Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Make Up Basics: Foundation, Oh Foundation

Foundation is pretty much a staple product in a make up collection.  There are so many different variations and formulations in stores (drugstore/high street, mid-range, high end) today and the many types can get a little overwhelming at times, especially for anyone who has just begun treading the beauty scene.  Here is a basic overview of what's out there:

Let's start with the most commonly sold type of foundation. Pretty much every make up counter or display will have their version of the liquid foundation.  As the name suggests, it has a liquid-like consistency and depending on the formulation, some can be slightly thicker than others.  These are normally packaged in bottles (glass/plastic/acrylic) with or without a pump or in squeeze tubes.  Liquid foundations are available in forms specifically for oily/combination skin types as well as normal/dry skin options.  Coverage offered varies depending on the product itself but you can expect sheer to medium coverage in general and is normally buildable.  The finish also varies based on the product formulation ranging from matte, demi matte to satin and dewy.

Friday, July 18, 2014

$10 Beauty Boxes: Birchbox vs Ipsy

For only $10/month with the promise to receive 4-5 deluxe beauty samples, the offer is enticing.  Add to that all the rave reviews from the online beauty community and beauty guru endorsements, it's a winning formula!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Make Up Basics: Face Primers and Bases

Hi guys! Let's get started with the series with an introduction to face primers or also commonly referred to as make up base.  Basically what it does is help prep your face for make up application.  Some sunscreens have also been formulated to act as a make up base but since these contain SPF, they are best suited for day wear.