Make up is a tricky business. The cosmetics industry has millions and millions of products for everyone, but not everything works for everyone. Sometimes, there’s a lot of trial and error involved in finding the perfect product that will suit you. With all the products on the shelves today, it’s very important to keep a few things in mind when looking for the best product for you. Things may vary in a case to case basis, but here are some basic things to keep in mind.
Find the perfect shade for you
Each and every one of us is unique. The cosmetics industry has a lot of shades to cater to every girl—and boy as the case may be. Make sure to know which shade you are in every brand before buying a powder foundation. Make sure that it isn’t too light or too dark on your skin. Ideally, the shade you choose should match your neck. Take the light in the room into consideration while trying to match a shade for your skin. As much as possible, use natural light. There are different shades for different brands and sometimes you need to blend two shades together to get the perfect one for you.
Know your skin type
Do you have oily skin, dry skin or combination skin? There are a lot of powder foundations with differing coverage that will absorb your natural oils and prevent a shiny t-zone. For those with dry skin, it is best to use a primer and a moisturizer before putting on your powder foundation. For oily skinned gals, the powder foundation might wear off in a few hours. Keep retouching and use blotting paper. Be careful when you retouch to avoid caking. Don’t apply the foundation too generously when you retouch. Using transparent powder is also recommended.
Know how much coverage you want
The coverage in each foundation may differ from shade to shade and brand to brand. Know the kind out coverage you want—whether it is medium to full coverage for a super well-polished look or a sheer coverage for everyday use. The best powder foundation for you will not cake and look too thick on your face. Find the appropriate coverage for you. Make sure it matches with the event or the time you’re wearing it.
Decide between high end brands or drugstore brands
High end brands are expensive for a reason. They put a lot of effort and a lot of research into creating their products. They make sure to create well-milled powders that will look like and feel like skin when you put it on.
However, there’s no rule that says that you have to break the bank when looking for the perfect foundation for you. There are a lot of drugstore brands that also bring their A-game when it comes to formulating their products. Decide on how much you are willing to spend on foundation. Choose between high end and drugstore brands. Keep your budget in mind.
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“To simply put it, linen is extremely old – the people who built Pyramids in Egypt wore linen, but how did it become an integral material for creating suits for wearing in Summer?
There are a few reasons why Linen is used for suits:
- It’s incredible for keeping the user cool during Summer, unlike traditional suits.
- It’s lightweight.
- It can be extremely cheap as a pure material.
But, what is the history of the Linen Suit?
During the 19th Century, suits were worn by nearly everyone, therefore it was important that they were cheap, and lightweight. However, fabric was extremely expensive, as it wasn’t as easy to manufacture as today, therefore new trends just didn’t “take off.” Linen was popular, as it was old, and didn’t lose its colour, and were fairly lightweight, making it much cheaper, and more desirable for people to buy during the early 19th Century.”