One of the questions I get a lot, is on foundations. Foundations are literally the foundation for your makeup. No matter how great you are at doing smoky eyes or contouring, without the right foundation your makeup is literally useless. I thought I would do a post on foundations because I have literally tried all the major brands! To be honest I really do believe this is where I spend the maximum amount of money. I have four different foundations in my makeup box for myself, and about 3 different foundation brushes. I am actually going to do this in two posts. For Part 1 read on…
If you have pretty great skin with no blemishes, and no uneven skin tones you should think about tinted moisturizer, because your only necessity should be to get a bit of color on your skin. Laura Mercier Tinted moisturizer is the reigning number one, with most people. To be honest with you, while Laura Mercier is a great brand, their options in skin tones are LIMITED. When buying a tinted moisturizer you should buy a tad darker than your actual skin color. If you are not happy with skin tone options that are given with tinted moisturizers, another easy option is mixing your liquid foundation with your moisturizer! 75% moisturizer and 25% foundation.
If you have normal skin with some blemishes or uneven skin tones your going to want to get a good foundation but not too heavy, you want good coverage but your main purpose is to match your skin. Chanel,Clinique, and Estee Lauder have great options. Avon also has great foundations that are relatively inexpensive.
Now for people who have skin with a lot of blemishes, or dark circles, you are going to want to try the pro’s! When I mean Pro’s I mean company’s that FOCUS on makeup such as Make Up Forever, MAC, and Nars. Personally I find their foundations too heavy for me, but also I don’t have too much to cover. If you want to look like you have flawless skin and suffer from flawed skin, these company’s are the answer. When I had acne issues I swore by Make Up Forever HD foundation! That is why people never knew how bad my skin really was! These options are great for brides who will have lots of light on them as well! An inexpensive option is Cover Girl.
I have never tried cream to powder or powder foundations, but I would love to hear from those who have!
Remember if you are using the right foundation, your concealer will be used minimally!
Part 2 will be on how to apply the foundations.