BB cushion, foundation, compact powder and tinted moisturiser
— how are they different? We have the answer.
There are so many ways to beautify your skin, and sometimes the wide array of choices can make it confusing. This is why you should understand the purpose of each product and know the difference between similar choices. Next time you go make-up shopping, you’ll know just what your skin needs!
Tinted moisturiser is, as the name suggests, a moisturiser with colour. The coverage is less than other products, but it works on most skin types and is suitable for those looking for a natural look. It is easy to apply, just like a regular moisturiser, and doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. It also contains moisturising ingredients to nourish the skin and protects the skin against the sun. It’s great for a casual day or the summer season because it doesn’t streak when you sweat.
It is basically a foundation that also works as a serum, usually contained in a glass bottle with a dropper. It contains skin nourishing and anti-ageing properties. The texture is smooth and blendable, and since it is oil-based, it doesn’t dry quickly. This product is great for combination to dry skin. It offers medium coverage and gives the skin a dewy look. If you have dry skin and do not want a matte look, use this product without any powder.
Liquid foundation usually comes in a pump bottle. It works for every skin type but is particularly good for oily skin because it feels light on the skin. What makes it a great choice is that it is a day-to-night make-up — you can wear it to work without looking overdressed, and add another layer at night for a party look.
Cream foundation is typically contained in a glass jar with a small spoon. It offers the highest coverage and is great for combination or dry skin because it is quite rich in oil, which means it’s probably not a good choice for oily skin. This product is great for those who want to cover up lines and dark spots, and is recommended for those above 35 years old. Younger users who want maximum coverage can also use this product, but it might make you appear older than you really are.
BB cushion is moisturiser, sunscreen, make-up base and liquid foundation rolled into one product. The liquid texture is buildable and flexible. It can offer medium to high coverage, depending on the brand. Some are oil-free, while some are oil-based. The liquid is contained in a sponge which helps distribute it evenly on the skin. It also comes with an Air Puff, which is higher in density. You can dab the product on the skin without rubbing. This kind of product has been very popular over the past five years because it is easy to carry and use, and works on every skin type. It also gives a dewy, healthy glow.
FIND YOUR PERFECT FOUNDATION SHADE
The best way to pick the right foundation for your skin is to try it. Pick three shades that match your skin and apply them on the jaw line. The one that disappears on your skin is the right shade. Just to make sure, ask the staff to apply that shade on your entire face to see if you’re happy with the results. If possible, don’t decide right away — spend a few hours walking around and check once again if the colour has changed. If it still looks good on the skin, it’s meant to be yours.
The Lightbulb Essence Foundation SPF 45 PA+++
(2,040 Baht / Available in 8 Shades)
This essence foundation helps you achieve natural glow with a velvety texture and a dewy finish.
YVES SAINT LAURENT
Encre de Peau All Hours Foundation
(2,125 Baht / Available in 5 Shades)
An innovative, lightweight cream foundation that perfects the skin and leaves a soft-matte finish that lasts for up to 24 hours.
My Armani To Go Cushion Foundation SPF 23 (2,750 Baht / Available in 6 Shades)
Based on a unique oil-in-gel formula, it transforms into a powdery feel upon application.
*Prices are subject to change without prior notice.