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Makeup Tips

Start with a Good Makeup Foundation

The successful application of cosmetics for a beautiful look begins with good foundation makeup to prepare the facial “canvas” for other products. Finding the right foundation involves knowing a few things about your skin. First, you need to take into consideration whether or not your skin is oily and prone to breakouts. If so, you should choose an oil-free formula. Next, you will determine whether your skin has warm or cool undertones, which are the colors that lie beneath the skin, casting a shadow. Unlike the tone of your skin color, which can change, the undertone never changes. If you see a pink, red, or even bluish shadow to your skin, you have a cool undertone. If you see a yellow or golden shadow, you have a warm undertone. Another way to determine your undertone is to look at the veins inside your wrist under natural light. Blues veins indicate a cool undertone, while green veins signify a warm undertone. If, based on both these observations, you can’t tell which category you fall into, you are considered to be neutral.

Many top foundation makeup lines include formulas that have sunscreen. This is a nice option because it gives you protection against the sun without having to think about it. A nice product to try is Lancôme Oscillation Foundation, which is a mineral foundation with SPF 21. The micronized mineral powder is broken down by micro-vibrations when using the velvety cushion applicator, for an impeccable feather-light coverage that lasts for hours. This process visibly erases pores and refines skin texture, resulting in a polished complexion. With SPF 18, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Cream Foundation is formulated with caffeine to awaken and firm tired skin. This product is dermatologist tested to be safe on sensitive skin, and delivers luminous coverage.

Many women first start with a liquid formula when trying foundation for the first time. Estee Lauder Performance Liquid Makeup is a basic formula that won’t clog pores and provides light to medium coverage for a fresh, radiant finish. An oil-free liquid worth trying is Clarins True Radiance Foundation, which illuminates the complexion, regardless of lighting or climate, resulting in radiant flawless skin. Gold pigments amplify the light for a spectacular effect.

If you prefer a cream formula, SK-ll Facial Treatment Foundation is an option that contains skincare cream combined with foundation in one product. The emollient Marine Sterol, derived from seaweed, and Rice Sterol, extracted from Japanese Rice Bran, combine together to leave skin with a luxurious texture and a translucent finish.

In addition to the standard liquid and cream formulas, there are some newer products available. For a light airy cloud application, consider trying a mousse. Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Mousse Makeup gives normal skin types natural coverage while letting skin breathe. This flawless finish enhances your skin without the appearance of makeup. L’Oreal True Match Roller has a unique roller applicator which applies the perfect amount of makeup for smooth, even coverage resulting in an airbrushed finish. This flexible applicator bends for the hard to reach curves of your face eliminating streaks and smudges.

Now that you are ready to shop for your perfect foundation, you have the base for creating your own makeup masterpiece.

recent foundation makeup product reviews

great foundation!!
great foundation!! By Beauty in SF from Santa Fe on 04/06/2014
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
Complexion:Fair
What I Like:Blends Well, Doesn't Appear Cakey, Easy to Apply, Great Color, Lightweight, Long-Lasting, Looks Natural, Looks Smooth, Matte Finish
Recommended Uses:All Skin Types, Daily Use, Full Coverage, Normal Skin, Sensitive Skin, Speical Occasions, Travel
Comments about Chanel Perfection Lumiere Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Makeup SPF 10, 32 Beige Rose:
I am very picky about a light and easy to apply foundation. I highly recommend this product.

nurseyme
nurseyme By nurseyme from KY on 04/05/2014
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
What I Like:Blends Well, Doesn't Appear Cakey, Easy to Apply, Effective, Great Color, Great Value, Lightweight, Long-Lasting, Looks Natural, Looks Smooth, Matte Finish, Noncomodegenic
Recommended Uses:All Skin Types, Casual Use, Daily Use, Full Coverage, Light to Medium Coverage, Mature Skin, Normal Skin, Sensitive Skin, Speical Occasions, Travel
Comments about Lancome Photogenic Lumessence Compact Line-Smoothing Compact Makeup SPF 18, Buff 6 (W) (Unboxed):
You can use this product everyday whether you are going out special or for everyday. It goes on smooth and lasts all day. The cover is great not cakey or thick you will love it. the only bad thing is sometimes you can have a hard time finding this item.

Excellent
Excellent By Donna from US on 03/18/2014
Describe Shopping Style:Budget Buyer
Complexion:Medium
What I Like:Looks Natural
What I Don’t Like:Doesn't Look Natural
Recommended Uses:Normal Skin
Comments about Christian Dior Teint Dior Eclat Satin Moisturizing Satin Finish Makeup, 618 Sheer Rose Beige:
I just tried it and my face looks smoothly while it's normal, no one find l have made up.Suggest it.

