouldn’t suggest this makeup for everyday use to someone acne-prone, but for special occasions and weddings a few hours is fine. All other skin types, go for it. You won’t be disappointed.