I remember when I owned just one foundation. The concept of owning an arsenal of different textures, different coverage options, and even different shades had never occurred to me. I used my one bottle of foundation – the same type, the same shade – every single day. (I also only had one eyeshadow and one lipstick, but that’s another story for a different post!)
What I realize now is that my skin is not the same every day. It alternates between being a very good girl to being a very, very bad girl. Some days it’s dry and needs a moisturizing foundation. Some days it’s oily and needs a matte foundation. Some days my skin tone is extremely uneven or broken out and I need more coverage. And I never know what it’s going to be until I get up and look in the mirror.
So now, I have a fluid foundation, a cream foundation, a powder foundation, a tinted moisturizer, and a cream to powder foundation sitting in my foundation drawer like good little soldiers, ready to be called out to battle whatever skin issues I have that day.
Youngblood’s Mineral Radiance Creme Powder Foundation ($56) is always in my foundation drawer. It’s a 2 in 1 foundation that provides the coverage of a cream foundation without the heavy feel that sometimes happens with thicker formulas. It’s a great moisturizing option that keeps skin smooth and hydrated. It comes in a chic round compact with a circular mirror, the foundation, and a separate sponge. I love that the sponge doesn’t sit right on the foundation. Using a sponge and then storing it on top of a foundation quickly becomes a major bacteria party.
The foundation has a solid texture with a creamy feel and slip that dries down to a powder finish. To apply, I use the sponge and pat it on from the middle of my face outward. The sponge gives a great finish, although I like to end by placing my hands over my face for a moment. The body heat from my hands sets the foundation and helps it sort of meld in, giving a natural looking appearance.
The shade that works great for me is the cool toned Neutral. There are seven other shades from which to choose, although I find the swatches appear lighter online than the shades are in person.
You know, I wouldn’t wear the same outfit every single day, and I won’t ever go back to wearing the same foundation every single day. Build yourself a full wardrobe of foundations, and your face will thank you for it. You can start by entering our giveaway for a brand new Youngblood Mineral Radiance Creme Powder Foundation in Honey, which is a neutral medium shade. If it’s not your shade, you can always be an awesome friend and gift it to someone you love!
This giveaway is open through Sat. Nov. 24 at 11:59 p.m. EST. It’s also open internationally! The winner will be picked by Rafflecopter and will be checked for veracity. Entering is easy, so do it now – and good luck!! – Lisa
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