Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Different Types of Foundation How to Apply Them

I am a very huge fan of makeup. It is important for me that I use the right foundation as provides a great base for my makeup products. Face makeup gives light to heavy coverage depending on your needs, and it is also available in variety of shades. Foundations come in powder, cream, and liquid form, and the manner of application is also different.

In choosing the right kind of foundation, you have to consider the right shade for your skin. Not only that, you should also know your skin type. Before picking the right shade, you need to find out the right formulation for your skin. Is your skin oily, dry, or combination? If you have oily skin, look for products that are oil free or for oil control. For dry skin, go for hydrating or moisture rich formulation. On combination skin however, you have to know if you are more oily or dry and then go from there. Powder and cream foundations work better for combination skin.

Now let's get to picking the right shade. Select a few colors that seem close to your natural skin tone. Go for yellow
based foundie whick looks more natural on all skin types, but if you have a very fair skin, go for the pink tone. Apply a few dots of each colors in your jawline and see which shade looks best in a natural light. The one that you don't see is the right shade because it blends well on your skin. You also have to consider sun protection. Give high importance on foundies that have UVA and UVB formulation. And the make sure that it's non-comedogenic and hypo allergenic to avoid breakouts and allergies.

You may apply your moisturizer 5 to 10 minutes before you use the liquid foundation. Use a damp sponge when aplying your foundie as it blends better compared to using dry cosmetic sponges. Blend the liquid foundation makeup around your jaw line and hairline. You can use synthetic or a natural sponge if you want, but you must start with a clean one every time. Don't forget to use loose powders to set your makeup and make it last longer.

Pressed powder foundations gives a matte and smooth finish that also helps to control shine. It can be used either with a damp or dry skin depending your coverage need. This type of foundation works well for all skin types. When choosing a shade, get one that is closer to your foundation color and use it lightly since it tends to accumulate on your skin during touch ups.

Cream based foundations offers from light to heavy coverage. If it feels a little dry, then it offers light to medium cover. Try not to use too much cream foundation because it may look artificial. Use a wedge-shaped sponge in applying cream foundations across the face.

Mineral powder foundation also provides light to medium coverage. Everyone can use it as it is safe from harmful chemicals, so even if you have dry, oily, combination, or sensitive skin, it's not an issue. It's safe on all skin types, and it doesn't clog pores. Mineral foundation works great for mature skin because it refracts light which minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, discolorations and imperfections. The application of mineral makeup is the same as applying any traditional makeup but the main difference is that a very small amount of mineral foundation for goes a very long way. That's why I advise you never to apply too much of a product at once. It also comes in a very wide shade so you can choose the best that matches your skin.

Always work from the face outwards, to avoid an accumulation of the foundation
around the hairline-move from the cheeks to the ears, from between the brows down over the nose, from the chin out towards the jaw, then onto the neck. Work quickly, carefully and lightly.Blend well around the hairline, on the neck, below the eyes and behind the ears.Also take the foundation over the eyelids.

To complete your look, do not forget to use a concealer as it covers imperfections such as blemishes, pimples, and dark circles. It comes in liquid, cream, stick, and powder form (mineral). Take note that concealers should be one or two shades than your foundation, and of the same undertone.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the informative discussion...a good foundation and followed by a pressed powder to match the skin type can really help.

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