Once we put on some makeup, we want it to stay on face, but what happens if the weather is rainy or it’s a hot sunny day? How often you lip liner melts away? What if you want to highlight your beauty, but you have no time to put on make up every morning? Permanent makeup can be your salvation. There are many reasons why people choose this type of make up, but the main reason is always the same: people want to look good.
Permanent make-up (also known as micropigmentation or permanent cosmetics) is similar to tattoos, but it’s not as visible and outstanding. It’s meant to enhance natural facial features or to mimic regular make up. Most people think of pain and unnatural look when it turns to permanent makeup, but both of these statements are more myths than truth. Small amounts of pigments are injected into dermal layer and this procedure causes discomfort, but anesthetic drugs are used during the process, so the procedures are not painful. And the color palette is as wide as you can imagine, so it’s not like they have only red color for lips and single black for eyebrows. Skin infection is another popular myth which can be true if you choose permanent make-up to be done by amateur. Specialists in legal beauty clinics use proper sterilization, so skin infections are not possible.
Permanent makeup might be the only way to highlight facial features for some people. If you are allergic to cosmetics, there are a few makeup means you can use, but you have a green light for permanent makeup. If your skin is extra oily, regular cosmetics won’t do any good. And if there’s nothing wrong with your skin, just think of how convenient it might be: with permanent makeup your face will be highlighted even without any topically applied cosmetics. If you’re a busy person it might be difficult to take your time and look as best as you could.
Permanent make up can “fix” facial features that you find imperfect. If you think your lips are too thin or asymmetrical, permanent cosmetics can be used to add some fullness by inserting dye around natural lip line. If your eyebrows are very thin or light, a specialist can create a new look using micropigmentation. Eyeliner and change of lip color are other popular procedures.
Once you decide you want permanent makeup, there are several things you have to consider. Permanent cosmetics remain visible for several years, then the make up starts to fade away. Choose the color of make-up carefully: if you go for some seasonal trends, you may hate your makeup after just 5 or 6 months. Think natural: glorious red lips will stun everyone, but do you really want to look that way 24/7? Allergic reaction to pigments is pretty rare, but make sure you do the allergy test before those pigment are used all over your face. Choose reputable beauty clinic for this kind of makeup; if you choose cheap beauty salon and non-specialist person, there’s much more possibility for things to go wrong. Remember that the permanent make-up will stay on you face for several years as the removal is quite complicated
Have you ever had the urge to run up to someone and blend in their foundation? Have you ever been distracted by, just plain bad makeup? We have all had these moments and probably have been the brunt of a few stares ourselves. Perhaps the problem lies not with the makeup, but with the lack of knowledge and purpose of the makeup. And who can place blame? There are so many foundations from which to choose; liquid, cream, cream to powder, mineral, hypoallergenic, and the list goes on.
Foundation and Its Purpose
Foundation is exactly as the word implies : it is the foundation (basis) for a beautiful face. The purpose of foundation is to even out the skin tone and hide imperfections. Its purpose is not to disguise the face, draw attention to inevitable flaws, or even shock the viewers. It is the primer for which to showcase the features that we most adore.
Types of Foundation
Foundation comes in three basic forms; liquid, cream, and powder. Given these three forms, combinations arise such as moose foundation, cream to powder foundation, mineral foundation, and tinted moisturizer.
Foundations may also come with specialized formulas to fit the needs of specific skin types. For instance, foundations are made for sensitive skin, oily skin, and dry skin. There are foundations for rosacea, birthmarks, and scars.
With so many types of foundations to choose, let’s begin with the basics: liquid, cream, and powder.
Liquid foundations are wonderful because they are easy to apply and are very natural looking. Liquid foundations offer medium coverage. They are well suited for dry skin types because of the high moisture content. Look for liquid foundations that are oil free. Brands like Clinique and Clarins have a selection of foundations formulated to meet most skin types.
Cream foundation offers excellent coverage that is milky and flawless. Cream foundations come in a compact or stick. They are convenient and quick to apply. Cream foundations are so versatile that they can be used as a corrector. With a high moisture content, the cream foundation is a perfect choice for dry skin. Look for creams that contain moisturizer for a smooth finish. Arbonne stick foundation provides botanical ingredients to improve the quality of the skin. A promising product to try is Cover FX . This cream foundation comes in a compact and is recommended by dermatologists for rosacea and acne.
Powder Foundation/Cream to Powder Foundations
Powder foundation can be found in a loose powder form or in a compressed powder form. Powders are often used as a quick foundation fix for a face that needs just a slight evening out or to set the makeup already in place. It is an excellent choice for oily skin or for makeup in high humidity. Powder foundation is also available in a cream to powder form. This type of foundations combines the smoothness and flawless coverage of a cream with the fast drying and setting of a powder. It is a terrific foundation for someone with combination skin or someone with time restrictions. Every minute saved does count.
Choosing a Foundation
Equally important in choosing the form of foundation, is deciding upon the color. Most women are well-suited to yellow-based foundations. A yellow based foundation neutralizes pink or red undertones. Using a pink based foundation will make the skin appear too pink if you already have pink undertones. A blue based foundation may cause skin with blue undertones to look ashy.
It is best to invest in a quality foundation from a cosmetic consultant instead of a drug store brand. You will want to test the foundation before purchasing. Apply the foundation the lower part of the cheek and allow it to dry. It should invisible, or nearly. Remember: The purpose is to even out skin tone. Leave the color to the rouge, shadow, and correctors.
1. Use your finger or a sponge when applying foundation.
2. Divide the face in half and use a method called “combing the face” to apply the foundation. Distribute the foundation on the cheek area and distribute in a downward motion towards the jaw line and neck and then upward towards the hairline. I use this method to eliminate a line of demarcation around the jaw line and hairline. Using this method also lessens the amount a foundation used on the neck, saving trips to the cleaners.
3. Set the foundation with translucent powder, pressed or loose, to give a matte, shine free finish. Loose powder will give a sheer, more natural look.
4. Pressed powder can be applied throughout the day to freshen up the makeup or help control shine.
You’re on Your Way
Follow these guidelines to applying foundation. If all else fails, ask a good friend, and try again.