How to Match Your Skin To Your Foundation:
Your foundation needs to be exactly the same colour as your skin colour. By painting a strip onto your jawline (never the hand), Go to the nearest source on natural ight with a mirror and look and see which is the most invisible on the skin and what has the best texture. You should never buy a foundation to make your skin look darker, a orange mask is never a good look.
Types of foundation:
Theres a foundation out there for everyone, when your young a really good foundation can give you confidence as it will help mask your skin problems you may have (redness, spots and oily foreheads) and as you grow older, the latest moisturising or anti-ageing will help you keep skin looking fresh.
There are many textures to choose from, including liquid, cream, cream-powder (apply as a cream and sets as a powder) and powder. Most foundations have sun-protectors in them, which prevents the skin from absorbing ultra-violet rays from the sun. So spf is great addition to your make-up.
Foundation for Dry Skin:
Avoid the oil-free foundations, you need to look for one that is a hydrating foundation thats oil-based. Not only do they help make the skin comfortable by helping to lock in the moisture, they also add radiance with a dewy glow. As we get older our tends to dry out, some oil-base foundations sit on the face like a mask and can look heavy. The latest foundations contain an anti-aging moisturisers, like a 2in1.
Foundation for Oily Skin:
If you have oily skin, opt for a oil-free based that offer lasting properties but aren't too heavy. If your T-zone tends to become oily, look for a foundation that says it mattifying (packed with powders that help absorb the oil). Mineral powder foundation is also a good choice aswell as works like the matte foundation.
Foundation for Combination Skin:
Combination skin foundations need to keep shininess at bay whilst not drying out dehydrated areas. These foundation have mix of best of both, the aspects of a powdery foundation and the lock-in moisture of the foundations created for older - dryer skin.
Foundation for Sensitive Skin:
If you suffer from sensitive skin prone to flare-ups, look for fragrance-free, hypo-allergenic foundations. Opt for a powder foundation as these can be the best option for reactive skin. Powder foundations doen't contain any water it doesn't need any preservatives, which are the often the culprits to irritated skin.
Most beauty brands offer mineral products now days, made from grounded up rock. This is the ideal choice for most women with sensitive skin as it contains no additives and as its a powder there is no synthetic preservatives needed. It is also non-comedognic meaning its won't clog your pores. Its good for older skin as it doesn't sit within fine lines.
These foundations contain three dimensional pigments, these bounce light about the face and keeps it looking radiant.