I’ve been blogging about beauty—particularly products for darker skin tones—for almost 11 years. Lately I’ve been noticing some apprehensions from some of you about buying foundation (other makeup as well, but I want to focus on foundation here). Over the years I’ve gotten some common questions and statements that showed some hesitation about foundation, but lately as we have more foundation shade options than we have ever had, I’m seeing more of you expressing apprehensions about foundation. For instance, in some of my recent foundation reviews of lines that have many shade options for darker skin, some of you are saying they you have too many options, get confused, and don’t buy anything. This is just one example, but it’s pretty common for me to get comments about not being able to shade match, being scared to shade match, being nervous about trying department store foundations (side note: department store foundations are probably easier to buy because you can test them in-store and in most cases get samples to take home), etc. These questions and comments come in often enough to make me want to put this post up.