I have a combination skin, my skin dries up easily but after putting make up on for about 1-2hrs, my T-zone gets oily. I used to avoid using moisturizers or creams for fear of an overly oily face later but i realized after researching skin care that the skin needs moisturizers to balance out because it produces oil naturally, when it’s completely dry, it would want to produce enough oil to fight the dryness (i don’t know how true this is but it kinda makes sense 🙂
When i was using only fluid foundations, i started with Mac prolongwear, it dried up so fast on the face that if you are not quick enough, your face would be left with patches, i had a love-hate relationship with it because some days i get it right and some days i struggle to blend it in. I liked it because just like the name implies, it lasts really long on the face.
After trying it, i went for studio fix because i was told it had matte effect (which i wanted because of my oily face). I bought Mac oil control lotion with it but it didn’t control the oil. I preferred the prolongwear to it but it was easier to blend in than the prolongwear fluid. (I’m not a makeup guru, forgive me if i’m not using all the make up terms.) Another reason i preferred the prolongwear, it didn’t run when water/sweat touched it unlike the studio fix.
Then came this cream foundation saviour the Mac Mua recommended for me. It’s very easy to apply both on dry and moisturized face. It doesn’t cake or have patches like the fluid ones, it gives a flawless finish because it provides more coverage than the fluid ones, it wasn’t oily on the face after application and for some people, there might not be need for setting with powder though i always like setting with powder.
I’ve been using cream foundation for the past 3 months for all the above reasons and i’m totally enjoying it, now i control the oil on my T-zone with milk of magnesia and my face remains flawless and oil free for up to 12hrs and more.
Maybe fluid is better for you but i’m definitely sticking with cream foundations!
What do you use?
*P.s i was featured in Ifb’s Links a la mode alongside 19 bloggers, here they are….
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- The Daily Luxe: The Ultimate Paris Cheat Sheet
- TLV Birdie: How to Style a Plaid Shirt Dress
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