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The Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Right Foundation

10 Dec, 21 | Posted in blog

There are many factors to consider when choosing the right foundation for your skin. Just because a product is highly recommended by others, doesn’t mean it’s going to work for your own needs. 

Finding the right foundation involves more than just getting the perfect colour match, you also need to consider your skin’s type and concerns. Are you dry with a tendency to flake? Or combination with an oily t-zone? Figuring out your skin’s quirks is a vital step in your journey to finding your perfect match.

Once you’ve done so, all you need to do is find a foundation that matches your needs. But with so many options out there, this can take a while. So we created this handy guide to help!

Almost every foundation on the market falls into one of these categories, have a read through to see which one might suit you best!

Matte-Finish Liquid Foundations

Pros:

  • Lightweight 
  • Buildable coverage
  • Good for oily skin
  • Generally good for blemish-prone skin 

Cons:

  • Not great for dry skin - can encourage flaking and highlight fine lines
  • Can be fast drying and therefore sometimes difficult to blend

Glow-Finish Liquid Foundations

Pros:

  • Lightweight with a natural-looking finish
  • Hydrating 
  • Good for dry or combination skin

Cons:

  • Tends to exacerbate oily skin, resulting a greasy finish
  • Can look patchy after a certain amount of wear

Pressed-Powder or Loose-Powder Foundations 

Pros:

  • Fast & easy to apply
  • Good for using over SPF products
  • Good for touch-ups & absorbing excess oil

Cons:

  • Can sink into pores and look cakey 
  • Can enhance the appearance of dry skin

Tinted Moisturiser & BB Creams

Pros:

  • Easy to colour match due to their sheer coverage 
  • Often contain SPF 
  • Often extremely moisturising 

Cons:

  • Low coverage 

Compact Foundation 

Pros:

  • Easy to blend 
  • Wide range of coverage & highly buildable 
  • Perfect for on the go touch-ups
  • Suitable for most skin types

Cons:

  • Can be tricky to colour match 

Across your skin’s needs but not sure how to find your perfect colour match? Click here to take our Colour Quiz!


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