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Tips For Choosing The Right Cosmetics For Your Skin Type

February 03, 2021

Tips For Choosing The Right Cosmetics For Your Skin Type

I'm sure by now I could be right in saying that most of us who wear makeup would have used or tried Mineral Makeup. Finding the right products can be very overwhelming. So, I would be right in saying some of you love it, some of you don't and some just not sure (probably being you haven't found the perfect product or colour match).

It is very important to know your skin type, this way you can rule out the majority of options.

For example, 

 1.Avoid cosmetics that dry or irritate your skin

 How do I do this, you may ask. Well, one easy way is to look up the ingredients, as unnecessary chemicals only fills the pots , which are cheap and these chemicals can reverse the benefits of the good ingredients, if any!

Also, always make sure NEVER to test a product on your wrist. This is a common mistake as your wrist skin tone is completely different to your face. Trial/Sample packs are a great way to try before buying full size. Always match to your decolletage for a more accurate match. 

 2.Consider your skin tone when selecting cosmetics

 Even if the particular type of cosmetic is just right for your skin type, choosing the wrong colour--one which is either too light, too dark or too warm will make the cosmetics less than attractive. Select a foundation that complement and match your skin tone and help minimise minor imperfections. Wearing Foundation should enhance, never overpower the skin tones.

 3.Invest in quality makeup

 Quality makeup often tends to get painful to the bank account, but it shows on your skin, so you really do get what you pay for. As the big brands have jumped onto the Clean Makeup/Mineral Makeup bandwagon. Cheap makeup can cake or slide on your skin and isn't as likely to blend. It is more likely to sit on the surface, giving a plastic look. Where as Quality Mineral Makeup is the makeup of choice today which should behave like a second skin producing you with a dewy glow with buildable coverage. 

Avoid these Unnecessary Chemicals

  • Dimethicone -which coats and clogs the skin which can cause breakouts
  • Bismuth Oxychloride -this is a by product of lead causing skin irritation
  • Cheap Fillers and bulking agents - such as talc
  • FD& C bases
  • Artificial Fragrances
  • Parabens
  • Mineral Oil

 

 Dry Skin

 If you are the victim of skin that is dry, don't despair. You should use a liquid/cream base foundation. If you use a concealer, make sure it is cream based and go easy on applying powder.  Applying powder over your cream foundation should be more for buffing the minerals into your skin and to help set so it lasts throughout the day.
Eye makeup is best done with silk-textured powder or cream eyeshadows (I'm a BIG fan of Mulitsticks ).
Moisture is the keyword with lipsticks and lip glosses. Find a moisturizing lipstick and use lip gloss that has ingredients such as Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil or vitamin E, all of which provide additional lip moisture.

 

Sensitive Skin

 This is where you really need to be sure that there are no ingredients included that will irritate the skin. (Check the list above).  The key is to avoid anything with high dye levels or preservatives.

 

Combination Skin

 You can either choose different products for different skin conditions on your face or you can select products that are specifically created for combination skin ( I would be more inclined to look very closely at your skincare routine to see if there can be products changed or added to give your skin more balance). Even so-called normal skin often has areas that are more or less oily than other areas. Normal skin may have times during the monthly cycle when it is oilier than usual.

 

Oily Skin

 For oily skin, try using an oil-free primer before applying a matte type foundation (Our BB cream is Semi-Matte) that won't clog your pores.  Blot the skin periodically throughout the day if necessary to remove any shine. Choose Comedogenic products to avoid any gunk getting trapped.

 

Cleanser options

 So, which Cleanser is ideal for your skin? Avoid harsh or drying cleansers, as either will react unfavourably with your skin type. The best Cleanser, regardless of the skin type is a water-soluble cleanser that is gentle on the skin.