The Benefits of Creamy Foundations
Both stick and compact foundations have a creamy consistency, so they have some benefits in common. Thicker than liquids and powders, cream-based foundations provide a more opaque finish than other varieties of makeup. As a result, they can better disguise imperfections that tend to show through with liquid and powder foundations. Compact and stick foundations come in forms that are easy to travel with and use on the go. Both types are also less messy than liquids and won't spill the way that liquids and loose powders can.
Easy to Apply Sticks
With a stick foundation, applying makeup is as easy as creating a few streaks along your skin and then blending. As a result, many women find sticks to be the easiest type of foundation
to apply. Many stick foundations are extra thick, so they can also be dotted onto trouble spots to act as concealer
. Because of their thick consistency, stick foundations do take a little more work to blend properly and create a natural looking finish. Using wedge, diamond or bullet shaped makeup sponges can help to simplify the process, and you can purchase these applicators
here at drugstore.com.
Multitasking Cream to Powder Compacts
Cream to powder compacts go on like a cream but then provide a matte finish that is similar to a powder. When you use a cream to powder foundation, you typically don't have to use a separate facial powder, which saves you time and money. Most cream to powder foundations are sold with sponge applicators, and often the compacts that they come in are outfitted with mirrors for on-the-go touch-ups.
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