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Powder Foundation vs. Liquid Foundation and Which One Is Right For You

By Max Brockbank | Aug 13, 2019
wanderlust powder foundation

Skin is in and we all want a holy grail foundation that gives us a flawless complexion. However, there are hundreds of foundations out in the market and most of us don’t want to break the bank trying every single one. So, we’re here to break down the best foundation for your skin type!

Powder Foundation: Best for Oily, Normal, Combination, Sensitive, Acne-Prone Skin

If you have oily, normal, combination, sensitive or acne-prone skin, powder foundation is your girl! Powder foundations are weightless and have oil-absorbing properties which are great for our Wander Beauties that want to lessen shine throughout the day. Not only do they have oil-absorbing properties, they are also less likely to clog pores which is ideal for those who are acne-prone. It is the perfect foundation for the summer time because it helps combat the excess oils from the hot and humid summer days.

Powder foundations are your best friend for touching up on the go. Unlike liquid foundations, powder foundations sit on your skin which can make the foundation last longer. Besides providing coverage, powder foundations can also set your makeup! Who doesn’t want to carry one less item in their make up bag!


Liquid Foundation: Best for Normal, Dry Skin

If you have normal or dry skin, liquid foundation is perfect for you. If you have dry skin, liquid foundation is going to give your skin a boost of hydration and a more fresh and dewy finish. It is less likely to cling to dry patches and will fill in any wrinkles, enlarged pores and fine lines seamlessly. It is the perfect foundation for winter because it will give your skin a protective coating that helps retain moisture during the cold and dry winter days. If you find that your skin dries throughout the day, spraying a facial mist over your foundation will help to freshen up your skin.

Liquid foundations are great for beginners because they have a more blendable formula. Similar to powder foundations, liquid foundations have different finishes as well. However, liquid foundations are more likely to give you a more luminous finish than a powder foundation.


Beauty Hack

If you find that your liquid foundation is too thick, add a drop or two of your favorite face oil or moisturizer to some of your foundation and mix it together! This beauty hack will thin out your foundation and create a hydrating formula similar to a tinted moisturizer. It will allow your liquid foundation to blend more easily and result in a more natural radiant skin finish.

How to Apply

Both foundations can be applied with either a makeup sponge or a brush.

Let us know what foundation is right for you @wander_beauty!

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