How to Find the Perfect Foundation

19/03/2016


Hey guys,

Finding the perfect foundation is very difficult, that's why you need my help! There are soooooooo many different foundations so without help it is nearly impossible. There are two key aspects of picking the perfect foundation, skin type and shade. Once you know these two things all you have to do is buy your foundation.

Skin Type:

Knowing your skin type is absolutely crucial if you want to find the perfect foundation. It is very easy to identify your skin type and it is important to know for all kinds of things, not just your foundation. To find your skin type wash your face with a gentle moisturizer and don't touch your face for 30 minutes. Then with your finger, touch your face gently, check if it comes off greasy or dry or normal. If it is greasy then you have oily skin, if it feels flaky and patchy then you have dry skin and if it feels normal or in between it is combination. Now that you've found your skin type its time to find your foundation shade. 

Foundation Shade:

This is the easy part. Below are the foundations for each skin type so once you've chosen one of them, you need to go to the drugstore and try some shades on your skin. In some stores like Sephora and Priceline they actually have a machine that detects your shade for you, just go to the counter and ask. If you don't want to do this or don't have that option you can find your shade by yourself.  Pick 3 or 4 shades that look about your colour and swatch some onto your jawbone. The jawbone will give you the most accurate representation of what the foundation will look like on the rest of your face. Blend the swatches in and check it in natural lighting. Whatever just blends into your skin is the perfect shade.

Once you've found the perfect foundation for your skin type and picked a shade all that's left is to show it off!

Foundation Options:

Oily Skin:
Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation ($55)
This liquid to powder formula evens out blemishes and supposedly decreases oil production altogether.
L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24 Hour Foundation ($13)
This light weight liquid foundation has a beautiful creamy consistency that blends well and offers matte coverage throughout the whole day.

Dry Skin:
M.A.C. Face and Body Foundation ($27)
This liquid, water-based foundation is light and provides medium coverage, and can be used on the face and body.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ($14)
This tinted moisturizer provides sun protection and has a light weight formula, its watery consistency means it will not dry out your skin.
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Foundation SPF 20 ($19)This liquid foundation is very hydrating and doesn't dry out as the day progresses, it also blends very easily and can be layered.

Combination:
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick ($68)
This foundation stick is perfect for focusing on blemishes or can be used for all round coverage.
BareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 ($28.50)
This powder foundation soaks up oils while protecting your skin from the sun, it also has no harmful chemicals and is made of natural ingredients.

Lots of love,
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