Types of Make-Up

Never listen to the bad rap that makeup can change you. Cosmetics have been part of our lives for thousands of years and if used correctly, they enhance your skin’s natural beauty and highlight your cute features. Below are the main types of makeups.

Water Based Makeups

If you need a lightweight formulation that clings softly to your skin, then you should use a water-based foundation. Water-based cosmetics contain an emulsifier that binds water and oil, creating a finely dispersed mixture.

The oil-free formula is perfect for oily and combination skin. It also doesn’t cake or crease even when you wear them all day long, thus it’s so comfortable during a hot summer day. Most water based foundations provide medium coverage, leaving you with a natural-looking finish. They are convenient for a casual day, such as a party or a day out with friends or family.

Illuminating Makeup Enhancing Base Primer for Face: Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Face Illuminating Primer for Normal to Dry Skin-Pore Minimizer, Balancing & Brightening-Cruelty Free Cosmetics, a water-based makeup

Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Face Illuminating Primer for Normal to Dry Skin

Silicone Based Makeups

If you see components ending with terms like –siloxane, -silica, and -methicone among the top ingredients of a brand of makeup, then that’s a silicone-based primer or foundation. Silicone-based foundations give you a mattifying effect and everybody raves about their slip effect. Their uniform and smooth finish is also uniquely comfortable. It is long-lasting, it doesn’t smudge even after long hours and it’s therefore perfect for oily skin.  Silicone-based makeups need to be blended perfectly for them to work. For instance, you shouldn’t use a water-based foundation with a silicone primer, otherwise, the foundation will separate and smudge after a few hours.

The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer, a silicone-based makeup for womenThe Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer

Powder Based Makeups

Powder foundation is best for oily, combination, and acne-prone skin because it absorbs the excess oil that your skin is excreting throughout the day. A good foundation like bareMinerals Barepro Performance Wear Powder Foundation gives you a lightweight and buildable finish, as well as a natural finish that doesn’t cover your pores but blurs them. For the best results, you need to first moisturize your skin to prevent patchiness.

bareMinerals Barepro Performance Wear Powder Foundation, powder makeup, Warm Natural

bareMinerals Barepro Performance Wear Powder Foundation

Natural Makeups

If you prefer going all-natural, then this is your type. Natural makeups are made of minerals and are free from chemicals and other additives like perfumes and dyes. They are therefore anti-inflammatory and healthy for your skin. It gives you light coverage and luminescent finish.

Bella Terra Mineral Powder Foundation | Long-Lasting All-Day Wear | Buildable Sheer to Full Coverage – Matte | Sensitive Skin Approved | Natural SPF 15 (Latte) 9 grams

Bella Terra Mineral Powder Foundation- Sensitive Skin Approved

Airbrushed Makeups

Airbrush makeup is more about the application method more than the ingredients. An airbrush machine is used to spray makeup on your face and you don’t need sponges, brushes, or even your fingers. It leaves a natural-looking smooth and uniform finish. Its long-lasting and flawless appearance makes the airbrush technique appropriate for weddings, recording videos, and such other highly valued activities.

MagicMinerals AirBrush Foundation by Jerome Alexander – 2pc Set with Airbrush Foundation and Kabuki Brush - Spray Makeup with Anti-aging Ingredients for Smooth Radiant Skin

MagicMinerals AirBrush Foundation by Jerome Alexander

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