Lionesse Beauty Bar Is Where your Essence and Beauty Merge

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Walking into a Lionesse Beauty Bar is like entering into a universe of beauty. Your beauty. Enter our Makeover Metropolis, where we have all of your styling needs met, and offer tips on how to create the perfect look. We know makeup, and every time our future beauty queens buy one of our fabulous products, they get a free makeover. Come experience the excitement.

The Beauty of Lionesse

10384905_10154927601620473_7331344446386402419_nAt Lioness Beauty Bar we know flair. Uncover hair care products you have always wished for, while delighting in a professional makeover. There’s nothing like the Lionesse experience. While we help you to discover your best beauty, try our classy refreshments and enjoy the music of our in-house D.J. 
Call us in advance for an appointment, or just stroll on in. Either way, your hair is in for a treat. 
We massage your head while giving the style you desire. Our Beauty Bar comes with styling options from the top looks in the trendiest places.

Party time 

The serene feeling of a gentle stream, cascading down a regal waterfall, as your hair sings your praise. For your next party, invite your friends to some nice, relaxing, beauty time with the girls of Lionesse. It’ll be a styling adventure that will leave them smiling for days. Monthly memberships are available so you can keep on looking fabulous.

Always a great hair day

Your hair will thank you when you introduce it to its new best friend.  Our Red Tourmaline hair straightener by Lionesse Beauty Bar will have you living your dream hairstyle in no time. Feel the difference in your hair.
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Makeup Tips For Expecting Moms

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If you’re an expecting mom, you know that your body, skin and everything just seems to be changing.  Of course…you are carrying a child so it’s only natural!  In addition, with all the changes you’re probably not totally feeling like yourself, but you still want to feel beautiful!  Since your body is going through so many changes your makeup and skin care is likely going to need to adjust with it.  No worries though, because we have you covered on the makeup tips for expecting moms to make sure you’re up to date on all the info!

Consider The Products
Through much of our research, we kept discovering that experts continue to suggest that expecting moms air on the side of using makeup and skin care products that are minimal on the chemicals…basically look for products that are more natural.  Because you’re going through so many changes and, well carrying a child, it’s best to avoid applying as many chemicals to your body as you can.  Luckily, there are a ton of organic and healthy makeup and skin care products that are now available for you to seek out.

Color Changes
Many women experience a change in their skin color and complexion, this being said, you may want to make note to see if your foundation and powder colors are still matching your skin tone while expecting.  If you feel like it’s off and just doesn’t seem right, instead of trying to blend it to make it work just do yourself a favor, eliminate the stress and get the right color for yourself.  It’s really common for women to experience this change while pregnant, so don’t feel like it’s just you!

Look For Multi-use Products
When it comes to being pregnant, you want to enjoy your pregnancy and it’s probably not likely that you want to spend hours and hours applying your makeup.  This is where multi-use makeup products come into play really well.  They’re a great way to minimize the amount of products you’re actually using and just make life a little easier when it comes to getting yourself ready and out the door.

Give Yourself A Little Color
While you may be experiencing some skin tone changes while expecting, we’re all about adding a little color or glow to your skin to help keep you feeling flawless throughout your pregnancy.  Even on those days when you might not be feeling glowy, you can still look it with a little blush at the apples of the cheek or a little bronzer…or both!  It’s an easy way to fake a little color, especially on those days you may be experiencing some morning sickness or sleepiness.

The great thing about makeup is there are so many options and there are so many ways to cover/conceal any skin concerns.  Even if you are experiencing some changes in your skin that you don’t love, you can count on using a few high quality makeup products to give you a little coverage and keep you feeling great throughout your pregnancy.

Adding Sparkle To Your Eyes

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Sure, we’ve all heard the age old saying that “the eyes are the window to the soul,” but believe it or not, a person’s eyes are a window into their health, too. Think about it… have you ever looked into someone’s eyes and noticed how clear and sparkling they were, perhaps you may have chalked this all up to the person having pretty eyes. Although, chances are you’ve considered this same bright-eyed individual to be a happy and healthy person.

