Is Powder or Liquid Foundation for You?
I always wear powder foundation on my face instead of liquid foundation. I like powder because I feel it does not make my face as oily as a liquid foundation and because I struggle with acne. Less oil is always a glorious thing for my pores. I also think it is easier to apply. Since I am always in a rush, I can just open a compact, apply and snap it shut.
The powder I use is always oil-free, dermatologist tested and non-comodegenic. I also like for it to include SPF so that it protects my skin from sun damage as well.
I recently noticed that most of my girlfriends are wearing foundation, and they struggle with acne as well. They say that a foundation that is oil-free does not contribute to acne also serves as a better barrier to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. I looked into this, and it turns out maybe they are right, but that still does not mean you should switch to liquid foundation right away. It is helpful to know the pros and cons of each and make an informed decision.
Powder foundations are typically best for combination, oily or even normal skin. They are exceptional for sensitive and acne-prone skin types too, because powder foundations do not clog your pores. However, you will need to apply a couple layers if your skin has a lot of scarring or discoloration, since it is not as thick or heavy as a liquid foundation can be. You can wear a thick concealer underneath for those trouble spots though, and that should help with not applying so many layers of your powder foundation.
Liquid foundation is actually better coverage for your face, since it typically contains a high SPF amount and also lasts longer on your face. The barrier created is also very moisturizing for your skin since most liquid foundations contain silicon so that your face looks young and supple by hiding all your lines and creases. But, it does create oil on our skin just by the nature of its ingredients. If you have dry to normal skin type, then a foundation would be the best option for you.
Choosing what you want to wear as your base makeup for your daily routine is up to your preferences and your skin type. Nowadays, they try to make liquid foundations for acne-prone skin types and powder foundations that can give you that heavy liquid foundation coverage look, so really you can find what you want in either type.
For me, because of my acne-prone skin, I choose to stay with powder foundation, but I will probably look for one with more SPF coverage in it. Which one do you think is the one that is right for your skin?
Born and raised in the DMV, Emma Blancovich has a big appreciation for discovering things to do around town, such as new restaurants to try and supporting the local music scene by attending live shows. During the week she is an editor for trade associations, but on the weekends you can find her hiking up trails with the latest fitness gadgets then getting ready for a night out using the latest beauty and health products.