Finding Right Foundation Creates Flawless Face

Addison Jackson, Reporter

Foundation can either help you in achieving a flawless face or extremely hurt you if you don’t know how to use it correctly. There are many different types of foundations out there so you have to find the one that works best for you.

Finding the right shade of foundation is crucial, no matter what form of foundation you chose. If you chose a shade too light it can make you look sickly and for darker skin tones it makes you look ashy. If you chose a shade too dark you can end up looking like Snooki, and girl that is not cute! If you find the right foundation it will blend in seamlessly into your skin while still covering blemishes.

If you are someone who likes a lot of coverage you should lean toward a liquid foundation. Liquid foundations provide the most coverage on all your problem areas. If you have dry skin as well liquid foundation will suit you better. Powders tend to accentuate the dry patches on your skin. You can apply liquid foundations a number of ways; either with a brush, sponge, fingers, etc. Just make sure however you apply it you blend well.

Mineral foundation is my personal favorite. There are many reliable companies that sell mineral makeup that are completely free of chemicals, parabens, talc, etc. These ingredients are suspected to cause cancer and many other harmful diseases. Good mineral companies make their makeup out of pure minerals out of the earth. Minerals are very good for you and therefore equally good for your skin. Think about it. Would you eat your liquid makeup? No. Would you eat your mineral makeup? Probably not, but it wouldn’t harm you like liquid makeup would. If you can’t eat it you shouldn’t be putting onto your skin, because your skin absorbs everything you put on it, so think about that. Mineral makeup provides a light to medium coverage. I like medium coverage and mineral makeup works perfectly for me. Some reliable mineral makeup companies are Bare Essentials (the one who started it all), Young Blood, Christopher Drummond, and many more. When using mineral foundation finding the right color for your skin is just as crucial as other foundations. If the colors not right of course you’re not going to like it.

For people who want exceptional coverage, you might want to try a creme foundation. Be warned however, these are extremely thick and don’t feel that pleasant on the skin. This is good for women who are of older age and people who have severe acne.

Remember foundation is there to help you. Don’t misuse it and make it hurt your look as a whole. When used right foundation can create a flawless canvas and make you look like you have near perfect skin.