Foundation is one of the most commonly used makeup items, alongside lipsticks and mascaras. While most women and girls of all ages use this product, there are many things that few people know. Your foundation can make or break your look, whether it’s your everyday look or for a party. Here is a guide to help you know more about foundation.
Foundations come in various finishes, depending on what finish you prefer and your skin type. People with oily skin should preferably not opt for a dewy finish because a dewy finish will make their skin look even oilier.
Most women opt for a mineral foundation with high coverage. You should choose a foundation depending on your skin, and the level of coverage it requires. People who have a lot of pigmentation and acne marks should go for a medium to high coverage, while others should stick to low to medium coverage.
- Matching Shades
Matching your foundation shade is very important. Going for a very light or dark shade can make your skin look cakey, and will not blend in properly. It is better to choose foundations that match, not on your wrist, but on your jawbone, and your chest, and are no more than 2 shades different from the natural tone.
While most people make this mistake, you should not. Moisturize your skin first, followed by a primer, and any color correctors. The next step is to use a foundation, blending it towards the edges of your face. The concealer should come on top of the foundation, not under it.
We hope this guide helps you in choosing the best foundation, and applying it properly.