Foundation is the base of every make-up look and also helps keep confidence levels up when it’s just not the best skin day. However, finding the perfect foundation is far from easy, especially considering the hundreds of options available today. There are so many different choices when it comes to color, texture and formulas.
Here are some simple tips to ensure you find the best foundation for your skin type!
Find Your Fit
There is no ideal foundation that will work for everyone, as everyone’s skin is different; therefore, it’s important to find an appropriate foundation for your skin type to avoid emphasizing issues or making certain skin conditions worse. This can be the case with acne or pimples, as oily foundation can block pores. The first thing to do before choosing your foundation is to determine your skin type. Your skin type can actually change a few times during your life, so you may need to change your foundation to go with it.
Dry skin needs more hydration than other skin types, so a creamy, hydrating foundation is your best pick. Look for formulas containing moisturizing ingredients, such as glycerin and antioxidants. Use your fingers to press the product into your skin for longer lasting coverage.
Oily skin usually struggles with shine. Choose an oil-free medium to full coverage foundation; this will help the foundation adhere but won’t clog pores or increase shine. Powder foundation can also be a great choice, as the powder will absorb excess oils. Use a sponge or a brush to avoid transferring the oil from your fingers to your face.
Normal skin is usually the easiest skin type to work with, as it is low-maintenance and can wear any foundation. Sheer liquids which reflect light are probably the best choice to even out skin tone and make your face radiant. Matte foundations and tinted moisturizers can also work well with this skin type.
Tips for Applying Your Foundation
Whatever skin type you have, there are some tips that can help you apply foundation perfectly. First of all, apply your foundation on and around the nose, as that area is usually prone to redness. Do not apply foundation to the under eye area, as it is best to apply concealer. Experiment with different methods of application to find which one works best with your skin. If you’re using your fingers, you can achieve a radiant, natural glow by pressing your fingers into the skin as much as possible. If you prefer a sponge, which will give you more coverage, roll the sponge with every touch to blend. Finally, a brush can give you even coverage by using small, circular strokes to buff the foundation into your skin. However, remember to clean your brushes regularly; unclean brushes, aside from providing spotty application, are home to a huge amount of bacteria.
Whatever your skin type, by following these tips you will definitely find your ideal foundation and learn how to apply it perfectly.