Let’s talk about foundation! I get questions all the time about what type of foundation is best for whatever type or skin or skin condition. So let’s dish!
Typically I use a medium coverage foundation, I always try for a matte finish because I have combination skin, and I always color match for undertones. This is very important!
You have to know your skin in order to truly find the best foundation.
Dry skin needs moisture so try to stay away from matte finishes.
Oily skin produces its own moisture so you want to stay away from dewy finishes.
Skin prone to breakouts or active acne needs a light to medium coverage so your skin can breathe but look put together still.
If you are trying to cover scars, acne marks, or even skin tone a medium to full coverage is what you want.
There are foundations designed specifically for acne or sensitive skin so that is worth a try for those conditions. Some “healthy” skin foundation brands include Physicians Formula, Neutragena, Bare Minerals, Dr. Jart, or Perricone MD. Most of these have SPF too! Which is great and the mark of true healthy skin makeup.
For any skin type, tone, or condition you want to color match to your neck or chest and always remember your undertones.
Undertones can be cool, warm, or neutral. You can have pink undertones, red undertones, yellow undertones, etc. There are many ways to determine your undertones as well. Like in the sun do you burn or tan? If you burn you’re cool if you tan you’re warm. Do you look better in silver or gold. If silver you’re cool if gold you’re warm. Look at your veins if they appear blue your cool, if they appear green you’re warm, and if you can’t tell you’re neutral.
Undertones play a big part in the type of cosmetics you should wear not just foundation!
Then you can always choose bb/cc creams or powder foundations. With the beauty industry the choices really are endless!
If you still need help that’s ok! Visit Ulta or Sephora and get color matched but be sure to step outside in the natural light for confirmation and shopping with a trusted friend is always a good idea!
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