Foundation is always a tricky thing to figure out especially if you don’t know where to start, or just don’t wear foundation at all. Well, fear not! Here are a few things that you need to consider before shopping for your perfect match:
1. WHAT TYPE OF SKIN DO YOU HAVE?
This is a question that many people don’t think about in reference to selecting foundation, but a very important question to know prior to purchasing. Just to give scenario… let’s just say you have dry skin and you choose a foundation that is oil-free and has oil controlling properties. This particular foundation will make your skin feel tight and uncomfortable to say the least, so know what your skin type is before you select the best fit for your foundation.
2. WHAT TYPE OF COVERAGE DO YOU LIKE?
Are you the type to like the very light barely there look? Do you prefer a full coverage that you can see? Or do you like something in between? Need help determining? Think about what you like about your natural skin and how much of it do you want to cover. This should help guide you in the right direction.
3. WHAT TYPE OF FINISH DO YOU WANT?
How do you want your skin to look after your foundation is applied? Some words to describe may be matte, natural or dewy finish. These are traditional descriptions that will lead you to the perfect finish you are looking for. If you like a powdery finish, you will surely like a matte foundation. This finish has no sheen. If you like your skin to have a glow or more of a sheen, you would love a dewy finish. If you like to have a fresh soft skin look, a natural finish foundation may be the way to go. If you don't know what you like, grab a sample and take a couple foundations home to try them out!
4. LASTLY, WHAT TYPE OF FORMULA DO YOU WANT?
In most cases, the more specific question would be if you want liquid, cream or powder foundation. Think about what would be easiest for you and/or the formula you could see yourself using. If you like to apply your foundation on the go, a compact powder or compact cream may work best for travel-ability. If you prefer a foundation that makes you feel like you are smoothing moisturizer on your skin, your preference may be more of a liquid. It really boils down to personal preference at this point.
Once you have considered all of these questions, you are ready to get perfectly matched to you perfect complexion, coverage and formula of your dreams! What are some things YOU consider before you search for your flawless foundation match? Tell us about it below!