Now consider for a moment a time when you looked into someone’s eyes and noticed that they were bloodshot or even dull. In this instance, you may have insisted how tired they looked and that they should get some rest. However, dull and bloodshot eyes can be a sign, not only of fatigue, but a whole list of other concerns. For instance, tired-looking eyes can also be an indication of health problems such as nutritional deficiency, regular or excessive drinking, moderate to serious dehydration, nicotine addiction, and even liver problems. Bloodshot eyes can also be a signal that a person is spending too much time in front of TV and computer screens, or working long break-less hours.

Of course, no one actually wants dull eyes. It’s kind of one of those “life just happens” situations. However, the good thing about knowing what causes the eyes to look tired is that we are able to decipher how to make the eyes look bright again. Below you’ll find the top three things that you can do right now to add sparkle to your eyes.

Exercise Those Peepers
An active body is a healthy, good looking body, right? Well, the same thing can be said for active eyes. The following eye exercise will give your eyes a moment to relax, lessen eye strain and even improve blood circulation. To do this, simply squeeze your eyes closed as tight as you can, then open them extra wide. Continue opening and closing until your eyes begin to water. Not only will you notice a difference as you look ahead, but your eyes will also appear brighter.

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Hydrate From The Outside In
In addition to keeping your body hydrated by drinking water, it’s also important to keep your eyelids extra hydrated. When your eyelids are dry, they make your eyeballs appear dull, and can even cause iteration with every blink. Luckily, it’s easy to soothe and hydrate dull eyes with a pair of chilled cucumber slices. Cut two slices from the center of the cucumber that are about ½ to ½ inch in thickness. Then lay back and place the slices over closed eyes for about fifteen minutes or until the cucumber becomes warm. The cucumber’s high water content adds sparkle to tired eyes and even reduces under-eye puffiness.

Drink Up
You already know that filling up on H2O is important, but did you know that when drinking water, you’re literally giving your skin, tissues, muscles, and organs what it needs to survive?  The human body is composed of ninety percent water, which is why it’s so important to replenish and rehydrate on a daily basis. Of course, the larger organs get the replacement first, so if you’re not drinking enough water, your eyes may not be getting the hydration they need. Make sure you’re practicing overall wellness by drinking at least eight glasses of water each day. Once this becomes a habit you’ll notice radiant skin and sparkling eyes.


The Benefits Of Applying Makeup Primer

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If you apply makeup at all you’ve probably considered, heard about, or purchased makeup primer at one point or another.  One of the things that’s interesting about makeup primers is that many women feel they’re not totally necessary, even thinking they’re really not going to make a difference in your makeup.  But the truth is, makeup primers are incredible and something that experts suggest you DON’T skip.  If you’re still not sure about them, we’re sharing the benefits of applying makeup primer to give you some of the facts.

  • Keeps your makeup in place – You know you dread that melting face that happens to your makeup when you sweat or end up getting stuck in the rain.  If you’re tired of worrying about whether or not your makeup will still be on your face (where you put it), primers are the secret to getting you there.  One of the most well-known benefits of applying makeup primer has to be the fact that they help to hold your makeup in place.  Sure, it’s an extra step in your makeup routine, but they create a barrier between your skin and the makeup, giving your makeup something to hold onto and stay in place much longer than without.
  • They help create a more flawless look – Ever wonder how beauty bloggers and celebrity makeup artists are always able to create such flawless makeup looks?  A lot of it has to do with the fact that they apply primers to their face before adding any color products.  As we said, the primers allow you to have a barrier between your skin and the makeup.  The fact is, our skin is made up of ridges and grooves, by adding a primer it creates a flatter surface to start with.  When you have a flatter surface on your skin, it allows the makeup to glide on much smoother and flawlessly.  Didn’t think it was that easy, did you?
  • You’ll look younger – Did we get your attention?  Thought so!  So you know how primers help to create a smoother surface on your skin?  This actually is a really powerful anti-aging trick as well.  When we age, we may get lines and wrinkles, and there’s nothing worse than makeup settling in those lines.  Adding a primer into the mix will help fill in those lines a bit and a great primer will help keep makeup from settling in those lines.  Often times, makeup settles because there is no barrier between the skin, so the primer is serving up the youthful appearance two-fold with this one.  Keeping makeup from settling in your lines will help you look more youthful and give you that more flawless look, even if you have some lines.

There are SO many amazing benefits to applying a makeup primer.  It’s no wonder beauty bloggers, youtubers and makeup artists swear by them when applying makeup themselves.  There are a lot of options available, so it really comes down to finding a formula that works for you and your skin type.

