One of the fastest ways to look younger and more vibrant is to wear makeup. Doing so, has the ability to even out skin tone, make your eyes more dramatic and also enhance the positive features of the face, while downplaying the not so flattering features.
The completed look starts with a quality foundation. You may feel overwhelmed at the store, deciding between all of the different varieties available. But with a little knowledge and practice, you will have your skin looking picture perfect in no time.
The biggest rule of thumb is to always avoid pulling or dragging the skin. Doing so will cause unnecessary damage and aging.
Let’s take a look at several types of foundations on the market today and how to use them correctly:
One of the newest trends in the beauty industry is cushion foundation. One of the greatest characteristics of this type of foundation, is the ability to layer it according to the coverage needed. It also is known to work well with all skin types.
Loreal makes a terrific formula that is buildable and can cover as much or as little as you desire.
To use, simply press the applicator into the cushion to transfer the foundation to the applicator. Gently tap the applicator across the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. Pat the applicator over the face, until desire coverage is achieved. Then, using downward strokes, gently smooth and tap over the face until completely blended.
Liquid foundation is a staple in most cosmetic bags. When applied correctly, it has amazing coverage yet won’t look cakey. This is also excellent for all skin types, ranging from oily to dry and everything in between.
There is a lot of versatility when it comes to applying liquid foundation. You can use many different things to achieve different effects from this product.
If you are looking for a sheer finish, then a stippling brush should be your tool of choice. It is recommended that you use a “pouncing motion” with the brush, lightly across the entire face. Tap the stippling brush all over until the foundation is well blended and evenly applied.
If you prefer more coverage, apply the foundation with a beauty sponge and build up the areas that need more product. Just dampen the sponge slightly and squeeze out any excess water before adding foundation to it. Use a pressing motion to apply foundation to the skin, then blend by gently tapping the sponge and feathering out the product.
Powder foundation works best on normal to oily skin. Drier skin will tend to show more lines with this type, so if your skin is dry, stick with a liquid or cushion form. Powder foundation works great if you are in a hurry or need a quick touch up during the day.
To apply, use a beauty sponge to smooth the product over the areas where you want the most coverage, then gently blend it out with light sweeping motions.
It is also recommended to use a buffing brush to apply the foundation. Simply load the product onto the brush and dot over the face where the most coverage is desired, then blend out in a swirling, circular motion.
The tips above should help you to apply foundation correctly. You may want to try a few different types to see which ones work best with your skin type. You may also prefer applying one kind over the other.
Remember that practice makes perfect and the more you apply the foundation, the easier it will be and the better it will look.
If you are interested in other methods that will keep your skin looking younger, give facial exercise a try. Doing so will tone the facial muscles, smooth fine lines and tighten the face,
For further reading, check out: 12 Hacks And Home Remedies To Naturally Reduce Wrinkles and Skin Friendly Makeup That Won’t Break The Bank.
When it comes to buying cosmetics, prices can range from very inexpensive to getting a second mortgage on your house for the latest eye shadow palette.
Cost is not the usually the only factor when purchasing new makeup. Another thing to consider, are the ingredients and the quality of the product. Just because a cosmetic has a higher price point, doesn’t necessarily mean that it is good for your skin.
You also need to think about the importance of cruelty free products. Many larger companies still test on animals,so if that is something you feel strongly against, be sure to read the labels before you buy.
So, what are some makeup brands that are skin friendly and cost effective as well? Let’s take a look at several options that may help you decide on what is best for you.
If you are looking for a wide variety of quality cosmetics with a great price point, look no further. Milani has everything you need.
All of their products are highly rated and are also cruelty free, which is an added benefit.
You will love their highly pigmented eye shadows that last all day. They come in a number of coordinating palettes in matte, shimmer, pearl and metallic.
Another fabulous product is their Conceal + Perfect foundation and concealer combination. There are 19 shades available that will match any skin tone.
Besides from their budget friendly price and wide selection of products, e.l.f. Cosmetics have other benefits to consider as well.
All of their products are non-comodogenic, which means that they won’t clog your pores and cause blackheads. They are also do not test on animals or endorse doing so.
e.l.f. Cosmetics offers a complete line of make up and skin care products for all skin types. They also sell tools such as make up brushes, beauty sponges, and cosmetic bags.
If you are one of the many people with sensitive skin, then you realize the importance of using hypo-allergenic make up. Cosmetics that contain harsh ingredients can cause inflammation, breakouts, excessive dryness, redness and other issues.
Physicians Formula cosmetics are specifically formulated for sensitive skin and eyes. It is also highly recommended by allergists, dermatologists, ophthalmologists, and plastic surgeons.
You will find that they have a full line of makeup for the entire face. Additionally they offer a line of skin care products, such as serums, oils and primers.
Wet N Wild has been voted the number one value brand in America and has been around since 1979. Many of us can remember their first make up purchase was a Wet N Wild product.
Their cosmetics are very low in cost but high in quality. You will find a large selection of products to choose from, for any skin tone or type. The color selection is incredible, featuring over 400 shades!
Known for their safety, Wet N Wild cosmetics is the leading brand of lead free lipstick.
With a little research and label reading, you should be able to find the right makeup for your budget and skin type. Aside from the brands listed above, there are many others on the market that will fit the criteria you are looking for.
Whether you have young skin with no signs of aging or mature skin, you can find products that will help you look and feel your best without breaking the bank.
If you are interested in further reading about skincare and ways to keep a youthful appearance, check out: 10 Minute Facial Exercise That Will Help You Look Younger and Does Anti-Aging Make Up Really Work? Dermatologists Have Their Say.