Heyllo my cute little bugs bunnies , how is your week going ?
Hope fabulous just like you my darling.:D
Today I, yours truly is here with you to share my knowledge on the 'Foundation' for your lovely face, so with out me rambling on let hop right into this.
Let talk about the basic question first that may come in the mind when we hear the word 'foundation'.
What is foundation? What does it do?
Well as the word suggest foundation is the base- here we are talking about your lovely face ;
to even out your skin tone,
blur out any discoloration
or issue to may have with you skin.
Foundations provide you with a clean base so that you can apply other steps to emphasis your natural beauty.
Many people think that foundation is to cover any blemish and imperfection on your face but really that is not what the foundation is for. It doesn't hide anything completely.
That job is for the concealer to do ( don't know what concealer is? check my concealer post out I have everything covered for you.)
Foundation is just to give you a clean base, but it is not for heavy duty work.
Kind of foundation/formulation are there?
1- Powder/ Mineral Foundation
these are for those lovelies that don't need much work are looking for light-medium coverage. These are not heavy at all and give you a nice finish, very natural looking.
2- Liquid Foundation
these come in range from light to full coverage foundation. Can be build-able but can also look cakey if used too too much. It also depend on the foundation formulation and what the brand claim for the foundation to do .
3- Cream Foundation
these are just like liquid foundation but in cream form , can go from light to full coverage resulting flawless finish.
These are amazing for the dry skin .
Let's talk some Foundation's Yes & Nos that should be in mind while using foundation for the very first time:
1) Don't apply foundation all over you skin:
When I got my first ever liquid foundation I applied it all over my skin like a moisturizer , in a very generous amount. This was bad misconception that I had in my mind so I am letting you all know to avoid this.
You don't need foundation everywhere, yes it is a base but it doesn't HAVE to cover you whole face, let you natural skin peek through if you have problem free area let that show don't hide your natural beauty when it doesn't need to .
Your foundation should look natural- so pick an area that need work not the whole face.
2) Match it to your skin tone exactly:
If you are a porcelain doll don't go for a darker tone as it will make you look orange
if you are a Dark Choco Latte don't go lighter it will make you look ashy
. Embrace your skin tone, make it look healthy that all it matters :)
3) Don't match it to your hand, match it to your jawline:
Jawline is the closest thing to your face, hands not so much :D so get the closet shade swatch it on the side of your jawline and which ever match perfectly pick that one up :)
4) Don't over do it :
The full flawless face....
yes it looks lovely but sometimes us girl can keep layering our foundation to get that look
So....Please Stop and don't keep layering the product on to achieve that look, it WILL look cakey.
Pick concealer if you have some stubborn acne mark as its job to cover those up not the foundation, remember it only give you an even base.
5)Avoid The Mask Look(at all cost):
Blend it down to your jawline , don' stop right at the jaw but drag the foundation down blend it so it looks 'natural' not '"h hi, yes i am wearing foundation"
and as Wayne Goss say : "it should looks like your neck and face belong to the same person".
Also blend it in to your hairline and on to your ear, specially if your hair are in a up do....
Now how I like my foundation to be like(for your reference):
My foundation choice is to be light on the skin, natural looking, light to medium coverage, slightly dewy not matte but not highly moisturizing right in middle for the natural glow.
Foundation that I have tried :
1) Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation
This was my first foundation ever to try and to be honest it not my favorite . I had heard so many beauty gurus raved about this, that you couldn't feel this on your skin , it feels very natural and its matte and non-transferable.
So I thought great its a drugstore foundation so I should start with this one.
On my first trail I did the first mistake I mention above 'apply foundation all over you skin' and it felt very noticeable to me and felt pretty thick.
Didn't feel comfortable with this at all. I felt very weird wearing this that maybe people might know that I was wearing foundation which who wants that.
Now I do use this foundation on occasional time but only place I need heavy coverage and I do like it but I don't love it.
It is a medium coverage foundation and is build-able, but can be transferable specially if you live in humid area.
This I would recommend to people who need good coverage and are looking for a flawless finish and matte finishes , but I would not recommend this to the people who are just starting out with foundation as it can feel a bit heavy, in my personal experience .
2) Carlo di Roma :
I have never heard about this foundation from any other blogger or vlogger but I do have to say it a nice foundation and one of my favorite specially in the summer time.
It seems super dark when applied to the skin but when rubbed in it matches perfectly and blend beautiful. It almost feels like a moisturizer and very lightweight.
I can apply this all over my skin and not feel a thing, it has a slight dewy finish almost like a healthy glow and I love how it looks on the skin.
The only draw back I have in this is that as it is a bit darker than my skin tone it something can look too dark, not orange just dark.
When applied a translucent powder this problem somehow disappear and I don't how that happens....but it does.
The brand claim this to be for mature skin but seriously it is one of my good foundation that I would recommend to anyone. :D
Don't mind using mature skin ladies foundation till it looks gorgeous on.
Would reccomend to anyone who want a light to medium coverage, with slight dewy finish. Also for those who are just starting out in the foundation category as you don't feel this on your skin so its easy so apply.
Smells like a bit granny product but I don't mind it :)
3) Mac Studio Fix powder foundation:
Not impressed with Mac on this one....seriously this didn't do anything for my skin at all....actually I felt I needed to apply this more and more through out the day and it felt cakey and oily .
I was a student when I was using this so the day I applied this it was not a confident day for me. The beginning day was fine but as the day progress it felt very oily on my t-zone and I was just not a fan.
I seriously would not recommend this to anyone :( . Sad I know. I wanted to like this so much. Maybe I would recommend this as a setting powder on top of your makeup. Maybe . But then there are so many other drugstore setting powder that are much better than this. So...in whole Not recommending this to anyone:)
4)Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation:
I am so glad to find this foundation. Its my favorite of all......
It is light on the skin , give a very natural dewy finish.
I would recommend this to all the ladies to who are looking for a medium coverage.
The thing I love about this foundation is that it is very versatile; you can sheer this out to your liking or build it up.
Smells very fruity and floral so keep that in mind that if you are sensitive to smells and perfume in your product that this does smell pretty potent.
:Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation Before and After:
And this complete our Start Off project Week 3 :)
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