Do you use makeup primers?

Rocking A High Ponytail And Red Lip

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Since the boom in beauty bloggers and youtubers it seems like there’s been an increase in ladies rocking a high ponytail and red lip.  There’s something about this beauty look combination that we all love and are drawn to.  Technically, it’s a pretty simple look, but something about it takes some major confidence.  Even though it’s a pretty classic look, its bold and definitely makes a statement.  Anytime you wear a look that’s bold and memorable like a high ponytail and red lip, it takes confidence to rock.

So many women are hesitant to wear their hair and makeup in a way that does make such a bold statement, especially when it comes to a bold lip color.  For some reason our world has put some sort of pressure on women when wearing a bold color lipstick.  However, in the same realm red lips are always looked at as being incredibly beautiful and timeless.  It can be tricky to build up the confidence to actually wear a look like a high ponytail and red lip, but we believe anyone can feel confident rocking it.

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If you’re not sure HOW to feel confident wearing this look, the first step is to find a red lip color that you love.  Don’t think there’s a red lip color that will work for you?  Well, there is!  With so many different color options available, there truly is a red for everyone.  Once you find a red lip color that you enjoy you’re halfway there!  Not ready to go full on with the high ponytail AND red lip?  You can just wear the red lip a few times first, once you get more comfortable wearing the bold lip you’ll become more confident in yourself and the look.  After you feel confident with the red lip, take the plunge and throw your locks up into a high ponytail.  We know, we’re making it sound so much easier than it is – we get it’s a statement but you deserve to rock it!

Since the combination of the high ponytail and red lip is bold, make sure to keep the rest of your makeup low key so that you’re able to still shine through when rocking the look.  The great thing about this type of look is you’re truly able to make it work for you, just because beauty bloggers are wearing their makeup in a certain way with a bold lip and high ponytail doesn’t mean you have to!  Beauty, trends, and style in general are all able to be interpreted and worn in a way that’s personal and makes you feel your ultimate best.  The fact that the look is bold, is even more reason to make sure you make it your own and something that makes YOU feel confident.

What do you think of rocking a high ponytail and red lip?  Do you like the look?  Do you wear it?  If not, will you give it a try?

The 7-Minute Morning Routine

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Sometimes it feels like there’s never enough time in the morning to get ready and start your day on a positive note.  Not only that, but it can feel like it’s impossible to start your day without total chaos breaking out.  If we’re honest, our mornings aren’t as productive as they could be and it has a tendency of carrying out into the rest of our day.  Cue the 7-minute morning routine.  Not sure what we’re talking about?  It stems from the idea that it takes only 7 minutes to adjust how you actually approach your day and help you in being more productive.  If you’re still not totally sure what we’re talking about we’re going to lay it all out for you.  If you want to start your day on a more positive note to help make your day better, this routine has been found to be a lifesaver!

Prep Yourself
Before you really get started with the 7 minute morning routine, you need to find a quiet place to go through the routine.   It’s suggested that you don’t actually go through this process in a place like your desk or car, as there are often a lot of distractions in those places.  Instead, find a place that’s truly quiet and free of as many distractions as possible.  In addition, be sure to have a journal, pen, and watch with you.  Getting these little details sorted out are going to ensure you can be more present during the 7-minute process.

Clear Your Mind
This is something that you can do, how you want, meditation is often suggested as it’s known for a great way to clear your mind.  If meditation isn’t really your thing, just make sure you’re taking some time to get present in the moment and eliminate all the ‘stuff.’  Yes, this means turning off your phone, computer, all that stuff and just clearing your mind to be truly present in the moment.  This is what you’re going to want to do for one minute.

Once you’ve gotten present for a whole minute, the second minute you’re going to want to start breathing…intentionally.  Of course we want you to be breathing during the other processes, but during this minute it’s suggested that you do some deep breathing to calm yourself and your mind a little more.

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Start Writing And Drawing
During minutes 3-6, after you’ve gotten present and completed your deep breathing, it’s time to start drawing and writing.  This is much different than journaling, as it’s suggested that you just start drawing/writing the first few things that come to your mind.  It can be anything, anything at all.  Don’t force anything, just let what you think come out onto the paper.  It doesn’t have to be perfect or come out perfect, just get the thoughts out and onto paper.

