Should You Use a Liquid or a Powder
By Maragret Corey http://beneﬁtmakeups.com
Foundation is the key to whether your - which often leaves a line of makeup
makeup will look good or bad. The between the jaw and neck. Generally, you
application of a foundation will help to will look like you're wearing a mask. The
smooth out your skin tone, conceal blemishes foundation color that you choose must blend
and give you a more healthy glow. Applying in with your natural skin tone.
makeup without a foundation base can
actually enhance unsightly skin problems, Also keep in mind that your skin tone color
rather than conceal them. But before you will change with the seasons. In the summer,
head out to the store, here are some basic you will most likely need a slightly darker
rules that should be followed when making foundation color, as your skin will tan
your product selection. somewhat (even if you don't purposely
suntan - you still need to go outside
How Do I Choose A Foundation sometimes.) In the winter your skin will
Base? lighten again back to its original tone and
you should use your natural base color
First, you need to select the correct color for foundation.
your skin tone. Often times, people choose
foundations that are either too light - making
them look pale and washed out - or too dark
Deciding Between Liquid and tend to rub off on clothes easier since the
Powder Foundations powder sits on top of your skin.
The next decision is to determine whether Another Choice: Liquid-Powder
you would prefer powder foundation or Foundations
liquid foundation. This tends to be more
personal choice, although there are pros and Liquid-powder foundation combinations are
cons to both types. another choice that is gaining in popularity.
The foundation makeup comes in a
Most women seem to prefer the liquid compact, much like powder bases, but
foundation base. It appears to be quicker and contains a somewhat creamy mixture.
much easier to apply. As well, once blended Application of this foundation gives a
into the skin, liquid foundation appears more smooth appearance, like a liquid, with the
natural and lighter, giving the skin a smooth, absorption beneﬁts of a powder. However,
even appearance. However, how it is applied you have to be careful when applying this
can also make a difference. Applying too type of foundation, since a heavy hand will
much will cause streaks and spots that look give you a caked appearance. Like liquids,
"heavier" then others on your skin. Using a the key is to apply it lightly and blend well.
makeup sponge rather than using a ﬁngers This combination is not the best for people
can help a lot with creating a smooth, even with dry skin as it will also give you a patchy
appearance. Apply a small amount of liquid skin appearance. Choose this type of product
foundation at a time and blend in carefully. if you have normal to oily skin.
Another advantage of a liquid foundation is If this is the ﬁrst time you are going to buy a
that it absorbs into the skin rather than foundation, you should visit a make-up
sitting on top of it, so you get a more natural counter that allows you to try out the various
skin tone appearance. It also comes in a products and brand like Clinique, Beneﬁt
variety of bases to suit women with dry skin, makeup, MAC, Bare Mineral ... or seek out
normal skin, oily skin, combination skin, and a professional make-up artist to help you
sensitive skin types. with your selection. For those that have
problem skin, such as severe acne breakouts,
Powder foundations are a less popular you should visit a dermatologist ﬁrst. They
choice, but can work just as well as liquid can help you with making a wiser choice on
foundation makeup. It's easy to apply and the type of foundation makeup would work
there is less blending involved. They are also best, plus provide you with other skin care
great for people that have very oily skin, as options to help clear up underlying problems.
the powder will soak up the oil and prevent a
greasy appearance. You can also carry a Remember, the best makeup techniques start
compact powder case with you on days when with a good foundation that is appropriate
you need to do a slight touch up to your for your skin type and skin tone. Be smart
makeup or on days that are hot and humid, and take the time to research what is out
to rid your face of shine. there before spending money on any
product. You'll be happy you did.
A slight problem with powders, however, is
that they can look like they are caked on
your face if applied to heavily or after a
couple of hours in warm weather. They also