Friday, 17 October 2014

FOUNDATION FAMILY EXPLAINED

Understanding the different foundation formulas is quite difficult so I thought I will explain the different types that are available so that it will be easier for you to choose the correct foundation next time you go to a makeup counter. This way you don't have to try out a lot of different types to figure out whats best for you.


TYPE OF FOUNDATION
COVERAGE
FINISH
SKIN TYPE
DAY TIME MAKEUP
NIGHT TIME  MAKEUP
PHOTOGRAPHY MAKEUP
FOUNDATION PRIMER
Normally comes in a gel/cream formula.
Applied before makeup to give a smooth finish and to increase the longevity of your foundation

N/A
·         Matte finish
·         Non sticky texture
All skin types
If required
Yes
If required
COLOUR CORRECTOR
Light liquid/cream formula to correct uneven skin tone

N/A
·         Purple/Lavender to neutralize yellowish areas
·         Green – to cover reddish areas
·         Orange/Beige – to cover uneven skin tones areas
All skin types
If required
If required
If required
LIQUID FOUNDATION
Consists of a liquid formula & very moisturizing

Light - Medium
·         Matte finish/Sticky texture
·         Sheer finish/natural looking

All skin types
Yes
Yes
Yes
CREAM/ANTI-OXIDANT FOUNDATION
Creamy formula which has vitamin A, C and E to give protection against free radicals & antioxidants to prevent early signs of aging

Medium - High
·         Semi-matte finish
·         Quite a sticky texture
All skin types except oily & combination skin types 
Yes
Yes
Yes
PAN STICK FOUNDATION
Thick creamy formula. Doesn’t have sticky texture. Good coverage for blemishes, freckles or any imperfections. Could be used for shading & highlighting

High
Semi-matte with a powder finish
All skin types
No
Yes
Yes
LOOSE POWDER
Used as a setting agent after the use of foundation to make the makeup last longer

Light - Medium
Sheer finish and matte finish
All skin types
Yes
Yes
Yes
HD MINERAL LOOSE POWDER
Used to set the makeup for a more long lasting finish.

Light - Medium
Sheer and matte finish
All skin types 
Yes
Yes
Yes
TWO-WAY PAN STICK
Can be used either wet or dry

Medium - High
Drier formula
All skin types & especially for oily skin types
Yes
No
No
 
Hope any confusion will be cleared out and you can now confidently choose what you want without being over powered by the makeup counter staff. Let me know if this was helpful and how you choose what formula is best for you, I would like to know so maybe if it is different to the way i choose I can maybe try out your method.

Nashia
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