Tuesday, December 27, 2011


I have gotten ALOT of questions pertaining to foundation whether liquid

or powder

or cream

whichever you choose to wear it MUST be worn correctly! I have seen tons of ladies wear whatever the sales ladies told them was best without covering the basis to discover what looks best in sunlight,room light or nite.These looked over steps could be crucial to what you go into the world wearing & TRUST ME PEOPLE NOTICE!!!!

When i discovered my shades(almond glow,soft copper & honey from Cover girl Queen Collection)

it wasnt from the sales lady down at Mac we ALL know they just trying to sell a product, I personally know what looks good is 3 shades mixed opposed to one shade all over, No1 is one shade,

So why put one 1 ask yourself

Lets take Keri Hilson for example shes medium skin tone but you see her sometimes golden

then other times so Pale she looks like a ghost notice the neck is darker

Now hair color ALSO play a factor (we will touch on that in another topic) but my main focus here is there shouldnt be such a vast difference the two looks should always be combined so its NOT so apparent like in those photos.

Heres some pointers to get you moving in the right direction Enjoy =)

1.Before you pick the formula, you need to find out the right formulation for your skin. If you're oily, look for words like "oil-free," "oil-control" or "mattifying" on the bottle. Got dry skin? Go for moisturizing foundations with "hydrating" or "moisture-rich" wording on the bottle. Foundations containing glycerin glide on easily. For combination skin, determine if you're more oily or dry and go from there. Cream-to-powder bases work great for combination skin. Mineral foundations work well on all skin types, especially sensitive skin.

Oil Free Products:

2.Consider if you want a light or medium-coverage.

If you have good skin, but want to even out a few ruddy areas, consider a light coverage. For women with really uneven skin tone or blemishes, consider a medium-coverage foundation. Some women swear by mineral foundations, so you might want to try these out as well.

3.Show up to the makeup counter with a clean, fresh face
It's OK to wear eye makeup or lipstick, even moisturizer on your face, but you don't want to show up already wearing foundation.

4.Select a few colors that seem close to your natural skin tone. Go for the yellow-based foundations, which look most natural on all skin tones. However, if you're very fair, try a pink, cooler shade.

5.Apply a stroke of up to three colors on a cheek (the inner wrist or hand aren't the best spots, contrary to popular belief). The one that disappears is the right shade.

6.Take a good, long look -- near a window. Ask to borrow a hand mirror and stand near a doorway, or step outside, to see which foundation looks best in the natural light. The right shade is one that you can't see because it blends in so well. If you are purchasing from a drugstore, take a couple bottles to a doorway, hold them up to your neck and see which one matches the best or if you have a favorite shade you want to match, match the colors of the bottles, never the swatch on the display. IF YOU LOOK LIKE THIS YOU DEAD WRONG (*_*)

7.Once you've bought the foundation, take it home and try it out. If you don't like it you can return it. If you're buying from a drugstore, purchase from one with a liberal return policy (like Rite Aid).

1. Try the color out on your jawline ,not your wrist or hand

2. Remember to stand in a doorway or outside to see if the color matches

3. A foundation with sunscreen is a safe bet, but you will still need to wear sunscreen under your foundation. Also considering skipping foundation and opting for a tinted moisturizer
(Laura Mercier makes a great one) instead.

4. Believe it or not, today foundation is totally optional. It's healthier for your skin NOT to wear foundation daily. If you have blemishes or pimples, try strategically placed concealer instead. Or just wear the foundation on the parts that need it most, likely around your nose and eyes and on your chin. Just make sure to blend properly.

5. Go for different looks for evening and day. A light foundation is perfect for work or weekend. While a sexy shimmer is great for evening.

Heres some examples of "Shimmer" looks

Ok so I know its enough to get that shade CORRECT, be sure to add your comments below & #JOIN, Ask questions Ladies I WILL ANSWER!! Stay True Stay You Stay FaBB Smooches xoxo M.

1 comment:

Britt_Alonge said...

Great post Monnica!!!Finding the correct shade is definately important and takes a little trial and error especially when you make a switch from one foundation to a new one. I am going to try out the queen collection this weekend. I normally wear MAC's studio tech cream foundation because it has a buildable coverage and looks very natural. Once you find something that works for you it's kinda hard to switch to something else, but if i know that there is one out there like it for a fraction of the cost i will definately check out! money is tight lol! but anyway, i like how you mentioned the tented moisturizer as another option to actual foundation. your face definately appreciates the break. Another thing i wanted to mention to you and other makeup addicts lol, is Mineralize Skin Finish Powder by MAC. Its just like a light weight foundation when used with MAC's Fix + (which is my favorite!!!). it evens out skin tone and mutes any imperfections. I know MAC isnt everything but i have yet to find a powder that does the same, so i'm sticking with it. Also, for those who do have foundation that is too light for them, they could use a bronzer to warm the color up or add deminsion by contourning also. That way the lighter foundation will be seen as more like the "highlighted" areas instead of looking so flat. Awesome post Monnica! I'm forever a fan <3