When it comes to makeup, foundation really plays the role of a ‘foundation’. Yes, it sets your makeup right. So important it is that if you pick your foundation incorrectly, you’ll end up looking fake and all your efforts to look flawless will go for a toss. That being said, it is not just the make that we are talking about when we say you need to choose the right foundation; we are also talking about the tone you choose. Then, there is the texture, the amount of coverage you need, the type of foundation considering if you have any blemishes to hide and if you should go for a foundation with some SPF content; there are several such considerations that you need to take account of when picking the right foundation for you.
Choosing the right foundation
Choosing the right foundation is the first step to getting a perfect makeup. With thousands of brands and colors or rather, shades; you might find it a bit confusing and overwhelming to pick the right foundation. For most women, this is a daunting experience and you might feel that too many choices don’t spoil you but can actually spoil your look!
Tips to choose the right foundation
We all know the trouble of choice. When you have too many alternatives, picking the right thing becomes too difficult. With the choice of foundation, it is quite same the case. To overcome this problem, we have here for you some tips that will guide you in choosing the right foundation so that your makeup makes you look glamorous and gorgeous.
- Discover your skin type and it will help you choose your right foundation
Many women often complain that cosmetics have damaged their skin. This usually happens when you choose products without considering your skin type. For your foundation, it becomes all the more essential to consider your skin type before making your choice. Most brands of cosmetics formulate different foundations for different sin types. One thing that you should bear in mind here is that skin type also changes with weather. Most of us have a combination skin type which tends to get dry during the winters and is pretty normal the rest of the months.
For oily skin, a powder base or an oil free liquid foundation is suitable. Powder foundation absorbs the excess oil secreted from your skin and this makes your makeup more long-lasting by giving you a matte effect. For dry skin, choose a liquid foundation that gives your skin some moisture too.
- Choose your foundation based on the kind of look you want to achieve
Your makeup depends largely on the event you are heading to. If it is the everyday work, then you don’t want to look too bright and pompous. You want to look simple and yet attractive. You want something light and a basic powder foundation is right for you.
If you are heading for a party night, you need to look like a diva. An oil based foundation can be good for you but make sure that you use such foundations only on rare occasions as the foundation doesn’t let your skin breathe and is not suitable for everyday wear.
- Too light or too dark – Is that what you are thinking?
This is a very basic question when it comes to your mind when you are looking for your right shade of foundation. The best way to find a solution to this is to identify your under tone. To do that, look at your veins on your wrist. If they appear blue or purple, you are cool tone and if they appear green or olive, you are a warm tone. If they are a mix of both, then you are neutral tone. Now choose your foundation accordingly.