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Do We Really Need Liquid Foundation?

I have seen so many magazines on the shelves of my local drug store recently. Basically every major cosmetic company is putting up their own liquid foundation. When I was in high school I remember desperately trying to find a foundation that didn’t make me break out.  My mom was the one who finally taught me that you really should stick with liquid, especially at a young age.  We all know now that it’s not that hard to find a liquid foundation that won’t break us out.  However, for many girls, liquid foundation can be a bit of a nightmare.  It can get used to stay on, and if you leave it on too long you can get yourself acne.  Some girls even report specific problems with itchy breakouts, and rashes.  If you have such issues getting rid of it, you should really think about powder.  Powder is much easier to control, and it doesn’t leave your skin feeling like you’ve been sleeping in front of a rock.  However, you should still be careful with it.

Many people claim that powder foundation is the best makeup because it doesn’t leave a cakey or thick mask on your face.  Some of the best foundations are in powder form.  However, if you have oily skin you may not want to use powder foundation.  It’s generally better to use an oil free toner and moisturizer if you’ve got an oily skin.  Personally I don’t ever feel like I need powder.  I prefer a matte look, and I think it’s a better choice for most people.

Your shade should be a little bit darker than your natural skin tone.  I really like the Benetint.  I think it’s great.  It smells amazing, and it lasts all day.  If you want a darker foundation there are always liquid or stick foundations.  Another option is possibly darker blush like that of Nars or Estee Lauder.

Most people like to have a natural look, but still having a flawless complexion.  Personally I like to use a matte powder foundation.  It blends in well and keeps me from having to put on a ton of makeup.  I usually use a mineral powder foundation, it’s nice and light, and applies easily.  I usually apply it with a powder blush, which comes in a powder compact.  Since using the blush takes so little time I don’t have to worry about it getting the dark in spots.  The ultimate goal is for it not to look like you have a ton of makeup on.  If you’re still not sure about it, there are different brushes you can use to apply it.  You don’t want to use the smallest one, because it won’t cover much of your face.  A slighter brush will help you cover all the areas you want.

Most people are afraid to mix colors, so you need to be careful when you use different products.  It’s best to use separate colors of eyeshadow or even switching the colors of your eye shadow.  If you use a darker color on your upper eyelid and a lighter one on your lower you can end up having a clown face.  You want everything to be very blended out and simple.  If you want your eyes to stand out more then you want to go with a bright shadow.  The opposite is true if you want to really make your eyes stand out.

You want to put your makeup on before you head for class or work.  You want to make sure that everything is smooth and you have a good base to work from.  I always make sure I have good skin care and I always keep my brushes clean.  These are things that are very important to the finish of your makeup.  You want to make sure to put on your blush before you put on your mascara.  You want to make sure to set your foundation with a powder.  And you definitely want to make sure to apply your makeup in the right order.  If you often see things getting in each other’s eyes, make sure you stop doing them.

I know that everyone has special things they need to be doing, but everyone needs to make sure they are taking care of themselves in the areas that matter the most.  Whether it’s putting on foundation or trying to help someone with their breathing, making sure you’re healthy is always the best way to giving your best impression.  As you can see there are many ways to make your eyes stand out and get a different look.  You want to make sure you are doing everything possible to make your eyes look good.