Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Foundation types for each skin type

Foundations are available in many different formulas. Choose one that is right for your skin and style and has a consistency you like to use. Use the following guidelines to choose your formula. (It never hurts to go to a counter and have them try it on you before you buy any, this will also help in choosing your color...I love my MAC counters!!)

*Don't test colors on your hand or wrist. Test several shades on the side of your face. I will do an update on this later.

Tinted Moisturizer
For normal/normal-to-dry skin. Sheer, light-weight coverage. Alternative to foundation. 

Tinted Face Balm
For extra-dry skin. Sheer coverage. Hydrates and gives dewy finish. Balm actually plumps the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines.

Stick Foundation
For all skin types except oily. Easy spot coverage and is buildable for medium o full coverage. Best for photography.

Liquid Foundation
For dry to extra-dry skin. Hydrates and smoothes, providing medium to full coverage.

Moisturizing Compact
For dry to extra-dry skin. Hydrating formulas provide meduim to full coverage.

Whipped Foundation
For combination skin and great for skin with texture. Balances the skin by hydrating dry areas and absorbing oil in the T-zone. Medium to full coverage.

Oil-Free Liquid Foundation
For oily skin. For combination skin in the summer. Absorbs oil and smoothes while providing light to medium coverage. 

Oil-Free Cream Foundation
For normal-to-oily skin, Absorbs oil, providing medium to full coverage. A good choice to cover acne and large pores.

Oil-Free Powder Compact
For oily skin. Provides medium to full coverage. Because of the portable packaging, compact foundations are great for touch-ups. (I recommend having a brush with you to apply instead of a sponge.)

Mineral Powders
Suggested for very oily skin. (Check your color, oil can change the color of the powder, and they can appear dry and pasty.)

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