How To Choose Foundation For Your Skin Type
Updated At 16 Dec 17
Foundation is the base of your makeup which is used to cover up blemishes and even out your complexion. It’s like a canvas on which you can apply other makeup products smoothly.
Types Of Foundation
How To Choose Foundation As Per Skin Type?
- Oily Skin: Powder foundation or oil free liquid foundation is ideal for oily skin. These types of foundation would prevent your face from looking oily and prevent it from running off.
- Dry Skin: Moisturising Liquid foundations, cream foundations or mousse foundations are ideal for dry skin. The key is to look for a dewy finish and avoid any product that can highlight dry patches.
- Combination: Liquid or powder based foundation is ideal for combination skin.
- Mature Skin: Water based liquid foundation is perfect for mature skin. Avoid powder and stick foundation as they will highlight your fine lines and wrinkles.
Choosing Foundation According To Your Skin Colour And Undertones
After determining the formula according to your skin type, you need to choose a foundation according to your complexion.
While testing the foundation, apply it on your jawline instead of your wrists. The foundation which looks almost invisible on your skin is the one perfect for you.
Determine your undertone by looking at your veins in natural sunlight.
Cool undertone: If you have blue or purple vein, then you have a cool undertone.
Warm undertone: If you have green vein, then you have a warm undertone.
Neutral undertone: If you feel that it’s difficult to make out which colour it is, it is neutral.
What Is The Ideal Foundation As Per Undertone?
Warm undertone: Choose a foundation with a yellow base or peach base.
Cool undertone: Choose a foundation with pink or blue base.
Neutral undertone: Avoid foundation with a yellow or blue base. Prefer one with a neutral shade.
How To Decide Coverage?
Light/ sheer coverage- If your skin has no blemishes or pigmentation, then you can go for light coverage foundation, just to add some glow to your look.
Medium coverage- If your skin tone is uneven and you have blemishes, go for a medium-coverage foundation. Most medium-coverage foundations can be built upon to create a heavier coverage.
Full/Heavy coverage- If you feel like you want to hide a lot of blemishes then look for a heavy coverage foundation. It’s the best choice for photoshoots and special events.
Now that you are aware of selecting the perfect foundation, its time to get a flawless makeup base!