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It all starts with a good foundation

Choosing the right foundation for your skin can be a daunting task. It is important to take a few points into consideration when out shopping for your next purchase.

A great foundation will even out your skin tone and give you the appearance of flawless skin, but you have to do it properly, otherwise you run the risk of looking like a clown. Alongside choosing the right shade and coverage for you, blending is key for any flawless effect.

GOOD FOUNDATION WILL DISAPPEAR ON YOUR FACE

If there is anything l would want you to remember from this article, it’s this: foundation or tinted moisturiser should disappear on your skin and look as if you aren’t wearing any make up at all. Foundation is meant to give an even coverage and lightly cover up any redness or unevenness without looking obvious. It should not settle into fine lines or wrinkles or highlight large pores.

WHAT’S THE RIGHT FOUNDATION FOR YOUR SKIN? 

When choosing a foundation it’s best to know your skin type. Foundations are formulated for oily, dry, mature, normal and sensitive skin. Keep in mind that most women’s skin types change with the weather. In winter, your skin might be dry, while in summer it becomes oily. Most commonly, skin type is “combination”, which means a person has an oily T-zone but drier skin everywhere else on the face. For combination skin, determine if you’re more oily or dry and go from there. Cream-to-powder bases work great for combination skin, whilst mineral foundations work well on all skin types, especially sensitive. If you suffer from oily skin, look for words like “oil-free”, “oil-control” or “mattifying” on the bottle. Ladies who suffer from dry skin should look out for moisturising foundations with “hydrating” or “moisture-rich” wording on the bottle. Foundations containing glycerin glide on easily and will help keep the skin look fresh and dewy. Try to avoid powdered foundation.

DO YOU WANT LIGHT, MEDIUM OR HEAVY COVERAGE?

One of the most important factors to consider before purchasing a foundation and ultimately finding the one that works best for you is to figure out the coverage you want from your foundation. This may be seasonal – you may choose a lighter coverage in summer (maybe consider a tinted moisturiser/liquid foundation) and in the winter opt for a heavier, creamier coverage. The shade of the foundation will change too; a light to medium foundation is great during the day and doesn’t feel heavy on the face. For a fuller coverage go for a cream based product, this will help Cover up more of your skin, creating a more flawless finish to your makeup.



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