26 March, 2015

Choosing the right foundation

When buying a foundation there are a few things you need to consider.


Picking a type of foundation that suits your skin's needs is important, not only will your foundation look more natural and have a better finish, it will also stay longer on your face. Pick the wrong formula and it can lead to highlighting those 'problem' areas.

What type of foundation should I be buying for my skin type? 

Oily skin - Look for oil free or a matt finish foundation.

Dry skin - you should look for those that hydrate or are extra rich in moisture.

Combination skin ( oily and dry) - If you have this type of skin then its better to decide on the season for your formula. For instance in the summer choose a light and oil free foundation in the summer and then in the winter go for a rich hydrating formula.

Normal -  If you fall under this category then your lucky as you can pretty much wear any type of foundation.  All you need to decide on the type of finish you want.

So know you've chosen the right formula lets look at the coverage. 

This is down to personal preferences, basically how much or how little coverage do you want from your foundation?
If you want a full coverage then foundations that are thicker and more cream like are your best bet.
whereas for a lighter coverage look for tinted moisturisers or BB creams.  You may also want to look for  SPF in foundations especially for the summer as this will protect the skin.

Choosing the right shade ..... 

Last but not least you need to determine what shade to go for, picking the right shade will help your foundation look more natural to your skin tone and not looking like an oompa loompa . So you will need to decide do you have a warm, cool or neutral undertone to your skin?
If your having trouble determining this then look at your veins, if your veins are blue then you have cool undertones, if they look green then you have warm undertones and if you can't really tell then you have neutral undertones.


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