The Makeup Base Guide – Part 1

Makeup Base

Hi Everyone!

This blog will be your ultimate guide to choose the right makeup base for various occasions.

There comes a wide variety of makeup bases such as foundations, concealers, compacts, press powders, BB creams, CC creams and the list is endless.

I’ll help you clarify all the doubts you ever had about which one to use and when.

I play with 3 of them, namely:

1. BB cream

2. Foundation

3. Compact

BB Creams

Makeup Base

Talking of BB creams, many of you may not be aware of what exactly they are and their purpose. They are nothing but tinted moisturisers. It’s something between a moisturiser and a foundation.

In fact you can create your own BB cream by mixing a drop of foundation with 2 drops of moisturiser (water based if you have oily skin and oil based if you have dry skin).

They provide you light-medium coverage. And absolutely don’t look and feel as heavy as a foundation.

When do I use them?

1. When I need light coverage, when my skin feels dry.

2. Mostly in wedding/ ┬áparty makeups as I don’t prefer using foundation

3. In winters, for my everyday makeup.

Which one to use?

I have tried Maybelline and Garnier, I personally like Garnier more (Cost Rs. 200/-) , as it looks more natural comparatively. But if you already have Maybelline one and don’t know how to use it, then you can apply by mixing one drop of BB cream + 1 drop of moisturizer. This will lessen up the heaviness.

Compact

Makeup Base

Compact is a light coverage powder form makeup base. Ideal for oily or semi-oily skin.

When do I use it?

1. Everyday makeup in summers

2. Giving a finished look after applying foundation and concealer (this is only when I do heavy party makeups)

Which one to use?

I have tried Maybelline compact about 2 years back, after which I switched to MAC studio fix in the shade NC 30 (Cost Rs. 2500/-) and I am very much happy with it.

But if you are a beginner, you can start with the Maybelline one (coat approx Rs. 200/-) its not bad, and once you’ve gained the art of applying it, you can switch.

Foundation

Makeup Base

This is used the least. I absolutely don’t prefer using foundations at all. Only when I am doing heavy party makeups and need some concealing, I use very little about of it and use it on the target areas (like acne).

When/ how do I use it?

1. Only as a concealer if required

I generally prefer giving it a miss.

Which one to use?

I am using Maybelline foundation since the beginning and find it good enough. (Cost: Rs. 550/- approx).

 

 

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