Make up is secondary to healthy skin. I have finally learned that no foundation can make my skin look healthy and flawless. For too many years, I hunted for maximum coverage makeup to cover my acne scars. After two years of consistent skin care, I Good morning! confident to skip foundation and face the world with my sunscreen and eye make up. But, there are times when I want to give my appearance an extra boost, so I’ll turn to a good makeup foundation.
Today’s cosmetic industry offers us many diverse types of products – from BB creams to CC creams to liquids, gels and powders. The selections are varied. There is an online tool, Pigment File, that is a good place to start. Pigment File is a searchable and filterable database of almost every foundation on the market. You can browse by product or select different criteria that are important to you like: brand, coverage, finish, skin type, SPF, etc.
Here’s how the founder of the website describes her business model:
It’s the one place that displays all the facts we want to know about a foundation formula, in a simple way. Foundation is the first (and I’ll say it – most important) step in a makeup routine. Right now, I can go to a retailer’s site, like Target or Sephora, and search their inventory. But that search is limited to just their inventory. I want to consider the *hundreds* of other options too. Because what each person needs from a foundation is super specific. We’re lucky if we find a couple gems that suit us perfectly.
Look at the site and play around with the database – you may find a couple of new brands to try. Another attractive feature of the website is that the site owner welcomes the addition of new foundations. If you don’t see your make-up listed, send a quick email and request that it be added.