Choosing The Right Foundation For a Beautiful Face

RSS Author RSS     Views:N/A
Bookmark and Share          Republish
Every woman in the quest of a flawless, radiant and glowing skin, keeps a bottle or two of foundation in her makeup kitty. But the question is are you choosing the right formulation, are you getting that mush coverage you desired for, is your makeup looking cakey when applied on foundation or do you look like you’re wearing a mask when you foundation dries up? So many questions in mind but very vague answers for each one of them. You often end up choosing the wrong foundation tone and end up with either a pale skin or a skin two tones darker than your original colour.

For all the above questions, you just need to choose the right foundation formula and shade for your skin:

1. Liquid Foundation: One of the best and commonly used foundation. Being either water-based or oil-based, it works well on almost all skin types. If you have oily skin, choose the water-based formulas and oil-based for those with dry skin.

2. Cream Foundation: Mainly oil-based formulation, it gives full coverage. Oily skinned beauties prefer to skip them.

3. Mousse: Light in texture and blends beautifully with your skin giving it a more natural look. Its staying power is medium and is specially suited for teenagers and those in their early twenties.

4. Powder/mineral: This makeup product is best suited for women who don’t need full coverage. Its staying power is barely a few hours.

5. Airbrush foundation: This foundation type is widely used by professional makeup-artists giving your skin a very plastic look. Worn mainly by models for photo shoots.

Done with the formulation, now let’s talk about choosing the right shade that will help you to achieve a flawless skin. Never ever choose your shade in the store lightings. The lights play on your eyes thus letting you choose a shade far away from your original skin tone. Its best if you choose foundation in daylight. Try two or three shades and choose the one closest to your skin tone.

Now how to choose foundation if you have a sensitive acne-prone skin. Just read the labels and you’ll know the perfect one suitable for your skin type. "Non-oily”, “hypoallergenic” and “noncomedogenic” are the terms you should look for. You’ll need “non-oily” because acne pop outs are frequent for those with oily skin, “hypoallergenic” for sensitive and allergic skin which reacts with every other cosmetic giving rise to acne and pimples and “noncomedogenic” so that it doesn’t block your pores and allows your skin to breathe freely.

Girls are usually tempted to show off a flawless face in public and especially if you have acne, you tend to use heavy Makeup products, foundation makeup in this case, to hide all your imperfections. This makes matter worse as it blocks your skin pores leading to serious acne breakouts.

Tips for choosing foundation:

• Dark or dull skinned beauties wanting fairer complexion may choose foundation shade lighter than their skin tone. This would be the greatest foundation blunder. You’ll look all made up and artificial. Love your skin colour and choose the perfect shade to make your skin tone look flawless.

• Blending, blending and blending! This should be the key when applying foundation. It should be blended with your skin in such a way that others don’t recognize that its not your original skin.

• Sometimes any foundation colour you try doesn’t match your skin tone. In that case, you have to blend two foundation shades to give your skin the proper shade. Its an art but you’ll definitely get it right with practice.

Report this article

Bookmark and Share

Ask a Question about this Article