How to choose the right foundation for your skin

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The foundation is a basic product when it comes to makeup. And yet, it is one of the most difficult products to choose to be suitable for your skin color and type. How to choose the right foundation for your skin.

Finding the perfect shade
You have certainly noticed that some colors fit you better than others when it comes to makeup. So the first thing you should do when looking for the perfect foundation is to know your skin undertones to make the best choices. The undertones of your skin are cool, warm or neutral.

If you don’t know how to choose the perfect foundation, there is a simple test that you can do. Choose two skin tones, the closest to your skin color, apply them to the skin, and then go to natural light to see which is the one that blends with your skin. Noteworthy: if you have freckles, test the foundation on a bigger area, not just on the freckles.

Finding the right formula
When choosing a new foundation is important to consider both your skin type and the degree of coverage you want. The coverage starts from small to medium to large, depending on the type of product chosen: bb cream, cream, liquid or serum, solid or powder form. The next steps will explain how to choose the perfect foundation.

How to choose  the perfect foundation for oily and acne prone skin
If you have oily or acne prone skin, the best option for you is to choose liquid, mineral or powdered formulas that will not irritate your skin or block your pores. Tip: Look for the noncomedogenic word on the label. To fight against acne, it should contain ingredients such as salicylic acid or zinc.

How to choose  the perfect foundation for dry or mature skin
Liquid formulas are easier to apply and offer medium coverage, without showing the areas affected by pigmented spots or deep wrinkles. To get a result as close to perfection, apply a moisturizing cream to the skin. And if you’re having trouble with big pores or fine lines, add a few drops of niacinamide.

How to choose  the perfect foundation for normal skin
Maybe you are very happy because you are among the people who have normal skin. When you are looking for the perfect foundation for you, all you need is a formula that covers areas with color differences (usually around your nose and mouth) without completely covering your entire skin. Even a bb cream or a serum foundation will be enough.

How to choose the right foundation