Summer makeup can be tricky. The heat plus humidity needs to be taken into consideration if you want your makeup to stay on your face as long as possible without melting into a shiny and smeared mess. I have been using liquid foundation for as long as I can remember. During a visit to a dermatologist, she had recommended for me to switch to a mineral foundation for various reasons. For one, it is less likely to clog my pores and cause breakouts and as I will show in this post, can be very versatile.
Using Studio Gear Cosmetics Mineral Wet/Dry Foundation, I’ll try out four ways that are highlighted in Studio Gear Cosmetics website.
I used this right out of the container for medium coverage using my favorite foundation brush. It find that it kept my skin matte while providing enough coverage to provide an even complexion.
An awesome way that’s recommended to incorporate a serum into your daily routine is to mix it with your mineral foundation. I used the Revitalizing Day Serum to mix with the powder fundation. It provided a nice dewy coverage. Next time, when I’m in a hurry, I can also mix it with my daily moisturizer for a quick foundation routine!
If you’re still not ready to give powder foundation by itself a try and still want to use your favorite liquid or cream foundation, you can certainly opt to use it as finishing powder or carry it with you for a mattifying touch up through out the day. I tossed this in my work bag because after moving around non-stop for a 12-hour shift, my make-up sometimes could a little touch-up.
Say what now? Yes, a nice little trick is to mix darker or lighter shades with a moisturizer to create a customized contour or highlight just for you. Using your finger, dab a little on the areas you’d normally contour or highlight and with your favorite contour brush and just blend away.
Let me know if you’ve got other ways or tips to use a powder foundation and what your favorite is!