No matter what age you are, you probably use some type of foundation to smooth the look of your skin and hide any imperfections. Are you looking for a new foundation to use? There are many different options and it may be best to buy certain types that work well for your skin type and skin concerns. Here are some helpful tips on what type of foundation you should use according to your skin type and what you want to achieve:
- If you have normal skin, you can really use any type of foundation you desire. Lucky, you! Play around with different types and different results, such as matte or dewy, to decide which you like the best.1
- If you have dry skin, you may want to use a tinted moisturizer, liquid foundation or hydrating cream to powder foundation. Powder foundations may make your skin appear even drier and cause it to flake, while liquid foundations can help to moisturize your skin and hide any imperfections. Use your fingers to apply gently.1
- If you have acne prone skin or oily skin, you’ll want to look for oil-free products. Powder foundations are a good choice to help soak up excess oil as well. Go for a medium to full coverage and use a new sponge or applicator every time to avoid getting any acne-causing bacteria on your face.1
- If you have combination skin, you may also want to try a powder foundation. You can easily add more powder to your shiny, oily areas and less powder to your dry areas.1
- If you have aging skin, use a light coverage foundation, like a tinted moisturizer or liquid foundation. Heavier foundations may settle into fine lines and wrinkles and age you even further.1 Before you apply any foundation, try our RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream for the perfect base.
Once you’ve found the perfect fit in terms of foundation, how do you apply it and how do you find a color that looks great on you?
When you are shopping for foundation, the best test is to ask if you can have it applied to your face. If they do not allow that, apply a little bit on your wrist. You can see how well it blends in and if the color looks well there, it should blend well on your face. Also, it is good to color match as the season changes because skin color can change with sun exposure.1
When you find the perfect foundation, use these steps to learn to apply it correctly:1
- Start applying on and around the nose. This is where most of your redness probably occurs.
- Avoid under the eye since you are already putting concealer there.
- Next, apply on your cheeks, forehead, nose, jawline, and You can try using a darker shade in these areas if you want to try contouring.
- Remember, if you have dry or aging skin, feel free to use clean fingers to apply. If you have oily or combination skin, you may want to use a clean sponge or brush. Use small circular strokes to apply properly.
1 – Information from Makeup.com