Discover Which One Is Right For You
Now that you’ve read up on how to use full coverage foundation, which product should you choose? The answer to that question depends on exactly how much coverage you need. Remember that you can use other products like mineral veil and mineral blush on top of your foundation to bring back natural color to your skin.
What are your skin needs?
Start by determining your skin needs.
Remember, you will apply either a full coverage foundation or a complete coverage foundation after your best makeup primer.
Full Coverage: Allows a little of your skin tone to show through. It contains a higher concentration of pigment which downplays redness.
Complete Coverage or Total Coverage:
This type of product masks black and blue discoloration. Because it covers so well, none of your skin tone will show through. For this reason it is extremely important to get a correct match.
Finish with a light dusting of mineral veil.
Full Coverage Foundation
Laura Mercier Flawless Silk Creme Foundation – This product is really versatile and easy to blend. It comes in a tube which makes it perfect for tossing in your purse.
The formula is a creme-to-powder which makes it really easy to blend. If your skin clears up you can mix it with moisturizer for a sheer color.
This is a good product to try if you have sensitive skin, Rosacea or hard-to-cover pigmentation. Remember, that sometimes with red discoloration you can use a full coverage foundation and let just a little pink color show through on your cheeks. That way no blush is needed.
MAC Full Coverage Foundation – MAC Cosmetics offers a cream cake formulation that makeup artists love to use for photo shoots. This is another one where you control the coverage. It can go on either sheer or opaque.
Airbrush Makeup offers another option for controlling the amount of coverage. You can spray on airbrush makeup and then spray a second light mist only where you need it.
Total Coverage Foundation
Dermablend Cover Creme – If you haven’t tried Dermablend then you may be in for a surprise. This is a actually a remarkable foundation. The problem is that most women don’t know how to apply it correctly. It’s simple – Warm it up!
The technique is explained in Part One of Full Coverage Foundations. There’s also a section on working with Dermablend to cover dark circles under your eyes.
When you learn to warm and blend this product, you’ll find that it goes on just about like normal foundation. The re’s an excellent selection of colors. Plus, you can blend these colors together yourself for a custom foundation match.
Dermablend also has an undereye concealer that comes in a little stick form. If you need a quick touch up during the day just rub a little on the back of your hand to warm it up and then dot it on. It’s that simple.
Cover FX Total Coverage Cream Foundation – This is a newer product that can be found online. It’s a foundation and concealer in one that’s easy to use. It goes on smoothly.
Cover FX also offers Natural FX Water Based Liquid Foundation which is perfect if you want to cover acne scarring. It also looks good on mature skin. If you think you would prefer a liquid foundation then give this one a try. You’ll need to use powder to set it for long-lasting coverage.
*Remember, you can use a combination of products and you can obtain samples to get a perfect match.
If you are using these type of foundations to cover discoloration on your legs then try switching to leg makeup because it’s usually waterproof.
Once you learn to work with these products, you’ll be able to achieve a gorgeous natural appearance. Refer to the suggestions in Part One to add back believable color.