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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 Product!
Great Product! By Before and After from NJ on 07/17/2014
Describe Shopping Style:Budget Buyer
Complexion:Medium
What I Like:Blends Well, Easy to Apply, Lightweight, Long-Lasting, Looks Natural, Looks Smooth
Comments about Sisley Phyto-Teint Eclat Compact Compact Foundation, 1 Ivory:
love this product

Good Product
Good Product By Before and After from NJ on 07/17/2014
Describe Shopping Style:Budget Buyer
Complexion:Light to Medium
What I Like:Blends Well, Easy to Apply, Effective, Long-Lasting
What I Don’t Like:Expensive
Recommended Uses:All Skin Types, Casual Use, Daily Use
Comments about Dermablend Leg & Body Cover Full Body Foundation, Natural:
Nice product

I love this foundation! It does exactly what it says..Should have bought more, but that would keep me from coming back..
I love this foundation! It does exactly what it says..Should have bought more, but that would keep me from coming back.. By Danae from Texas on 07/08/2014
Describe Shopping Style:Budget Buyer
Complexion:Medium to Dark
What I Like:Blends Well, Easy to Apply, Looks Natural
Recommended Uses:All Skin Types
Comments about Max Factor Colour Adapt Skin-Tone Adapting Makeup, 95 Rich Mocha:
I use it every day for work...I tend to want to check my makeup every hour, with this im confident there is no smudge or blemishes

Great Product!
Great Product! By LOVELOVE from NJ on 06/26/2014
Comments about Revlon ColorStay Makeup SPF 15 Normal / Dry Skin, 320 True Beige:
makes my skin glow more

Terrible
Terrible By Sandy from Chico, CA on 06/18/2014
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
Complexion:Light to Medium
What I Don’t Like:Hard to Apply
Comments about Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Skin Balancing Makeup, 25 Bisque:
I don't like this product at all. It is runny and very hard to apply to my face. I love Elizabeth Arden and have used it for years and thought this was the same foundation I have been using. It's awful!

Truly Flawless
Truly Flawless By Summer from Arizona on 06/06/2014
Describe Shopping Style:Budget Buyer, Brand Buyer
Complexion:Medium to Dark
What I Like:Blends Well, Doesn't Appear Cakey, Easy to Apply, Effective, Great Color, Great Value, Lightweight, Long-Lasting, Looks Natural, Looks Smooth
Recommended Uses:All Skin Types, Casual Use, Daily Use, Dry Skin, Full Coverage, Normal Skin, Sensitive Skin, Travel
Comments about LOreal HIP High Intensity Pigments Flawless Liquid Makeup SPF 15, 828 Henna (Red Understone):
I came across the L'Oreal HIP High Intensity Pigments Flawless Liquid Makeup as a last minute choice because the store was out of my normal brand. Immediately upon the 1st day of it's use I received several compliments from strangers about how smooth and flawless my skin was. To be honest I had to tell the women it was makeup. They were amazed at how natural I looked. I love the High Intensity Pigments this make adds to my appearance. Truly Flawless!

Love this makeup!!
Love this makeup!! By patticakes from OKC on 05/13/2014
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
Complexion:Medium
What I Like:Blends Well, Doesn't Appear Cakey, Easy to Apply, Lightweight, Looks Natural
What I Don’t Like:Appears Cakey, Greasy, Hard to Apply, Heavy
Recommended Uses:Daily Use, Sensitive Skin
Comments about Neutrogena Skin Clearing Oil-Free Compact Foundation, 40 Softest Gold:
I have always loved all Neutrogena products. I am very happy with my purchase. It goes on smooth and doesnt feel heavy.

noubalight
noubalight By Ria56 from ny on 04/28/2014
Complexion:Olive
What I Like:Easy to Apply, Lightweight, Long-Lasting, Looks Natural
Recommended Uses:Daily Use, Light to Medium Coverage
Comments about Nouba Noubalight Cream Powder Make-Up, 13:
love all nouba foundation products!

Cakey.
Cakey. By Mikaela from Canada on 04/19/2014
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
Complexion:Fair
What I Like:Easy to Apply, Great Color
What I Don’t Like:Appears Cakey, Causes Breakouts, Clogs Pores, Doesn't Look Natural, Heavy
Comments about LOreal True Match Super-Blendable Compact Makeup ( Neutral ) SPF 17 Sunscreen, N2 Classic Ivory:
This went on so heavy it looked cakey and gross on my skin. It clogged my pores; definitely not recommended for acne prone skin

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.

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