Its finally weekend! Phew. Its been one stressful weak for me because of classes mixed with project and blogging…you can just imagine right? So there has been a lot of questions and talk about foundation and choosing the right one on my Facebook group Makeup Lovers Support Group, so I thought I should write a post about it.
To do a flawless makeup, you need to work with the foundation that suits you because no matter how good you are, the wrong foundation color can spoil almost everything (or everything!). So here are simple tips that would guide you as to how to choose the right foundation for yourself.
**Know your skin type.
This is an important factor to consider before getting a foundation for yourself. For those with dry skin, go for a liquid foundation which would give your face the moisture it need for a flawless and matte finish. If you have an oily skin, go for oil free foundation. Visit my post on best foundation for oily skin for more information or just go for a powder foundation. This will help to absorb the extra shine and oil and give you a flawless finish as well.
**Test different shades on your cheeks or hand.
This is like the easiest and most useful ways to go about getting the right foundation color for yourself. The foundation product should be tested on the cheeks or on the hand. Although using the cheeks usually gives better result most times. If the foundation product applied on your cheeks or hand is the same color as your skin, then you have gotten yourself the right one. Plainly speaking, it should disappear into your skin when you spread it on the surface of your skin.
**Use your skin undertone.
Please note here that your skin tone is different from your skin undertone. Its pretty easy to know your skin undertone. You should check out my post how to know your skin’s undertone and why you should know it before getting your makeup products where I talked about several ways you could use to know your skin’s undertone.
If your are cool toned, then you should go for a pink based foundation like Flamor stay-light face and body foundation and Makeup for ever water blend foundation. If you are warm toned, go for peach or yellow based foundation like the Maybelline Fit Me Liquid Foundation 120 standard skin and the Milani conceal + perfect 2-in-1 (oA1 alabaster) foundation. For people with neutral undertone, any foundation can be used.
**Decide on the kind of coverage
This is mostly ignored but is quite important for you to know especially if you are a makeup artist. For a light/simple look, go for a light weighted foundation and if you have some spots or blemishes that you wish to hide, then you really want to go for a medium or full coverage foundation, depending on you.
**Ask a professional
If you are finding it really difficult getting the right foundation for yourself, then ask a professional in the makeup field that you trust can give you the right advice. It can be the person selling in the makeup store or better still, meet a professional makeup artist. Feel free to contact me too for assistance.
**Do some research.
If you are not sure and unable to find yourself a professional, you can browse the internet for the right foundation product for you online. You can simply ask google or ask questions in platforms such as Quora, AskMetafilter and others.
I hope that these tips would be of help in finding the right foundation for yourself. If you got something new from this post, please do well to share to your friends.
Was getting the right foundation an issue before now? and have you passed through some not-so-good experience because of a wrong foundation? Let us know in the comment box below.
Ok..am talking too much now(sigh).. Thanks for stopping by sweet (kisses).
Until next time, xoxo.