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What is the purpose of foundation?

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope each and every one of you started the new year off to a great start with amazing goals and diets. I wasn’t so focused on setting new goals or diets because i always break them and get discouraged. So needless to say, this year is all about appreciation and staying positive.

My last post I wrote about the things I do when I get overwhelmed. If that wasn’t obvious, I was overwhelmed with life. I took a break and I’m ready and pumped to give out positive energy! Enough about my rants, lets jump into makeup!

I had this idea that I wanted to take my VERY first blog post restructure it and make it more useful. I went back to look at building a makeup collection for beginners, I was instantly mortified! The post looked terrible. I had a software malfunction and for that I’m sorry because it looked like shit!

That’s when it hit me why not break my first blog post into short and sweet posts of their own and we can do the 7 days of beauty building! Sounds like a duh to me : )

I also thought this would make it easier to follow and build a collection that you can actually use.

This is the first day and I want to focus on the one thing a majority of us all go for is foundation!

Foundation

The first thing when considering a foundation is to decide what type of coverage you are aiming for. For many of us foundation is the base of our makeup routines and we tend to think this is going to be a quick fix for all of our skin problems. This can result in over doing the foundation and not allowing our skin to breathe.

Different Types of Foundation

  1. Tinted moisturizer
  2. Liquid foundation
  3. Cream foundation
  4. Powder Foundation

Tinted Moisturizer

So what is the point of a tinted moisturizer and why would you choose this over liquid foundation?

Tinted moisturizers are usually best for those with dry skin because they tend to provide more hydration to your skin.

When you’re feeling like you don’t need much coverage this will be a great option. Being that the amount of color pigment used in tinted moisturizer is usually less than foundation. The feeling of tinted moisturizer is lighter on the skin which is perfect for summer months or those that live in humid climates.

Liquid Foundation

The main go-to foundation and what you’ll see most is a liquid foundation. Its sold everywhere and is easy to find different ranges.

Liquid foundation has different finishes that range from dewy to matte. This will be the two you want to keep in mind when looking into a liquid foundation.

Are you wanting the matte flat look with little to no shine? Then grab the matte foundation, this will be best for those with oily skin. If you have dry skin this formula can cause flaking and irritation to the skin.

Is your skin more on the dry side? Try heading in the direction towards dewy, this will give more of a hydrated look with a glow. If you have oily skin the dewy look can still be for you but be warned you will have an issue with looking very shiny.

Cream Foundation

Cream foundation is becoming more and more popular for use by ordinary people not just for stage makeup or industry professionals.

This is a great formula and will provide high coverage, but with that comes a price.

HEAVY coverage aka skin suffocating

With thicker foundation keep in mind its not going to be something that can be worked with quickly. Cream foundation, however, will stay where you apply it. If you’re trying to contour, cream is simply the best option because cream is more precise.

You will find this type of foundation in a stick form and may not be the best choice if you want a light look or for daily use.

Powder Foundation

This foundation looks almost like a powder and is almost dry like a powder.

Powder foundation is a good choice for those that want light coverage and a natural finish.

Since its in a powder form this will help control excess oil around the areas that tend to produce more oil like the forehead and nose area, avoiding the need for frequent reapplication.

This foundation I have found took a little time to blend in evenly. Since it sits on the surface of the skin instead of being absorbed into the skin like a liquid foundation, it may also be less likely to cause clogged pores and blemishes.

If you’re having trouble trying to find your right shade of foundation this post will help guide you in the right direction, you can find it here.

Thank you for stopping by and check back tomorrow for the second piece to building your makeup collection! Again, happy new year and thank you for your support and eyes!

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