Digest Your Thoughts
For the final minute, go through what you just wrote in your journal/notes and think about what these things mean.  Why did you write/draw these things?  Once you’ve determined that, make a quick plan (it’s suggested you plan for just 30 seconds) to actually act on just one of the items in your notes.

Have you ever tried the 7-minute morning routine?  If not, will you give it a try?

Makeup Tips For The Fall Bride

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The makeup and beauty trends making marks this fall are all about dramatic eyes and bold lips and It just so happens that these glam trends make for perfect bridal beauty. If you’re tying the knot this season, it’s likely that your schedule has been filled with dress fittings and cake tastings leaving you little time to think about how you’ll wear your makeup on your big day. Perhaps the thought hadn’t even trailed across your mind until now. Since we know just how crazy life gets as the big day gets closer, we’ve consulted with beauty experts to provide you with makeup tips for this fall’s bridal season.

Show your skin how much you care
Throughout the wedding planning process, women often slack on their self-care. Whether it’s due to stress or sheer lack of time, many women experience extra dry skin during the days prior to their wedding. With the season making a cooler transition, it’s important to lather up your face, neck, and chest with a high-quality moisturizer, if you have time for your whole body, lotion up every inch! Keeping your skin moisturized will insure that your makeup goes on smooth and stays on longer. Not only that, but it’s highly doubtful that any bride wants to look at wedding pictures in disappointment with the dryness of her skin.

Pucker up with lavish lips
There are so many lip trends this fall, it’s almost hard to keep track! However, we’re sure you’ve spent enough days contemplating over too many choices, which is why we’re going to tell you about our two favorites! The gloss is back, ladies! And what better way to celebrate the sheer and shiny lip trend then to gloss up for the big day? On the contrary, a matte lip is still very much in. Depending on your wedding colors (because you don’t want a bold lip to clash with your flower arrangement) a deep champagne or dark peach makes for perfect fall lip colors.

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For the love of your lashes
One of the hottest makeup trends, seen both on and off the runway, this fall is doll lashes. Not only does this make your lashes look longer and fuller, but it also creates the illusion of wider and brighter eyes. Although there are a few different methods to crafting the look, the best way to wear doll lashes on your wedding day is by applying, or having a cosmetologist apply, a strip style faux lash. When deciding which pair of lashes to get, go with ones that are thicker and are of medium length. 

Fall in love with yourself
Alas, the most classic wedding day style for any season is the natural look. In a day about deep and devoted love, it can seem silly to focus on something so trivial as a makeup trend. Of course, you want to feel beautiful in your skin while you make your way down the aisle, which is why we’re not against wearing makeup for the natural look; use a long lasting BB or CC cream that matches your skin as best as possible and dust the apples of your cheeks with a modest blush.

Make Your Freckles Pop

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“Freckles: Little angels kisses, sprinkled like sugar. Dancing merrily,
around an ivory face. Coffee colored diamonds, 
mark battle wounds
of defeat, on rosy cheeks, tells a story. 
But their whimsical details;
One of freedom and love, 
encompassed on a blank canvas.”

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Some women have freckles year-round while others have a sprinkle of speckles that make an appearance after a few days in the sun. Whichever category your freckles fall under, there’s no denying that the freckles look the best when you embrace them. There seems to be an outdated thought that since freckles are sometimes called “cute” that they are too youthful (as if there was such a thing). But we beg to differ, freckles aren’t just cute on a child, but they are enchanting, sexy even, on an adult.

It’s no new news that fashion and beauty collide, but what is new is the fashion world acclaiming the natural. Freckles are making such a statement that those who are freckle-less are opting for faux-freckles, both on the runway and in the street. So whether you’re full of freckles  all year round or you’re admiring your sun-kissed spots that still remain, we have gathered some trending makeup tricks for you to make your freckles pop.

Give the Bronzer a Break
Ladies today use bronzer and highlighter like it’s going out of style. Using too much bronzer when you have freckles can actually make them look muddy, which isn’t what anyone wants. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use bronzer at all!  The tricks to use a big, fluffy brush to apply the bronzer (instead of the typical small-ish, dense bronzer brush). Be sure that when you’re applying the product that you’re sweeping on the color ever so softly, focusing particularly on the naturally sun-kissed areas of the face, a.k.a. your temples and cheekbones, as well as the bridge of your nose.

