You can find the perfect foundation Then, you can really get to know each other. It’s hard to find. We want clear, radiant, healthy skin, but life has other plans…Like pimples and stress and all the other non-glamorous things that interrupt our beautiful skin journey.
Where do you begin? We all have different opinions about what perfect skin looks like, depending on the needs we have. You can also find out more about us on our website. perfect foundation is to ask the following four questions:
(Note to readersWrite down the answers while you are going along!)
You have a shiny skin? Most likely, you have oily-skin. If you find that your makeup tends to disappear over the course of the day, it may not be suitable for your skin.
Suggestion: Go for a pressed powder. Pressed powders are ideal for touch ups because they can offer a range of coverage from very light to complete. I would also recommend investing in an oil-free moisturiser.
Go-to product: TheBalm timeBalm foundation. This powder-like foundation gives medium coverage and comes in multiple shades, making it easier for you to find the hue that’s right for you.
Overactive sebaceous cells can cause oily skin. When our skin doesn’t receive enough moisture, it produces extra oil to compensate. Here are some ways to get rid of oily skin. great foundations for oily skin There are many options for you to select from.
You might notice your skin is a bit oily. You can also find out more about the following: You have combination skin if your skin is dry. Choose a product to cater to both.
Suggestion: A liquid foundation plus finishing powder (a finishing powder can be a loose powder used to set foundation) or a compact that converts cream into powder. My skin is combination and I find that using a mask and facial scrub 1-2 times a week helps to balance it.
Go-to products: Start with theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer to add hydration and light coverage without overpowering. Top it with theBalm Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder for a soft matte finish.
Do you want to pamper your combination skin? Try our honey and aloe mask and strawberry and orange sugar scrub. You can make them both yourself. You can also find out more about the following: These are pretty frugal!
You might want to invest in two items before purchasing your next foundation if you have a dry skin type: Face scrub You can also find out more about the following: moisturizer. You should exfoliate at least two times a week, using a mild face scrub. It will help to remove dead skin and smoothen out any dry patches.
It is important to use a good moisturizer. You should always moisturize your skin after any scrub session.
Suggestion: Liquid foundation or cream compact. Either foundation will do. Liquid compacts are lighter than cream compacts.
Go-to product: Prep your face with theBalm TimeBalm Face Primer, then top with a tinted moisturizer for light coverage and all-day hydration.
If you have sensitive skin, be sure to avoid products that contain perfumes and dyes as well as chemicals, irritants or known irritants.
Suggestion Search for products that are geared towards sensitive skin.
What if you have a few crow’s feet? It’s important to avoid applying makeup in the area.
You can make your wrinkles and lines worse by using a lot more makeup in these vulnerable areas.
Suggestion: Use a creamier, light to medium coverage foundation on top of a primer, then try some contouring.
Go-to products: theBalm TimeBalm Face Primer and theBalm Mary-Lou Manzier Highlighter, Shadow & Shimmer. Use Mary-Lou Manzier to highlight and add shape, playing up your youthful areas.
Primers are meant to keep your makeup from fading, but another quality that really makes them rock is that they do a great job at filling in fine lines, crows feet and large pores.
You can still see your skin beneath a light foundation. It will cover up minor imperfections. You should start here if you dislike the “feel” of makeup.
Types of light coverage: tinted moisturizer, bb cream, liquid, loose powder.
Medium coverage is the best if you’re looking to cover up acne scarring or noticeable uneven areas and you don’t mind a the feel of makeup. You can usually build up with this type. (My favorite!)
Types of medium coverage: Pressed compact powder, cream to powder, cream compact, liquid.
Full coverage is perfect for those with major scarring or skin discoloration, and who prefer a thicker consistency. This type of concealer will cover up any imperfections.
If you suffer from acne, make sure you don’t buy makeup that will cause breakouts. It’s not fun to purchase makeup, only to discover later that the product makes things worse. It’s important to know the ingredients in your makeup, even if you don’t have acne. This will help to prevent any irritation.
Matte Matte foundations are smooth, and they come in powder or cream-to-powder form. Matte finish conceals fine lines, crows’ feet, large pores and breakouts. You can also find liquid foundations with a matte finishing.
Dewy A dewy look usually glows. Some companies use light-reflecting particles to highlight our most prominent features such as cheekbones, nose bridge, forehead, and jawline. The product also has a moisturizing effect.
Semi MatteSemi-matte finishes are in between dewy and matt. It may be a little creamier, but it can also have a powdery-smooth texture. This is similar to the skin’s natural finish.
…Now that you’ve narrowed down your options, it’s time to find your foundation!
You can seal the deal once you have found the brand which is closest to your own personal preferences.
Choose 3 colors that closely match the color of your skin.
The winner is the one that blends in seamlessly with your skin. Before you run to the counter and pay for it with a hand-held magnifying mirror, check it out in daylight. Guess what if it matches? You’re the winner!
Didn’t you have fun?! OkayyyMaybe more fun because I like to talk girly and beauty stuff. But who doesn’t love beauty stuff?