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Believe it or not, I haven’t always been the makeup lover you all know me to be. *gasp* I KNOW. I use to be the girl that only wore makeup for special occasions, and thought it was a waste of time to wear it everyday. Now, I have a makeup obsession! I own several types of foundation, countless eye shadow palettes, and every shade of lipstick to match my mood. Let’s just say my makeup kits are pretty full.
Because of my love of makeup, I always get asked what type of foundation I think is best. Well it depends on what type of coverage you are going for and what type of skin you have? I also say consider your weather conditions.
There are three types of foundation: liquid, cream, and powder, and several sub categories within those three types. The three foundation products I use the most are matte liquid, mineral powder, and cc cream.
In the fall and winter months I use matte liquid foundation for everyday wear. I love the coverage of it. I also love the fact that it gives me a dewy, I just came from a photo shoot finish. Liquid foundation is highly recommended for people who have dry skin. It helps retain moisture while also covering fine lines and wrinkles.
If you’ve ever been to NOLA then you know how hot it can be. This is when I cue in mineral powder. It works well for summertime. Mineral powder is extremely light weight and soaks up moisture, making it perfect for combination and oily skin. I also use cc cream during the warmer months. It allows me to get the coverage of a liquid foundation, but is still light weight like mineral powder.
Always remember when buying foundation to look for one main thing: spf protection. I shouldn’t have to tell you how important it is to wear sun protection. Spf shields your skin from harmful sun rays, helps prevent skin cancer, and has anti-aging properties.
Always make sure your foundation enhances your beauty! People should see you, then your makeup, not the other way around. I hope my tips make buying foundation easier for you!