Monday, October 26, 2009

Beauty 101 - Foundation

Picking the right foundation is one of the most important things when it comes to beauty. It can also be very difficult since there are so many out there. Here is a breakdown of the all the different types...

Tinted Moisturizers: Sheer, minimal coverage. Great option for warmer weather.

Mineral Foundations: Medium to full coverage. Work great on sensitive skin - pigment is derived from the minerals rather than synthetic ingredients.

Oil-free and matte liquid foundations: Medium to full coverage. Work best on oily skin, but all skin types can use them for a matte finish.

Standard liquid foundations: Water is the first ingredient. Work best on normal to dry skin.

Powder- based foundations: Good for normal to oily skin because of their light texture.

Cream-to-powder foundations: A cross between a pressed powder and liquid foundation. Leave a matte, powdery finish.

High- definition foundations: Designed with high-definition lenses in mind. Reflect light instead of absorbing it, blurring fine lines and imperfections.

Airbrush foundations: Applied with a fine spray. With practice, they won't streak or cake; they leave a light, even coverage for a natural finish.

I hope this helps!


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