Thursday, December 8, 2011

Foundation. To wear or not to wear?

Thanks to L'Oreal for sponsoring my post about my favorite beauty looks, tips and tricks! Check out for beauty advice from the experts.

Since I was a teenager I have been a fan of makeup and perfumes. My favorite genre of cosmetics would be a tie between eyeshadow or blush. I have spent a great deal of time as well as trial and error over the years with cosmetics and have learned what brands work best for me and my skin. I have sensitive skin and find that I cannot just wear any kind of make up. My skin will break out easily so I have to be careful.

I find that on days when I wear make up I feel more put together. I feel more confident about myself and feel that I look better. I like my make up to look more natural than caked on and I prefer natural hues to bright, bold colors. There are some days that I don't have time and I will just throw in the towel or only wear mascara. But when I can, I try to wear make up and I try to take my time with it. Now with that said, I don't like to take a lot of time applying make up in the morning. 10 minutes tops!
The more natural looking, the better!

Currently in my make up drawer I own a variety of eyeshadows from brands such as Avon, Lancome, Smashbox, MAC, and Christian Dior. I have the most eyeshadows of any cosmetic product however I habitually stick to the same color palette and brand. I very rarely switch it up.

I also do not wear foundation. I find that the foundation typically turns to a greasy film (gross, I know-sorry) by the afternoon and therefore I try to avoid at all costs. I have tried blotting papers, various brands and kinds of foundations, face wash and moisturizer systems and nothing seems to work. I am comfortable with out wearing foundation but often wish my skin wasn't so oily and tempermental.

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Foundation
I learned that I don't need to apply foundation everywhere. Just where I need it. With this particular foundation I have a longer period of time to spread the foundation on my face before it sets. I often find that when there is not a lot of time to spread the foundation, there is an "orangy affect" to my skin tone. After watching this video, I tried this foundation and was pleased with the results.
I was also pleased that it was not greasy and oily half way throughout the day. YAY! The best part of this product is that it does not take long to apply and it is well within my 10 minutes of make up time a day! ;)

Have you learned any make up tricks lately? Have you tried a new product lately? What have you learned?

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2 thoughts:

Lonnie said...

I used to use Bare Minerals foundation powder, and then I discovered Philospohy Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas. Here is the description from Philosphy:

The Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas SPF 15
What it is:
A sheer, multi-tasking 4-in-1 high-pigment powder that serves as a foundation, concealer, powder, and SPF in one.

What it is formulated to do:
Conceals, camouflages, and provides SPF protection all in one easy step. This amazing powder is a high-pigment, talc-free foundation that provides a silk-to-satin finish. Multi-tasking powder formula provides sheer, natural coverage and leaves the skin with a smooth, airbrushed appearance.

What else you need to know:
The lightweight, virtually mistake proof approach to foundation makeup is ideal for all skin types because it is talc-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free, water-free and oil-free and the incredibly fast and easy-to-use sponge applicator makes this gentle powder safe to use on all skin types - from the most sensitive, to the most prone to breakouts.
Skin perfection combined with sun protection has never looked so beautiful.

I absolutely LOVE this stuff, and it lasts a LONG time!

Gina Dixon {Hiya Luv} said...

That sounds amazing! I will have to put it on my list of cosmetics to try! :) You know how I love cosmetics;) gina

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