2016. július 22., péntek

BEAUTY TIP:The foundation guide

Hi dears!Today I´m going to write about everything you need to know about foundations,choosing the right shade,type,consistency,applying etc. So let´s begin!I hope you will find it helpful !

1.Finding your skin type 
First of all, you have to know ,what can you work with.Determining your skin type is an important step if you want to have a healthy visage.
The skin types are : 
Your  nose, chin and forehead are oily and tend to break out, while your eye area and cheeks are dry. You also fall into this category if your skin changes according to the climate or season.This is the most common skin type.

Your face feels and looks moist and shiny .You tend to have clogged pores, and your skin is prone to both blackheads and whiteheads and pimples, which pop up all over.

You flush easily or have red patches or eczema . Your skin often feels rough, tight, or dry in the afternoon or evening—even two hours after applying moisturizer. Skin products, sunblocks, and cosmetics sometimes sting or cause redness. 

You are lucky if you fall into this category.Your skin is smooth and radiant because it reflects light evenly. Your complexion is balanced (not too oily or too dry), and you rarely have breakouts. You don’t notice any changes in your skin throughout the day and can try many kinds of products without having a reaction.

2.Finding the right foundation 
Finding the right foundation can be daunting because there are so many brands and formulations on the market.
Liquid (or Cream) foundation
Liquid foundation is a basic term for foundations that come in liquid form. There are many specialized versions, including oil-free, oil-based, waterproof and even 24-hour. They can go from medium to full coverage depending on how much you apply.

Cream foundations provide a bit heavier coverage.These types are suitable for people with normal to dry skin.
Stick foundation
Stick foundations are essentially cream-to-powder foundations in stick form. If you want a cream-to-powder foundation and prefer the convenience of a stick these are an option, but they have drawbacks, which is why there aren't many of these being sold.
Most stick foundations go on thicker than powder or cream-to-powder foundations, which make them more problematic for those with oily or blemish-prone skin. Plus, some stick foundations feel thick and heavy.This type is suitable for people with normal to combination skin.
Because of their size and the type of packaging, stick foundations do travel well, but overall, even the best ones in this category should be approached cautiously.
Sheer Foundations,Tinted Moisturizers and BB Creams
Sheer foundations and tinted moisturizers are basically interchangeable. They are an excellent choice for a touch of color along with moisture and, more often than not, sun protection. For casual weekend makeup, sheer foundations or tinted moisturizers are excellent options for normal to dry or slightly oily skin that does not need significant coverage.Cream-to-Powder Compact Foundations
These foundations are a cross between a pressed-powder and a creamy liquid foundation. They have a very creamy, almost greasy, appearance, but if you're using the best ones in this category, the creaminess will disappear after you blend them on, leaving you with a slightly matte, powdery finish. Coverage can go from sheer to full depending on the formula and how much you apply.It is perfect for people with dry,slightly oily to combination skin.
Mineral Makeup
Mineral makeup isn't a special type of foundation—it is a powder foundation sold in either loose or pressed form.
The same ingredients used in mineral makeup show up in other powder-based foundations, too. Although there is no compelling reason to choose mineral makeup over other types of foundation (it isn't better or safer for your skin, even if it is sensitive), many women like the natural-themed names of these products and are attracted to the branding.
As mentioned above, mineral makeup comes in loose or pressed versions, although the loose-powder version is more common. Both typically provide heavier coverage than what you can achieve from regular pressed-powder foundations.It is suitable for oily ,combination and normal skin types. 

3.Finding the right shade
So after you found the right formula for you, you have to choose the shade that fits your skin tone the most.I wouldn´t recommend you to try it on your hand , as your hand is lighter than your face.You should try it on the jaw line of your face and see how it looks.You should choose a color that looks natural ,not like you´re wearing foundation or even worse, a mask.

Remember, neutral shades work best for almost all skin tones. Women with pink or ruddy skin often choose foundations that match these blush-like tones, but they then end up looking like they're wearing a mask. A neutral-tone foundation will soften the redness rather than make it look worse. No matter what foundation shade you're considering, whether applying it at home or in the store, always check the results in natural light.

Finally, you have your foundation in your hand and let´s see how to apply it.

If you have oily skin or large pores, you should use a primer first to get that perfect canvas to work with.I would recommend to always use a sunscreen to protect your skin,it evens out your skin tone and reduces the amount of blemishes and redness.I will write about this soon in an other post.

You can apply your makeup  with a sponge-beauty blender, with a makeup brush or with your fingers.I definitely recommend you to apply it with a beauty blender, as that way it looks the most natural and you get that perfect finish.With brush there is a chance that you will have streaks after using it but it is easy to work with a brush too.

After you applied your foundation, I recommend you to use a fixing spray or powder to keep everything in place.A good fixing spray is the ELF Studio Makeup Mist &Set Spray which works perfectly for a reasonable price.You don´t have to spend a fortune to find something that works well. 
The most important thing is that you enjoy the time you spend putting makeup on.I hope this was
helpful and if you have any questions leave a comment.
Thank you for reading and have a nice day :) 

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