Monday, 18 August 2014

How To Choose The Right Foundation

The most common dilemma in makeup is to choose the right foundation. If you choose the wrong shade , light or dark , it will end up looking un-natural. It does not conclude at deciding the right foundation but perfecting your choice in liquid, cream, mousse and powder foundation and how to apply it correctly.

Find Your Skin Type -
For Dry skin , you have to look for foundations that are not matte and which give a creamy and hydrating finish.
Matte and Mousse foundations give best outcome for Oily skin women.
Combination skin types have a great result with powder foundations.

Find The Right Shade – 

  • Choose a few colors that are similar to your natural skin tone - yellow based or pink under-toned. Yellow based foundations are brighter and look most natural on all skin tones. Pink foundations are more beige and suit skins that are very fair.
  • Test a bit of the foundation on your jaw line or cheeks and blend upwards and downwards. It will easily blend into the skin without much effort if it’s the right colour for you. Make sure to look at yourself in different lighting before finalizing to buy one.
  • Decide between a light, medium or full coverage depending on your natural skin. If you have a natural good skin and would like to even out your complexion then decide on a light or medium coverage. If you need more then go ahead for a full coverage foundation, which will be heavier but help to cover all imperfections.
  • Remember to use only a moisturizer before you test and decide your foundation. Never test a foundation with makeup or an earlier application of foundation on your skin.

How To Apply -

Brushes won’t absorb any product as it just picks it up and evenly distributes it on the face.
Sponge is an easy way of application but may not give you an even result.
Using Fingers to apply foundation is easy and quick as they warm up the product and glides on the skin.

My top 5 picks -

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation
Maxfactor Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 foundation
Nivea Beauty Lift Lifting Effect Foundation
Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation
No7 Stay Perfect Compact Foundation

Until next - Stay Blessed and Beautiful !

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