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Errrrm, i'm sorry for not updating my blog for some days now.....i've been sooooo busy you can't even imagine. How are y'all doing? Great i hope.
I have decided to introduce 2 new series to my blog, they are called ...........
............................The "MUP" series and the "Facials Fridays".
MUP means 'Makeup products', and in this segment, i'll be introducing some makeup products and i'll also tell you what they are and how to use them. In the 'Facials Fridays' segments, i'll be sharing natural recipes with you too.
So to start off the 'MUP' segment, i'll be talking about The Foundation.
The foundation is a skin-colored makeup that is applied to the face to create a uniform complexion and to help cover up some blemishes. It is sometimes used to slightly alter the shade of the skin. Foundation is simply meant to create a smooth canvas for your makeup to go on. It makes your skin smooth enough for the rest of your makeup to glide on.
TYPES OF FOUNDATION
Foundation can come in liquid, cream-to-powder, stick or powder form. They can also can be oil based, oil free or water based.
Many women like liquid foundation best because it applies so smoothly and is easily found at your local drugstore. You can enhance the smoothness by putting it on with a slightly damp makeup sponge. Liquid makeup is good around the eyes, where you may want a bit more coverage; you can put it on with a small lip or concealer brush for the best control.
This foundation goes on as a liquid, but dries to a powder finish. You'll find cream to powder makeup in compacts that look like powder or in tubes or bottles, the one in the pix above is in a compact form. This kind of foundation is nice because its easy to apply and you don't have to put on powder for full coverage.
These are creme-to-powder foundations that come in a stick form. They do well in covering blemishes...Roll the stick foundation over your face, foreheads, cheeks, nose and chin and blend carefully.
Powder foundations can be illuminating or matte. Women with dry skin should avoid powder foundation as it will settle into areas of dryness and scaly areas, instead, if you have dry skin, go for liquid foundation. A dry sponge is the traditional method used to apply powder foundation and it works really well. If you want your skin to look more natural, spritz a powder brush with a skin refinisher like MAC fix plus.
HOW TO CHOOSE FOUNDATION
When choosing a foundation to buy for your skin, try to buy one that matches your skin-tone exactly. Some people usually buy foundation, and when they use it, their faces appear lighter than their skin. This is not meant to be and it is unsightly. Generally, you should try to match your foundation to the type of skin you have, using it to compensate for either an oily or a dry complexion....as in, if you have oily skin, buy a mattifying type like an oil-free liquid or powder foundation. They contain powders that absorb oil, leaving you with a matte, smooth finish. If your skin is dry, use a liquid one or use a hydrating powder foundation. If you have combination skin, strategically apply a mattifying powder foundation, in a way that you can distribute more of the oil-absorbing makeup where you need it and less where you don't. Test the product on your jaw-line, and if it blends perfectly with your skin color, buy it.
HOW TO APPLY FOUNDATION
Using a foundation brush, sponge or a wedge, brush your foundation onto your skin. Be sure to blend it into your hair line, behind your ears and down your neck so that you would avoid harsh lines of dermacation, and it won't look like you are wearing a mask. If it's a full-coverage foundation, it should be able to cover some spots.. Use fluid strokes to make sure that the foundation is blended perfectly and that there are no streaks left of your face because some brushes leave streaks. If you are not used to a brush, you could use a foam wedge or a sponge or even your fingers. I used to use my fingers to apply my foundation because the heat from my fingers helps in blending it into the skin, but now, i use a foam wedge. If you get a good brush, it's all good!
That's all i have to share about the foundation.
Good luck in choosing and buying yours.