How to Pick the Right Foundations for Your Skin Type

To find the perfect foundation, you need a formula that enhances your complexion and solves your skin hang ups. Here’s our guide to the best foundations.

As the base of every beauty look, foundation is one of the key products in any girl’s makeup kit.

Sometimes the quest to find the perfect foundation can be a little overwhelming, with so many products on the market all claiming to suit a range of different skin types. We  have rounded up the best foundations to suit every skin type.

Oily Skin

If you have oily skin, the best way to control shine is with an oil-free foundation, so it’s best to avoid any formulas that are ‘dewy’ or ‘luminous’ in texture.

When applying your foundation, it’s a good idea to use a sponge or duo fibre foundation brush, so less product is applied but it’s blended seamlessly for a flawless finish. Plus, it stops oil transferring from your hands to your face.

Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, it can be difficult to find a foundation that hydrates while still providing coverage and lasting all day without flaking.

When trying to find the perfect foundation, it’s best to look for liquid foundations that include ingredients that will hydrate your complexion, such as light reflective pigments.

Acne-Prone Skin

If you have a tendency to suffer from breakouts, then it’s best to opt for a fuller coverage foundation to cover those red areas. Don’t be tempted to cover your entire face in full-coverage foundation though; it’s best to apply it to those areas with breakouts and then let your skin show to give you a more natural result.

Using mineral foundation is a trick makeup artists use to enhance skin that suffers from acne. Mineral foundations are often more comfortable to wear on the skin as they contain fewer chemicals, oils and other additives that can irritate sensitive skin or cause unnecessary breakouts.

Mature Skin

When it comes to mature skin, you need a formula that leaves the skin even and glowing without emphasizing fine lines or wrinkles. Any formula that is too matte or full coverage will age the skin as it gives a flattening effect, so it’s best to use light-reflecting products with a dewy finish.

Normal Skin

If your skin doesn’t fall into any of these categories, then it falls into the normal skin type. Normal skin is neither too dry nor too oily, with few blemishes or sensitivity. If you have normal skin, then there’s a whole host of foundations at your fingertips.

 

 

 

I hope y’all are doing fine. I will be back soon. See you then, Take care 😘😘

Top 5 Most Painful Piercings to Get on Your Body

Had to share this with you. Cause I happen to be addicted to piercing. I always say “pain is pleasure” *hides*

Today, there practically isn’t a body part that you can’t have pierced. But what tops the list as the most painful body piercing you can get? Find out here.

If you love body art, you probably know that in this case, the saying “Beauty is a pain” is true.

The experience will depend on a few factors. How you prepare for your piercing is important, also if you’re scared or not. Fear (False Evidence Appearing Real) makes everything look and feel much worse!

Also, not everybody has the same pain threshold. Here is a rating list of painful piercings, from the least to the most painful one.

1. Nose

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A lot of people say that getting their nose done hurt a lot! Now, this is not my personal experience, but I guess it depends on your pain threshold. Depending on the precise location, the needle goes through the skin or cartilage, and it’s done pretty quickly.

The most uncomfortable part is when the needle’s full length has to be dragged through the hole, because the stud is on the end of the needle. There are a bunch of nerves in your nose, which all end at the tip, so it’s believable that it hurts, and can also cause tiny nerve damage. If a nerve is hit, you will experience some numbness, and occasional “shooting” pains, but these pass in a few hours.

2. Lip

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Again, it depends on the location of the jewelry (labret, Monroe, side), but lip piercings sometimes hurt a lot too. You will feel an initial sting, and after that, you should be fine.

A nerve can also be hit during this piercing, which may cause the numbness and sharp pains, but there are no nerves in your lips that can cause serious or long-lasting problems.

3. Cartilage

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A needle going through a harder surface will be more painful than a skin piercing. These do take an instant longer to perform, and a lot longer to heal. The initial “hit” with the needle doesn’t hurt that much, but a healing cartilage will give you trouble! If the piercing is on your ear, you should be super careful while brushing your hair and sleeping on that side.

4. Nipple

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Both guys and girls say that getting their nipple done hurt like hell. Just try to imagine the sensitivity – if it can achieve arousal pleasure, it means there are a lot of nerves there working their little butts off. While they heal, it’s tricky because, unlike with facial piercings, you can’t leave them alone in the open air. You have to wear clothes, and even the most simple cotton shirt, with no bra, will chafe against the piercing. Haven’t really had the courage to get that one yet, and I probably never will.

