Get a Flawless Complexion
With the perfect foundation, it's like your favorite jeans: once you've found the right pair, you won't want to buy any other style. Nevertheless, as the choice is so vast, it is not always easy to find the right one! Here is a brief overview of the latest trends and makeup tips that will help you find the perfect products for your skin.
Ultralight foundation: discreet and subtle
If you like the natural effect, the moisturizing textures of a serum foundation are for you. They create a beautiful nude look that refreshes your complexion with moisturizing active ingredients like hyaluronic acid and gives shine with particles of light reflecting powder. The coverage is very light, so the result is even more natural. Just a touch, for a bright and soft complexion.
Light liquid foundation: light and natural coverage
If you want a little more opacity with a very natural finish, it is best to use a light liquid makeup, such as a tinted day cream or a CC cream. They smooth out the skin by correcting small imperfections at the same time letting it radiate naturally – and the freckles twinkle through! For a smooth appearance, liquid foundation is best applied with a brush and a concealer, which hides dark circles or other small imperfections.
The so-called 'Cushion' foundations also offer this kind of product. Here you apply the makeup via an integrated cushion that contains the foundation inside, such as a sponge. Gently tap the cushion with the included applicator sponge to release the product. The 'cushion' works just as well as a compact powder, making it a great on-the-go companion!
Mattifying Foundation: reliable coverage for special occasions
While liquid foundations look wonderfully natural - there are also situations where we feel safer with a little more coverage. For stressful work appointments or long evenings, we prefer to let the professionals take care of our skin. Even oily skin will have a great result with this kind of products. Of course, it is essential to avoid the caked effect: for an impeccably matte complexion, spray your face with a touch of face mist or a makeup-fixing spray after applying a primer. Moisture makes makeup more compatible with the skin.
Mineral makeup - good coverage for sensitive skin
If you're looking for a natural and entirely covered complexion without clogging the pores and without mask effect, then mineral makeup is for you. This type of product is composed of high-quality minerals such as zinc, magnesium, potassium, and sodium, considered particularly skin-friendly. The mineral powder should be applied with a special brush in circular motions starting from the outside of the face towards the inside. The finely ground powder particles cover evenly and do not settle in fine lines or pores even after several hours. Your skin also benefits from mineral textures, as ingredients such as magnesium and zinc oxide have an anti-inflammatory effect, soothing sensitive skin and tend to blemishes. In addition to that, the active ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide contain a lightweight natural sunscreen, which roughly corresponds to an SPF 4. Not enough sunscreen, but already a good base for sensitive skin which is prone to redness.
And now, it's time to shine!
Highlighter - the ultimate shine
"Under-glow" is the new magic word for radiant skin.
The era of the highlighter is far from over – instead how we can use it has only multiplied. Now, the trend is to apply it under foundation. This new tip gives a particularly natural effect and works best when we use a creamy highlighter. The key places to focus on are on top of the cheekbones, below the eyebrows and a small drop on the tip of the nose. If you want a little more glamor in the evening, add a delicate sparkle with a touch of creamy highlighter to the inner corners of your eyes. For pale skin, refreshing rosy tones are perfect. In contrast, the shades of gold and champagne will marry well with an olive complexion and bronze tones with darker skin tones.