Foundation textures: how do they feel & what do they do? Here are the foundation files!

by Peggy Timmermans 13/05/2018
Foundation textures: how do they feel & what do they do? Here are the foundation files!

Foundation textures: There are many foundation textures on the market. But how do they look on the skin?

The foundation files are created to help you see the light and choose the perfect match for your skin!

Chapter two: which are the different textures and how do they perform on skin?

Now that we know how to shop the perfect foundation it is time to take a closer look at the textures. From BB to full coverage, for every skin type and every desire there’s a foundation on the market.

  • BB cream: it’s just a fancy name for a tinted moisturizer. Back in the old days the tinted moisturizers were nothing more than a normal moisturizer mixed with a bit of foundation, nowadays they have more benefits. You can find anti-aging, light reflecting, matte, shiny and hydrating BB creams.
  • Liquid foundation: the most popular and most sold foundation version. In the liquids we can also find different versions; the light foundations for a natural result, the transparent to medium foundations, the medium and full coverage ones until the heavy coverage liquid foundations.

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  • Cream foundation: this is without a doubt my favourite texture on set. It’s so easy to build up coverage with cream foundation, you can go from super transparent to a heavy coverage by layering without getting a mask effect. However, there are some heavier cream foundations on the market, I tend to use them for artists on stage or theatre.
  • Powder foundation: powder foundation is ideal for touch-ups during the day. There are powder foundations on the market that will provide a full foundation, however if you have dry or mature skin I would recommend to skip these.

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  • Mousse foundation: also called whipped foundation is my least favourite texture. This foundation fuses liquid with air, resulting in a smooth, lightweight, fluffy texture. Mousse foundation has a lightweight feel however this foundation mostly provides a matte finish and can feel a little dry.
  • Cushion foundation: as BB creams, the cushion foundations come from Korea, the birthplace of beauty trends. It’s a liquid formula housed in a compact. They are best suited to those who need a little more coverage than a BB cream. I wouldn’t recommend a cushion foundation for oily skin, as most of them have light to medium coverage and are very hydrating or even illuminating. Dry to normal skin will benefit from this formula. My advice: wash the sponge often, as it is a breeding ground for bacteria.

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Which texture has your preference?

For making foundation shopping easier,
Peggy

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