I am back with the second post in my beginners’ makeup kit series and today I am going to talk about the face makeup products i.e. Foundation and the setting powders.
If you have not read the first post you can check it out here. Now lets get started with the foundation.
We use foundation to even out the complexion and to hide any minor imperfections on our skin. There are dozens of types of foundations available so choosing a perfect foundation is a difficult task but I hope these few points will help you in choosing your perfect foundation.
Before buying a foundation these points must be considered:
The coverage you need:
The foundations come with light, medium and heavy coverage.
How much coverage you want would depend on the condition of your skin and on time and occasion where you want to wear the foundation. If you have any blemishes for e.g. acne scars that need to be covered you can go for heavy coverage foundation otherwise choose a light to medium coverage foundation.
Also, wearing a full coverage foundation every day during the daytime is not a good idea as they usually make your makeup look cakey so for everyday use its better to go for a light to medium coverage foundation.
If you are young or have naturally clear skin with no uneven skin tones I would suggest that you start with a BB bream or a tinted moisturizer. Usually BB creams have limited shades and they adjust to the skin tone when applied so it’s easier to choose the shade of BB cream as compared to a foundation
Your skin type:
Your skin type would play an important role in how a foundation looks on your face. If you have oily skin it’s better to use a water based or oil free foundation. Similarly for dry skin go for an oil based foundation but in any case don’t forget to moisturize your face before applying foundation.
Foundations come in powder, liquid, stick as well as in mousse forms. Usually powder foundations work best for oily skin and stick and liquid foundations work for dry to normal and combination skin but that is not necessary it solely depends on the formula of foundation. I prefer liquid or mousse foundations as they are easier to apply and blend.
These are some good budget foundation options:
For light to medium coverage:
- Essence soft touch matte mousse makeup.
- Misslyn luminous makeup
- Oriflame very me smoothie foundation
- Maybelline dream matte mousse.
- Maybelline dream mousse liquid
For heavy coverage:
- Maybelline 8 in 1 dream fresh BB cream
- Garnier BB cream miracle skin
- Oriflame skin dream BB cream
Before buying a foundation consider your skin tone as well as its undertones. I suggest not to order a foundation online if you are buying it for the first time, instead go to the store so you can try the product on your actual skin. Also, the assistant there would help you with finding your right shade.
So that’s all about foundations now let’s move on to the setting powder.
If you are using a powder foundation you don’t need to set it with powder but for other types of foundations (and for concealer) setting powder is a must.
You can use loose powder when you do makeup at home but always carry a compact powder in your bag for touch ups during the day.
Again, choose the right shade as per your skin tone and never go overboard with powder because dewy makeup looks more natural as compared to completely matte makeup.
- Maybelline clear smooth pressed powder
- Dazz matazz silk finish compact powder
- Atiqa odho cosmetics face powder
- Maybelline fit me pressed powder
- Essence mattifying compact powder
I have used most of the products mentioned above and I have read good reviews about those which I haven't used but still I recommend that you do your research before buying any of these products.
That's it for today I hope you found this post helpful...
I"ll be back soon till then take care and tell me in the comments which are your favorite foundation and setting powder.