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Foundations,History of foundation

Whenever we talked about the makeup the first thing that comes into the mind is base of foundation i.e. The Foundation. Foundation is used before the make up to cover the flaws of the skin and also to create the uniform color to the complexion. Foundation also provides the base for the perfect makeup. Sometimes it is also use to change the natural skin tone. Although, the important use of foundation is relating to create the uniform skin tone and to cover the flaws of the skin.

History of foundation

While digging the roots of the foundation, we get to know that it all stated in the ancient Greece where white lead is used to cover the face to get a white complexion. Well this is not the right choice for getting a white complexion but it was widely used by the upper segment by that time. This is purely a poison and also had a life threatening side effect to the person. But it is continue till the beginning of the 19th century. Then liquid foundation comes into the picture but it also had a complex chemical formula along with the side effect. The liquid foundation at that time leaves a greasy look to the face which is not acceptable by the Hollywood makeup artists. In 1930s, Hollywood makeup artist Max Factor developed the formula for powdered base foundation named as Pan-Cake. It was pressed on the skin to get the more natural and even skin tone. Although, the liquid foundation comes again into the picture later with changed formula and non-greasy look.

With all the innovation till now, we have a wide variety of the foundation. Famous brands Like L’Oreal, Lakme, Maybelline have a wide product depth in this segment. Major types of the Foundations are:

Liquid Foundation

All this started with a greasy looking liquid foundation but due to the further research and development the liquid foundation now captures the market. It is a good choice if you have a dry and combination skin. Under this we also have cream and waterproof foundation. It is widely used to cover up the big patches on the skin. Major brand like Maybelline have “Maybelline New York Dream Satin Skin Liquid Foundation” which gives good coverage and yet light on skin.

Powdered Foundation

This type of foundation is perfect for on the go touchups. It is easy to apply and very convenient to use. These types of foundations not only give natural looks and matte finish but also have a light weight characteristic on skin.

For Skin, It is best for oily skin without too many fine lines. The most trending powered foundations are from Lakme and Maybelline. We recommend Maybelline Super Stay Better Skin Powder Foundation.

Whipped or Mousse Foundation

This whipped or mousse foundation is a liquid with air whipped in, used to create a light texture. It is manufactured to provide lighter and smoother feel to the skin.

It is best for all types of the skin but for those who have a dry and mature skin finds it best suited. Lakme 9 to 5 weightless mousse foundation and Beauty Blender Bounce Liquid Whip Long Wear Foundation are highly rated in this category.

Stick Foundation

If you did not like the mess and always on the go lifestyle then this is the best suited foundation for you. To cover the blemishes it is the best suited foundation. Although the customer will have to choose their right shade for using this type of foundation. Mac Studio Fix Perfect Stick and Makeup For Ultra HD Stick Foundation are the trending ones in this segment.

Creamy Foundation

These foundations provides medium to high coverage and leaves the skin with smooth texture. The major creams are:

BB Cream: BB stands for blemish balm or beauty balm. It helps to give the even tone to the skin along with moisturizing the skin with just a touch of the color. For Oily Skin use BB Cream with a mystifying effect. The best BB Cream which is selling in the market is From Lakeme.

CC Cream: Just like the BB Cream it is also used to give an even tone to the skin with a natural tint. These creams contain the anti-ageing ingredients which help in reducing the light wrinkle lines with Color Correction. Lakeme CC Cream is the best seller in this segment.

Tinted foundation with moisturizer

If you are looking for the lightweight foundation then tinted foundation is great for you. But it is not ideal for covering heavy discoloration. For creating a bright, dewy complexion and evening skin tone it is great. NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer is best for all skin types.

These are the major types of the foundation on the basis of textures. Now these are used according to the skin types. Professionals first detect the skin types and then use the foundations which are best suited.

Just like the other makeup products, foundations also have some unwanted results. If used frequently there are some of the unwanted results like:

Acne: Some of the unwanted results include acnes because daily usage of foundations clogged the pores which results the dirt get trapped in the pores which results in acnes.

Allergies: Chemicals are the main ingredients for making the foundations. This results in allergies to some of the individuals.

Dryness: Over use of the foundation results the dryness of the skin. The base ingredients are chemicals which are not suitable for the sensitive skin types.

These are the major side effect of the improper use of the foundation. All of the major parts are covered under this blog if you have any other questions related to foundations then lets us know.

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