Monday, May 16, 2011

PERSONALIZED: Make-up for your skin type!

What works for one person may not work for another. So keep in mind that the beauty of make-up can only shine through if it is suitable for your own skin. Here are some tips on types of make-up that'll be perfect for your skin type!

Make Up Tip For Mature Skin: Make sure to stay away from heavy liquid foundation because they accentuate these aging marks such as wrinkles or fine lines. Alternatives would be loose powder, and tinted moisturisers. Properly moisturised skin with anti aging cream will take the focus away from dry skin for a more youthful glow. Lastly, primer will help create a smooth canvas for your make-up to glide on easier!

Make Up Tip For Oily & Acne-Prone Skin: For skin that is prone to blemishes make-up that is talc-free would be ideal because talc is soft and soapy which will add more shine to the face. Natural ingredients that are good for the skin such as Vitamin D, and astringents will help condition and prevent additional break outs. Of course, aim for oil-free foundations and make-up removers since your skin already has plenty of natural oil. For blush, concealers, and eye shadows avoid creamy consistencies instead use powder based because these absorb oil making your make-up not crease, smudge and last longer. Eye pencils and gel liners would not run as much as liquid would on oily skin. 

Make Up Tips For Dry Skin: If you have dry skin, you should use make-up that contains hydrating, natural ingredients like Aloe Vera and vitamin E. Try to avoid applying thick foundation because it'll accent the flakiness of your skin. You should try putting on moisturiser right before foundation so you already have a smooth base. Always opt for cream shadows to add a healthy shine to the face. Most tend to suffer from fall outs from their eye shadows on dry lids so eye shadow primer is a must!

Make Up Tips For Combination Skin: This skin type is oily in some areas and dry in others. Some use different types of foundations for different problem areas. ex.) Make-up with SPF (adds oil) to dry spots and oil-free foundation on oily locations. However, this is quite the hassle to apply so I suggest using water based liquid foundation on problem areas only and applying a matte powder all over face. This will cancel each other out, creating a flawless finish. Depending on your lids, both cream or powder eye shadows would work well. 

These are the most common skin types :) If you have any requests or questions please comment below! 
Until next time, xox, 

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