Even for someone who know alot about beauty, finding the perfect foundation can be difficult. There are so many shades, formulas and brands that it can get quite overwhelming. Foundation is really a personalised product, its not like mascara or eye pencil where one size fits all. So if you are one of those people who have difficulty in finding the right foundation, keep on reading this guide
Know your skin type and concerns
Knowing your skin type is the first step to getting the right foundation for yourself. You also need to be aware of any skin concerns you have and work with it, not against it. The main skin types are: dry. oily and combination, then there are skin issues like dullness, dehydration, breakouts etc. Be attentive about your particular skin issue and pick up a foundation that are helps.
Determine your undertone
In order to find your perfect foundation shade, you need to be aware of your undertone. here is how you can determine your undertone
- look at your exposed areas of the body
- If your chest, shoulders are more red & pink – you have a pink undertone
- If your chest, shoulders are more golden, peach or yellow – you have warm undertone
- If there is no specific tone that stands out, you have a neutral undertone
Your complexion has nothing to do with the undertone you have. Any skin color can have warm, cool or neutral undertones.
Choose the right formula
The kind of formula you choose totally depends on your complexion but unless you want a really matte look, liquid & cream should be your choice of formula. Liquid foundation gives great finish even if you have oily skin. Powder or mineral foundations can be used if you have oily skin, it is also advisable to use powder foundation in dry climate, if you use powder in a wet environment, the powder gets darker. If you have sensitive skin, use oil free formulas to avoid reactions or breakouts.
Think about your coverage needs
When choosing your foundation, think about how much coverage you need, if you want your natural skin to show then you have to choose a light foundation or a tinted moisturiser. If you dont want your natural skin to show or dont want a full face, use a medium coverage foundation.
Application is the key
Finding the right foundation is very important but the way your foundation looks primarily depends on how you apply it. For more coverage use a brush, for a sheer look use a wet beauty blender.
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