Saturday, February 21, 2009

What Type of Foundation Should I Use?

( Pictured Above: Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation: An oil-free medium-to-full-coverage liquid foundation that covers skin imperfections flawlessly while remaining invisible on-screen and in real life. Available at Sephora.)

Alot of Women struggle with finding the proper foundation for their skin type and coverage needs. Foundation seems to be a tricky part of makeup so I thought I'd explain a little bit about different foundation types and what they do and what skin types they're best suited. If anyone has any questions on anything, please be sure to e-mail me!

Liquid Foundation: This foundation is, in my opinion, by for the easiest foundation to use. It's extremely easy to blend and if you match it correctly to your skin tone it will blend right into the skin and look flawless. If your skin needs medium coverage- liquid foundation is a good choice for you. There are various formulas made for dry, oily, and aging skin types.

Tinted Moisturizer: Great if you want very minimal, light coverage and moisture. There are some great formulas that also add a beautiful glow and luminosity to the skin. Find one with SPF in it and you're set.

Spray Foundation: This foundation usually provides very buildable medium to full coverage and lasts throughout the day. It's supposed to provide an airbrushed finish. It especially good for dry skin or normal to combination skin. It can work for all skin types though. This foundation can be trickier to apply so I suggest dabbing it on with a makeup sponge.

Cream Foundation: Great for women who have drier skin and need a bit fuller coverage. Women with oily skin should steer clear of thicker, cream foundations.

Mineral/Powder Foundation: Very good choice for women with a more sensitive skin type that is on the oily or normal/combination side. Has buildable light-medium coverage.

I hope this helps anyone who struggles with what type of foundation they should use or try. You can always go to your nearest MAC, Clinique or any other makeup counter and have one of the very helpful artists match you up to just the right foundation type and color. There's one out there for everyone, you've just got to find it so don't give up!

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I'm already looking forward to March's contest:-) Keep checking back for that to be announced after the winner is chosen at random on the 28th! Thank you everyone and have a wonderful day!! I hope everyone's weekend is going great!