Wednesday, May 28, 2008


GGBW-Part 3

Let's talk foundation.

I don't have to tell you that mineral makeup is a HUGE trend right now. I really like mineral makeup but prefer to wear it in the summer. It seems to stay put through perspiration which I do a lot of in the summer months. It also doesn't irritate my skin and it's so easy to match mineral makeup because it's so light. That being said - not all mineral makeup is created equally! I had been using Bare Minerals for 2 years when I decided that $25.00 for foundation was more than I was willing to spend. So I tried out Physician's Formula and Maybelline's mineral makeups. At first I was pleased, and then not so much now. It may have something to do with the colors I picked out, but they just didn't seem to melt into my skin like Bare Minerals. They got streaky throughout the day and tended to go on cakey. So back to Bare Minerals I will go. That isn't to say that other mineral brands won't work for you. My friend Lynnette uses Maybelline's Mineral Power after I suggested it to her and she loves it.

Since I'm out of Bare Minerals for the moment I've been using liquid foundation. When you pick a liquid foundation out make sure to do a color test. Don't just assume that the color on the bottle will work for you because it "looks" like your skin color. I like to try a dab on my cheek and also on my jaw line. If it blends in, you have a match. If it doesn't, please, for the love of God, move on until you find the right color. There is nothing worse to a makeup snob (me) than seeing an orange mask on a beautiful girls face and then a different colored neck. Makes me cringe. You may as well go foundationless. Which I do a couple times a week. If you find that your liquid foundation is too thick, cut it down with some moisturizer - OR - apply it to just the spots you need, like under your eyes, your chin, etc. Less is more! You want to see your real skin shine through.

I love your makeup tips Andrea! I might just have to go splurg on some Bare Minerals. I've been using Maybelline and eh, it's okay but didn't live up to the hype. And maybe I'll even start washing my face at night! (haha, I can hear you scream from here!)
I love the tips! I actually use liquid because I am such a cheap ass and so bad with make up anyway that I am just scared to try something expensive. I was wondering though, is it bad to wear makeup without foundation? I do that 99% of the time, just because I feel like I always break out more if I wear foundation, esp in the summer. ONe of these days I will have to try the bare minerals kind of foundation-and you'll have to show me what to do!!

I had tons of fun this weekend too! And I want another ruben sandwich!!
ohhh thanks for the tips! is there a brand of tint moisturizer you recommend? A fun day of doing make up would be super cool!! Maybe we can get together one of these upcoming weekends!
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