The Cashmere Skin

Say goodbye to dewy and matte finish foundation, its all about the ‘cashmere skin’. Now when I first came upon this, I was quite intrigued because my first thought was your skin will just feel as soft as cashmere, however not only should your skin feel as soft as cashmere, it will in fact look very similar to cashmere.

When you think of cashmere you instantly think of it being soft and comfy, then when you look at cashmere it looks very simple, very natural and just very elegant.

So how will this look on the skin, and differ from dewy and matte finished foundation?
Well ‘cashmere skin’ means you’ll have the most natural looking foundation, everyone wants that and that’s what everyone is going for these days, the most simplest natural looking make up. Of course you can still get your flawless coverage, it just depends on how you apply your make up and most importantly what products you go for.

So starting off with the foundation itself you want to go for either a mineral, weightless or even radiant types of foundation. Stay away from foundations that say moisture, glow, matte or anything along those lines, for those with oily, combination, dry skin types here are foundations that are good for your skin types.

For Normal/Combination skin opt out for these foundations:

For Dry skin, try these ones:

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation – £31
Estée Lauder Youth-Infusing Foundation £37
Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation – £8.99

For Oily skin go for these ones: 

Kevyn Aucoin Airbrush Foundation – £36
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation – £34
B. Even Oil Control Foundation – £10.99

Now with these foundations your going to get a buildable full coverage, the best way to apply these is with a beautyblender or a flat top dense kabuki brush, such as Sigma F80 or the Make Up Geek Flat Stippling or even Real Techniques Buffing Brush. You want to push the product into the skin, not really buff it in to the skin, just keep stippling it on your face thats how your going to get that full buildable coverage. Flat foundation brushes or even very fluffy brushes won’t be good a choice, they usually let the foundation appear more sheer.

Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki – £16
Real Techniques Buffing Brush (comes in a set) – £21.99
Make-Up Geek Stippling Brush – £12
Beauty Blender – £16

Setting The Foundation
So now  after applying the foundation most of us like to set it and I personally like my foundation lasting all day, so setting it is a must for me. For me the best way to set it is with a more creamy powder foundation or translucent powder. You never really know which ones are going to be creamy as its powder foundation but these ones that I have came across warm into the skin really nicely and don’t make you appear too cakey or your face looking very dry like.
once you’ve set our make-up with a puff sponge just very lightly get a fluffly stippling brush and just go round in circles around your face this will push the powder into the foundation letting it set evenly.

Nars Powder Foundation – £33
Mac Prep + Prime Pressed Translucent Powder – £20.50
Nars Velvet Loose Powder – £26.50

sophie x