It can be difficult finding the perfect foundation, I personally had a hard time finding the foundation that will hide my facial flaws. I ended up using a bunch of foundation, plus pent lots of money buying and discarding these foundations, because I discovered they were not the right match for me, Yes!, match. You have to match your foundation to your skin type and complexion.
Below are a few tips to help you find the perfect foundation.
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1. What is your skin type?
If you have oily skin, look for words like oil-free, oil-control or mattifying on the bottle. What about dry skin? Go for moisturizing foundations with hydrating or moisture-rich wording on the bottle. For combination skin, determine if you're more oily or dry and go from there. Acne-prone skin benefits from oil-free formulas that mattify. Cream-to-powder bases work great for combination skin. Mineral foundations work well on all skin types, especially sensitive skin.
2. Do you like light or medium-coverage? If you have good skin, but want to even out a few ruddy areas, consider a light coverage. For women with really uneven skin tone or blemishes, consider a medium-coverage foundation. Some women swear by mineral foundations, so you might want to try these out as well.
3. Use concealers. Address dark circles with concealer. For brown skin it's best to pick a concealer that is close to your natural color to prevent an ashy look. For fairer complexions, go a shade lighter.
4. Always Try it first, that means showing up to the makeup counter with a clean, fresh face. It's OK to wear eye makeup or lipstick, even moisturizer on your face, but you don't want to show up already wearing foundation. Note, that finding the right foundation is like buying shoes. You have got to try them on. As foundation settles on your skin, it can change color. So let it stay on for five to ten minutes before you buy it.
5. Use a brush. Many makeup artists swear by foundation brushes to apply foundation. A brush allows you to get into all the nooks, crannies and pores on your face.
And when you do decide to buy a foundation, choose the foundation that is almost if not the same shade as your skin tone /color.
And avoid going to sleep with your foundation on, invest in a good makeup remover.