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Choose the Right Foundation
If you want your freckles to shine through, but you still feel that your skin needs some foundation-love, then the best thing to do is opt for a lighter foundation. Instead of covering every piece of skin with a heavy foundation that won’t give your freckles a chance, chose a foundation that has more of a sheer to light coverage. According to celebrity makeup artists, there are two different products that get the job done: The first is a BB or CC cream, this will provide the coverage and care your skin needs without dulling your beauty marks. The second product is a mineral based powder foundation. This works because you can build up the coverage as much or as little as you’d like, but still have a flawless complexion that shows off your freckles.

Orange You in Love with Your Freckles?
Right now shades of orange such as peach and coral are hotter than ever and this is especially good news for all you freckled girls! Believe it or not, just about every hue of orange lip gloss not only looks sassy, but it also makes your freckles pop rather nicely!

Fall’s Best Lip and Eye Colors

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Beach season is finally over; tan lines will start to fade, bright yellow school buses will add congestion to the morning commute, the color of leaves will start to change, and just as they begin their descent to the ground you’ll be pulling out your favorite hoodie while you silently admit to yourself that that fall is here.

Slouchy hoodies, oversized scarves, and pumpkin spice flavored everything is just some of the best part of the colorful season. Here at Lionesse our favorite part of the autumn season is the new beauty trends. This season there are tons of fun and new lip and beauty trends, read on to find out which ones we like most!

Elongated Winged Liner
For those of you who’ve finally mastered the winged eyeliner technique, then it’s time to step your style game up a notch and give this fall trend a try. All you need to do is paint on a typical winged, or cat-eyed liner, and then pull the liner about one-half to three-quarters of an inch outward. This adds serious drama to your look as well as giving your beauty a new a and chic dimension.

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Feathered Out Lashes
Fall is all about finding the perfect puffer jacket to keep you warm during the winter. This fall, puffed up and feathered out lashes are all the rage. Sure, long and full lashes have been in for a while now, but this time around the trend is slightly different. Instead of using a set of falsies to “put the finishing touch” on a makeup look, you’re going to apply a set of falsies, and that’s it. By keeping the rest of your makeup light and natural looking, you’re bringing all the attention to your eyes.

Vampire Kiss
Although a deep smoky eye, dark lip, and body-con dress make for the perfect last minute Halloween costume, fall holiday parties aren’t the only time to wear a dark lip this fall. Channel your inner vampires this fall by rocking ultra-dark shades of lipstick such as plum or burgundy.

Graphic Liner
If the winged liner isn’t your thing, maybe you’ll be interested in the new eyeliner patterns inspired by graphic art design. Rather than lining the waterline of your lashes, use the liner to outline your waterline by drawing a line the above section of your lower lid.

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Glistening Gloss
That’s right, ladies, colorless hi-shine lip gloss is back! However, just because a sheer and shiny smoocher is back, doesn’t mean that matte lips are out – in fact, matte is still very much in. It just means you have a few more options when getting ready in the morning!

Fun Fluorescents
Any woman who spent her teen years in the 80’s knows how big hot hues and fun fluorescents were. Finally, electric shades have made a reappearance, this time in the beauty world. Whether you glide on some bright pink lipstick or some fluorescent fuchsia eye shadow, you’ll look fab this fall with vibrant colors.


Enjoy Your Beauty Beverage

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A youthful and radiant complexion isn’t owed solely to the products which women lather on the skin. Rather, the foods and drinks consumed on a daily basis play a part in the maintenance of a healthy complexion too. So-called “Superfoods” such as avocado, spinach, and kale contain high levels of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which charge the body with nutrients and hydration, making one feel good on the inside and look great on the outside. When the body consumes a drink, whether it be water or wine, the contents of the drink get into the bloodstream. The body’s process so impressive that if one person was to eat a cup of carrots, and another person was to drink a cup of pure carrot juice, the person who consumed the liquified carrots would benefit from the nutrients faster than the person who digested the crunchy carrots.

Of course, carrots only one of the many edible beauty enhancements. Since it’s unrealistic to suggest that our readers consume only water and carrot juice, we’ve provided an excellent complexion-drink menu to give skin the nutrients it needs all throughout the day. Whether you consume each item on the menu or pick and choose which drinks work best for you, you’re sure to notice a major difference in your complexion in no time. Enjoy your beauty beverages; cheers!

