July 4, 2012

Finding your Formula


Not too long ago we discussed how to find the perfect foundation shade, but what about the ideal formula? From powder to mineral to liquid, the options can be overwhelming, to say the least! Today we’ll be focusing on differentiating among the available types and pinpoint which one works best for you and your skin type!

Powder – The lightest of coverage, this type of foundation is sheer and a great option for those with blemish-free skin who do not need a lot of coverage, or for those trying to counteract oily skin.
Suggested brush options for optimum application: F30, F45

Mineral – Gives a medium, buildable coverage. A good choice for any skin type.
Suggested brush options for optimum application: F82

Mousse* – Also referred to as “whipped,” this is a newer formula on the market that is known for its light-weight application and provides medium to full coverage.
Suggested brush options for optimum application: F50, F80

Cream* This particular formula tends to have a thicker consistency and gives full coverage. Good choice for those with dryer skin and a great option for winter months!
Suggested brush options for optimum application: F80, F82, F84

Liquid* – Provides medium to full coverage. A good choice for any skin type.
Suggested brush options for optimum application: F60, F80, F84

* If your skin is oily, opt for an oil-free version. 

Pro tip: When possible, purchase foundations that have SPF in them (in addition to what's in your moisturizer) for extra sun protection to preserve your youthful-looking skin! 

Which foundation formula is your favorite? 

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18 comments:

  1. I usually use a particular mousse which is in a stick package and, instead of a simple powder, I set it with a mineral foundation. So... bye bye redness!!!
    Keep up the great work!
    xoxo
    Valens

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    1. Sounds like a great combo! We're glad to hear you found a formula that works for your skin type!

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  3. My favorite is mineral and liquid. Thanks for sharing... www.mahrukhhayyat.blogspot.com

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  4. I use liquid and Mineral. Thanks for sharing, good to know!

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  5. How is powder, even mineral powder, a good choice for aging skin? Doesn't any powder just settle into lines? Stopped using pressed or loose foundation powders long ago.

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    1. Good point, Marilyn - thanks for bringing it up!
      You are correct - powder and mineral foundation aren't typically recommended for aging skin. Cream or liquid foundation would be a much better option :)

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    2. YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! ALWAYS USE LIQUID OR CREAM WITH DRY OR WRINKLED SKIN.... POWDERS WILL AGE YOU AS THEY INTENSIFY THE LOOK OF WRINKLES AND MAKE YOU LOOK EVEN OLDER AT TIMES! MOIST PRODUCTS LEAVE YOU WITH MOIST DEWEY LOOKING YOUNGER SKIN.

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  6. I usually go for liquid foundation along with my beloved F82!! It works juuuust fine! :)

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    1. Yes, the F82 is an all-around great foundation brush!

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  7. I use Liquid and Mineral foundation's. Thanks for posting this, it's good to know what brushes you recommend!

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    1. We're glad you found this post helpful! :)

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  8. i went from mineral (in my first highschool years) to cream (end of highschool) to liquid (which is what i use now)

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    1. Your skin changes as you age so it's always good to test out new options to make sure you are using what's best for you!

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  9. I use a cream or liquid for my complexion, and I set it with loose translucent powder. I live in an area where temps quickly get up to 110+ degrees, so its important that the produ ts contain sunscreen. If the foundation does not, I use a translucent MINERAL powder that has natural sun screening abilities... but thats only temporary! Dont count on it to last! Thank you to SIGMA for all your wonderful brushes! What a difference they make in makeup application! My husband has even remarked several times on how nice my makeup looks. That makes me feel GREAT!! 😃

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  10. AFTER TRYING SEVERAL!!! TYPES OF EYELINER BRUSH... THE SIGMA STRAIGHT EYELINER BRUSH WINS!!! NOT ONLY DOES IT KEEP ITS SHAPE, but it does not lose hair! THE BRUSH IS STIFF ENOUGH TO MAKE A CAT EYE, BUT NOT SO SOFT AS TO BEND DURING APPLICATION! THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR US OLDER GALS THAT MAY HAVE A WRINKLE AT OUTER EDGE OF EYE. I WANT THE BRUSH TO GO OVER THE WRINKLE PERPENDICULAR TO IT WITHOUT ERROR! OTHER SOFTER BRUSHES GET CAUGHT THERE AND THE CAT EYE LINE ENDS UP GETTING DISTORTED. THE LENGTH OF THE BRISTLES ARE ALSO A FACTOR AND THE AMOUNT OF BRISTLES THAT REACH THE TIP OF THE BRUSH! SIGMA EYE LINER BRUSH IS PERFECT IN ALL ASPECTS! I NEED ANOTHER ONE ��

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