How to pick a makeup foundation (I): Skin type and finish
In order to select the proper makeup foundation, you have to consider several factors: your skin type, what you want to fix in your face and your preferences for the finish and product texture.
What skin type do you have?
You will need to use a makeup depending on your skin type.
Normal skin: You can use any makeup, depending on the finish you look for or the result you would like to obtain.
Combination skin: can be dry mixed or oily mixed. Choose a make depending on it.
Oily skin: Do you have a tendency to oily skin shine and enlarged pores? You should use an oil-free makeup, matte finish, high coverage and long lasting.
Dry Skin: Dry skin needs hydration. The best option may be to use a moisturizing base or a hydrating color cream. Avoid makeup powder.
It is important to observe how skin reacts to makeup products. You may have sensitive skin and don’t know yet. Identify your skin type and you will narrow the search for your perfect foundation.
How would you like to look?
Depending on the results you want to achieve, you can choose among different makeup foundation types:
If you don’t normally wear makeup or you get lazy to makeup, you should try a BB cream: it corrects, moisturizes, balances, nourishes, protects and improves the glow of the skin. It combines the benefits of a moisturizer with a unifying base, a concealer, a facial highlighter and a sunscreen. All in one! You can also choose a color moisturizer such as Multi–Hydrating Crème Teintée by Clarins. Skin hydration and radiance in only one step.
There are also fluid bases that provide a natural finish, perfect and light like Chanel makeup, Diorskin Nude by Dior or Perfectly Real by Clinique.
If you want a flawless finish, double effect, choose a covering base as Estée Lauder Double Wear, Lancôme Teint Miracle or Clone Color Fluid Foundation by Helena Rubinstein, a perfect complexion result and a long-lasting finish.
If you have oily and blemished skin, which usu. highlights under makeup, your ideal base should be a specific product for sensitive skin with problems, to cover without clogging pores, eliminates glare and contains no perfume or oils to avoid your skin from producing more fat. If your skin is prone to glare, the best solution is to use powders. Clinique Anti-Blemish is a classic in this field, especially for skin with acne.
If you have spots on the skin, you should use makeup with SPF to prevent them. Clinique Even Better or Multi–Intensive Crème Teintée by Clarins for skins older than 50, protects from the sun and prevents the appearance of spots.
If you want to keep a perfect matte skin all day long, but you have oily or combination skin, you need a makeup that regulates the sebum and controls shine. Therefore, it is better to choose powder foundations, such as loose powder or compact powder. Superbalanced or Stay Matte by Clinique, fluid base or compact powders control oil excess keeping the skin fresh and perfect all day.
Do you dream of a radiant skin all day long without having to retouch? You will need a makeup that may suit your skin perfectly and enlightens it. Your bases: Collistar Silk Effect Super Moisturizing. Radiant color, long lasting, perfect coverage and silky luminous effect.
If you want to get a radiant skin, try the illuminator Teint Parfait by Yves Saint-Laurent.
Anti-ageing – Lifting effect
If you’re worried about delaying skin aging, smoothing the skin texture and you have mature skin, choose moisturizing light bases as the ones that cover more are heavier and may help the appearance of wrinkles. Teint Lift Eclat by Clarins, Chanel Lift Lumière or Shiseido Lifting Foundation or help get a lifting effect on the skin, while reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Result: youthful, firmness and flawless and long-lasting finish.
Pick make up products with vitamin C, vitamin E or hyaluronic acid. Compact powders Silk Effect by Collistar provide everything.
Here are some points to consider when choosing your perfect foundation. We’ll talk about any other soon.
We hope that you’ll find them useful.