types of foundation in makeup

Types of foundations – what you need to know about types of foundation in makeup and  tips on how to choose the ideal foundation.

Types of Foundation in Makeup – how to choose the ideal foundation

The foundation for our makeup. It can unify the colour of your skin, lighten it up or make it faded. Additionally, a duo foundation with a concealer will cover almost all imperfections on our face. What types of foundation are available on the market due to their consistency? Read our entry and you will find out how to choose the perfect foundation!

Foundation types – at a glance

The foundations come in many variants, not only in terms of colour, but also in terms of consistency. Each of them has specific advantages and disadvantages. The main types of include liquid, mineral, stick and mousse foundation.

Liquid foundation

This is the most popular form of foundation. Their advantages include that they can be applied to the face in a very simple way – with a brush, sponge or even fingers. It is very important to apply the foundation skilfully and not to leave unsightly streaks. If you choose to apply the foundation with a sponge, it must be sufficiently soft. Application with a hard sponge is not a pleasant activity. Additionally, the sponge should not absorb too much foundation. It should not be forgotten that such a sponge should be replaced frequently enough and washed after each use. Lack of hygiene can contribute to the multiplication of bacteria, and as a result, causes the formation of imperfections on our face. In the case of liquid foundations, make-up artists recommend applying with fingers, but unfortunately it requires some practice, so beginners are recommended to use a sponge or brush.

Mineral foundation

Recently very fashionable mineral bases have a number of advantages. They are available in powder form. They cover up imperfections of the skin and, due to their composition, very often support its treatment. For those who pay attention to the natural origin of cosmetics we recommend our previous entry – Composition of cosmetics – how to analyse the ingredients and what to avoid? Mineral bases contain only ingredients of natural origin – zinc oxides, iron oxides, silica and mica. Zinc oxide contributes to the healing of eczemas. Mineral foundations are recommended especially for people with problematic or sensitive skin. They are not suitable for extremely dry skin due to emphasizing dry skins. However, mineral bases are difficult to access. In drugstores you will usually find products that only tempt with their name, but their composition does not differ from regular foundations. It is best to buy real mineral bases via the Internet. Their disadvantages include the application. Proper covering of all imperfections can be time consuming and relatively easy to make streaks. However, if you get skilled, the effect is definitely worth the effort!

Types of foundations

Stick foundation

The foundation in the stick is relatively easy to apply. Just have a small stick with you, apply it to your face and paste gently. It is ideal for make-up adjustments during the day. It is recommended for sensitive, dry and mixed skin. Due to its dense consistency it should not be used by people with mixed skin, as it can easily weigh down on the face. This type of foundation is not very popular yet. Due to its strong coverage, the stick foundation can also be used as a concealer, however, the stick foundation is very often heavy and this causes it to collect in creases and wrinkles, which looks very unsightly.

Mousse foundation

They have been available on the market for a long time, but they still give way to liquid foundations. Mousse foundations are usually found in glass jars. They are available in many drugstores. This type of foundations are very convenient to apply with fingers. Their advantage is also the possibility of graded coverage. With a few layers you can achieve really strong coverage without mask effect!

Types of foundations – which one to choose in the end?

Do not forget that the foundation should be selected individually to the type and needs of our skin. A cosmetic that our friend praises will not necessarily work for us. Of course, you can follow the reviews available on the Internet, but you should approach them with distance and pay attention to the individual requirements of your skin. What kind of foundation is your favourite? Or maybe you don’t paint yourself at all and you rely on naturalness? Let me know what you think!


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