May 11, 2014 in health
Mineral foundation possesses a finely milled and a buttery smooth texture that evens out the skin tone with a flawless airbrushed finish. It provides a buildable coverage that effectively conceals skin
Choosing the most suitable foundation shade can be tricky if you don’t know what colour will work best for you. The number of foundation shades being introduced by many different cosmetic brands is enough to make your head spin and the task of finding the right shade is more arduous than ever. There are a few steps that you should follow to ensure that you are getting a foundation that will look like an extension of your skin.
Perhaps someone at Mintel had a light build moment and made them aware of the growth in the so called “ethnic” population.
Mineral Foundation versus Liquid or Cream Foundation: Most liquid and cream foundations have preservatives, dyes, synthetic fragrances and oils that can be harsh or unforgiving to the skin.
It is important that you know the major tone of your skin in terms of its shade be it light, medium or dark. You may not exactly slot into any one colour category and fall somewhere in between which is fairly common.
I remember when Fashion Fair cosmetics range had a sophisticated and colour-true range of liquid foundations I could never afford it but the fact that it was out there was epic for the 1980s.
Primer for Mineral Foundation, Mineral foundation can be worn alone but you may still wear moisturizers to act like a primer and enhance the adhesion of mineral pigments on your skin. Here are a few recommendations: Organic Virgin Argan Oil – recommended for all skin types
Once you are able to decide what your major skin colour is, you can start exploring all the foundation shades in that specific category based on your skin undertone.
What I needed was a powder foundation with natural ingredients and zinc (a well know acne “sorter-outer” – wound healer)
Which Shade or Colour? We’ve all done it before – purchasing and testing foundation from a counter only to find out later on that it doesn’t suit your skintone one bit! The best thing to do is order samples.
COOL UNDERTONES are characterised by pink, red and blue tints on the skin.
To quote Alanis “Isn’t it ironic” that a small scale UK based natural hair and skin care manufacturer should diversity and start making mineral powder foundation products that go as dark as the typical West Indian or African complexion.
The rule of the thumb is the more dense the brush you use, the better the coverage. If you have blemishes to conceal, you may use a sponge to get a fuller coverage.
Knowing if you are warm, cool or neutral toned will basically help you in selecting the right colour for your make up and even for your clothing, jewellery, hair dye and other accessories. There are several ways in which you can determine what your true skin undertone is. The ones mentioned below are not scientifically proven but are definitely reliable.
Although, very little has been made of this in the UK press it seems like a rather monumental acknowledgment to the world of cosmetics.
Buff the product going towards the jawline, neckline and dcolletage. Blend in another light layer all over the face for additional coverage. Rest assured that you will find the application simpler and easier with continuous use.
On the other hand, if the silver accessory makes you radiate, it signifies you are cool toned. If both accessories look good on you, chances are you are neutral toned.
‘The first black supermodel’ who graced the cover of Life magazine in the 1960′s, the late Naomi Simms, would be absolutely delighted to see women of colour finally being catered for in the world of makeup.
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