As is the case with nearly every makeup product, the quest to find the perfect foundation for your skin type can leave you overwhelmed by options. There are just so many different formulas, textures and ingredients out there, and choosing one isn’t plain and simple. To help you wade through the choices, here are some tips on how to pick the best foundation for your skin type.
Acne-Prone Skin: If acne is a major skin concern for you, the best product is one that offers a medium to full coverage foundation. When applying your foundation, use a clean brush or a clean sponge every application and apply the product in a stippling motion.
Aging Skin: Heavy product can settle into fine lines and wrinkles so opt for a light coverage liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer for younger-looking, luminous skin.
Dry Skin: To quench your dry skin throughout the day, the best product is a light coverage, hydrating foundation. When applying your product, use your fingers and press the product into the skin, for longer-lasting coverage.
Oily Skin: To ditch the shine, choose a medium to full coverage foundation product. When applying your product use a sponge or brush because using your fingers can transfer the oil from your hands to your face.
Combination Skin: If you have combination skin, you can choose whether you want to be more on the dewy side or more on the matte side. But a slightly matte foundation will keep the T-zone oiliness at bay, and you can always add a highlight to your cheeks for a slight glow. Your coverage and application tool is completely up to you, but try not to use your fingers on your oily areas as to not clog your pores.
Sensitive Skin: Sensitive skin likes to act up, so stay away from products that are too heavy and/or too fragranced. You want to keep any and all aggressors to a minimum, which is why mineral Foundations are always a good bet. Keep the coverage on the lighter side and always apply with a clean brush or sponge so you don’t give your skin any reason to act up.