Initially I had my reservations about spray foundation; it could potentially be very messy, and very different than what I’ve been used to with the traditional liquid foundations. My Mom has used the expensive Dior Airflash Spray foundation ($60), but I was equipped with the $13.99 Airbrush Spray Makeup from Sally Hansen. Although the natural inclination would be to just spray it directly onto your face, DON’T DO IT! Unless you’re naked or want to dowse your clothes in spray foundation, I’d recommend spraying it onto your hand, or onto a sponge instead. For more helpful tips, check out this video at Stylist.com coincidentally by Carmindy, Sally Hansen’s consultant and resident beauty expert. Back to the product: I tested it out in “light”, and the major observations I made were: 1) I didn’t really need that much spray to get all-over coverage, and 2) the foundation seemed to blend better into my skin, opposed to sitting on top of it like some other regular foundations tend to do. Overall, I’d definitely recommend this Spray Foundation, which is also paraben free, with olive oil extract, chamomile and Vitamin A.
November 22, 2008
Ever since my skin transitioned from the oily-teenage type to the much dryer, moisture-deprived current state of my mid-twenties, I’ve been addicted to a slew of moisturizers and foundations, and haven’t thought twice about reverting back to using a powder like I did in my Clinique-loving teen years. With the mineral makeup craze snowballing across all pricepoints, I was stumped as to how to best incorporate this into my foundation routine. However, I recently tried out the PurMinerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup SPF 15 in Light, $24.50 at Ulta.com, and was quite impressed with the super-airy, sheer texture of the product and overall coverage it provided. I liked that it didn’t make me work to use it (although it took a few seconds to get used to usin a brush again!) and is a foundation, concealer, finishing powder, shea butter, Vitamin E, and SPF all in one. Sure, I’ve still got my anti-aging moisturizer on underneath, but now I feel that my face can breathe a little easier without caking on any extra layers.