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How To Pick the Perfect Foundation?

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How to pick the perfect foundation for your skin type? Choosing the right foundation as per your skin type can be a real challenge because foundations come in countless shades and formulas. Foundation is also a complex makeup product to use as it can either give you that desired, even skin tone, or it can have the exact opposite effect if you get it wrong. But if you understand your skin and do proper research, you will have to choose the right one. If you want natural perfection, getting the right foundation should be your first approach, and here we have got some very easy tips to combat this first-world problem.

6 Essential Things Needs To Be Considered To Choose The Right Foundation Shade

  1. Know Your Skin Type

This is one of the most important steps which help you to choose the perfect foundation shade. You must understand your skin’s requirements and concerns to choose the right foundation formula

If you have an oily skin type, you should use a powder-based or mineral-based liquid foundation. The powdery formula helps in absorbing oil, leaving you with a smooth, matte finish. mineral-based foundations also go well on oily skin, because the dry particles easily absorb the excess oil or moisture from the skin.

Dry-skin types can choose a hydrating powder foundation or a liquid one. They have a creamy texture which provides moisture to the skin and great coverage.

Combination Skin means if your skin is oily in some place, and dry in others, you should choose wisely mixing and matching formulas and avoid foundations that are formulated to be emollient or oil-rich.

Sensitive Skin or acne-prone skin, you are suggested to avoid some ingredients that can irritate your skin like alcohol, and artificial fragrance. You should also avoid mineral oil or powder-based foundations.

  1. Match The Shade To Your Skin Tone

Matching the shade with your skin tone is very important before choosing anyone. The best place to test to get the perfect shade is your neck or jawline. The perfect shade seamlessly blends into your skin color and won’t leave you looking ashy. If you experience that your foundation leaves a white cast or making your skin look darker, then this is not the right shade.

If you don’t get the perfect shade, choose a darker shade, because a lighter shade, looks fake and chalky.

  1. Find Your Undertone

For finding your undertone, look at your bare skin, if it seems golden, you have a warm undertone, and if you lean towards the rosy side, you will have probably a cool undertone. If it is a combination of the two, you have a neutral undertone.

Another way to figure this out is to look at the color of your veins, if they seem deeper bluish or purple, you will likely fall in the cool-toned spectrum. If your veins are greenish, you are warm-toned.

 

How to get the right foundation shade, once you have got your skin’s undertone, it will be very easier to get the correct shade.

 

  1. Determine Your Finish

If you are a newbie who started using foundation, you may wonder what the thing a “finish” is? In a simple sentence, a finish is simply the kind of sheen, which your foundation leaves on your skin. There are different kinds of finishes, like dewy, matte, semi-matte, and luminizing. Each finish has its specialty, but considering which one is right for your skin tone, it depends on you.

  1. Test Before Buy

If you are going to the store to buy a foundation, don’t forget to test it out first. Don’t test on your hand, because the hand’s color is different from our face. For getting the right one, swatch along the side of your jawline.

  1. Consult a Makeup Professional

if you go to a department store, you can get some help from professionals. This is more suggested to walk into a department store for all you beginners. It is also advisable to not buy your foundation from an online store, you may experience a shade that’s not your actual shade.

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