Is foundation bad for your skin?
There is a common misconception that foundation makeup is harmful to your skin. However, if you choose makeup products with the right ingredients for your skin type, it can actually be beneficial. For example, if you have oily, acne prone skin, you should avoid oil-based foundations that can clog pores. Instead, opt for a foundation that is dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic which can cover blemishes without clogging your pores. If you have sensitive skin, look for a foundation that is fragrance-free and allergy tested. All Dermablend foundations follow these dermatologist guidelines to ensure your foundation works for you without compromising your skin. Additionally, foundation containing SPF can benefit your skin by protecting against harmful sun damage.
What order do you put your makeup on?
Once you have washed your face and completed your skincare routine, you should apply a primer to create a fresh canvas for smooth makeup application and prolonged wear. Dermablend's Insta-Grip™ Jelly Primer provides up to 24 hour makeup hold. Next, apply your foundation match of choice. Choose your foundation based on your desired coverage, texture, and shade. If you have blemishes or conditions that need further coverage you can apply concealer on top of your foundation. Look for a concealer that is sheer enough to layer over foundation but powerful enough to cover these areas. Always finish with a powder on your forehead, cheeks, chin and nose to set your makeup and absorb excess oil throughout the day. Additionally, you can use a setting spray to lock in your finished look and keep your complexion looking fresh.
Can you mix moisturizer with your foundation?
Yes, adding moisturizer to your foundation is a great way to sheer it out and create your own tinted moisturizer; thus allowing you to customize your foundation makeup to your preferred level of coverage. It can also enhance the blendability and hydration of your foundation. Start with mixing equal parts foundation and moisturizer, then adjust according to your preferred finish and coverage. Our Flawless Creator Liquid Foundation Drops are formulated without water and oil so that the foundation can be mixed with any serum or moisturizer.
How do I determine my skin undertone?
When shopping for foundation, it is common to see the terms “cool”, “warm” or “neutral” when describing shades. These are the foundation shade undertones. Determining your skin's undertone is the key to finding your perfect foundation match. Cool skin tones have hints of bluish pink. Warm undertones tend to be yellow or golden. Neutral skin tones have no obvious undertones of pink or yellow. You can determine your undertone by looking at the veins in your wrist. You have a cool undertone if the veins on your wrist are blue or purple. You have a neutral undertone if the veins on your wrist are blue-green, and you have a warm undertone if the veins on your wrist are slightly green or olive colored. If you're ever in doubt on what shade to choose, select a neutral shade. Another way to test is how your skin reacts to the sun. If you generally burn, you likely have cool undertones. If you generally tan, you likely have warm undertones. Dermablend foundations shades are named with “N”, “W” or “C” to show which undertone they are best suited for.
Can I use foundation for acne prone skin?
"Yes, however selecting the right foundation is important if you have acne prone skin. When looking for the right foundation check for a product that is dermatologist tested, non-comedogenic (meaning that is does not clog pores), allergy-tested and fragrance free. All Dermablend foundations follow these dermatologist guidelines.
When covering acne, you may choose to use a complementary color corrector to neutralize the redness before applying concealer or foundation. Our green Quick Fix™ Color-Correcting Powder Pigment is an ideal first step in covering unwanted blemishes which appear pink or red. If you have post-inflammatory acne lesions or a darker complexion, the orange Quick Fix™ Color-Correcting Powder Pigment is the ideal product option to neutralize deeper pigment."
Is foundation safe for sensitive skin?
Foundation can be safe for sensitive skin as long as it does not contain irritating ingredients such as fragrance and parfum. If you experience sensitive skin, it is important to test any new products on your skin. All Dermablend foundations are fragrance-free, sensitive skin-tested, and allergy-tested so that they are suitable for all skin types.