I thought it odd today, after seeing all the patients on my book today that two patients came in with the same perspective on make-up. After 19 years in this field… I have seen women try different kinds of make-up to try and cover what they feel are flaws in their skin.
Make-up does, in fact, help even out skin tone and texture… to an extent. More and more as I see acne on the rise with older patients as well as younger ones…. the question comes “What make-up covers the best?” I always respond with, “Well, it depends on what you are trying to cover!” Foundation should not be used to cover more than just minor imperfections and color variations in the skin. Your skin should be thought of as a palette! Your objective should be correcting the imperfections as best you can… and trust me there are many things that can be done to even that tone and texture so that all you need to use make-up for is enhancement and fun! That is really what it was intended for in the first place. Skin should be cared for… not neglected and then covered.
Mineral make-up has become the “buzz” word in cosmetics today and I’m buzzing about it too! It is the cleanest way to enhance the skin. The days of liquid make up, not to mention pancake and thicker formulas… are pretty much over. ANYTIME you cover your skin with a product that contains that much pigment and fillers and “gunk” ….. you are going to make your skin work harder to function the way it is supposed to.
We use Jane Iredale in our office and it is used by all the major networks on Television these days… Thank GOD we don’t all work in High-Definition all day! Am I right?
We don’t carry the entire line… but the foundations and concealers are really high quality and work very well with all skin types.
If you are one of those people who is trying to “find the right foundation”…. you need to stop and ask yourself what you are trying to cover and if it is more than just enhancement… work on fixing the underlying problem…. then you are more free to have fun with make-up and your over all look will improve.