Choosing the perfect foundation for you is not as easy a task as you may have thought. Everyone’s skin tone is different, and the product you wear has to match your neck and face. So, try new cosmetics on your neck, rather than your face, since the skin below the jaw line tends to be darker than that above it.
If you are struggling to find the perfect match, you could always use two products, one for shading and the other as a highlighter. Or you could combine both to create a unique blend that’s ideal for your skin tone.
Remember that your skin colour changes during the warmer months with increased exposure to sunlight. So, you should change your makeup accordingly. The day you come back from a summer holiday or the morning after a tanning session may not be the best times to choose a makeup foundation.
You can buy foundations in cream, liquid or powder form. A liquid product or tinted moisturiser works best on skin that is clear and free from blemishes. You will need to apply a finishing powder evenly with a brush, on top of these cosmetics, to hold them in place and to prevent shine. Powder becomes translucent when applied to the skin, and suits all shades, from very light to very dark.
For drier skin, cream-based foundations are a good choice, since they are richer and can give your complexion much-needed moisture. Because these products tend to be heavier than liquids or powders, they are great for covering any blemishes or freckles if you don’t like them.
You can use a finger or sponge to apply this makeup, remember to blend well around your temples, jawline, ears and chin. Again, remember to use powder afterwards.
Powder-based foundation is great for oily or combination skin types, as it is non-greasy. It is also very good for covering up wrinkles. Apply on top of makeup base, which acts like a glue, holding the powder foundation in place.
In terms of colour, foundation falls into two categories – yellow and pink tones. The most common yellow-toned skin types are Asian, sallow and black skin, while fairer skin typically has pink tones. If you do not use a foundation which complements your skin’s base colour, the product will not blend well or look good, no matter how you carefully you apply it.
The ‘natural’ look is extremely popular this season, and achieving it is down to picking a foundation with the right colour for your skin tone. You do not have to overdo foundation, and you can have a fantastic looking complexion quickly and easily once you get the hang of applying it.
Makeup foundation is key to the overall appearance of your face, so you almost certainly can’t get away without using it. Look online for further information on the latest makeup trends, more tips for applying cosmetics, and some great deals on a wide range of products.