makeup, skinMary Andrewsbeauty

Foundation

makeup, skinMary Andrewsbeauty
Foundation
 

If you often find foundation to be too thick and pigmented, resulting in a covered vs natural look, but occasionally need more than tinted moisturizer can provide, you're not alone.  Is perfectly-colored, skin-tone-evening, non-toxic, hydrating, glowing coverage a falsehood?  Nope.  Read on.


INGREDIENTS TO AVOID

Did you know that some foundations contain ethoxylated ingredients like PEGs, which function as thickeners and emulsifiers.  PEGs can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, which is a carcinogen. Do your homework and read your labels!   (Here's how.)  Or, buy your beauty products from a brand you know steers clear of toxic ingredients.  


OUR PICK

Beautycounter’s Tint Skin offers all the benefits of conventional brands, but it's non-toxic.  It's hydrating, goes on beautifully smooth, and the shades are spot on.  The best part?  It's "layerable," meaning you can apply one layer, let it dry, and if you require more coverage, apply another.  Without caking or a dry feel.  It's pretty brilliant.

Beautycounter Tint Skin Foundation $41

 


FIND YOUR SHADE

Here's a guide on selecting your color, which is super helpful.  From Beautycounter:  "Apply a small amount to a one- to two-inch strip along the jawline, just below the ear. Testing on this spot allows you to see what shade will blend best between the face and the neck, so that there is not a sharp division between the two. To compare two shades – for example, if you are not sure if your shade is Linen or Sand – put stripes of the two shades side by side on the jaw area to see which best matches the skin. If you are in between two shades, blend them together."

If you get the wrong color, simply take advantage of Beautycounter's 60-day super easy return policy.


TO USE

Apply a small amount to your fingers and spread evenly over face and décolleté in an upward motion.  (We prefer to apply with our fingers, but a brush like this will work, too.)  


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