Excellent
Excellent By Donna from US on 03/18/2014
Describe Shopping Style:Budget Buyer
Complexion:Medium
What I Like:Looks Natural
What I Don’t Like:Heavy
Recommended Uses:Normal Skin
Comments about Lancome Adaptive All-Day Skin-Balancing Makeup SPF 10, Balanced Beige 0 (C):
I just tried it and my face looks smoothly while it's normal, no one find l have made up.Suggest it.

Just Okay
Just Okay By beachpeach from Orange County, CA on 03/02/2014
 Review of Nouba Staminal Foundation (1 Review)
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
Complexion:Fair
What I Like:Effective, Lightweight, Matte Finish
What I Don’t Like:Hard to Apply
Recommended Uses:Casual Use, Daily Use, Light to Medium Coverage
Comments about Nouba Staminal Foundation, 101:
I was slightly disappointed in this. It just seems a tiny bit dry. Not as creamy as I had hoped. I can work with it by adding a tiny bit of moisturizer, but used "as is", it is just a bit too dry to go on smoothly and give a natural, dewy look that I was hoping for. But I do like the color. And it covers nicely.

Revlon Colorstay Normal / Dry Skin
Revlon Colorstay Normal / Dry Skin By Golf Girl from Tennessee on 02/16/2014
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
Complexion:Medium
What I Like:Blends Well, Doesn't Appear Cakey, Effective, Great Color, Long-Lasting
Recommended Uses:Daily Use, Full Coverage
Comments about Revlon ColorStay Makeup SPF 12 Normal / Dry Skin, 30ml/1oz - 370 Toast:
I work out and play golf. This makeup does not sweat off even in the hottest part of the summer on the golf course or when working out.

Finally found my discontinued make-up!
Finally found my discontinued make-up! By cupcake from Iowa on 01/05/2014
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
Complexion:Medium
What I Like:Blends Well, Doesn't Appear Cakey, Easy to Apply, Lightweight, Long-Lasting, Looks Natural, Matte Finish, Noncomodegenic
Recommended Uses:Light to Medium Coverage, Mature Skin, Oily Skin, Sensitive Skin
Comments about Yves Saint Laurent Matt Touch Foundation Oil-Free SPF 10, 5 Peach:
I used this make-up years ago, and YSL discontinued it. I finally found some to purchase and am quite happy! It arrived just as it stated--new and unused!

BEST MAKEUP EVER.
BEST MAKEUP EVER. By iheartmakeup29 from Pompton Lakes, New Jersey on 12/14/2013
Describe Shopping Style:Budget Buyer
Complexion:Light to Medium
What I Like:Blends Well, Doesn't Appear Cakey, Easy to Apply, Effective, Great Color, Great Value, Lightweight, Long-Lasting, Looks Natural, Looks Smooth, Matte Finish, Noncomodegenic
Recommended Uses:Acne-Prone, All Skin Types, Casual Use, Daily Use, Dry Skin, Light to Medium Coverage, Sensitive Skin, Travel
Comments about LOreal True Match Super-Blendable Compact Makeup ( Neutral ) SPF 17 Sunscreen, N2 Classic Ivory:
I never review products but I just had to. This is my absolute favorite makeup product and they better always continue making it. I use it as a concealor and foundation. It is good for covering blemishes and making your skin look flawless. I 100 percent recommend it and you won't be disappointed. I can't even explain how much I love this. It is the one makeup product I swear I can't live without.

PanStick
PanStick By Bette from Edgewater Park, New Jersey 08010 on 12/04/2013
 Review of Max Factor Pan Stick Foundation (1 Review)
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
Complexion:Bronzed/Tan, Medium
What I Like:Blends Well, Doesn't Appear Cakey, Easy to Apply, Effective, Great Color, Great Value, Long-Lasting, Looks Natural, Looks Smooth, Matte Finish
Recommended Uses:All Skin Types, Daily Use, Dry Skin, Mature Skin
Comments about Max Factor Pan Stick Foundation, 96 Bisque Ivory:
I had used this product for years. Now I can't find PanStick anywhere.

Best I
Best I've used so far. Long lasting for sure! By TexasChick from Houston, TX on 11/02/2013
Describe Shopping Style:Budget Buyer
Complexion:Medium to Dark
What I Like:Blends Well, Doesn't Appear Cakey, Effective, Great Color, Long-Lasting, Looks Natural, Looks Smooth, Matte Finish
Recommended Uses:Daily Use, Full Coverage
Comments about Revlon ColorStay Makeup SPF 12 Normal / Dry Skin, 30ml/1oz - 400 Caramel:
This makeup lasts all day. I have found one shade darker that I will try for my blemished areas.

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