Cream foundations are as decadent as they sound: emollient, moisturizing, and rich to the touch. They are the Thanksgiving feast equivalent of their liquid counterparts , which are often watery in texture. Cream bases have a more viscous consistency that stays put when you dollop them on the skin instead of sliding down your face and sometimes onto your freshly-washed white sweater , and can do much better justice to your complexion if your skin is on the drier side or if your skin is what you'd call mature. If you're someone with oily skin, though, I'll be frank: Cream foundation might just not be your jam, as their already moisturizing properties will combine with your skin's penchant for excess sebum production, leaving your complexion looking far dewier than a liquid or powder formula would. Still, they've come a long way since their dessert days of the past when foundation had an iffy reputation for giving everyone cake face, no matter what kind of application they used.
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Are you sitting down? We have some news. We know — it's hard to fathom. But, when you break it down, it does make sense. And, if you've ever walked out of Sephora or Ulta with a hundred dollars worth of beauty products in your bag, well, you can just imagine spending 15 grand — or more — on makeup.
The 19 Best Foundations for Mature Skin, According to Makeup Artists
Skip navigation! Story from Beauty. If a 27 ml jar of foundation gave you the skin texture of a 2-year-old and the kind of movie star glow usually reserved for Cate Blanchett , would it matter if it cost you as much as an Apple Watch?
Although some people are using these stay-at-home days to give their skin a break from foundation, at Allure, we're using this time at home as an excuse to test new base makeup. If you're wondering what we're loving in the matte foundation category, lucky for you, we have a range of picks to share. These oil-free base products are often assumed to be drying or face-flattening, but that's not always the case — especially if you pick the right matte foundation formula. According to cosmetic chemist Ginger King, it's the silica powder in the oil-free formulas in matte foundations that makes them dry down with zero shine or dew. Knowing that, matte foundations may be the way to go because many of them are also transfer-proof, meaning the product won't smudge onto your mask.