It’s no secret that water is good for you, but do you know why? Surely you know that the average adult body is composed of 60% water. Which is why consuming great amounts of water on a regular basis has been found to assist in digestion, increased blood circulation, and even increased skin health. Since the skin is an organ, made up of cells and water, it requires water to function at its best. When the skin is water deprived, it will become dry, tight, and flaky. By drinking a recommended eight or more glasses of water per day, the skin becomes hydrated, moisturized, and bright.

Kale Juice
Kale is one of those ultra-underrated Superfoods that deserves much more attention! It is basically a skin multi-vitamin, check it out… The green leafy vegetable contains high levels of both Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and copper. Vitamin A – an altered form of the popular anti-ageing ingredient called retinol – encourages healthy skin cell growth, promotes cell turnover, and nixes the dull skin cells that have passed their prime. Vitamin C (the super vitamin that protects your body against illness) and copper are actually the building blocks of collagen. This duo works to keep the skin strong, as well as sufficient when there’s a need to heal and repair.

Soy Milk
It’s true; this plant derived, lactose-free milk can provide your complexion with some much-needed nutrients. Soy is one of the two richest sources of a complex called isoflavones (the other complex-rich source is legumes). Isoflavones are polyphenolic compounds that have estrogenic activity; in other words, although there is no actual estrogen in soy the Isoflavones are capable of causing estrogen-like effects on the skin. Keeping that in mind, these compounds have been found to protect collagen in the skin. Studies have shown that maintaining healthy levels of high functioning collagen the skin remains youthful and bright. That’s not all; soy has also been found to defend the skin from wrinkles caused by the sun. Finally, research has found that the proteins and minerals in soy milk  can diminish discoloration, thus lead to even skin tones.

Cream, Mousse, or Liquid

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Thanks to new technology the beauty industry has flourished. Just one example of how such advancements is can be seen in the industry is by the looking at the foundation on the market today: Imagine asking a friend to pick up a new foundation for you on their way over because you ran out and want to look your best for the gathering you’re headed to. Years ago, the friend might need a reminder of the color that you use, but they would be able to successfully replenish your product with minimal information needed. Today, you would have to tell her the specific line you use from which brand, which shade suits you best, the foundation medium (cream, moose, or liquid), and which coverage you prefer (regular or matte).

The point being made here is that cosmetic manufacturers are using beauty related technology to offer hundreds of variations of foundations in hopes of suiting every shopper’s skin tone and type. While we wouldn’t want it any other way, it can get quite confusing with all these different options! If you’ve ever found yourself shopping for foundation, overwhelmed by the choices and unsure of what do to, this article should suffice all your questions so that your foundation can cover all of your concerns.

Cream Foundation
Cream foundations are ideal for those who prefer different coverage levels on different days, the reason being that they are usually the most buildable foundations. This means that you can apply the foundation to a medium coverage when you’re getting ready for a lazy day, and you can build the foundation to a full coverage on date night. Those who have normal to dry skin would benefit most from cream foundation since many cream foundation lines offer the product with added moisturizing ingredients. Another reason individuals with dry skin would benefit from this type of foundation is because of its radiant finish; often times dry skin is accompanied by a dull and drab appearance, cream foundation works wonders on dry skin since it sets with a luminous finish.

Mousse Foundation
Contrary to popular belief, mousse foundations are the best option for women with combination to oily skin types. Although the word “mousse” seems to be overly associated with “moisture” these days, it is actually more of a mattifying finish. It’s important to understand what mousses are typically created by whipping a product so that it is filled with dry air pockets. These air pockets give mousse its fluffy appearance and soft feel, but they do not give it the ability to moisturize. While they go on soft and smooth, they almost always set to a powder-looking matte finish. In fact, many women elect not to use a finishing powder after applying mousse foundation.

Liquid Foundation
Liquid foundations are the most common, namely because they are the most universal. They usually provide a buildable coverage which ranges from sheer to medium, and can be worn on combination, normal, and dry skin types. However, those who have oily skin should opt for another type of foundation. Liquid foundations are can be found fortified with everything from anti-aging ingredients to acne healing ingredients. It only takes a few moments to set to a dewy and natural looking finish. However, because of its constancy, it is highly recommended to start with a primer and lock the coverage in with finishing powder.