foundation advice, please
what's a good foundation and/or powder for a person who hates the way makeup feels on their face? i'm getting older and my skin isn't as flawless as it used to be so i don't think i can avoid wearing it anymore :/
i literally haven't worn foundation since my sophomore year of high school and i'm 24 now. lots of stress and sun inbetween those years!
anyway, i stopped wearing it because i felt like it was suffocating my face - not a good feeling.
i live in a hot and humid south texas city. so based on that criteria, help?
Powder foundations are great to keep down shine in the heat and humidity. Just to give you another suggestion you could also do BB creams--they give more coverage than a tinted moisturizer but less than a foundation and are quick to apply. Use your fingers to pat it on and smooth it out. I like the one by Too Faced or Smashbox.
Smashbox also makes a great loose powder called Halo--it is a bit more moisturizing than other powders.
If you have oily skin you may want to try a powder foundation, they are a foundation and powder in one and you can control the coverage. You can do light coverage by using a brush or build coverage with a cosmetic sponge normally they come with a sponge if not you can pick them up almost at any beauty store.
Was the foundation you tried a powder foundation?
I also hate the feeling of make up on skin and have combination skin. When I went to Sephora for a makeover the lady used MUFE powder foundation on me, and I thought it was just a finishing powder but it covered everything and made the oily parts matte.
I highly recommend trying it with a brush. Puffs or pads included with the powder compacts usually pick up too much products and doesn't distribute as evenly so you end put pressing powder onto skin and it can look cakey. I suggest a fluffy powder brush, just swirl it in the powder a couple times then swirl onto your face, concentrate on areas you want to cover and go lightly on areas that don't need it. You can try it at a Sephora, or buy/try/return.
Yes, I've got to agree, if you are oily, go for a powder foundation. I happen to really hate the feeling of a face full of makeup, like heavy and all - I have combo skin and I had a sample of MUFE in 125 and I actually really love it. I use sponges with all my liquid face makeups and you don't really need to use that much product either, so it never feels cakey. Perhaps you should give it a try? Good luck with your search!