How to Pick the Perfect Foundation

How to Pick the Perfect Foundation

By Clara Nawfal

May 26th 2021


With such a big market, there are thousands of different types of foundations and brands available to consumers for every look imaginable and every skin type. So there definitely is something for everyone, it is just a matter of finding the perfect one that suits your skin. This blog discusses the different brands available, for skin types and prices


The controversial question remains, right? What to look for when choosing the right foundation? Here are four methods to keep in mind whilst hunting for the foundation that will work best.


Method 1 of 4: Choosing a Foundation for Your Skin Type. Use oil-free foundations for skin that is prone to breakouts

Method 2 of 4: Complementing Your Complexion and Coloring. Figure out your skin's undertone

Method 3 of 4: Testing Different Foundations. Test out several foundation shades before buying

Method 4 of 4: Getting the Look You Want. Have a clear idea of the look you want.


Method 1 is the most difficult method as each skin type requires care and attention to detail before moving on to the next three methods. Below are some tips to keep in mind whilst identifying your skin type and what products to look for.


For Acne-Prone Skin Type: If acne is a major skin concern for you, it is recommended that you use a medium- to full-coverage foundation.


Try: Maybelline New York Dream Pure BB cREAM, which is formulated with salicylic acid, or the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Full Coverage Concealer to conceal any acne flares.



For Aging Skin: Heavy products can settle into fine lines and wrinkles so opt for a light coverage liquid foundation, tinted moisturizer or a foundation specifically formulated for mature skin.


Try: Dermablend Flawless Creator mixed with your favorite moisturizer or the L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Serum Foundation.



For Dry Skin: To quench your dry skin throughout the day, choose a foundation that includes light coverage, which can also be referred to as a hydrating foundation.


Try: Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Foundation or the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare



For Oily Skin: To ditch the shine, choose a medium- to full-coverage foundation allowing coverage of any wetness or oily look when the foundation is rubbed into the skin.


Try: MaybellineFit Me Shine-Free + Balance Stick Foundation or the NYX Professional Make up Can’t Stop Won’t Full Coverage Foundation



For Combination Skin: If you have combination skin, you can choose whether you want to be more on the dewy side or more on the matte side, this type of skin is more flexible in what foundation is chosen.


Try: YSL All Hours Foundation or Maybelline Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Foundation.



Hope these tricks and tips have helped in giving you a more thorough idea of how to choose the best foundation for your skin type.


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