I know we all know the main use for talcum powder aka baby powder : to keep wet/sweaty areas dry. But googling quickly can get scary, what is it made up of and how did it become such a common house hold beauty product?
Walking into any cosmetic counter will always give you a good look at how different every skin tone can be just a little different. A nude rainbow of colour!
Foundation, also known as base makeup, is a tinted cosmetic used to:
Even out skin tone
Protect the skin from the outside elements(dirt, pollution)
I rarely buy makeup at shoppers drug mart or any regular beauty counter really. I normally shop online straight from the companies or from sephora when I can. I saw a commercial for this new foundation by Maybelline and thought to try it.
My routine usually doesn’t use foundation because my skin is normally healthy enough that just a matte powder that has a bit of colour correction is fine. The foundation that I use for photoshoots or special occasions is Urban Decay HD liquid foundation. Which is so HD that I have to make sure to have a mini facial before hand. It is also a bit expensive(have to order it online or grab it when I’m out of town) so I don’t want to use it all the time.
Now that its the winter and I have spent a week in the hospital without a shower, my face is dry ans flaky and I have a few scabs from where the E.E.G wires were glued on. I needed something that could cover and not cost too much and be lightweight.
I was very happy with my purchase that cost about 8$. I picked #120: classic ivory which is just a bit darker because I do have a varied complexion and I easily go red. This kind was also formulated for normal to oily skin, which is great that they are addressing the different skin types rather than just making 3 different kinds and not clearly stating what skin type it is for which normal people need to see.
It is a bit thicker than the Urban Decay HD, but it did a great job covering up my sores from the wires, and didn’t dry out my skin.
I am very happy with this addition to my regular makeup routine!