Cream products have been around for a long time, but the smooth consistency is having a big resurgence as of late. Whether it's cream blushes or cream eyeshadows, everyone can't get enough of the formula, and foundations are no different, with many people swapping their liquid foundations for a cream one instead.
While there is a bit of a learning curve when using a cream foundation, it's actually a lot easier than it looks to include it in your makeup routine. Here, learn about the benefits of cream foundation and the best way to apply it.
What Are the Benefits Of Cream Foundation?
Since cream foundations are, well, creamy, the formula moves on the skin in a more natural way than other formulas, making them less likely to crack or crease. Cream foundations are also great for dry and mature skin, and even oily skin types can make cream work by setting with a powder. Additionally, if you’re someone that likes a full coverage foundation, creams tend to be very pigmented, perfect for covering acne, acne scars and dark spots.
How Do I Apply Cream Foundation?
The way you apply cream foundation will depend on the amount of coverage you want. If you use a brush, you’ll get more coverage, while applying a cream foundation with a blender or sponge will result in a slightly sheerer finish. You can also apply cream foundation with clean fingers for a more natural look.
It’s also important to note that cream foundations tend to come in compacts or tubes, and before applying you can place a bit of the foundation onto the back of your hand to warm it up, making it easier to get the smooth finish you’re after.
What Is the Best Cream Foundation to Use?
The L’Oréal Paris 4-in-1 Tinted Face Balm Foundation is a lightweight foundation that has the benefits of a balm with the coverage and color payoff of a foundation. It includes a firming serum to decrease the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines over time, and the formula melts into the skin immediately after application. you can top it off with the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer up to 24H Full Coverage before finishing with a spritz of the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray and Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray.
Written by: Témi Adebowale, Photographer: Eric Yuhsing Lin, Art Director: Hannah Packer, Associate Creative Producer: Becca Solovay, Prop Stylist: Katrina Rozeville, Prop Assistant: Emily Ramirez