Choosing Foundation

When choosing a foundation, learn and consider your skin type, the amount of coverage you require and the kind of finish you are after. And remember, foundation is one of those products you wear every day, so make the right investment at the initial stage.

The word foundation means, the basis, of your makeup routine. If it isn’t right, your whole look may be off. Foundations are either oil or water based. Some skin experts will tell you that if you have oily skin, you should use a water-based foundation, and if you have dry skin, use an oil-based one.

Applied properly, foundation can make any complexion seem healthy and flawless. The aim is to leave the skin looking as natural and unmade-up as possible. Before you start, think hard about your complexion, as you may not need to apply base over the entire face. It is important to choose a foundation similar in color to your own skin. This is really easy-it is a matter of trial and error, and will take at the most an hour of your time in a department store or makeup center. Try one color on the inside of your wrist (never on your face) and walk around for a few minutes. Now look at the shade again, and then try another one. It is well worth the time to find a foundation that will look good on you.

If you think you will be interested in contouring and or highlighting your features, you need to buy another foundation a shade lighter than the one that matches your skin, and one that is three shades darker than your basic color. Again, a good cosmetician or a salesperson in a cosmetics department can help you choose the colors you will need.

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