Foundation is a very essential part of makeup. And that’s because once you go wrong with it, your overall look is ruined. That said, finding the perfect foundation for your skin can be a daunting task, especially if you’re a makeup newbie. So today I’ll be sharing a simple guide to help you wade through the numerous options and make the best choice.
CHOOSE ACCORDING TO YOUR SKIN TYPE
It’s important to know your skin type to help determine the kind of beauty products that will suit your skin best. Foundations are formulated for oily, dry, normal and acne-prone skin.
Oily skin: If your skin is oily, you might want to go for “oil-free”, “oil- control” or “mattifying” foundations like Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation; House of Tara Flawless Oil-Free Foundation
Normal Skin: If you’re lucky enough to have normal skin, you have a wider spectrum of options. Try out both matte and luminous foundations to decide which you like best. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick; Revlon COLORSTAY Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin
Acne-prone Skin: Foundations specific for acne-prone skin help to achieve a flawless look without further irritating your skin or aggravating the acne. e.l.f. Studio Acne-Fighting Foundation ; Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup
CHOOSE YOUR COVERAGE
The next step is to choose the kind of coverage you need- light, medium or heavy, depending on the condition of your skin. If you have a relatively good skin, consider purchasing a light coverage foundation. And if you have blemishes or uneven skin tone, a medium coverage foundation is better for you. You can also layer up on the medium coverage to achieve heavy coverage if need be.
MATCH YOUR SHADE
This is where it gets a little tricky. It is very compulsory to try before you buy when it comes to foundations. So how do you figure out which is your shade? It’s pretty easy!
-Make sure you’re barefaced on the day of purchase (though you can wear lipstick, eye makeup or even moisturisers)
-Swipe three possible shades along your jawline (don’t use your inner wrist or hand to match because most times, the face is darker due to exposure to sun) and blend in.
-Grab a mirror and check it out in natural light to see which looks best. Your perfect fit is the one that covers up your skin imperfections without being obvious. In other words, your foundation should look as if you aren’t wearing any.
That’s it! Your guide to finding the perfect foundation for your skin. I hope you found this helpful.