Tuesday, February 01, 2011


"Liquid or powder?" seems to be the first question a woman asks herself when selecting foundation to wear. Many women, however, are scared away from the prospect of wearing foundation all together. If you have perfectly even skin tone, which means no redness in random areas or darker spots than others, then stop reading. You don't need foundation. But if you are part of the majority of women who have uneven skin tones, listen up.

Wearing foundation is a good idea. Don't worry about it clogging your pores. Many things clog your pores, including the natural oils that accumulate on your face throughout the day, so stop being determined to be a minimalist by cutting out foundation. Just remember to wash your face before bed, and you'll be fine.

Picking out a shade is usually such a mystery but use the skin on the inside of your wrist if you need to compare the container next to your skin in the store. If you are torn between two shades always pick the lighter one. It is always better to have a lighter shade than a darker one.

Personally, I prefer liquid foundation because if you are careful not to use too much, it won't come off your face when you're pulling a sweatshirt over your head. Even if you use powder you should be wary about using an obscene amount. The only thing worse than spotting a zit on your friend's forehead, is spotting the pounds of make-up she used to cover it up. People shouldn't wonder if you've gone bobbing for apples in a lake of tinted flour.

Also keep in mind that if you are switching brands of make-up, your skin is going to freak out on you for the first couple of days. You might have a zit forming when you wake up the next day but don't worry, you'll live.

Now, for those who have acne: believe me when I say I understand. Something to keep in mind is that it's nearly impossible to cover up. Don't be scared to switch brands of make-up until you find one that works the best. We're not discussing cover up, we're discussing foundation so the goal here is even skin tone. If you use a liquid foundation  and then lightly brush powder foundation (the same brand and the same shade-- it matters) then it should do a well enough job at keeping the redness at a minimum. Concealer should be used as well, but I think it is pretty self-explanatory.

1 comment:

  1. Watch me start wearing so much makeup it will disgust you. Legit though, I have no idea what I'm doing with makeup unless it's blush, eyeshadow or mascara. I'll be reading your blog and really, I think you ought to give me lessons! haha!