Make Up Foundation - Liquid Foundation Make Up
Make up foundation is also called a base or primer and it serve as a base to give the rest of your make up something to adhere to. Because you wear foundation all over your face almost everyday, foundation is the number one cosmetic that’s worth spending a little more on.
Best Make Up Foundation
A good foundation will help to improve the look and feel of your skin. It helps to even out your skin tone, cover spots, freckles, and blemishes – giving you a natural look of healthy skin. A good foundation should feel comfortable on your skin and shouldn’t be too drying, streak, or change color as the day wears on.
There are several types of make up foundation. Which base you choose is depended on your skin type, the coverage you need, and the finish look that you want your make up to achieve.
Below is a guide that will help to to distinguish the difference between foundations. Hopefully, this guide will help you to determine which type of foundation will best meet your skin care needs.
Liquid Foundation - Liquid Foundation Make Up
Water Based Liquid Foundation
Finish Look: Sheer
Water based liquid foundation can be use by all skin types. But they’re especially good if you have sensitive or combination skin. Being water base, they usually contain some silicon oil and emollient so that it can be blend easily to give your skin a natural look and subtle glow.
Oil-Free Liquid Foundation
Finish Look: Satin or Matte
Although the pigment of oil-free liquid foundation is suspended in water, most of them do contain silicon oils so it can be blend easily. Oil-free liquid foundation are great for people with oily skin because most of them contain talc that help to control or soak up excess oil to give your face a matte look through out the day.
Oil-Based Liquid Foundation
Coverage: Medium – Heavy
Finish Look: Matte
Oil based liquid foundation is great for dry or mature skin. They contain the most oil so it feels the greasiest. Being oil based, the pigments tend to separate from the oil so make sure you shake it well before each use.
Cream Foundation Make Up – Compact Foundation
Coverage: Medium to Heavy
Finish Look: Matte or Powdery
Cream foundation normally comes in a compact or a stick. They’re best apply using a sponge and can be apply wet or dry. Most cream foundation are oil based so it’s great for normal or combination skin. In a pan, compact foundation can look creamy and greasy. But when apply onto your face it gives you a matte or powdery finish. There are also water based compact foundations, but I wouldn’t recommend them because they can be drying even if you have oily skin.
Is Make Up Foundation Bad For Your Skin?
Make up foundation will be bad for your skin if you choose the wrong type of foundation for your skin type. If you have oily skin, using oily foundation will add to the oil you’re trying to control. If your skin is sensitive to certain ingredients in your foundation, the foundation will cause skin irritation.
A good foundation shouldn’t contain pore-clogging ingredients such as mineral oil, lanolin, or other irritants such as alcohol. A lot of foundations found in drug store do contain these ingredients which can irritate your skin causing redness, flakiness, or cosmetic acne.
How to Apply Liquid Foundation
Shake the foundation bottle well. Dab a little into your palm and mix in a bit of your facial moisturizer.
Using a triangular sponge dot the foundation onto your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin.
Blend your foundation with upward and outward motion. Don’t forget to blend foundation onto the side of your nose, under your eyebrows, and along the jaw line. Don’t stop at the jaw line because you do not want a mask like look. Blend about an inch below your jaw line and chin.
When you’re finish blending, blot your face with a clean dry tissue by pressing it lightly over the skin. This will help to absorb some excess oil from your face.