Tips for choosing the best foundation from coverage to finishes. That’s what this post is all about! I feel that it’s important as the weather changes and your needs change.
Keep in mind that finishes and textures are based on preference. For instance, I love a skin-like foundation that has good coverage but isn’t heavy or cakey.
Because I know what I like, It helps me only choose the foundations that give me that specific end-result. It also doesn’t mean you have to stick to a liquid. You can find great foundations in powders and sticks!
WHAT IS YOUR SKIN TYPE
Knowing your skin type is important. This can help you determine if you’ll need a matte or dewy finish. There are also natural finishes along with satin, velvet and dewy. If you aren’t sure what your skin type is, you could be a combination of different ones.
Figure out your skin type and it’ll be much easier to find the foundation with the right amount of coverage and finish.
EXAMPLE: Someone might have an oily t-zone, hyperpigmentation.
Foundations created for oily skin usually have no oil in it and can sometimes have ingredients that assist with acne. A heavier coverage would help cover the discoloration and will have good longevity.
Do you enjoy full-coverage that covers everything for a flawless face? How about dewy skin that has medium to buildable coverage or, are you the type who enjoys the sheer coverage that still looks lightweight?
That matters when it comes to finding the perfect foundation. There are so many different ones to choose from.
I tend to use sheer or medium to full coverage regularly. If I have an event, I’ll go with more coverage. Weekly, I usually go light to medium like a tinted moisturizer.
It all depends on your preference and what you like to wear. Buildable is always a great option because you can add when you feel you need more.
WHAT DO YOU NEED IT FOR?
This is super important because if you plan on being outside under humidity and heat, you’re going to need a long-wearing sweat and heat resistant foundation like this one.
If you’re in cooler climates, you might need something more hydrating to combat dry air.
Read reviews and ask your favorite blogger. Ultimately, Always research. I recommend trying the drugstore first. Spending $14 over $50 is always a better bet when testing new formulas. And if you can get a sample, ask for that sample. Especially if it’s a bigger price point.
TEST, TEST, TEST
The only way you’ll know if it’s right is to test it. Test it daily. Go outside, wear it for more than 8 hours. Take note of touch-ups and if your skin is reacting to it positively.
Once you’ve nailed the coverage, formula and finish you’ll be able to know what you’re looking for and pick foundations that perform similarly.
This method has helped me not purchase every single foundation and waste money on foundations that I might not like. As a beauty editor, It’s my job to try new ones out and it’s one of my favorite things to test. It takes me a minimum of 4 weeks to get a full opinion unless it’s a bad foundation for my skin type and that’s usually why I end up buying all the new foundations.
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