With the countless number of shades, finishes, and coverage levels available in the market today, we can say that foundation is one of the toughest makeup products to find. It’s also the trickiest makeup product to use as it can either give you that dreamy, flawless complexion, or have the opposite effect if done wrong. Too light, you can end up looking grey; too dark, and your face will be much darker than your neck—never a good look.
So, how should you go about choosing the foundation?
The ultimate goal here is always to get a foundation that looks like your own skin—only better. Sure, this can be hard to achieve especially when most makeup aisles have less than ideal lighting for swatching and mirrors are smaller than most compacts. But, don’t fret - here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do so.
First, you must understand your skin’s needs to pick a formula that will work best for you. If you have oily skin, choose powder foundation or an oil-free liquid one. If you’re someone with dry skin, choose a hydrating powder foundation, a liquid or sticky one is best for you. If your skin is a combination type, try strategically mixing and matching formulas.
For the next step, test whether the foundation seamlessly blends into your skin color and won’t leave you looking ashy. You’ll want the shade to match your neck so there’s no clear demarcation between your makeup and your bare skin.
Lastly, choose your finish. You can find dewy, matte, semi-matte and luminizing finishes, each one stunning in its own right. It really depends on what look you’re going for that day and how your skin is that day, so just feel around and try different kinds to find the one that fits in well with your routine.
If you’re dying to find the right foundation to have that natural perfection, we recommend the BYS Liquid Foundation Tube. It helps blur out general skin imperfections and unevenness. Plus, it melts seamlessly into skin that has a buildable coverage without caking or flaking. And the best part? It is suitable for all skin types!
We hope our tips come in handy and help you find the shade that works well with you!
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