Which Foundation To Pick???

Which Foundation To Pick

Foundation is a skin colored cosmetic applied to the face to create an even, uniform color to the complexion, to cover flaws and, sometimes, to change the natural skin tone. Now radiant, flawless skin can be yours, no matter what is your skin type, skin tone, or desired coverage. Whether you want to erase the signs of aging, or simply look perfect from breakfast to bedtime. As per your need and requirement, pick your foundation…. The choice is yours.

Applying foundation has never been that easy for me, but once you figure out how many drops or pumps you need, your morning routine will be a no-brainer.

1. Liquid Foundation

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If you want blend-able makeup with lots of option, liquid foundation is the right choice.

Application:
  • Dab foundation onto your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin
  • Blend liquid foundation with your fingers instead of a brush

(If your foundation comes with a pump or eye dropper, use one pump or drop for sheer coverage and two for medium)

2. Tinted Moisturizer

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People with dry skin who want to enhance their skin tone, Tinted Moisturizer serves perfectly well. With little bit of moisture, color and sun protection, tinted moisturizer will cut down on your getting-ready time and the number of products you use.

Application:
  • Just like your usual lotion, apply tinted moisturizer using your finger tips

(If your skin is extra dry, you can also layer tinted moisturizer over your regular moisturizer)

3. BB Cream

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BB cream is perfect for you if you want sheer-to-medium coverage, skin-boosting and multivitamins for your face. Sunscreen, moisturizer, color, and antiaging gets covered under one cream.
(if you need extra hydration or sunspot correction, you might need to layer yours on top of a serum or moisturizer—or both!)

Application:
  • Dot the product onto the five key points of the face: forehead, nose, each cheek, and chin
  • Blend out with fingertips, brush or a wet sponge
  • For a more natural finish, hold the brush at the end instead of near the bristles

4. CC Cream

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CC creams are designed to enhance skin tone. Like BB creams, they can address multiple concerns like sun protection and provide additional hydration. Because the rich pigments in foundation can look too yellow, pink, or grey on porcelain skin, a CC cream can be the right option for evening out a fair complexion without unnaturally tinting it.
(If you have severe discoloration (from rosacea or melasma, for example), you may want to use a medium-coverage foundation instead)

Application:
  • Dot the product onto the five key points of the face: forehead, nose, each cheek, and chin
  • Blend out with fingertips or a brush

5. Stick Foundation

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The solid texture of stick foundations makes them great for makeup artists, expert makeup-appliers, and people who like to contour. They are especially great for women with darker skin tones who like to wear a brighter shade in the center of the face and a deeper shade towards the hairline.

Application:
  • Medium coverage- Sweep a brush across the stick and buff the makeup on where needed
  • Full coverage- Press and drag the product directly onto the face, then blend it in with broad strokes of a foundation brush, or by tapping it in with your fingers or a wet sponge for a fresher finish

(If you’re using two different shades, use the lighter color under your eyes, across your cheekbones, down the center of your nose, chin, and center of your forehead. Then use the darker one under the cheekbones, down the sides of the nose, and along the hairline)

6. Solid Cream Compact Foundation

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The solid texture of a cream compact foundation is similar to that of a concealer; it’s often softer and moister than stick makeup. It’s super easy to layer, so you can get a sheer finish or build it up where you need more coverage. Most cream formulas, however, need translucent powder to help them stay in place.

Application:
  • Use the sponge to pat on the foundation and then buff it smooth with a fluffy powder brush Avoid dragging the sponge across your face, which can make the makeup look heavy

7. Soft Cream Foundation

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Similar to a rich face cream, Soft Cream Foundation gives medium to full coverage for dry skin.
(Depending on the formula, one of these foundations might not sheer out quite as easily as a liquid one)

Application:
  • Use a wet sponge to dab the product all over the face
  • Blend with your fingers or a brush

8. Loose Mineral Powder Foundation

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If you are looking for medium to full coverage and are prone to breakouts, then this is a must have for you. It is dry and can’t add any moisture to skin, making them better for those with combination or normal skin. Many formulas contain minerals like mica (used to create shimmer eye-shadow) and titanium dioxide (a sunscreen that’s also used as a white pigment), which means most shade ranges tend to be on the lighter side.

Application:
  • Swirl your brush in the powder
  • Tap off the excess
  • Buff into the skin using circular motions, working outward

(Make sure that any products you use on top of powder foundation are also powder-based. Cream products can look blotchy)

9. Powder Compact Foundation

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Pick this if you want matte finish with full coverage.
(If you’re trying to hide discoloration (redness, sun damage, rosacea, vitiligo, blemishes, or others), you can layer powder foundation over a liquid or cream for an extra layer of coverage)

Application:
  • For medium to full coverage, apply with a dry sponge
  • For lightweight and sheer look, apply with brush

10. Airbrush Foundation

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If it’s 100 degrees on your wedding day, this is the option for you. But be sure to get it done from the right person as the results depend on the makeup formula and the expertise of the person applying it.
How it works – A compressor puts pressurized air through a gun to finely spray makeup over the face. Because there are no brushes or sponges, you’re almost guaranteed an even finish.

Application:
  • Close your eyes
  • Press back on the trigger, and apply in a circular motion all over the face

11. Spray Foundation

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Consider Spray foundation, if you want the look of airbrush makeup every day, without the hassle. It allows lightweight, fine mist of makeup those results in sheer-to-medium coverage.
You don’t have much control of where the makeup goes so be sure to practice before.

Application:
  • Spray the makeup onto a kabuki brush and buff it all over your face

12. Cushion-Compact Foundation

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If you like the texture of a liquid makeup and want light-to-medium coverage, Cushion-Compact Foundation is the right product for you.

Application:
  • Most cushion compacts come with an applicator that you press into the sponge to soak up the foundation
  • Use the applicator to dab and blend the foundation on your face, applying more pressure and product where you need extra coverage