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The Basics in picking Foundation.

Hello my Beauties! So, last time we talked we discussed eyebrows and concealer, and I hope you learned a lot. This week is about Foundations and how to find the perfect one for you. So to start this off you have to know what type of skin you have. What this means is do you have dry, oily, normal, acne or combination skin. Knowing this narrows your choices for what type of foundation will work for you. I will break each type of foundation down:

SN: Beauties it’s always wise to get a foundation that has spf in it to protect your skin from the sun.

Liquid: Oil-based formulas are best for dry to normal skin, and water-based formulas are better for those with oily skin. Liquids also work well in color combinations, if you’re into making your own shades by mixing two or more colors. Oil-free options or matte finish brands are best for those with oily or acne-prone skin. Ultra-mattes can also be good for oily types, but tend to leave the skin dry.

Tinted Moisturizer or B.B. Cream: These are great for ladies who don’t want a lot of coverage but need something to even out skin tone and relieve dry skin. Tinted moisturizers usually come with effective sunscreens, and are great for normal-to-dry skin types. If you have acne-prone skin, however, these may not be for you.

Cream-to-Powder: These go on as a liquid or cream, but then dry to a powder finish. If you like the quick application and no-powder mess, this option is for you. Cream-to-powders also offer a bit more coverage than liquids or mousses. However, some can create a thicker, made-up look, and the cream ingredients can make oily skin types look more oily. This option is best for normal to dry skin types. Cream: Cream foundation is a good choice for those with dry or mature skin. It provides medium to heavy coverage, and helps skin look soft and smooth. Sticks: These foundations come in solid form and have more of a drying effect, which may make them best for those with oily skin. They are also good for covering scars and flaws, and for creating more coverage. These are often used in photography sessions, but for everyday use, you may find them too heavy and thick-feeling. Pressed Powder: These come in a compact and act much like any pressed powder, with a little extra coverage ability. They feel light on the skin and are great for women with normal to oily or combination skin. If you have flaky or mature skin, don’t chose pressed powder. Powder: Similar to pressed powder, loose-powder foundations help control shine. However, they can be too drying. All but the most oily skin types may want to use these for touch-ups only. They also work well when you’re in a hurry, and can be great options for young girls just starting out on makeup as they’re light and easy to apply. Minerals: Perfect for people with sensitive skin, minerals are the latest to hit the market. The foundation is made mostly of inert minerals, and is brushed on with a large foundation brush. Dry skin types, however, may want to steer clear, as the powder can accentuate fine lines. Beauties finding the right foundation can be a very tricky thing but having this knowledge can stop you from buying useless products. It’s going to take a few different brands to see which one you like the best, but now you have an idea of where to start. Personally for everyday wear, I’m in love with Maybelline “Fit Me” matte and I have oily skin. Yet, I also love Nars and Graftobian Foundations as well because their High Definition and give me a flawless finish. Beauties don’t be afraid to ask for samples at Sephora, Ulta and MAC etc. because you will never know what you like unless you try it. Till next time beauties!

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