While the T-zone of the face gets oily quickly due to compartively more production of natural oil; all the other parts of face remain dry and appear flaked due to lack of sufficient amount of natural oils. Due to this difference, finding the right foundation for this type of skin is a bit difficult.
However, the 'Cream-to-powder' foundation has been found to bring the desired effects on light combination skin, in which the T-zone is only a little oily. It is an interesting cross between a creamy and a pressed powder. It is mostly available in compact form, and has heavy creamy and greasy appearance.
When applied on skin, the creamy aspect disappears but a slight matte look is left behind. Thus, cream-to-powder foundation provides you a semi-matte or powdery finish. To add to it, this type does not require powdering after its application. It is advisable to use only a dollop of it to avoid a caked or heavy look.
Liquid-to-powder types come in the form of a dense powder. It has a gel-like wet feel to the touch. It is easy to apply evenly on the skin. It dries to give a satiny-smooth or slightly matte touch. Liquid-to-powder is water-based and contains a slipping agent such as glycerin. It has little or almost no waxy ingredients.
This is why the make-up experts prefere 'Liquid-to-powder' foundation over the 'Cream-to-powder' as it does not give a heavy look to the skin, does not need powdering after application like cream-to-powder type foundation doe and suits a combination skin wherein the T-zone gets greasy or shiny quickly.
Apply different types and tones of foundation to find the one most suitable for your skin. Such a workout will definitely help you wear the right makeup for a particular kind of dress and occasion. Using the information present in this article will help in applying makeup flawlessly and cleanly.