It cannot be too dark and it cannot be too light. You need to strike that happy medium when it comes to foundation color. To start, for each range of shades, there is something called an undertone – cool, warm and neutral. You always want to choose the right shade with the right undertone.
Also, when choosing a foundation color, you want to consider your skin type and what you want the foundation to do. By doing this you are searching for a foundation which is good for your skin and what will make your skin look its best.
Next, if your skin is prone to breakouts, choose an oil-free foundation. It is lightweight and will not cause breakouts. Maybe choose a foundation with salicylic with acid as it can reduce and/or prevent breakouts.
- All women should to stay away from foundations which are powder based or have a heavy matte feeling. Foundations such as these can settle into fine lines and will make you appear older. Always choose foundations which are lightweight in texture and with moderate coverage. Also, you want to search for a foundation which will protect your skin from further aging as well as help improve your skin’s appearance.
- Stick to choosing foundations which are hypollaergenic, non-comedogenic or fragrance free. These foundations are great for sensitive skin. Examples of these foundations include Covergirl and Lancome.
- Make sure your foundation has SPF of at least 15.
- If you have dry skin, choose a moisturizing foundation. An example of this would be liquid foundation which is able to nourish the skin.
The ultimate goal for foundation is to discover one which looks like your own skin; only better. Even if you find that one foundation which is an extreme match, there are other concerns such as texture, coverage and finish.
The above is a guide to finding the right foundation. If you have any tips and tricks to finding the right foundation, please share your thoughts.