5. Genital

Do you really need an explanation? The most sensitive part of our body which reacts to the lightest touch will NOT like getting pierced with a needle! Both sexes say that this is by far the most painful piercing, both while being done and while healing.

Now, I’ve only had my belly button and cartilage done, so I can say that none of them really hurt much while being put in. It was just an initial sting, and then it was done.

The piercing which gave me the most trouble was the cartilage, while it was healing it hurt a 3 on a scale of 1 to 10, and made sleeping on that side really difficult!

Then again, there are people who have breezed through getting their nipples done and cried while getting their nose pierced, so it’s really an individual thing.

Let us know what’s your most painful piercing experience!

 

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Hate How You Look

 

I thought I should share this with you. It’s very long, but worth reading…..  Enjoy 😉

 

We are surrounded by images of people who are considered to be beautiful. Seeing these images as the standard of beauty can easily kill our self-esteem, but we shouldn’t give them so much power.

Women cannot go a day without seeing another woman and subconsciously comparing ourselves to her. We see how people react to society’s standards of what a beautiful woman looks like. We start to believe that if we do not look the way these women look, then we cannot be seen as beautiful.

We need to realize that we all have something that makes us beautiful. This is exactly why you should love your body.

There is more than one kind of beauty.

Everyone is different, so everyone sees beauty differently. Just because you don’t have the body of a model does not mean that your body isn’t gorgeous as it is. You can be thin and beautiful, average weight and beautiful or overweight (or thick) and be beautiful as well.

None of us look exactly alike and we were not meant to all look alike. For models, having the same body type is part of their job. Their lives revolve around how they look. There is nothing wrong with that if they are happy with their lives being that way. Many models are beautiful and they should not be shamed for how they look either.

Most models are naturally small builds, and they work hard to have the bodies that they do. Having said this, that does not mean that we all have to follow in their footsteps. They have the bodies that they do because this is crucial to their careers. Most of us do not have careers that are focused around how we look.

Not all models have the same look, either. Plus-size model is a term that should not exist. It exists to separate women who are in the same industry but not the conventional model size in society’s view.

There shouldn’t be a distinction between models and plus-size models. The latter are still models and still beautiful. There is nothing wrong with a woman with curves being famous for rocking her body.

We all have insecurities.

It does not matter who you are, what you do or how you do it: we all have insecurities—even that seemingly perfect girl you know. She has things about herself that she wishes she could change.

Some thin women are just naturally so. There is no way around that. Their body structure makes them naturally thin. There is nothing wrong with that. Keep in mind that some thin people also have a very hard time gaining weight.

Not having curves (or the ‘right’ curves, I should say) also does not mean that you are not beautiful. There is something that is beautiful about you. You just have to look at yourself in a different light. Not having the biggest boobs or butt does not mean that you can’t be sexy. It does not mean you look like a twelve-year-old boy. It just means that you were meant to be thin.

Imperfections make you beautiful

To the women who are average weight or have some curves in both the ‘right’ and the ‘wrong’ places, you are still beautiful. You do not have to have a flat stomach to be beautiful.

There is nothing wrong with your body jiggling. Nothing. Bodies have fat in them. Fat jiggles. It happens. It is normal. It is not something to be ashamed of.

That there are ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ curves is disgusting. The stigma surrounding women who have bodies that jiggle more than those of models and the people who have normal ‘imperfections’ like cellulite and stretch marks is wrong. Making women feel like they are not beautiful because they do not look like photoshopped models is wrong.

We constantly see advertisements of women who look as if they are perfect. What we don’t see in those ads is everything that has been edited out. Every single picture you see of models is photoshopped in some way. None of the models are as thin as their pictures and their skin is not as clear and perfect as it may seem. We are being lied to about the idea of beauty.

Editing photos in advertisements gives men and women unrealistic ideas of what beauty is. Society makes it so that it is almost impossible to reach these standards.

Most of the time, there is absolutely nothing we can do to look like those edited versions of other people, so why try? You can’t make your body look like a photoshopped picture every second of the day, and you should not have to feel like you have to.

We should celebrate all types of beauty. There is something about all of us that is beautiful. Comparing ourselves to other body types that we will never have is going to severely damage our self-esteem.

Hating ourselves because we don’t have the body of our dreams isn’t going to help us either. There are so many people in the world who try to hurt our self-esteem. We shouldn’t be helping them. We should be there for ourselves and love who we are and what we look like.

If you liked this article and had some input you would like to share, then please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section!