But firstly, let me just say. I love this stuff. Not because I detest the way I look, in fact I'm quite often chuffed with what mum,dad and God gave me, when I'm not abusing it with bad sleeping habits and a poor diet that is. But because to me it's fun as heck (get a hobby right?) and the easiest way to inject a bit self-love each day.
Secondly, nothing to me beats natural beauty. Makeup should be a slave to your God given assets. Not the other way around. Got beautiful eyes? Play them up! Blessed with clear skin? For goodness sakes, put down the full coverage foundation. Work with what ya got sista!
For today I thought that I'd just stick to foundations and then if anyone's still interested, I can branch out to other exciting and fun things like bronzer! And blush! And lipstick! Anyone else's heart rate accelerated? No? Just me? OK.
Now for those tips you've been looking for, causing you to quickly skim over the top bit:
(Note: it wasn't very interesting anyway).
- Not a must for all women. In fact if you've got quite clear skin (commonly free of pimples and the like) I would say skip the foundation for everyday use and just go for a tinted moisturiser! Much better for your skin and will add a healthy glow to what might not otherwise be glowy skin. Cos I mean, nothing says "I'm a healthy hottie" then glowy skin. Nuthin'.
- Your foundation shade should match your neck and chest. My face is almost always darker than my neck and chest (probably due to my love of scarves and hate of low-cut tops/dresses) and my foundation usually does a good job of (almost) colour matching my whole body back up. Handy!
- The texture of your foundation is usually dependent of your skin's needs. Typically, if you have dry skin, keep a look out for foundations with a "dewy" finish, and if your skin is on the oilier side, perhaps choose one with a matte finish to balance it out. I only found this out this year would ya believe?! Crucial, crucial stuff.
- Mineral foundation. Love the stuff. Especially good for you oily skin types. Us dry skin girls can love mineral foundation too, we just need to make sure we moisturise like hell beforehand. And the best part? It's good for your skin! Not so cloggy and breaky outy like the liquid and cream (cake) types and it also tends to have the most natural finish. However, I find that it doesn't stay on as long as liquid or cream would so if you have a long day, you'll probably be looking at reapplications through out the day. Although a good primer will help. Though that might be a story for another day, yes?
So tell me...
Did any of this make sense?
Wanna see a post on other types of makeup?
Which foundations do you guys prefer/wear?
Were you yawning over how basic all this advice was while quietly sitting there in all your vast makeup related knowledge? ;)