There are endless options out there when it comes to foundation. It can be a little overwhelming! There are so many brands and formulas. One of the biggest dilemmas: should you use liquid, cream or powder face makeup? The bottom line is that it really depends on your skin and personal preference! Some people like a dewy look, and others like a matte look. Here is some advice for choosing between liquids, creams, and powders.

  1. Use your skin type and “finish” as your guide: Liquid foundation generally looks more sheer and powdery. If you are oily then use this to avoid becoming shiny. If you want to be shiny or dewy, use a cream foundation. Cream is also great if you have dry skin. Powder is easy to layer on top of liquid or cream, just make sure to avoid layering too much so you don’t look cakey!
  2. Powders on top of liquids, but not liquids on top of powders: Like I said above, using powder on top of liquid or cream is just fine. Just make sure you let the liquid set before going in with powder. Things get tricky when you try and layer liquid over powder. This can cause cake-iness.
  3. Although you can layer liquid on powder by using these exceptions: If it is on the eyelids or small areas like that, you can get away with layering liquid over powder. You need to have awesome blending skillz to do this!

In the end, it is all about what works for your skin type. There is no
“rule” about what types of products look best on what skin type. You just have to decide what look you like best and what makes you feel comfortable. Just experiment and have fun with it!

XOXO, Chels