Since foundation is exactly that- your makeup base, it can either make or break your look. The right shade can make you look fabulous and flawless. However, on the flip side, the wrong shade can make you look older, or even ridiculous, if you’re not careful.
But did you know that the wrong foundation for your skin type can also be disastrous?
In fact, buying the correct foundation for your skin type, is almost as important as matching the foundation to your skin colour.
There are so many different types of foundations that promise so many things, it can overwhelm. But knowing your skin type is an excellent way to narrow down these options and get optimum results.
Is your skin oily, combination or dry? If it is oily or even combination, it is best to purchase an oil-free foundation that will not clog your skin. Many a bad-breakout can be caused by heavy, or oily foundation. Plus there’s another factor to consider, if the surface of your skin is rough and tight. It may not be dry, as you suspect, it could actually be dehydrated, but still oily. And this means it needs moisture not oil. So be sure you wear a good oil-free, hydrating, moisturizer underneath your foundation.
Women with dry skin can be a little more carefree when choosing their type of foundation, as they need not worry about clogged skin.
And when it comes to selecting the right shade of foundation, it is always best to apply it to the jaw line and wipe downward a little, onto your neck.The colour should disappear with no effort.The right foundation will blend beautifully into your skin with no tell-tale blend lines plus be the right one for your skin type.
Getting these two factors right may take a little bit of time, but the investment will go a long way into making your purchase a happy, successful one!