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velvet--dress  asked:

if water based foundations are good for swimming, rain etc those that mean oil based foundations are good for oily skin? what are some?

Not exactly, some oily skin gals prefer oil free foundations! Some would argue you want to go for an oil free foundation because oily skin doesnt need any more oil. I’ll explain a little the pros and cons of each makeup base so you can choose for yourself :)

It’s really useful to know a little bit about the make up of makeup (hehe) to better understand which foundation or makeup is best for you. Take a look at the ingredients list on makeup products to learn a little more about them. 

There are a few different types of face makeup

  1. Water based
  2. Oil based
  3. Silicone based
  4. Alcohol based
  5. Powder based
  6. Mineral based

Water based foundations (ones that claim to be oil free) are more light weight, have lighter coverage, usually has a more matte finish, won’t clog pores like some other foundations and doesn’t feel greasy or oily.

  • Ex. MAC Face & Body, Makeup Forever Face & Body, Covergirl Clean Makeup, Cover FX Oil Free Foundation

Oil based foundations tend to be fuller coverage, more creamy, can have more of a dewy finish and blends easily but some can clog pores and look a little greasy/oily. Oil based foundations tend to be better for dry skin because they are more oily and “moisturizing”.

  • Ex. Revlon Colorstay

Silicone based foundations are similar to oil based foundations in the sense they have full coverage. They feel a little more light weight and comfortable on the skin. Very pore perfecting, creamy and smoothing like silicone based primers. Could possibly clog pores.

  • Ex. Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse.

Alcohol based foundations has very light weight and give little to medium coverage. Many airbrush systems use an alcohol based foundation.

  • Ex. Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation.

Mineral based foundations are the most gentle, non irritating types of face makeup because they are all natural. Most mineral foundations are powder but there are a few exceptions where there is mineral liquid foundation and concealers (Bare Minerals just released a liquid foundation). Usually more light to medium coverage.

  • Ex. Bare Minerals, Pur Cosmetics

Powder based foundations are light weight, easy to use powders with more coverage than normal setting powders. They are easy to use and feel light on the skin. The downside is it can look cakey and powdery if you have dry skin or don’t use a proper moisturizer before hand.

  • Ex. MAC Studio Fix Powder, Milani Multitasking Powder, Makeup Forever Duo Matte

wildfaze  asked:

I love your blog so much!<3 What setting powder(s) would you recommend? xoxoox

There are 3 main types of finishing powders/setting powders that you can use over foundation 

  • Translucent Powder. Translucent powders are white powders that go on clear and provide no extra coverage. They are great for those who want their foundation to look “invisible” and natural because powder can often look cakey and look like youre wearing makeup. They still set your foundation so it lasts all day and is super finely milled so it blurs out imperfections and makes you look more flawless.
  • Light Coverage/“Natural” Looking Powders. These sort of powders give a very light coverage and feel light on the skin. Good for those who still want a little extra coverage.
  • Full Coverage Powders. These powders are often powder foundations used over liquid foundation. This gives super full coverage. Not really recommend because it can clog pores but if you have pretty problematic skin I get sometimes super full coverage is needed.

Translucent powders I recommend are Makeup Forever HD Powder, ELF HD Powder, NYX Studio Finishing Powder, Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder (great for oily skin) and Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder (not completely white so good for those with darker skin).

Light coverage powders I recommend are Maybelline Fit Me Powder, MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural, Rimmel Stay Matte and Urban Decay Naked Powder.

Full coverage powders I recommend are Loreal True Match Powder, Benefit Hello Flawless, MAC Studio Fix Powder, Milani Multitasker Powder and Makeup Forever Duo Matte Powder.

Hope you find a powder that works best for your skin needs :)