February 01, 2011

Makeup 101: Foundation

Foundation: a beautifying product placed on the face to create an even complexion. There are many types of foundation available to choose from. There are liquid, cream-to-powder, tinted moisturizers, mousse, or mineral.

Tinted Moisturizer: If you don't need a lot of coverage but you want something to even out your skin tone while moisturizing it, then a tinted moisturizer is what you can use. This will give you exactly what you need. It will moisturize and protecting the skin (SPF) while giving a touch of color. This is my favorite because it does two things at once.

Mousse or “whipped” foundation: This foundation is a cream that has a “whipped” consistency. It gives a lighter coverage. It is great for older skin because it doesn't settle in fine lines.

Liquid foundation: this is the most common type and probably the best because it goes on smoothly and is easily obtainable (every drug store has liquid foundation). This can be applied with a foundation brush or a slightly damp makeup sponge or even a small lip brush for the best control.

Cream-to-Powder Foundation:, This foundation goes on as a liquid, but dries to a powder finish. Commonly used for oily skin.

Mineral: This is the newest thing in makeup. They are perfect for people sensitive skin. These can be put on with a big, puffy brush.

1 comment:

Ms. Prettyful Girl said...

Awesome post! Very informative and quick and simple. Wow. This reminds me that I've been wanting to get a tinted moisturizer. I used to use one when I was much younger but I haven't in years. I really should get one :)

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