Finding your foundation
I cannot express how important it is to ensure that your foundation matches your skin tone PERFECTLY. No one likes a nasty foundation line or looking like we just stepped out a Jerseylicious episode (orange is the new foundation? – I think not) It’s so important to get this step right! The point of foundation is not to look like you have anything on and of course to not look cakey! So let me help you with today’s post on finding the right foundation.
Your skin type
The first step is finding out what type of skin type you have. Always look for a foundation that will compliment and work with your skin. If you have an oily skin type opt for a oil-free foundation because you do not want to over power your face with oils as you’ll find yourself looking very shiny. If you have a dry skin type then you would go for something with an oil/moisturizer inside to ensure you are adding in the necessary oils (BB Creams work best with this type of skin). There are also tips and tricks for combination skin (oily sometimes, dry sometimes) but go with what you really feel your skin type is like most of the time and then use your tips to ensure to block out the other skin type if it shows up (if you have an oil free foundation but yet you are in a very dry area opt for MAC fix plus to add that extra moisture to your face)
Finding your colour
Don’t ever put the tester product directly onto your face. A good trick for finding your shade of foundation is to match it to the back of your hand. Remember that many drug stores/make up shops don’t have natural lighting inside so if the lighting isn’t correct, then step out of the shop and look at the colour in natural light. You can also do this method onto your chest. Leave it on for a few minutes to see how it changes as it absorbs into your skin.
Ensure your foundation has SPF
Alot of the time we forget that the sun is a nasty one to our skin especially to our face as its exposed all the time. Most of us dont really have time to sit infront of the mirror in the mornings putting on all sorts of products. Try and buy a foundation that has an SPF inside so that you can protect your skin. This system applies for winter too.
If all else does fail, ask the beauty therapist in the make up section to help you find a colour.
Have you every had an embarrassing story about having the wrong foundation colour? Let me know in the comments below as I feel all of us have failed at this decision making haha. Also let me know what your tips and tricks are when choosing an foundation.