Know Your Foundation

When it comes to makeup, starting with the right base is key to having that flawless look. This is where foundation comes in; to help even out the skin tone in preparation for the rest of your makeup. The thing is, there are different kinds of foundations, and they each work differently on your skin depending on your skin type. For instance, if you have dry skin, you can’t use the same kind of foundation as someone with oily skin. I have listed seven types of foundations and talked a little bit about each one.

1. LIQUID FOUNDATION

Liquid foundation is the most popular of the different types of foundation s out there and is made for all skin types. It can be water-based, mineral-based, oil-free, oil-based, or silicone-based. It is advised to use an oil or water-based liquid foundation for dry skin. The water-based products contain less oil so it’s well suited for blemished, oily, or combination skin. The coverage for liquid foundation could be anywhere from sheer to full. For sheer coverage, apply a light layer onto your skin, for medium to full coverage, apply more.

2. CREAM FOUNDATION

This is a soft cream formula that can be easily blended into the skin. It is usually oil-based and so is not recommended for people with oily skin, but it is great for dry, and mature skin types due to its hydrating
properties.

3. BB (BLEMISH OR BEAUTY BALM) CC (COLOUR CORRECTING) CREAM

BB cream is made with a creamy formulation and can help even the skin tone while moisturizing it. CC cream provides a light layer of coverage with a natural tint. They often contain anti-aging ingredients among other skincare ingredients.

4. POWDER FOUNDATION

Perfect for those who love the barelythere look, the powder foundation comes in loose and compact forms. It is also not recommended for dry skin because of its somewhat dry formulation. You must remember to prep and hydrate your skin so as to avoid it emphasizing fine lines and wrinkles

5. STICK FOUNDATION

Stick foundations can be a little bit thick so it is important for you to find your right shade. The beauty of this kind of foundation is that it can be used as a concealer. Because of its thick consistency, you don’t want a heavy layer on your skin otherwise you will
come out cakey.

6. CUSHION COMPACT FOUNDATION

A cushion compact is a liquid foundation in a sponge encased in a compact. The sponge is saturated with the formula so don’t press on the cushion too hard ; a light pump goes a long way. You can either use an applicator or your hands to apply this product to your skin. Best of all is that it is perfect for the on-the-go girl plus it won’t spill in your purse.

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