Finding the perfect foundation can be a challenging experience. Not only do you have to keep the right formula for your skin type in mind, but you also have to make sure that the shade matches your skin closely to get a flawless finish. Foundation happens to be one of the most important items in a woman’s beauty arsenal as according to a poll, it is the one cosmetic product that American women spend the most money on. Moreover, the survey indicates that a third of women would refuse to leave the house without wearing foundation, proving that choosing the right one is a serious task for anyone who wants to look presentable every day. If you’re unsure of the ideal face base for you, then check out this guide to choosing the best foundation for every skin type.
For healthy skin that needs only the barest coverage
When looking for the best foundation for your skin type, the first thing that you have to do is to assess your skin and find out how much coverage you need. If you happen to have healthy skin that needs only the tiniest bit of coverage, then a tinted moisturizer may be the right foundation for you. This type of base comes in a liquid form and some may have SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Tinted moisturizer dresses your skin with the faintest coverage, so it’s perfect for those who only want to even their skin out. To make your own tinted moisturizer, you can mix equal parts of facial sunscreen and liquid foundation on the back of your hand before smoothing it on your face.
For acne-prone, oily, or blemished skin
If you’ve got acne-prone, oily, or blemished skin, you need a foundation that won’t clog your pores yet delivers full coverage for a matte and even finish. A full coverage liquid foundation with a matte finish can disguise blemishes and can give your face a smoother look. Or you can try using a BB cream, which can evens, hydrates, and protects skin. Beauty aficionados rave about Korean BB creams as these deliver full coverage with a matte or slightly dewy finish. BB creams come in cream and in a cushion compact form, and the latter is considered to be the skin-coverage option of choice in Korea over the recent years.
For dry or mature skin
Dry or mature skin needs a foundation that won’t emphasize flakes, fine lines, or wrinkles. A moisturizing liquid foundation can provide hydration, make skin look smoother and younger, and give skin a satin or demi-matte finish for a fresh look. For additional coverage, consider using a primer to fill in wrinkles or fine lines before smoothing on liquid foundation. A primer will also enable your foundation to go on smoother and help it last longer especially on hot and humid days.
Before choosing a foundation, make sure to try it on your bare face to see if the color is a good match for you. A good foundation can make or break your look, so make sure to spend enough time choosing a formula that will give you the coverage and finish that you want to achieve.
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This post was written by blog contributor, Jackie. Now working as a writer, Jackie started her career as a beautician, but after becoming a mom refocused and decided to spend more time with her family. When she’s not writing, she volunteers for a number of local mental health charities and also has a menagerie of pets to look after.