How to pick a makeup foundation (part II): Texture & tone
In our previous post we gave some guidelines and tips for choosing a makeup foundation according to the skin tone and desired finish. In this one we will explain what type of foundations can be found and how to choose the right color.
There are different types of makeup foundation according to their texture:
–Fluid makeup foundation: provides luminous, long-lasting coverage. All skin types, esp. dry ones.
– Cream foundation: They usually provide more coverage, because of the product concentration. This base is widely used in photography or television, because it covers imperfections well.
– Compact powders: Provide coverage, powdery and matt finish.
– Loose powder: Natural matte finish. Can also provide brightness as in the case of Skin Illusion Powder (mineral makeup), Clarins makeup powders. Mineral makeup is usually indicated for combination or oily skin.
Compact or loose powders are ideal for quick and easy makeup, easy touch. To get a more elaborate finish, it is better to use fluid base or in cream (events, nights out,…)
You also have to consider the time of year. During the Summer, the skin needs to “breathe” more, so it is better to choose a lighter foundation as we get more color on the face.
Makeup base color
Foundations usually come up in two colors: beige and pink. Identify your skin tone and choose the one that best fits you.
Before selecting your foundation color, remember that it must be the same tone than your skin. Do not make the mistake of choosing a darker color to look tanned or you will get the “mask” effect, very artificial and unflattering. The color will be provided by the bronzing powders or the blush.
Remember trying the makeup base on the chin and with natural light, to ensure that the results will be the correct ones.
We hope these makeup options are helpful for you at the time of choosing the best makeup base.