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HOW TO CHOOSE A NATURAL FOUNDATION

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When it comes to finding the perfect natural foundation, there is no such thing as one size fits all; you must take your skin type, skin concerns and your personal coverage requirements all into consideration. 
 
Need some help? We decipher some of the most popular natural foundation types, weigh up what they offer, and share how you can find your perfect match. 
 

Liquid Foundation

Liquid is a very popular formulation when it comes to natural foundation. It is lightweight in texture, glides on effortlessly, and it generally suits both dry and combination skin types. This type of foundation also tends to provide a considerable amount of coverage for concealing any irregularities in your complexion, and comes in a number of different finishes. For oily skin, we recommend a matte foundation, and for dry skin, try to find a liquid foundation that adds moisture and luminosity.
 
The Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation provides a naturally soft, satin finish and is ideal for sensitive and combination skin types. With buildable coverage, this natural foundation is lightweight, nourishing and balancing. Vapour Organic Beauty recommends applying this foundation using your fingers to allow it to sink into your skin. However, you can use a sponge for a more natural finish, and a brush for fuller coverage. 
 
You can take a look at our liquid foundations here. 
 
 

Cream or Stick Foundation

If you are after a high coverage natural foundation that conceals imperfections like acne and scarring, you cannot go past a cream or stick foundation. A cream or stick also helps to even out your skin tone and reduce any redness. These foundations have come a long way over the past ten years. Once renowned for being drying and “cakelike”, cream and stick foundations now contain more moisturising properties. As such, they are best for normal to dry skin types. 
 
The Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation is a creamy, blendable and semi-matte foundation available in 14 shades. It is also natural foundation that’s buildable. Apply the foundation with a beauty blender for medium coverage, and a foundation brush for full coverage. Another thing we love about this product is the Kjaer Weis refill system; the silver compact is reusable, so each time you run out, all you have to do is purchase is a refill
 
 

Powder Foundation

If you are after something that is convenient and easy to apply, then powder foundation may be for you. Typically packed in a compact case or small jar, this natural foundation is perfect for on-the-go types who want a more lightweight and natural looking complexion. Seeing as it is a dry formula, powder foundation is best for either normal to slightly oily complexions. Avoid using a powder foundation if you have very oily skin, as the product can often slip and clump in patches on your face. Powder foundations come in two formulas; loose and pressed. 
 
The Kylie’s Professional Mineral Makeup: Mineral Goddess loose foundation creates a long-lasting, airbrush finish on the skin. It also contains naturally high SPF. You can apply this foundation with either a dry or a wet application. To apply it using the dry application method, simply use a brush and apply two fine layers onto the skin. Opting for a wet application will require you to mix some of the powder with either a moisturiser or oil to produce a consistency much like that of a liquid foundation. 
 

BB Cream

Perfect for a wide range of skin types, BB cream, or blemish balm/beauty balm cream is a natural foundation that helps to even out skin tone while keeping the skin moisturised and nourished. Usually only offering a very light coverage, BB cream is the perfect day-to-day foundation when you want to give your skin a break from heavier makeup products. It is also ideal for creating a no makeup look. BB cream is appropriate for all skin types, however, oily skin tips should look out for products that are mattifying. 
 
The Inika Organic Cosmetics BB Cream is packed with antioxidants and minerals to illuminate the skin. There are five shades available; porcelain, cream, beige, honey and tan. Choose to apply this product with either your fingers or a foundation brush. 
 

Find the Perfect Natural Foundation For You

If you need any help finding a natural foundation for your skin concerns and skin type, we’d love to provide you with some guidance. We offer an extensive range of natural makeup brands and foundation types, as well as natural, vegan and toxin-free skin care and makeup products to complement your skin. To learn what works best for you, visit our showrooms in Brisbane or Southport, and one of our team members will be able to help! 
 

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